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Polar Bears

The Post Magazine had billed its 9 May 2021 Issue as The education issue and had four full pages dedicated to Culture. On the last page of the section, Peter Christie wrote a book review on Kale Williams’ latest book with the catchy title “The Loneliest Polar Bear, with a sub-title “A True Story of […]

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It’s May

Tra la, it’s May, the lusty month of MayThat lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astrayTra la, it’s here, that shocking time of yearWhen tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear It’s May, it’s May that gorgeous holidayWhen every maiden prays that her lad will be a cadIt’s mad, it’s gay, a libelous displayThose dreary […]

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A Busy Week

I left last time talking about how we spent a full day hiking the Wu Kau Tang area, and ended up missing a cocktail in the evening. We began last week before daybreak packing for a brunch outing at what someone had called Lovers Island which we stumbled onto accidentally the week before. Su had […]

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Rock and Roll with Nature

Su had asked Mark to take us again to his favourite eatery at Kap Tong near Mui Tsz Lam (in North District) which we first visited about three weeks ago. Mark picked yesterday which promised more suitable weather – Tuesday would be too hot and sunny, while today too overcast – and offered to pick […]

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Lovers Island

I thought we were on Robinson Crusoe’s island or its derivative, or that we had walked into an abandoned set for location filming of some low budget films copying Cast Away which had made Tom Hanks famous. All the furniture were made of broken wood pieces like from ship wrecks, planks, plastic containers, sawed open […]

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My Birthday Week

This week marked the resumption of daily Mass at the Seat of Wisdom Chapel at Ricci Hall and I rostered myself to take up scripture readings for the week, which was a ritual I sorely missed during the lockdown. Monday morning was cool and crispy and I arrived Ricci Hall shortly after 7am by MTR. […]

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It’s April, the Month of Celebrations

April for me has always been special because it is the month marking the birthdays of many friends and people dear and near to me including my only son and a godchild and a host of other friends. We used to celebrate the birthdays of Aprilers over a dinner or two and so on. Then, […]

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Wu Kau Tang Revisited

Su apparently so loved the Green Villa eatery after the last visit that she began to ask me to take her there again shortly afterwards. I suggested that it would be more cost effective and safer if we could persuade two more friends to go with us. She asked round her hiker friends, but the […]

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An 18km Hike

My last blog made reference to YVR which attracted some discussion on why IATA had assigned many Canadian airports with the prefix “Y” which in turn must have helped to boost visit numbers a bit – but I wouldn’t know about readership – somewhat an unintended consequence, and from which I have learned something, the […]

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A Sort of Anniversary

It was almost exactly to the day one year ago I returned Hong Kong from YVR by myself on a one-way ticket, leaving Su with an unused ticket under my name, so that I could make a medical appointment. I made the uneventful appointment alright – the nurses gave me a chit to collect medicines […]

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