Category Archives: Reminiscences

Love, relationships, accomplishments of people both public and private

Liu Mama’s love

Since I left Hong Kong in 1986, I haven’t seen nor spoken to Liu Mama. Last year I tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with her. Few weeks ago Auntie Jennie told me that she found her: Liu’s phone number … Continue reading

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Momoe Yamaguchi 山口百恵

Sayonaranno Mukoogawa さよならの向う側

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张国荣 – 风继续吹

Leslie Cheung

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Xie Xide 谢希德

Hong Kong, April 2nd, 1983 She came to Hong Kong and one of her former student and a friend of mine acted as the host .. .. After dinner, the student agreed to finance her son’s education in the USA. … Continue reading

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Does Time Heals Everything?

Zhen Hongwei 郑宏伟 was my fifth grade class monitor 班长 (we also shared Class #6 in Renda Fuzhong 人大附中). We had very little or none interaction during that brief period, 1974-6. Although we went to the same middle and high … Continue reading

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中关村二小, 2 班 1975届 boys

  Thanks to our class monitor 班长 郑宏伟 who provided those priceless pictures — Way to go skipper !! Zhong Guan Cun No. 2 Elementary School (二小), 2班 男生 boys, spring 1975. Front row from left to right 前排 左起:刘贵荣、郑宏伟、韩友、李占江、于永春、黄永林 … Continue reading

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中关村二小 二班

第一排左起: 黄永林、韩友、郑宏伟、李占江、孟斌、严华、刘贵荣、于永春、邢春辉 第二排左起:王秀梅、付香菊、王秀梅的姐姐(王秀荣兰)、涂红艳、王英、贾辉菊、(闻燕玲?不能肯定)、(低头的看不清楚) 王波、范桂荣、袁静 第三排左起:任景荣、那起萍、张凝、杨瑞霞、田艳、蔡晓蔺、***、许妍 第四排左起: 周志宇、宋际平、谭广文、刘和祥、王力军、丁力、李森林、王飘石、潘雷、刘平(也是矿大的)、江宁、苏华、周京、丁秀萍 Zhong Guan Cun No. 2 Elementary School (二小) 中关村第二小学校 (简称二小) .. Thanks to our class monitor 班长 郑宏伟 who provided those priceless pictures !! Way to go skipper. 二小2班全体, Spring 1975 就在咱们中学的学农基地附近春游的时候照的. 以下二张是付香菊保留的照片, … Continue reading

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ZhongGuanCun No. 2 Elementary School (二小)

中关村第二小学校  (简称二小 .. er xiao – a contraction of the number di er and the first syllable of XiaoXue, the Chinese word for primary school) was an expansion from 中关村一小 in 1971 (now there is 三小 established in 1971, according … Continue reading

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Last night in HK

I got to stay with Auntie Jennie before leaving. Her swimming pool is awesome. It opens 4 times a day, 6 days a week. I went for a swim late in the night and the pool was empty. Two young … Continue reading

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Wang Kuangzhi 王匡智

My last visit with her, Aug 9, 2003 Auntie Wang (1923 – 7/7/2010) was one of Mom’s close friends in Beijing. I don’t know where the habit is stemming from but many Chinese would shorten their name from three characters … Continue reading

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In passing

In a span of a single month I’ve lost two dears: a friend of my Mom Aunt Wang who’s 87 and grant aunt Lily who’s 3 months shy of 96. Aunt Wang died of 呼吸衰竭 weak respire (?) and GA … Continue reading

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Change of Heart

Dad changed a lot. I meant a LOT. Lately he’s been nagging me to go to Suzhou. “You should go, check it out. That’s where Nainai’s from. Ask Jiujiu, he must know where she lived or .. ” The first … Continue reading

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Ruby Tuesday

Tuesday was my first league match day. The only agenda on my schedule was a lunch with another group of tennis lunatics. But my little crackblackberry gone mad the night before, refusing to wake up no matter how loud I … Continue reading

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Chen Ning Yang 杨振宁

It’s Nobel Prize season .. Obama won Peace .. hmmmmm .. he’s just doing his job .. and does that deserve him this prestigious reward? Well, let’s look at it the other way: Nobel is quasi European .. and the … Continue reading

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Michelle the Angel

Madam Michelle replied that her tattoos are an expression of love for these gods that i wear on my skin, and keep in my heart.. She titled this shot the goddess tattoo. It was taken over 2 years ago at … Continue reading

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Auntie Jennie

Auntie Jennie called me last week. We haven’t spoken for nearly 3 months. It’s funny or very Chinese, she first said that she is considering buying an apartment in Beijing and asked what do I think. Then as the conversation … Continue reading

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Irene got her man

Many many years ago when the Williams sisters just began taking over the world, once during a mixed doubles match (a rarity!!), Chris Evert marveled at the power the sisters were dispensing. “She’s over powering the men …” On both … Continue reading

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