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Introduction: ‘Dynamic sequencing of cultural genomes’?

It is 1arge1y through text messages that the romance of the coup1e Cherie (Miriam Yeung) and Jimmy (Shawn Yue) is formed, and in the after-hours interactions between these different groups of workers in karaoke bars and hot-pot restaurants, boredom is experienced - and relieved in the distractions of id1e text messaging or p1aying games on hand-he1d conso1es, physically present but vi 前u­ ally absent. Mobi1e phone calls casually interrupt conversations and the devices are spontaneous1y produced to take pictures, recording these moments of living without great p帥ose (which is to 呦, simp1y living).