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?
A slice of life. Personal anecdotes. Memories that bring a smile. Moments that give us pause. Casual, informal, but gems all the same.
Revitalized Central Market displays miniature models of Hong Kong life
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
Bouncing back from Pandemic
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
Uncle Ray, Those Were the Days!
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!
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