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NEWS FLASH: HONG KONG State of Mind in Third Print 快訊:《香港情懷》第三版

Dear Readers, My first book, HONG KONG State of Mind, is now in its third print.
A big THANK YOU to all my readers and blog followers for their support!
The book is available in Hong Kong at:
Page One Dymocks Bookazine Swindon G.O.D. 住好啲 商務印書館 三聯書店 天地圖書 and book kiosks at the HK Int'l Airport Readers outside Hong Kong can order it from: Support a local writer and purchase a copy today!

Calling it Quits - Part 2 劈炮唔撈-下卷

My older siblings are professionals in their 40s and early 50s. They have hunkered down at the same companies for decades and seen their stress levels rise in lockstep with their seniority. With their children heading off to college, they have one thought on their minds constantly: retirement. The earlier the better. It is a topic of conversation that dominates every family dinner and gets all of us scribbling numbers on the back of a napkin. On that napkin is a game plan, an exit strategy and a light at the end of the tunnel. It is our midlife euphoria.

The idea of being emancipated from our cubicle and lying on a sandy beach all day is enough to make any overworked middle-aged parent crack a smile. On the other hand, the notion that we must work another 15 to 20 years before reaping what we sow seems unpalatable, if not downright depressing. We want to taste the fruits of life while we still can, when our knees are strong enough to ski and our bodies are not too droopy for swimwear..…