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My 2016 happy list

As I get older, I find that time passes by too quickly. I live one day to the next and all of a sudden, we’re at year end. A fellow blogger inspired me to come up with a list of things that I’m grateful for and my fond memories from 2016. Everyone in my family… Continue reading My 2016 happy list

Social issues

I need some fresh air

Over the past couple of weeks, red alerts have been issued in over 20 cities in Northern China due to severe air pollution.  We have seen images of cities covered in smog and children taking exams while wearing masks. This is not the first time it has happened nor will it be the last, despite… Continue reading I need some fresh air

Social issues

My introduction to life with a domestic helper

In Hong Kong and a few other countries in Asia, we have access to affordable help in the form of ‘domestic helpers’ – typically women originating from some of the less developed nations in the region like Indonesia and Philippines. Domestic helpers are tasked with taking care of our homes including cleaning, cooking, taking care of… Continue reading My introduction to life with a domestic helper

Social issues

Where do I call home?

Compared to my parents’ generation, I have led a more international lifestyle. The first time that my parents traveled overseas was to attend university in London. Due to a combination of technology and budgetary constraints, my dad told me that he had to transit in four airports in order to get from Malaysia to the… Continue reading Where do I call home?

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Why is banking a high paying industry?

When someone mentions banking, the first thing that comes to mind is money. Banks deal with money and bankers have a lot of it. It has always been the case but in recent years, especially post 2008, the spotlight has been on this matter, with bankers painted as greedy villains. I realise that I’m generalizing… Continue reading Why is banking a high paying industry?