Mixed like a Rojak

What is “Rojak”?  Rojak is a dish served in Malaysia and Singapore. It is essentially a local salad. The ingredients in a typical rojak dish include turnips, cucumbers, pineapples, bean sprouts, peanuts, fried tofus, banana flowers, green mangos and a delicious dressing that consists of lime juice and prawn. However, there is really no specific…

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…

Special Day Again

We have our annual ‘Specialist Dental Group’ gathering at the end of every year. November 29 is the date for this year’s dinner celebration. This is just one of the little traditions that we have at our company. What is the soul of a community? What is the soul of a football team? What is…

Home Run

I am getting some home run(s). I am visiting my parents in Hong Kong this weekend. So I call it a home run weekend. I will be running with my high school classmate KC, a seasoned marathon runner, early on Sunday morning before sunrise, followed by another run with my high school cross-country team boys…

A Special Commonwealth Games

2014 is the year of World Cup soccer and the year of the Commonwealth Games. I did not watch the World Cup this year for various reasons but I managed to catch a little bit of the Commonwealth Games on TV from time to time. My little girls at home love it as they are…

Guidance

About a month ago we had a little reunion of Northwestern University Prosthodontics alumnus. Northwesten University alumnus form the largest group of American-trained prosthodontists in Singapore. In our training, a big portion of our work was based on classical literature in Prosthodontics. Believe me in this, there is such a thing as ‘classical literature’ in…