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Crab TrapCrab Trap

Once upon a time, there was hunter who lost his way and found himself at a fishing village where he met a boy trying to catch some crabs for dinner. He saw the boy attach some fish to the bottom of a basket. He then placed the basket under a rock at the beach. The […]

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HK Girl In FranceHK Girl In France

Chip Tsao interviews Sony Chan. Sony Chan went to France with her family when she was just 11. The best way to learn French, find a French boyfriend. An interesting observation is that mundane French words are co-opted into the English Language to stand for something high class. Are French people romantic? Does cooking count? […]

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Leaders & UmbrellasLeaders & Umbrellas

A true leader is like an umbrella. He is one who charts the course and takes ownership of problems faced by the team. He may even have to shield his team from all kinds of harmful distractions. Someone who focuses his energies on destroying his opponents or blaming them for problems faced by the team […]

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The Legendary Ni KuangThe Legendary Ni Kuang

At a public conference, university students studying literature once asked Ni Kuang for advice on writing. He said that if one needs to ask that question, then he shouldn’t be a writer. A writer would be at home writing instead of trying to learn how to write. Ni Kuang did not even finish secondary school. […]

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Brilliant MasterpieceBrilliant Masterpiece

The reading habit in Singapore is dying if not already dead. From what I’ve observed, the situation in HK and China is probably not as bad. Bookshops there are still big and well-stocked. The compounding factor for the slump here in Singapore is that we are a single -minded , simple-minded and narrow-minded society that […]

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Beyond ForgettingBeyond Forgetting

It is far less painful to forget what you wish to remember than to remember what you wish to forget. Chinese folklore has it that when all of one’s debts in his previous life are paid, he/she would be given a bowl of 孟婆汤 before he/she is born in the next life. 孟婆汤 is a […]

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Sammo Hung InterviewSammo Hung Interview

Sammo Hung is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for other actors such as Jackie Chan. My first “encounter” with Sammo Hung was during my secondary school days around 1978-1979. Like […]

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