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”
1. Raymond Tam Chi-yuen (譚志源), former Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs of the Hong Kong SAR Government:
Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen (袁國強) ate reheated instant noodles in the middle of the night, for the sake of safeguarding the sanctity of ‘one country, two systems’. Translation: The Secretary earning more than HK$300,000 (US$38,000) a month has to eat poorly, spare no time to enjoy good and nutritious food, so that he can focus on his work to keep Hong Kong’s unique system running. Continue reading “Happy 2018 and jokes from politicians”
I have an ACER Aspire laptop which I bought in 2009, and an ASUS A555L laptop which I bought in early 2016.
Recently I have the CD players of both laptops replaced and they are now running well again. Many might feel curious as to why there is a need to fix a laptop, given that new laptops are selling cheap in Malaysia. With below MYR 2,000 you can get quite good laptops already. Continue reading “Why I still repair my laptops”
It is never easy to be a freelancer. You have to set your own work schedule, work on the projects you have at the moment while looking up for the new ones. You must also meet your clients’ deadlines, and make sure they pay on time.
If you find it hard to focus on your work at home, it could be better if you look for a co-working space near your apartment. Going to work at co-working space from Mondays through Fridays makes sure you do your work regularly, and it allows you to meet with like-minded freelancers. Continue reading “A freelancer’s self-discipline”
I like it most when I get to walk around cities. And I always walk a lot when I am visiting a new place. I could walk or jog all the way from Pitt Street to George Street, Martin Place to Sydney Opera House, before getting up Harbour Bridge. But I haven’t figured out how to walk from University of Sydney to University of New South Wales.
In Taipei I used to walk from NTNU to NTU and Da’an Forest Park. And I am planning to walk longer distance – perhaps from NTNU to Taipei 101 – when I revisit again.