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Me and my Drinks

I left off in my last blog wondering what I would look like and indeed how it would be possible to take off another 7 kg from my present body weight of 60 kg, which by the way was down from 68 plus kg in 2014 and which I have been working rather hard to […]

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Autumn Typhoons

When I was young, typhoons were for summers so that we won’t expect them in autumns which is the season for hiking and stocking up the body for winters. But these years, the more severe typhoons had chosen to visit us in autumn, and a run on Facebook pages easily confirms the facts. Last night, […]

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Good and Evil

Abilio James Acosta, better known as Jim, is an American broadcast journalist. He is 50 and is now an anchor and the chief domestic correspondent for CNN. He became news himself after a White House press conference on 7 November 2018 when his press pass was suspended, and which had resulted in litigation – CNN […]

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Yet another Quiet Day

In line with a long established practice to post a blog on my website during bad weather, here we go again. I left off yesterday waiting for Su to return for dinner and was expecting a busy Saturday. Su returned just before 9pm after leaving instructions with Sam and the nurses. She had even picked […]

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A Quiet Day

I was by myself since maybe 9:30am today. We had a small party last night at home to mark the birthday of Mark who has taken to sailing recently, so that the other three friends were also sailing related, including Chris who became a keen sailor over ten years ago and bought a boat, Andrew […]

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A Chance Meeting with Talents

Today, I went to a Rotary function with a rather catchy title – Peacebuilding through Music in D3450. Mitzi had invited me to attend a few days ago, billing it as the District’s response to mark the UN International Day of Peace, adding that the District Governor would be there, as would a number of […]

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Mid-Autumn Festival

My mother was born on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, or on a mid-autumn festival, which was what we had been told and we observed her birthday year after years. Birthdays in a family were no big deals when there was not much food on the table and the parents were scratching […]

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Ladies Nights

I also gave out seven copies of my book as table prizes last night at yet another Ladies Night organized by brethren to tell their wives and families officially and in public how much they love them for allowing them to spend so much time with other brethren in Zetland Hall year round; so that […]

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Come September

Friends and readers of my vintage would recall that Come September is a 1961 Hollywood movie billed as a romantic comedy, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin. There is a theme song of the same title with catchy, rocky or jive music, sung and played by […]

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Remembering Fr. Sean Coghlan

Reverend Father Sean Coghlan, S.J. went peacefully to the Lord this morning at St. Paul Hospital Hong Kong at 3:17a.m. That is official and was announced by Father Stephen Chow, the Bishop Designate of Hong Kong Diocese. Fr. Coghlan was born in Limerick, Ireland on 29 October 1933 and joined the Society of Jesus on […]

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