Marathon Man

Marathon Man is a movie that has little to do with a marathon. I was a runner during my school years and have been running semi-regularly for a while. Even though I have never run a marathon in my life, I am always intrigued by marathons. I have always had a healthy dose of fear…

Black and White

As Singapore is mourning for the passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, I decided to run over to Parliament House this morning where Singaporeans are paying their respects to the late Mr. Lee. Numerous people queued up yesterday and it took close to 8 hours to get to the end of the line at one point. As a result, the organizers extended the time to 24 hours to enable more people to have an opportunity to bid farewell to Mr. Lee.

First in Three Decades

There has been a saying in Hong Kong relatively recently, which goes like this –  “How many decades does one have?” The answers would be: (1) Not too many, (2) No one knows for sure. It was a few weeks ago over a casual conversation, that my wife, Moon, asked me whether I wanted to…

Death

Death and taxes are said to be the two things that no one can escape. I do not fully agree. A person can stay away from many ‘direct’ taxes (e.g. income tax) if he or she tries hard enough. On the other hand, nobody can argue that we are all subject to indirect taxes anyway…

A Tough Cookie

Nowadays many people take up running as a hobby or habit in Singapore and Hong Kong. Running is a rather low consumption sport, nothing much in terms of facilities is needed for running. It is also a lovely form of exercise as long as it is done at an easy pace. An easy pace is…

Healthy Food?

I have been blessed with excellent health in 2014. The last part of 2014 was meant to be a very busy time with lectures in Taiwan and Malaysia, and a professional conference in New Orleans etc. December 2014 was another interesting time, as I had been preparing for running a half marathon and was ready…