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
In his final year in university, Paul Loong 龍佈樂 had to complete a major research paper to get his degree. He did it by collecting the personal history of Chinese immigrants in Canada. Forty-five years later, he reads the paper again and finds new insights on what it means to be Canadian. This article comes … Continue reading Built railway, kept deal to join B.C. with newly formed Canada 150 years ago
Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗, our 1969 classmate at Raimondi, kept a travel diary when he and his wife Anita visited Spain and France. Their trip lasted from May 29 to July 4, 2019. The following article and most of the photographs are taken from four days of the diary, when they visited Picasso’s birthplace Malaga … Continue reading Mediterranean Gateway: from Malaga to the Rock of Gibraltar