My Hong Kong

Hong Kong celebrated the 27th Anniversary  of the Establishment of the SAR with the usual fanfare in searing heat as our Chief Executive called on everyone in Hong Kong to expect a better tomorrow – or something to that effect – ending with the good news that China has agreed to give us another pair…

Nostalgic Times

Summer Solstice has come and gone, as Hong Kong recorded one that hot in more than four decades. The heat tends to make people sluggish and lazy, but we have been rather active on the festive and social circuits in June, beginning with a weekend trip to Kuala Lumpur to attend a Masonic event –…

Remembering Anthony

We learnt from his wife that Anthony passed away peacefully on 4 May 2024 before 6 pm at the Hong Kong Sanatorium. We had left the hospital just after 4 pm, having learnt at lunch from our friend – another Anthony – that his conditions had deteriorated during the last week after an operation which…

What A Day

I began planning to write a blog after I received a few posts from a trusted friend based on Tik Tok. There were three in particular that I found worth mentioning. The first concerned Republican Senator Michael McCaul’s questionable activities. This is the guy who wrote in March 2024 the Bill to ban Tik Tok…

May

I left off in the last blog with a note that we were off to Taiwan. We did indeed spend altogether eight days there, mostly eating and drinking, indulging ourselves with Michelin starred or recommended eateries, primarily Japanese inspired. They were cheap by Hong Kong standard, but were probably not generally affordable by the locals….

April

April has become my Birthday and Anniversary Month. Facebook sent me reminders and photos on what happened in the first week of past years and I was somewhat amused with some of the postings. I was responsible for scripture readings at Ricci Hall in the first week of April this year and I am now…

Leaving Vancouver

I was away for most of March staying in Vancouver and Whistler with Su all the time, returning early in the morning on Good Friday. While we were away, we kept in touch with friends in HK and elsewhere mainly through our hand phones which were more than adequate for most purposes. I was hoping…