Path to War with China

Not surprisingly, my last blog attracted only a handful of visits, but included one who went out of his way to say something nice or polite and more interestingly who repeated the sentiments when we accidentally met yesterday. I had never intended to post anything too serious – it would require more reading and original…

Another Week

I spent most of last week resting, but managed to have three lunches and two dinners with friends outside and two meetings at Zetland Hall, which was hardly vigorous. However, I was in the park only once and managed only one gym session. I need to work harder to prepare the body for the next…

Post Shingles

I left off two weeks ago with an account of my battle with shingles. I had meant to post something else in between, something slightly more interesting, but there wasn’t a lot to write home about from where I was, unless I began to discuss China-US relationship which would take up a lot of time…

Shingles

By now, some of you would have got wind that I had contracted shingles and had taken medical advice to avoid social activities and take as much rest as possible for a week, meaning to stay home and sleep as much as possible. My first close association with shingles was in July 2004 when Rosita…

A Biological Birthday

Bosco, Rosita’s brother, asked what other birthdays can one have other than one’s biological birthday. He was reacting to Su’s FB post on the subject. To the rhetorical question, I acknowledge that while there can only be one day on which one was born, a person can celebrate one’s birthday on more than one occasion…

An Anniversary

Since my last blog, we continued our eating and drinking and I had cut more cakes, albeit symbolically at times, and today marked our 14th wedding anniversary, which historically and traditionally has been represented by ivory, as Su had broadcast on Facebook this morning. However, ivory has now become an issue because of poaching and…