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From Russia With Love

A man rushing to cross street and misses runaway bus in Russia by inches. More near misses here. Is this the New York second? Well, I never felt New York moves the fastest. Hong Kong should certainly be the top … Continue reading

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China only trails U.S. in billionaires

A woman reads the Shanghai-based 胡润 Hurun Report earlier this week at a Beijing hotel. BEIJING, China (CNN) — China ranks second only to the United States in the number of billionaires, according to an annual report of the 1,000 … Continue reading

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The Star Ferry and the South Ferry

Left: A Star Ferry carries passengers across Victoria Harbour. This particular one is painted with an advertisement that promotes Hong Kong as Asia’s World City. I enjoyed the ferry a lot while in Hong Kong. The Central terminal is one … Continue reading

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Chewy Chicken Feet May Quash a Trade War

My life in Hong Kong started off fabulously. It wasn’t Liu Laolao chu jin Daguanyuan 刘姥姥初进大官园, Grandma Liu’s first visit to Grand View Garden, a famous scene in the Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber 红楼梦 that was written … Continue reading

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Hong Kong bus driver and Morrison Hill 摩理臣山 pool

One weekday morning in Hong Kong as usual I took the bus from MacDonnell Road down to the Central to work. A lady with a big back pack got on the next stop. USA, during my time there was sort … Continue reading

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Hong Kong, Gateway To China, 1938

A tour of Hong Kong in the 1930s.

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Bollywood star says he will cut back on US visits

Sorry if I sound like a hicky or frog in a well , but who’s Shah Rukh Khan and why do we care if he visits US less often? Bollywood is enjoying some sort of popularity here in the USA, … Continue reading

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Kidnapped in Cairo

The Nile Hilton in Cairo was designed by the American architect Welton Becket in 1959. Egypt had just obtained its independence 6 years ago. This luxury hotel essentially was high-rise billboard for the Western way of life. In our current … 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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A letter from Miss Hong Kong

看罷信件,完全明白出局原因,此參賽港女正宗白痴,前半生思想貪慕虛名,、只望一步登天,訓低有錢,後半生料轉變不大。一切自以為是,半唐半番,港式網上英文,辭不達意。話佢真夠自信、又話可惜未能見到真人者,相信一定係佢位長期領取綜援之老豆老母或嫖客! 沒內涵但仍然對聲聲話自己很有信心者,幾百年來我們叫做 “唔知衰”,值一讚是重未知醜,仍有上升空間! 夠胆寫封咁嘅信去投訴,綜合形容詞係 “賤”! 港姐投訴信,勁考你中英文能力呀! 今屆參選港姐有人投訴被無線評判不禮貌對待,寫信去傳媒投訴不公平,如果你英文及廣東話都掂,請翻譯,投訴信原文如下: 我是 Lucy, I went to Miss Hong Kong first interview. Wah d judges very not polite and not nice law. Today I see a megazine saying this year’s Girls so ugly. I saw … Continue reading

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Hong Kong in pictures

Some old pictures of Hong Kong .. 西環的黃金歲月 自幼在西環長大,對西環有著一股無法解釋,卻又刻骨銘心的感情,故此特意在此開BLOG擺攤,除了抒發自己對西環的情懷,並順道緬懷一下童年外,也希望藉此拋磚引玉,誠邀對此題目有興趣的朋友發表意見及回響,我的最終目標是能出版一本關於西環的歷史和懷舊的書. 睇電視 waching da TV #2 香港老照片HK old pictures #2 香港老照片 HK old pictures #1 香港老照片 HK old pictures #2 香港老照片 HK old pictures #3 香港老照片 HK old pictures #3 香港老照片 HK … Continue reading

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Guangzhou comes calling

  Need a job? Look to the East, the newest Wild West. Employers travelled from afar courting in the USA for their dream, high level candidates. This time, Guangzhou Province, China. The rapid chage of China, or unchange. 为加大引进海外高层次人才力度,广东省人事厅与广东省外国专家局于2009年4月17日和4月19日分别在硅谷和纽约举行了海外高层次人才招聘会。招聘主要围绕广东省金融、物流、信息服务、外包服务、文化创意、装备制造、汽车、钢铁、石化、船舶制造等支柱产业和优先发展项目。 前来现场招聘的机构包括:广东省科学院、广东省航运集团、中国科学院华南植物园、中山大学、华南理工大学、华南农业大学、广东江门市鑫粤科技发展有限公司、广州润芯信息技术有限公司、光库通讯(珠海)有限公司。 … Continue reading

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Li Ka Shing 李嘉誠的犯罪嫌疑

是真是假?? 一個網名 “李嘉誠和我周知其的恩怨 和李嘉誠的犯罪嫌疑的事實”, 共有10多頁, 是一位受害人說出打從70年代開始李首富如何用不同手段詐取他的金錢. 最初本著好奇心當故事看, 但受害人竟然一字一句不溜地說出年月日發生地點, 更能夠提供法律文件, 人物相片. 看完整篇指控後, 感到很驚訝 . 是真是假, 不敢妄下評論, 但只希望一直給香港人POSITIVE形象的大慈善家不會是一名賺取不義之財的壞人. The True Heart-Break[ing] Story (An account in Chow Chi Ki own words) —– Dream Broken at 127 Repulse Bay Road Mr. Li Ka Shing … Continue reading

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Beautifully speaking 巴士阿嬸勁爆粗口(字幕版)

Oh, I always feel Mandarin sounds sophisticated but bit too formal when Cantonese is cute but coarse street dialect. It might be the neighbor’s grass is greener syndrome since Mandarin is my native tongue, but Cantonese has few things/phrases that … Continue reading

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We almost understood each other

As soon as I arrived in New York, I received a marriage proposal. Grand aunt Lucy thought I was way too old to be single, so she asked a distant relative who’s very active in the Chinese community to introduce … Continue reading

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Lang Lang plays Ode to the Yellow River 黃河頌

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GNO

Girls’ night out. Well, not exactly, but nevertheless, we found an opportunity to do it amid a family function – Lady Di’s daughter’s Sweet 16 (and she isn’t 40 yet!) – even just for a few fleeing moments. Once I … Continue reading

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The number game

Back in the Mao’s days in China, number is just the numerical representation in 10 different forms. We never thought of favoring a particular digit. Well, I sort of had my little own, like 3 or 5 for no obvious … Continue reading

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