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From Duty to Delight

Posted by Albert Ng on

In my upbringing, the concept of "duty" is important. It's not about whether I like it or not, it's about "our" well-being. Mom started working after dinner, it's my duty to do the dishes. My sister will mop the floor.“Duty” is not a popular word. It implies an obligation. Somebody...

Day By Day

Posted by Rick Bates on

If you were asked what is most important to you, to do day by day, what would come to mind?  Certainly in the midst of COVID-19, staying personally healthy would be on the list, as well as things like keeping financial viability, connecting with family, having job security.  If asked...

Freedom to Choose

Posted by Daniel Tse on

In this strange, odd time of COVID-19, when we experience certain confinement and restrictions, it makes me consider what is freedom of choice? Freedom has been an innate human desire ever since the dawn of man, the cry for Freedom has been and still is ideal for many individuals and people...

Buy Low

Posted by Eric Farmer on

One of the most famous adages about investing is to “buy low, and sell high.” It communicates that the wise investor is the person who has a long-term outlook and doesn’t let the emotion and anxiety of the day spark unwise choices. As we’ve seen markets dip lately, many...

From Constraint to Blessing

Posted by Albert Ng on

In 1975, 17-year-old Vera Brandes organized a late-night concert at the Opera House in Cologne, Germany, featuring the pianist Keith Jarrett. Due to some mistakes, on the concert night, the requested Bösendorfer 290 Imperial concert grand piano wasn’t prepared! To everybody’s...

Are we almost there?

Posted by Tim LaTour on

One day a couple of years ago, my son, my dog, and I all went on a hike. We decided to climb Lantau Peak…from sea level. It was going to be a journey going up to 934 meters. We had never done it before and we had no clue what we were getting ourselves into. The hike started off playful...

Giver or Taker

Posted by Daniel Tse on

It seems popular these days to ask “Are you a giver or a taker”?   So, I guess I’ll go ahead and ask, which one are you?  Is one more acceptable, more holy, more advantageous, more realistic than the other? Why not both?  Why can’t the answer, for a...

 

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