It is a long way from the New Territories in Hong Kong to the banks of the River Thames. Our classmate Gabriel LAM Chung Kong 林振綱 made the move this summer. In this blog post, he speaks of having followed a somewhat nomadic path, living in successive rented quarters for many years. And he tells … Continue reading Mid-Autumn festival on River Thames, maybe ‘nomad’ finally settling down?
Most of us remember something about Central Market, down the slope from Raimondi College. The large, squarish building was just a short distance from the central bus terminus back in the 1950s and '60s. We would have passed by the market most days during the week if we had to take the bus to … Continue reading Revitalized Central Market displays miniature models of Hong Kong life
RC Thursday Dinners Group set up when restrictions ease COVID-19 has affected most of our lives. The situation in first few months of this year was especially serious. Wave after wave of the outbreak caused the Hong Kong government to implement various kinds of social distancing, interrupting our normal daily activities in very noticeable ways. … Continue reading Bouncing back from Pandemic
Our 1969 Raimondi classmate Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗 moved to Australia earlier this year to be close to members of his family who have already settled there. In the following article, he writes about new discoveries and old finds as he adjusts to the surroundings. Multicultural and Dragon Boat Festival near Brisbane, Australia. 六月三日是華人的端午節，六月五日在布里斯本市 Brisbane … Continue reading Dragon boats, familiar faces greet new residents settling in Australia
Like millions of people worldwide, Raimondians from the Class of 1969 marvelled at the sensational performance of Eileen Gu 谷愛凌 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The California-born teen represented China, her mother’s native country, and came away with two gold medals and a silver in the Women’s Freeski events in February. Below is … Continue reading We wonder: How do you raise a child with so many talents?
Our intrepid traveller Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗 recently went on a visit to Peng Chau 坪洲, an outlying island located not far off the eastern side of Lantau Island. During the half-day walking tour, he was delighted to come upon a surprising sight: a marvellous art display set up right out in the open for … Continue reading Travel Brief: An Unexpected Find on recent visit to Peng Chau
Uncle Ray taking centre stage as host and guest of honour. A few weeks ago, Simon Cheng sent out a message asking Raimondi College ‘69ers whether we were interested in attending the Farewell Concert for Uncle Ray (Cordeiro). If you have listened to radio in Hong Kong at 3 o’clock in the morning, you will … Continue reading Uncle Ray, Those Were the Days!
Travels with Rex: Iceland is halfway between Europe and America, in a far corner of the Atlantic Ocean near the Arctic Circle. The island-nation, however, is not as isolated as one may think. In March this year, Iceland made headlines around the world for a volcanic eruption near Reykjavik, its capital. Lava shot high into … Continue reading Glimpses of Iceland: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Culture, Diplomacy
At the beginning of this year, Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗 completed writing a series of travel articles using the journals he kept and the photographs he took while visiting South America in June 2013. One of the highlights is this piece on his trip up the mountains of Peru to the fabled Machu Picchu, popularly … Continue reading Visiting Machu Picchu, relic of ancient Inca Civilization in Peru
Travels with Rex It is not easy to see all ten provinces of Canada in one go, but it is certainly doable over a period of time. We accomplished this mission two years ago when we made our trip from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, covering a span of more than 7,000 kilometres. So … Continue reading British Columbia to Newfoundland, a cross-Canada Photo Essay