What I read everyday

I bought printed issues of The Economist every now and then. If an issue published several interesting topics, I would buy it at bookstore. The Economist publishes quarterly reports and special reports are particularly interesting.

Subscription to the magazine on a weekly basis is not something I prefer because I cannot get to read the latest version delivered to my designated address when I am travelling. The good thing about The Economist is that I can get it in any major city in the world.
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愛爾蘭的小紅莓樂隊 (The Cranberries) 主音多麗絲·奧里奧丹 (Dolores O’Riordan) 在倫敦錄音期間在飯店內驟逝,全球樂迷無不錯愕婉惜,原本以為可以聽到樂隊的新作品,看來現在可能希望落空了。

我不是他們最忠貞的歌迷,祇是這麼多年以來,自己會一直重複聽的樂隊,小紅莓樂隊就是其中一支。對我來說,主音多麗絲最特別就是她的歌聲:那是一股叛逆又堅定的聲音,每每開腔就保持著一個姿態:在俗世污流之中保持桀驁不馴與優雅身段。 Continue reading “何處覓尋她的歌聲”

Things to observe in 2018

The top of the list is whether the United States, with the help of China and South Korea, is able to force North Korea to return to negotiation table. How China interacts with South Korea, Japan and Taiwan as well as Southeast Asian countries is going to decide if regional stability could be maintained.

Hong Kong’s capability to maintain ‘one country, two systems’ is also another indicator whether the former British colony could safeguard its uniqueness and freedom under Beijing’s increasing interference. If Hong Kong loses its freedom and fails to improve its rule of law, which is a bedrock of its success, some feared that Hong Kong could lose out to its long-time rival Singapore. Continue reading “Things to observe in 2018”


聖誕與元旦期間,別人在放假狂歡之際,我則是日夜趕翻譯稿到一月幾號才能放輕鬆一下。趁著人人回去上班上課的時候,我就去到星加坡市中心萊佛士 (Raffles Place) 地區閒晃。

我跟著友人到處看寫字樓,室內望向窗外的風景若比較耐看,租金就比較貴,反之則比較便宜。市中心的共用辦公室再分租出來的小型辦公室租金不便宜,自由辦公桌比較划算,但是整體租金比香港便宜。 Continue reading “也談市區辦公室”