Mr. Lee of the Eight Directions – Daisann McLane

protest.jpgThe Daisann blog dissects storied Apple Daily political columnist Mr. Lee “Eight Directions”:

Today’s Apple Daily adds a devilish bit of gossip that I missed at yesterday’s protest event It seems that when Alan Leong arrived at the LSD demo, dear Mr. Long Hair offered the fellow a choice between riding in the wheelchair or riding on a bike. Poor Leong gamely chose the bicycle of course, even though he hadn’t been on one in “eight or ten” years. As I suspected.

I got that tidbit where I almost always do, from the spicy, prolific and quintessentially Cantonese writings of Apple’s Daily’s political columnist Leih Baat Fong, Mr. Lee Eight Directions.

“Eight Directions”, or baat fong in Cantonese, is a pen name…I guess I’d translate it into something like “Four Corners” in English, the idea being that Mr. Lee picks up on what people are chattering about in the air, all around. Or it could also imply that Mr. Lee is everywere, listening in, which he certainly seems to be. [Full Text]

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