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Farewell Scenes

An article on this week’s Post Magazine with the title “Gone for Good” discussed the recent goodbye scenes at Chek Lap Kok Airport as people – mainly young people – left Hong Kong for London, probably for good. Similar stories had been aired on TV last week as people tried to beat the UK deadline […]

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Hong Kong Book Fair 2021

It is Hong Kong Book Fair time once more. We had the last physical one in 2019. The trade Development Council first postponed the 2020 Fair to December due to Covid-19, but eventually had to cancel it. I checked on my website and reminded myself that I had posted a blog on 24 July 2016 […]

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Life is a Journey

That is the opening line and paragraph of a first person report by Naomi Osaka on 8 July 2021 when the 23-year old talked to Time magazine of her life experience in general and of her first Olympics amidst other priorities – like mental health and why sports needs to change – in particular, which […]

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National Security Law

I am amazed but not surprised that people queued up to buy copies of the final edition of Apple Daily today at the crack of dawn or even before that. I am aware some of my friends could be in the queues, for whatever reasons. Let me quickly declare that for the last 26 years, […]

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Whatever Will Be, Will Be

According to SCMP, Alex Lo has been their columnist since 2012. I recall he used to write his column My Take almost daily until maybe last year, but he still contributes about two articles a week, which are rather readable. Yesterday (June 17) for example, he wrote under the title, “Beijing now has bigger stake […]

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Life is to be Enjoyed

There were no surprises in the just published 6-monthly UK report on Hong Kong which said that the National People’s Congress acted unilaterally on electoral changes in Hong Kong; and as expected, the report attracted fierce and robust reaction from China and the SAR Government, with the latter protesting that foreign governments should not attempt […]

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A New Beginning

The front page of today’s SCMP brought readers two landmark news items – Lawmakers approve Bill to overhaul electoral system and HK records zero new daily infections for the first time in seven months – franked by a third on resumption of talks between China and US which both sides hailed as “a step forward”.  […]

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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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