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…

Wanna see Turtles?

One of the things that I wanted to do when I visited Kuantan, on Malaysia’s east coast back in 1989 was to see sea turtles. A few of my friends from dental school went together for that trip. Being a boy growing up on a small island, I had my fair chances of seeing the…

Just a Circle – Part 2

…(continued from previous post)… At that December 23, 1992 dinner, my sister, Jennifer, suggested, “Why don’t Moon and you just go ahead and get married? And by the way…” I thought to myself, “…By the way. what??” n Jennifer went on, “In case you get a divorce, no matter where you are, most likely half of…

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…

Scaling a New Height

(This is the final part of my Bhutan series of blog posts – to read the earlier posts on Bhutan, click on the following – Healthy Food?, How about a Miracle?, How about that Nirvana?, No Newspapers??!!! and What’s Next?) Sightseeing has never been my cup of tea. As my peers know, I only travel…

How about a Miracle?

(Click here to read the first part of my blog series on Bhutan – Healthy Food) Some of us may have heard of stories where people were sick and the elders in a Chinese family went to the temple, prayed to a deity and the sick person was granted a miracle healing. The praying process…

Solitude

I got married when I was 26 years old and I have never looked back since. I was lucky enough to meet my wife when I was 22 years of age and we formed a family of two relatively early by today’s standard. Apart from getting a spouse, Moon made herself the manager of my…