Monthly Archives: August 2019

Truth, nothing but truth

A book review (Apple News) on Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers (coming out on Sept. 10). Gladwell explains why we don’t spot lies well, is because we’ve a default to truth. Our operating assumption is that the opal we are … Continue reading

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Wallace n Clinton and 9/11

Ghost Wars was published by Steve Coll in 2004, and won 2005 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It would be an older book, kind of, in 2019. But nevertheless, I’m  glad that I began to read. 9/11 was a wake up … Continue reading

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A concubine

Oh boy… It looks so odd, especially in today’s climate. I’m not going to comment on Thailand and its king but on the Times of London. In 1979 when I first arrived in HK, learning English was one of my … Continue reading

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