Monthly Archives: March 2007

Good Chinese girls in HK

After returning from Europe, I lived with a landlord in Hong Kong.  Although Hong Kong strives on the edge in very possible direction, but deep down, it still governs by a set of Chinese tradition.  For one, girl doesn’t move out (part of expensive … Continue reading

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Mr. Guru goes to China

Yesterday during a brief pause from the flower picking, we discussed his upcoming seminar in Scottsdale later this month, and next one in Prague in June. He’s been to Prague last year and received great reception there. Then out of … Continue reading

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Red star over China

A great trading day, like picking flowers. What’s the fuss over rising red army?  few days ago VP Cheney’s remark (Cheney tackles Beijing on military expansion), today both FT and the Times have talked about it … according to FT, the … Continue reading

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The sound of music

Pumpkin doesn’t like to play piano, lately. She wanted to quit for a while. Her argument is that she doesn’t like piano but taking it, and King doesn’t like sport, he’s ok not doing any. I see her point. It’s … Continue reading

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Quasimodo de la China

Didn’t eat for 24 hours! Took my antibiotic and reluctantly a pain killer before bed, waking up feeling great, except the swallow face which made me the Quasio’s twin. Dr. Moss called to see how I’m coping, hmmm let’s see: … Continue reading

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A day of pain

I dragged myself home last night from court, soaked in Jacuzzi but it didn’t help much. I woke up few times during the night, due to the nagging pain. Lord, is my tennis career over? A friend (Irene 2) said that … Continue reading

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Renate

I met Renate and her husband Norbert in Hong Kong in the early 80s. The just came back from one of their numerous trips to China. They love China, and curious about China and they have been to more cities … Continue reading

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A surprise call

Out of blue, Wah called for a doubles game. I met him when I started playing with the weekend morning group 10 some years ago. He was one of the better players, 4 or 4.5, and was not as frequent … Continue reading

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China’s migrants face widespread abuse

It’s very predictable, just like millions Mexicans cross the deadly border seeking a better life in the US. The trend started in the late 70s with the young girls flooded the capital from Anhui province as maids. They were unskilled, … Continue reading

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Prof Ding’s chocolate

When my g/f mentioned about Ding sneak out to her older son with chocolate, I was for a moment dumb founded, ‘absent from work?’ “No, she didn’t want her hubby to know. She worried he might not like that ..” … Continue reading

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Prof Ding II

My g/f and I were trying to remember the name of a Russian novel that a mother devoted herself to the cause of the Russian revolution once her son died in jail … for Ding’s story rings an uncanny bell. … Continue reading

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