It is that Time of the Year

When I was a kid under twelve, this was the time of the year for me. We celebrated the Dragon Boat Festival on the lunar calendar, which usually fell in early June. I used to indulge myself with yummy rice dumplings. My grandma (Chan Yin-Mui陳賢妹小姐) made the best rice dumplings (with peanut fillings) in the…

School of Thought

Compared with many Asians a generation ahead of me, my generation was the lucky one.  We had a minimum of 9 years of compulsory school education in Hong Kong.  It was ‘compulsory’ because parents could go behind bars if they failed to send their kids to school. I was born in the 1960s. The generation…

Stylish Parenting

I grew up with three elder sisters. They went to a girls school and I went to boys school. During our early years, we all went to schools that were close to our home. The two schools were only about two kilometers away and it took a very short time to reach our destination on…

Just a 1992 Circle – Part 1

For those who read my earlier post, I talked about the fact that Moon and I have been married since the very last day of 1992. Getting married is not a small matter, right? Many of my friends spent years trying to find their soulmate. Some of them are still looking for that special one.…

Late or not?

We are officially in 2015. “Officially” because as of this time, schools have re-opened, people are back at work and life is pretty much back to normal after the year end celebrations. Quoting my little one at home, “The 12 days of Christmas are over.” She is right – now is back to life and…

80 and Counting

Is 64 years of age ‘old’? I ask this not because The Beatles wrote a song, “When I’m 64”… Many people do not know that part of the Astroboy manga comics series was born in 1950 (or 1951) and that series was set in the year 2015. Yes, that is NOW!! Human beings have tried…