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{ Yearly Archives } 2003

SFM #11: Hong Kong. Views From Under a Mask

By Robert Wu for his family and friends The following are my observations of Hong Kong under siege by SARS: The first we heard of this mysterious disease is when Guangzhou ran out of vinegar.  Folks there wrongly believed vapor from boiling vinegar would sterilize homes against an unknown disease.  Speculators bought vinegar at US$1 a bottle […]

SFM #10: Hong Kong. Interesting Names of Real Hong Kong Persons

By Robert Wu for his family and friends I crossed paths with the following persons in Hong Kong.¬†¬†While their adopted names in English are quite creative, their Chinese names are much more conventional. With an estimated 100 million persons in China sharing a popular family name like Li, it would be easy to run out […]