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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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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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My Big Seven Birthday

My brother reminded me a few weeks ago that I had not uploaded any article for more than two months. It’s his subtle way of asking his brother what he had been doing or not doing. There hasn’t been any noticeable changes in my life or lifestyle in the last 100 days. Thank God I […]

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2017 Revisited

Here I am, sitting before the keyboard on Christmas Day, pounding out another year ender for what it’s worth, but first I thank God for another year of reasonably good health for me and my wife Su and for the well-being of my children, relatives and friends. These days, it seems that one doesn’t get […]

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