Friendly Re-Discovery

I had been working at my usual pace for the first few months of 2017 and I had to give up my Hong Kong marathon in February as a result of a bad flu. Giving up was hard in light of numerous miles of training that I had done to prepare for the race. However,…

Les Miserables

I am known among my colleagues as a ‘factual’ man, i.e., I am not so much into ‘artsy’ things. I usually express my artistic talent in my work, making implant teeth and faces. Little do people know that I grew up with opera. A few months ago, my wife and I attended a Cantonese opera…

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…