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Help For Nepal

Nepal is in despair, devastated by a massive Himalayan earthquake which experts claim to occur every 80 years or so. The last comparable earthquake occurred in 1934. This was a tragedy waiting to happen and…



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Tiger Mom For You?

Interesting posting by a friend on Facebook and my naughty, cynical reply. © Chan Joon Yee Dewdrop Books


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The Age Of Anger And Easy Heroes

My friend Dr Dominic Leung was making an unusually long and serious comment on Facebook about disadvantaged people having a sense of entitlement. I was somewhat amused when this morning, an example of that phenomenon…


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The Forms Of NATO

The Cantonese have a neat phrase 得把口 which translates literally as “got mouth only”. It refers to people who talk more than they do and make light of tasks which are easier said than done….


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Pride, Prejudice, Pragmatism, Prostitution

I came across this video on Facebook and as far as socio-political commentaries go, it’s real gem coming from veteran HK actor/director Anthony Wong Chau Sang. His real name is Anthony Perry and yes, he…


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Thank You For The Movie

A couple of years ago when I first made my comeback into the withering world of publishing, a Facebook friend messaged me and asked me how I did the layout for my book. I have…


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What Else To Become Compulsory?

So what’s new? Singlehood and rising divorce rates are trendy stuff in the developed world. Our Ministry of Social and Family Development has just released a new set of figures showing that we are happily…


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A Legacy Of Zero Tolerance

I have deep admiration for the French. Religion aside, we do share some values like compassion and the ability to not take life too seriously. The above cartoon provoked French society in almost the same…


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A Hero Of Turbulent Times – Cao Cao

Even for people who are not familiar with the stories from the Three Kingdoms (final days of the Han Dynasty), the name Cao Cao would certainly ring a bell. For those who are familiar with…