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still try to work on it... please come to check when you have time. ** Forgive my lousy English and typos... just want to share bits and pieces of my life in HK. : P

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Sunday, May 01, 2005
A new blog link

Hi there, you guys must be wondering why I have been missing in action for such a long time. Well, long story short, I have been in and out the city for the past few months. Hardly have time to even pick up my dry clean.

Glad that Monday is bank holiday. What a relieve. Anyway, I have started a new blogsite since it has more functionalities, especially re photo posting. If interested, plse check

Posted at 5/1/2005 8:01:01 pm by Skicat
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Saturday, April 02, 2005
Siam holiday

Christina and I decided to spend the long weekend in Bangkok. Called the travel agent and got the ticket next day. Now at the airport... I love this 'get-up-and-go' mode. Will report my trip later... stay tuned.

Posted at 4/2/2005 3:04:45 pm by Skicat
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Saturday, March 12, 2005
Roxy rocks!

Davina and Jamie have left for Singapore to have their grand wedding. Too bad I cannot join them. However, they let me to take care their kitten, Roxy, for 10 days.

Roxy is really sweet. Unlike my royal felines, Roxy is very relaxed, witty and curious. She is not afraid of stranger and is curious to check out everything in my house. One time she sneaked in my bathroom and got her paws all wet. Then when she ran into the living room which covered with marble floor, she slipped a big time. I couldn't help from laughing. She loves to play hide-and-seek inside a big shopping bag by herself. Chasing her tail is another past-time. 

Nice to have her around.

Posted at 3/12/2005 1:13:19 am by Skicat
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A day without politics...please

Tung Chi Wah finally becomes a passe... Shall we have a toast?
However, the whole thing was a very poor crisis management case study. I feel sorry for this 68 yr old man. He seems to be a nice man but unfortunately a poor politican especially in this turn of the century politic climate. He would have been a hero if he had stepped down 2 years ago when over 600,000 people went on the street to protest. It'd have been a graceful exit. He has his moment.

It is a wrong start at the beginning already. A leader without the backing and blessing from his/ her people is doomed. It's bad that HK people don't have the right to elect our own CEO to run the city. When the real democracy will come? Hope my next generation will be able to see it...

Posted at 3/12/2005 1:03:32 am by Skicat
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Saturday, February 26, 2005
Thick fog in Hong Kong

Flew back from Singapore last night. The city was trapped in a thick blanket of fog. Dehumidifer is in high demand. I even find myself a bit moldy. Hope the weather clears up soon.

Posted at 2/26/2005 3:27:26 pm by Skicat
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Saturday, February 19, 2005
Temperature difference

I will be in Singapore for work tomorrow and spend few days there. Heard the temperature is quite hot there. Just amusing to think that I was in the coldest town of India last week and I will be close to the hot spot next week. These days I cannot really pack up my winter or summer clothes.

Posted at 2/19/2005 4:59:26 pm by Skicat
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Sunday, February 13, 2005
Back from my snowboarding trip

After missing in action for 2 weeks, I am finally back to Hong Kong from my Gulmarg trip. Yes, I did go there alone. However, I came back with everything intact. Itself is already an accomplishment. The detailed of my trip can be found in my another blog: and my photo blog:

Glad to be back. Really. The trip has helped me so much to put things back into appropriate perspective. Life is worth for living no matter what. When I was trapped in the snow mountain, I asked God to help and I promised to be nicer to others. God worked his magic... I met a wonderful person who was liked a God-sent to take care of me when I was completely shattered and tired.

Today is the fifth day of the Year of Rooster. It's good to be a Chinese as you have TWO chances to make your New Year's resolution or revise the previous one. This year, I will strive to be a better person and bring more laughters to my friends and people who love me. I just want to be happy.

Kung Hei Fat Choi (good fortune and good luck) to all my friends! Sum Sheung Shi Sing (Whatever you wish will come true) to all!

Posted at 2/13/2005 5:23:59 pm by Skicat
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Monday, January 03, 2005
Angel's word in 5 part essay

Christmas is a time of friends visiting me from all over the world. Right now, I have Angela visiting me from Taipei. And, she taught me how to write in 5 part essay.

Here is her example:


 When you visit a city as complicated and modern as Hong Kong, you need a good guide.   You need someone to give you the skinny on what to buy and where to buy it.  You’ll want to know what’s going on in different parts of the city.  And you’ll want to stay in comfort and style.   For all these things, there’s only one person to know:  Kit. 


Kit knows where to buy what you need.  The weather has snapped cold,  you’ve no jacket, and you’re larger than average size?  She’ll take you to Stanley Bay Market, and in a short time you’ll be outfitted warmly and with style.  Plus she’ll take you to a delicious noodle shop and ply you with wonton noodles and hot strong Hong Kong milk tea.  Now you know where to go! 

She’ll take you around the city and tell you interesting stories about what you see.  She’ll tell you how the city wants to renew a certain North Point neighborhood, but architects want to save this Bauhaus-era building because there’s only four left in Asia, in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.  Then as the bus passes by the place, sure enough, you can see the residents’ protest banners, and you have the background information to know what you’re seeing.  You feel in-the-know, and involved in Hong Kong life.


Kit is a great hostess.   She can make plans and change them in a heartbeat if things don’t work out.  She makes everything seem effortless, and you float from activity to activity as if it’s all been laid out in heaven.  She has a lovely flat, full of interesting and beautiful objects.  The towels and sheets she provides are very high quality in texture and pattern, giving you a sense of luxury.  Forgot your shampoo?  She’ll offer you all her well-sourced beauty products, and you’ll feel like a pampered princess. Staying with Kit, you can forget all your cares.


Hong Kong is a complicated city, but it doesn’t need to be difficult to visit.  Kit will take you shopping in exactly the right places.  She’ll tell you all about where you’re going and where you’re passing through.   She’ll make your visit easy and light with her good taste and generosity.  If you’re lucky enough to be friends with Kit, you’ll have the perfect Hong Kong weekend.                                                

Posted at 1/3/2005 12:56:24 am by Skicat
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Thursday, December 30, 2004
Tsunami disaster donations

It is sad to see the tsunamis hit so many countries in Asia on 26 Dec. I have sent out couple of emails to friends who either are there or have families there. Hope to hear from them very soon.

Those countries have offered us great holidays and services. If possible, we should at least pray for them and hope they can get on with their lives.

Here are few donations information in HK for victims in the affected countries:

Red Cross (Hong Kong)

Tel.: 28020021 or 61857693 (after office hours)

Web-site :

Bank A/C:     HSBC 500-334149-010

                  Bank of China 806-0-003403-3

                  Hang Seng Bank 267-175123-009

                  East Asia  514-40-66899-0


World Vision (Hong Kong)

Tel: 2394 2394


Bank A/C:     HSBC  018-377077-003

                  Hang Seng Bank 286-364385-005

                  Bank of China 012-883-0-002666-2


Medicins Sans Frontiers (Hong Kong)

Tel£º 2338 8277

Bank A/C :   HSBC 002-2-398226




Posted at 12/30/2004 12:07:55 am by Skicat
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Yoko's stay

Yoko has spent 2 nights in HK with me. We went to Shek O, Big Wave Bay and the Peak. Quite hectic but we had a good time especially the weather was fantastic, dry and warm.

One day, on our way home, I took Yoko to walk the route I usually take to go home from work. I showed her this:few letter boxes made of tin and had 'sister', 'brother', 'father', 'teacher' and 'teacher' characters on them. However, the mail boxes looked very worn out and had no mails inside. I always wonder who put those up.

Posted at 12/29/2004 11:59:01 pm by Skicat
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