Bouncing back from Pandemic

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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

We wonder: How do you raise a child with so many talents?

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?

Travel Brief: An Unexpected Find on recent visit to Peng Chau

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

Dancing the night away with songs from younger days

50th anniversary dinner in Toronto. Two summers ago, Raimondians danced the evening away in Toronto to familiar tunes played on stage by a few former schoolmates. The pandemic had not yet begun on July 7, 2019, when we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our Form 5 graduation from Raimondi College. The world has changed so … Continue reading Dancing the night away with songs from younger days

Life After Raimondi: Wong Yiu Chung

After Raimondi College, Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗 continued his studies and obtained a PhD from Queensland University in Australia. His academic achievements brought him a career as a professor, mostly at Lingnan University where he also served as a top-level administrator. Wong retired in 2017 from full-time work but he has remained an adjunct professor … Continue reading Life After Raimondi: Wong Yiu Chung

Built railway, kept deal to join B.C. with newly formed Canada 150 years ago

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

Famous scholar, respected teacher turns out to be classmate’s father

Most of us who were young men in the 1960s and '70s knew his name: 司馬長風 was one of the best-known intellectual figures in Hong Kong. He is fondly remembered by 梁立勳 as an inspiring teacher who guided younger generations to appreciate the splendid literature and culture of China. Forty years after the famous scholar … Continue reading Famous scholar, respected teacher turns out to be classmate’s father

Camping in Ontario: Intimate Encounter with Mother Nature

Ontario is larger than France and Spain combined. The Canadian province is known for its big cities such as Toronto and Ottawa, but look on a map and you will realize that much of Ontario is still wilderness. To enable people to enjoy the great outdoors, the Ontario government runs 340 provincial parks and 295 … Continue reading Camping in Ontario: Intimate Encounter with Mother Nature

Facing the challenge of the Pandemic, Life goes on, fun still possible

By now we are into the dreaded “Second Wave” of the COVID-19 pandemic, and if we have learned anything in the past six months it is that we are a resourceful and resilient bunch. Life goes on, pandemic or no pandemic. Old boys from the Class of ’69 and their former schoolmates have been anything … Continue reading Facing the challenge of the Pandemic, Life goes on, fun still possible