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Posted on September 13, 2014
Posted on September 10, 2014
Our elder son Jason got married to Miss Florence Lau on July 26th 2014 in Vancouver.
In the afternoon there was a Catholic marriage in the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver.
In the evening during the wedding dinner, the parents of the groom and bride were asked to make a short speech, about 5-6 minutes. Below is the draft of the speech I made.
Posted on June 21, 2013
“My dear son,
It is six o’clock in the morning on the island of Hong Kong. You are asleep, cradled in my left arm, and I am learning the art of one-handed typing. … When you are older, we will tell you that you were born in Britain’s last Asian colony in the Lunar Year of the Pig, and that when we brought you home the staff of our apartment block gathered to wish you well.
‘It’s a boy, so lucky, so lucky. We Chinese love boys,’ they told us.
One man said you were the first baby to be born in the block in the Year of the Pig. This, he told us, was Feng Shui, in other words a positive sign for the building and everyone who lived there….”
Read the letter here,
Posted on May 23, 2013
A Zen poem that is a koan (a riddle) – (Author unknown)
來從萬水千山外, 又向千山萬水歸, 這回自有真消息, 風攬溪林落葉飛。
Posted on April 12, 2013
Chinese and Foreign Sages and Poets Look at Stages of Life
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Posted on April 2, 2013
What’s in a name?
This essay is part about English names and naming and part about Pope Francis’ choice of name.
Posted on September 23, 2012
[ Dear Mr Tam,
Saw some new red maple leaves this morning. Such picturesque scenery might remind you of your stay in Toronto. From Vancouver I send you get-well wishes with this verbal picture and hope it brings a sense of beauty and calmness with it.
Yu Fong Ying (61 grad) ]
Posted on March 21, 2012
– Memories of the Classical Music Lovers Association (CLA, 1957) and of Music in WYK from around 1952 to 1964
Dedicated to Mr Alexander Wong (1927-2010) and Mr Wilson Hsueh (1924-2008), and In Memory of Jerome Shih (?-2005)
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