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The Hong Kong Bruce Lee house is gone.

Bruce Lee called the mansion The Crane’s Nest.

 

I read about this in a FB post from FB friend John Little. I realized I knew very little about this story so I thought I would write about it here.

Bruce and his family lived in this house on 41 Cumberland Road from 72 to 73 while working on “The Way of the Dragon,” “The Game of Death” and “Enter the Dragon.”

Bruce died in Hong Kong on July 20, 1973.

Yu Pang-lin a Chinese businessman,  bought the house in 1974, after that the house was modified to be more private as it was  used as a “ bordel”,  I did not know that.

What the new owner did with the house has not much to do  with Bruce I would I say, but the thing is, this is Bruce Lee we are talking about,  he spent his last years in this house with his family , it should mean something.

I think that this house could have been used for something far more dignified and if not as a tribute or museum as it was planned in 2008 , it should have been something better that this degrading place for dirty men ( excuse my French ! )

Anyways, Yu had planned to sell it in 2008, but thanks to fans protesting , he did not do it at the time.

In 2018 his grandson announced he  was  planning on renovations to make the house a Chinese Study center but experts found the state of the house “extremely bad” and that it would be dangerous for students.

Because of the extensive damages the cost of the renovation would exceed  building a whole new one,  this is why the decision was taken.

Bottom line and my opinion, had it been preserved the right way from the beginning, this would not have happenned, too bad the house was sold to someone who obviously did not care at all.

 

This is before the demolition:

This is after:

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Posted by on 11 October, 2019 in Lee and Friends

 

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Happy Valentine´s Day

I just saw this picture of Bruce and Linda on Facebook and I thought I would share it .

Happy Valentine´s day to everyone.

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Posted by on 14 February, 2019 in Various Topics

 

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Happy Chinese New Year

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We are now in the year of the Pig, for those who wonder, you are a Pig if you are born the following years:

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

I am not a firm  believer of the horoscope “science”   but I like to read the chinese horoscope  because some of the things  I read are actually happening … so that makes me want to read it every year 🙂

The Pig is the twelfth animal in the Chinese zodiac after the Dog, and before the Rat.

Mikael is a Pig and I am a Rat 🙂

Let´s see what this new year brings us and Happy New year to everyone .

 

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Posted by on 6 February, 2019 in Various Topics

 

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Annie

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I was just informed about the passing of Annie Joe , I was not aware she was sick and I definetely did not expect this to happen this year.

I wrote not a long time ago how energetic and full of life she was, but  I understand that losing your life partner especially at that age is a factor.

I am deeply saddenned I had hoped to meet her again , this comes as a sad news and a sad beginning of the year .

Annie,

you brought joy in every people who ever met you and I will miss you very much

Rest in peace together with your love , we will always have you both in our hearts

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Posted by on 8 January, 2019 in Lee and Friends

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

here we go again , a new year is starting, so Best wishes and Happy new year to my readers 🙂

I only have one wish for this new year : I will do what I can for it to be one of my best training years.

I have been lazy and felt sorry for myself long enough now, after the passing of my mother I have not gotten back to my real life and this needs to stop right there.

So the plan was to set new training routines and stick to them , I know that training is playing a  big part in the way I feel mentally and physically and there is no excuse or short cuts.

Train  = feel better in your body = feel better in your head= feel better about yourself.

I know exactly what is working for me and these past years have just proven that when I don´t train as I should,  I fall down into a black hole and bad things just keep happening.

I feel I need to prove myself I can take myself out of the bad circle and breathe new air .

So let´s make 2019 a good year and all the best to you all 🙂

 

 

 
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Posted by on 7 January, 2019 in My own training

 

WARRIOR

I just heard about this upcoming series that is based on Bruce Lee own writings , it is called Warrior  and will be aired in the United States beginning of 2019.

Here is the description:

“Set at the times of the Tong Wars in the late 1800s in San Francisco, the series follows a martial arts prodigy originating in China who moves to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown”.

This is a whole new series, not to be confused with “Kung Fu ” who was played by David Carradine .

But according to  Linda Lee Cadwell,  Bruce Lee created the concept for the Kung Fu series , which was then stolen by Warner Bros.  In an interview in Dec. 8th 1971, Bruce Lee said that he had developed a concept for a television series called  The Warrior, the series were meant to star himself,  the story is about a martial artist in the American Old West,  but Warner Brothers and Paramount were sceptical about it and did not go on with the project.

Instead a new serie named Kung Fu,  using the same idea, was aired one year later, starring David Carradine.

I  agree with Linda when she says they stole Bruce Lee´s idea. Not only they stole his idea but they also used another actor. Even though Kung Fu was a huge success and one of my favourite series at the time,  I always have in mind that it was  Bruce Lee´s idea and it should have been Bruce Lee in the role .

Now  we will get the chance to see Warrior , I am a bit surprised it is only coming to the television now after so many years but I will for sure watch it if the series get the chance to be aired in Sweden.

 
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Posted by on 14 December, 2018 in Lee and Friends

 

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78 years old

 

This is the age Bruce Lee would have been today . I can´t help but feel sad every year thinking what great things he would have accomplished by now.

Yesterday there was an article in the paper. It does not stop to amaze me how people come with new theories about his death 45 years after his passing. What the article was about is not worth mentioning,  they did not even have their facts right,  so I won´t talk about it. After 45 years I don´t believe in new so called theories , whether I believe in the official story or not is not to be discussed here, people should believe what they want but what is important here is what he did with his life.

So today is a celebration of the date of birth of Bruce Lee, the greatest martial artist of all times. I had the chance to visit the hospital where he was born and even stand outside the door of the room. This was in 2010 at the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco, and this is during this trip  that I met his family and some of his friends , this was  one of the best experiences of my life.

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RIP Bruce Lee, Ted Wong, Allen Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 27 November, 2018 in My own training