When every senior official seems to have his or her own personal blog for public consumption, it's an unmistakable sign the internet fad is going out of fashion. And why keep up the pretence? - if it's really personal, they wouldn't be sharing with us. The latest exercise comes courtesy of Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah (pictured). It definitely comes in the category of giving more information about himself than most of us would care to know. His public relations minders went to the trouble of phoning a colleague in my office about the blogging update. In the latest posting, Tsang reveals himself to be a film buff. He was, finally, able to take a holiday during Easter after three months of exhausting preparation for the budget. So he spent his time watching old DVDs: Five Easy Pieces starring Jack Nicholson; The Last of the Mohicans (Daniel Day-Lewis); When We Were Kings, a documentary about Muhammad Ali's famous 'rumble in the jungle' in Zaire back in 1974; The Duellists, a little-heard-of film about an officer in Napoleon's army; and Black Woodstock Soul Music Festival. Now, what do these films say about Tsang's aspirations? The Mohicans was set in 1757 during the war between the French and British and portrayed how native Indians were caught in the middle and betrayed. Those nasty imperialist Brits! Black Woodstock? We wonder what the secretary sings in karaoke. However, his favourite is the Nicholson movie, in which the Hollywood star played a gifted pianist who chose the life of a drifter and picked up many women along the way. I shudder to think what Tsang fantasised about this movie character.