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Four years ago, I picked up a gold-covered book not knowing that Kevin Kwan’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ would be world-wide hit, let along spawn two sequels and a Hollywood film of the same name. The sequels: China Rich Girlfriend (2015) and Crazy People Problems (2017) continue to follow the events happening around the lead characters, Nicholas Young and his significant other Rachel Chu as well as other well-to-do families in…
While brainstorming and pitching stories about popular culture things that are celebrating a milestone this 2017 (Star Wars turning 40, the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, etc.) I suddenly remembered that my alma mater, St. Stephen’s High School (SSHS, 聖公會中學), was turning a hundred years old this July 22, 2017. It’s not the most popular nor the most recognized Chinese school within the vicinity but has a more storied and…
You never really see something as unique and different until you see it from the perspective of another set of eyes. Having studied and graduated in a Chinese school, it wasn’t really until I entered college a decade and a half ago when I had non-Chinoy classmates and org-mates come and visit my house in Ermita, Manila. I could easily tell how having the traditional setup of a store and…
Life after college is a big leap to the unknown. Most of us are not sure if we are ready to enter the jungle. We don’t know if we are going to survive the “real world”. While some people are preparing themselves to venture into the corporate world, there are some who are already blessed to have their own family business as another option for their careers. However, during the…
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The first time I heard the title “COO” used other than the conventional position for someone manning the day-to-day operations, my jaw literally dropped. The person I was being introduced to was definitely a few years younger than me, but how can he already be a COO when I was still an associate engineer in an Information Technology (IT) company. Turns out, it’s not the Chief Operating Officer acronym that…

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