An Eventful Week

I haven’t uploaded a blog for almost one month, even though I have made some notes in between, mainly on the weather, or the hot weather. Today, for example, my phone registered at 2 pm a reading of 36.9 degrees Celsius while the Hong Kong Observatory recorded an all-time high of 35.9 degrees for the…

End of Summer

I had a reasonably quiet week and was only at Kennedy Road twice, for a lunch and a meeting followed by dinner. Su kept herself busy making good food and I have almost used up the government vouchers on sake. We had some weather systems which generated heavy thunderstorms and rainstorms, with tropical cyclone Mulan…

A Hot Summer

I was so darned correct when I predicted more than two weeks ago by now that my last blog would attract very few visits. Indeed, I could count with half of the fingers on one hand. But that was not the reason I haven’t posted anything since, even though I didn’t like such prophetic correctness…

Continuing Education

We had the results of the HKDSE examination announced this week, which indicated that 17,000 plus qualified students would be competing for about 14,000 places in the local universities. Su was reminiscing the days when she had many more students competing for a lot fewer places available in the local universities. In 1982 when she…

The Hong Kong Diaries

Yesterday’s Post Magazine of SCMP included an excerpt of Chris Patten’s latest book The Hong Kong Diaries which was published by Penguin Allen Lane early June 2022, ostensibly to mark the 25th anniversary of the return of sovereignty of Hong Kong to China, which effectively was the last month – June 1997 – he was…

What a Week

Last week marked the nineth anniversary of our having moved to Mei Foo, or as some friends had said, the dark side with the prophecy that we would be moving back to the Hong Kong side anytime. Well, we didn’t and it doesn’t seem likely that we would, not in the near future, despite the…

Hong Kong Returns

This is the title for a series of documentaries on the 2019 Anti-extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement, produced by British director Malcolm Clarke, two-time Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short Film and a 16-time Emmy award winner. Malcolm said in the first episode that he was producing ten short films to document what he saw…

Tropical Storm Chaba

I had lined up a breakfast and a lunch today and possibly a dinner, but as Chaba developed into a severe tropical storm last night, necessitating the Observatory to hoist the No. 8 Typhoon Signal, the first for the year, I turned to the keyboard to recall and record some thoughts since my last blog…

Remembering Amy

Amy – Amy Leung Oi Mui – was President of the Rotary Club of Bayview Sunshine in the year I was Governor of the District, when we had 49 clubs, 42 in Hong Kong, six in Macau and one in Mongolia; and she was one of the seven lady presidents. Every governor always has a…