Eleven years

Tuesday 11 September 2012, 12.57am HKT


“I can forgive but I cannot forget.”

It doesn’t matter if 9/11 was or wasn’t an inside job.
People died.
And for no good reason.

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Rash judgments

Monday 5 April 2010, 7.50pm HKT


Does this remind you of anything in your own life?

(via email, 05 April 2010)

Where it comes from

Sunday 28 March 2010, 10.25am HKT


We have a great need for certainty, only surpassed by our need to win no matter what. So we end up doing the no-matter-what by picking our own sword and shield:

“Frankly, I don’t know where all this comes from. If I say, schools in the South don’t do as well as those in the North, which is true. But if I say, schools in the South do less well than those in the North because schools in the South are less unionized than in the North, I don’t think that’s going to fly at all at the university.

“Look, there is a research literature. People pick whatever they want or need to support their position. The research literature is big […] but the literature in this area is mixed. But in the two world top-level journals, [the result is] negative.”

(Debate about teacher unionisation in schools, 27 March 2010)

The remaking of Hong Kong

Saturday 20 March 2010, 6.00pm HKT


“It is the intangibles, almost invisible to non-Chinese residents and to visitors, that are making a new Hong Kong. It is a more docile, less assertive city. The innate sense of superiority over any and every Chinese mainlander has almost completely evaporated; Ah Chaan, the name of a country bumpkin created by television to represent the average mainlander has been scrubbed from everyday language, if not from memory.”

(via Augustine Tan, 29 May 2009)

Fashionably expensive

Saturday 20 March 2010, 4.00pm HKT


Are you the waiting kind?

Saturday 20 March 2010, 3.00pm HKT


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