a stone was thrown into water, causing ripples which disturbed
the shadow of the moon. They burst into different floral patterns,
like rose, sunflower, daffodil, lotus, etc and glinted like glittering
diamonds. At first, it was just a stationary bud buoying on the
water. At a flash, it was growing and flourishing rapidly and
unstoppably, just like water flowing out from a fountain. It just
kept on developing ultimately until it has occupied the vast Harbour,
blossoming like mushrooms. The sea was lit up by the moon. The
flower petals glided over the sea, forming firstly a crescent,
then a half moon, a gibbous and finally a full moon. The silhouette
of the moon resumed quickly. The "explosion" of the moon was so
intriguing that my sight have not left the shadow of the moon
for a second longer since the stone had been dropped into the
sea, but watching it in quiet admiration. Nevertheless, this magnificent
spectacle did not last long. Within a couple of seconds, all the
flowers dissipated and what had been left behind was merely the
original moon shadow. I could honestly assert that I have never
seen such kind of grand and stunning wonders. I doubt whether
beautiful things always had a short "life-span"?
the harbour, in no time, the
side of the Harbour came into view. I could nearly see the skyline
of Hong Kong Island. I saw many tall buildings which nearly reached
the clouds. The high-rise buildings seemed to compete against
one another to reach higher into the sky. I could recognize the
specially-designed Headquarters of the Bank of China and the New
Convention Centre, gaily elaborated by numerous twinkling neon
lights. All of them formed a vivid and picturesque drawing.
a small fish jumped out of the water, disturbing the smooth surface
of the Harbour. But most of the time rubbish including plastic
bottles, styrofoam lunch boxes and wooden planks could be seen
floating in water. Rubbish flew to and fro restlessly, resulting
in the spoilage of the charming scene. Undeniably, this was a
lapse of the perfect Victoria Harbour and posed a negative effect
on the so-called "Fragrant Harbour"! This also reminded me of
the importance of conserving and treasuring the precious Nature.
calm and peaceful Victoria Harbour at night was in sharp contrast
with the daytime hustle and bustle city. Everything who like a
sleeping baby. This exceptional tranquility provided me with a
silent situation to think about things. To
about what? Since no one would interrupt my stream of thoughts,
this rekindled my spirit and gave me a time to think about the
value of living in this world. I also knew the preciousness of
silence which could hardly be found in Hong Kong. Therefore I
just closed my eyes, as well as all my sensory organs to have
an invaluable absolute silence to reflect on myself, thinking
what I have done wrong and what I have done right.
of a sudden, horning from a gigantic ship brought my mind back.
I found it difficult to breathe or to move a little bit. To say
in brief, I was utterly held spellbound. The only thing I could
do was to stare at the breathtaking scenery in mute amazement.
I absolutely marvelled at the Creator who created this fabulous,
imposing and glorious world, especially the Victoria Harbour!
Seeing the masterpiece of God, I could do nothing but to glorify
and extol the virtues of Nature. My soul was awakened and my heart
you had seen this scene, you would have undoubtedly agreed that
it was indescribable and unspeakable! Since then, I knew why people
were so fascinated by the Victoria Harbour.