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Living and Planning

Easter has come and gone; and before I could send emails or electronic messages to friends and acquaintances, as I had planned. Increasingly, I find it unrealistic if not impossible to live through plans, which would make me a liver, as opposed to a planner. This liver – planner thing, I recall, was very much […]

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Home Again

Last Monday or Tuesday, depending on which city one was in, was a long day indeed for Su and I, but thank God, everything went clockwork and we were home by 8:30pm, just over 24 hours when I got up to make our last breakfast in Whistler. Earlier thoughts of going out for a quick […]

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Mission Accomplished

Of the 13 full days we were in Whistler, we skied for 11 days, and tomorrow we would catch a coach to Vancouver to fly home. The last two days were sunny and hot, but was cold enough in the mountains for skiing. So Su had us both signed up for skiing lessons with Jungle […]

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Our Second Home?

It looks like Whistler can become our second home now. On her way back to the hotel, Su was stopped by someone conducting a survey possibly on tourism, but as soon as the interviewer learnt that she owned property in Whistler, she gave her up, on grounds that Su was a local. Against that background, […]

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A One-Issue Community

This is my second rest day in as many days after my continuous six-day skiing, under instructions and with Su. The original plan was to rest for one day only, on my birthday, but Su did not think the weather today was conducive to recreational skiing and it rained. We stayed in-door flipping channels often […]

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I am Sixty Six

First, let me thank all the kind and well meaning birthday messages through Facebook, emails and other electronic means from friends and families, biological, fraternal and social. I value and treasure all of them; and I am very grateful to all of you and I feel good. Yes, I am 66 and skiing; but before […]

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Shopping in Whistler

We had a feeling of home coming when we got into our room in Whistler and particularly after we unlocked the owner’s lodge, which is an inside room of about 20 sq ft within the room and where we keep our personal effects including clothes, skiing equipment and unused groceries. The hotel room itself is […]

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It always rains in Vancouver

I left off where we were waiting to board a CX flight to Vancouver. It was an uneventful flight. Both Su and I watched one movie only – she watched Blue Jasmine and I watched August: Osage County – and slept through the rest of the journey. Everything was boringly on schedule; and it was […]

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Out of New York

I am not exactly familiar with New York City. Every time I was here when I was still holding down a job, I was either rushing between JFK Airport, the office and the hotels, or worse, passing through en route to somewhere else. I recall being taken to see some musicals or jazz performances in […]

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Breaking News

It is now more than 24 hours since CNN Breaking News carried Malaysian Prime Minister’s confirmation that Flight MH370 which disappeared 17 days ago had ended in the South Indian Ocean and that there were no survivors. I can understand that the world and most of you were watching the developing news; and while that […]

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