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My Autobiography – The First Lines

My last letter was uploaded on 5 April 2015. This one sentence should speak volumes, but it hasn’t, except perhaps to me and me alone. Here I am, in Metropolitan Hotel in Downtown Vancouver, having met four groups of friends in two days and having been booked for a bus trip tomorrow for Whistler, I […]

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My Autobiography – The First Lines

My last letter was uploaded on 5 April 2015. This one sentence should speak volumes, but it hasn’t, except perhaps to me and me alone. Here I am, in Metropolitan Hotel in Downtown Vancouver, having met four groups of friends in two days and having been booked for a bus trip tomorrow for Whistler, I […]

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Happy Easter

The sign outside Lai Chi Kok Park registered 30.2 degrees Celsius, bombax blossoms fell all over the pavement outside Ricci Hall, azaleas were in full blossoms, the sky was blue, and it was sunny and warm everywhere. It looks like summer has arrived. What fitting weather for Easter! We left Whistler when it was beginning […]

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Eat Sleep Ski – Part 4

I left off some five weeks ago when Whistler had a day of heavy rain and snow so much so that most chair lifts were closed. We returned to our homey Hong Kong for Chinese New Year, to catch up on lost sleep and lost news, to eat and drink and be with indulgent friends, […]

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Eat Sleep Ski – Part 3

I have noticed that internet traffic tends to be much lower on weekends: there are generally fewer emails and uploads such that weekend uploads have fewer viewers if at all, which might explain that my last letters had attracted very few readers, but that’s neither here nor there. In an age where people rely heavily […]

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Eat Sleep Ski – Part 2

I began my skiing career in February 2012 when I wrote four Letters from Whistler. I went back to these letters before I started writing this one, and I can’t help telling you that I was somewhat amused by what I had written then and am glad that I had done so. We had paid […]

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Common Sense Takes a Holiday

The week the 5-month consultation on electoral reforms ended, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam talked to a meeting of joint Rotary clubs and shared with the audience some personal reflections on the process. It was a rather well attended meeting. I was there; and I was asked afterwards, probably in my capacity as a past governor […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

I have never met my grandparents on either side. My mother wrote a manuscript of over 20,000 words in the early Eighties when she was about to be hospitalized for an operation of some sort. She dreaded the process and was afraid she might not survive it. She had our father make copies of what […]

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Pray for Pope Francis

We have Labour Day and the Birthday of the Buddha coming up with Saturday and Sunday sandwiched between, so that we can expect some outflow of holiday makers and a corresponding inflow of tourists mainly from the Mainland during this so-called golden week. But already, and rather sadly, the media has roundly reported that Mainland […]

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