Category Archives: Charity

Fantastic Good News For Once

Who says the Chinese don’t care about animals? This is an email I just received from DuoDuo animal welfare organisation on the mainland (all photos DuoDuo): “Aug 5, 2014 — I have some great news to share with you! On … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Valuable Beer Time On Sports – Drink While Running

Ahhrghh where did the months go? I’ve been ut of the writing business for so long! Hope you haven’t given up on this blog. Let me re-launch it with a short film from the rather excellent beer dash we had … Continue reading

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Cows. Dogs. Beer.

Charity!!! Good cause!!! Good taste! Come to Lantau on Saturday and get into the groove of the Lantau International Beer Dash! It is… exactly what it’s called. You dash, then drink some beer, then dash again. The run or hobble … Continue reading

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Damned Busy Working For Motherland

Damn – I’ve done it! I’ve gone and betrayed my love, the Cantonese language. Well, all I’ve said about it is true and right, and it is my beloved language number 1A. It’s just that … I can’t jolly well … Continue reading

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Buffalo Brill

Don’t know if I’ve mentioned here before how beautiful and wondrous Pui O is? And that the most beautiful and wondrous thing about it is our water buffalo? Now they’re under threat again, probably more than ever. Encroachment of wetlands … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Happy ‘Yet another religious/superstitious/traditional holiday during which I can’t get paid’! Yes, happy CNY. The above photo was actually taken near my gaff in sleepy backwater Pui O but I thought it would set a celebratory tone. We set out … Continue reading

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They Exist For Us

I’ve mentioned earlier that i don’t believe in charity anymore. Cruel and heartless eh? Those little children growing up without eyes – only I can help them but don’t. And why? Two reasons. There are so many people in the … Continue reading

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Save a Cow Today Day

People – watch out! When you’ve reached a certain age, time starts rushing by so quickly. Today I was invited to HK International Arts Festival without even knowing that was what it was before I was standing in the convention … Continue reading

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Donatio-mania

Heh! Interesting. Remember the Sichuan earthquake? I know, there have been so many disasters after that, so nowadays the two words only appear together in connection with “things that happened in 2008.” I remember my shock and nausea at the … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens, Champion of Walking and Putting Things Right

When I was a child, the first “adult” book I ever read was Oliver Twist. I must have read it about 50 times between the age of 7 and 10. I naturally read it in Norwegian, and an excellent Norwegian … Continue reading

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