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While Su Went to Town

I bought a new phone over the weekend. I had been using the last one for more than four years – the cover was tattered and its original golden colour couldn’t be detected at all. Everyone said I needed a phone and I finally succumbed to public opinion. As I had said elsewhere, I didn’t […]

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2018 YEAR ENDER

A few friends have continued to send me their year enders, by emails now, normally with photos and sometimes with videos, which is a great change from the days when they were dispatched by post or at one time by fax. I enjoy reading them all and I hope they would read mine with similar […]

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WHISTLER AGAIN

I began writing this piece on 30 November when we arrived at our room in Whistler Hilton. I found that the almost-ten-year-old laptop was still working, albeit half-heartedly. Apparently, the firewall license had expired such that I could not access the internet from the laptop, implying that I had to be content with recording bits […]

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FATHER DEIGNAN AND I

We had just returned to our room in Whistler Hilton after about three hours of skiing including going up and down the gondolas and chairlifts when we picked up our cell phones and learned that Reverend Father Alfred Joseph Deignan (Father Deignan) had passed away in the small hours of Tuesday 11 December, Hong Kong […]

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Hurricane Mangkhut

Bad weather has often prompted me to write a thing or two. Well, it can’t get any worse, or so it seems. Typhoon Signal No. 10 was up for some ten hours or the good part of the day as everyone in Hong Kong exchanged and shared the woes experienced in many districts and areas. […]

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Getting Ready For Some Travels

One of the often asked questions of me at parties and gatherings is from where we have just been back or when we would be going away, implying that friends have a perception that we travel a lot. Actually, that is not quite true. We did travel a bit more frequently in the beginning years […]

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While Su Was Away

I left Chongqing by the first flight yesterday, leaving Su behind for some real sightseeing, food and bonding with my friends. From the pictures they sent back, I believe they had a great time. While waiting for Su to come back, I find time to write another short piece. Chongqing was only two hours from […]

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Watch This Space

I have just sent Su off to the airport from Tsing I Airport Express. We have agreed to attend a dinner in Chongqing with some HKU alumni and friends there; but because I need to be back one day early, I am taking an evening flight, which gives me a few hours to catch up […]

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MORE PARTIES

I left off when we were packing ourselves for a few days in Phuket. It actually resulted from a trip Su organized for her parents four if not five years ago. Her mother suggested that I would like the place; and so we found ourselves basking under the Phuket sun, going to beaches, and staying […]

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More on Birthday Parties

Su told me on seeing my last upload that, for the record, she had actually made the first booking with Amigo on 2nd January and that she had also booked other venues too. Lest I forget, let me continue with my recollection of recent parties, which incidentally, were all attended by Su. I hosted an […]

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