Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Coping with Paradoxes: be water, my friend

This is just my 2 cents' worth of sharing: coping with paradoxes.

Actually working in mainland China can be a very useful learning experience.

Monday, February 10, 2014

To Shape and be Shaped

I still vividly remember how I got told off, perhaps some 40 years ago, at the doctor's office in his clinic. I was having a flu or sore throat or something like that, certainly nothing life threatening, as I was a little energetic upon sitting next to his desk facing him at an angle, while my mum was sitting (or standing) next to me. Before the doctor spoke, I was looking at his stuff inside an stationery tray on the desk, spontaneously took out a cheap ball pen and made some unimportant remark about it, only to be instantly told off by mum for being impolite and naughty, and asked to leave it where it belonged.

Monday, January 20, 2014


The latest news on how a 23 years old Indonesian domestic helper was suspected to have been severely ill-treated by her ex-employer in Hong Kong to such dilapidated form beyond recognition were, to say the very least, disheartening and repugnant. Our fragrant harbour was even shamefully indicted as a hell for "modern-day slaves". The headlines could well be just the tip of an ice-berg, as domestic exploitation and torture could indeed be more commonplace than are readily imaginable by anyone.

For the sake of humanity, it is worth anyone who feel disturbed to ponder on the psychic of the perpetrators, to pinpoint the source of cruelty and, hopefully, exercise self-audit and control against any possible vicious pitfalls in our otherwise daily routine life.

I suspect the misdeeds of abusing domestic helpers can be traced to the following psychopathic faults:

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Love is in the Air

During our last Christmas break, it's the second time we - daddy daughter - went up towards the sky under one parachute together. The first time dated back to probably 6 years ago.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014


On this New Year's day, as our family were devouring our home lunch and watching the afternoon news about all the fireworks to celebrate the arrival of 2014 around the world the night before, when Dubai was on, my wife softly announced that she suddenly thought of my beloved mum and broke into tears. As our two children were puzzled, I asked her what exactly was it all about.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Good Faith and Will

As days go by, I feel more assured and fulfilled with all the intention and real action for helping others in need. It suddenly came to my consciousness - of course I should have known this all along - that good faith and good will are as important as anything else in contributing to any accomplishments of any kind, in business, relationship or anything else.

One needs to believe, therefore, keep a good faith in a vision in the future before one will start doing anything meaningful, be it starting an enterprise, accomplishing an academic qualification, or forming a partnership of any kind.

Friday, December 20, 2013


Out of all conceivable and practical ways for stress relief, now I find this the best. Never mind the quality, and perhaps the slight disturbance it may bring to the family and possibly neighbors - as long as it does not contribute to anybody else stress - music is really worth ones time and effort to be indulged in. To become mindfully and mindlessly submerged in the synchronicity of the chords and rhythm of any songs and, better yet, sing your lungs out to the matching tune, is perhaps the best thing to do - other than golf, sex, writing, reading and hugging the kids, in random order.