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15th Mar 2011Posted in: Scribbles 1

好懷念大學上課的日子,那學術的討論,那寧靜的演講廳,那每星期乘一小時到港大sit堂的車程,那賣大陸版教課書的樓上書店,那讓人思考的空間,那自由的氣息,那自我的反省,那從心而發的尊重… NET同事問我小時有什麼夢想。我說我想拿諾貝爾物理學獎。小時別人問我什麼人最靚仔,我一定說是愛因斯坦。 愛因斯坦說:「有兩樣東西是無止境的,茫茫宇宙和人類的愚昧。但是只有後者我能肯定的確如此。」 再看看日本地震,我們是如此的渺小。世界如此七彩斑斕,在寶藏跟前,我們卻只顧玩褲袋裡的橡皮圈。

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21st Jun 2010Posted in: Scribbles 0

“Obama Trusts Himself When All Men Doubt Him.” Or so a news headline runs. There may be doubts about  Obama’s ability, but there is absolutely no doubt that both himself and him here refer to the same person, namely Obama. It is therefore bizarrely remarkable that we have to use two different words to denote the […]

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6th Jun 2010Posted in: Scribbles 0

我很喜歡看電影,也很喜歡給學生放電影。一齣好的電影,可以反應不同年代、不同地方、不同文化、不同階層的處境,可以引起數之不盡的思考和討論,比起歷史堂、倫理堂、公教堂的千言萬語更能直接地將人生上、社會上的種種矛盾呈現於學生面前,讓他們觀察,讓他們反思。

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24th Apr 2010Posted in: Scribbles 1

記得中五時我一下子讀了許多小說,打從那時便一直希望可以寫一本屬於自己的書。最初心裡構想的是一本科幻小說,因為那時醉心科學的我特別喜愛閱讀科幻小說。後來,慢慢地自己的願望變成了編寫學術書籍。畢竟,寫學術書籍好像比寫小說牛一點、拉風一點。十年時間過去了,我的夢想終於成了現實。雖然寫的不是小說,也不是學術書,而是一本到高加索的遊記,到底自己還是興奮萬分的。

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19th Apr 2010Posted in: Scribbles 0

The following table shows the average per capita income of the countries/regions I have been to. It appears that I have been visiting poorer and poorer countries over these years (consciously or unconsciously!). Despite that, my satisfaction from travelling grows with each journey, and the magnitude of my love for these countries is entirely indifferent to their per capita income or their wealth or their offering me comfort and convenience. Maybe the soul can only be free when you are deprived of pecuniary concerns and material enjoyments, and when your soul is free you are happy.

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重新發現高加索
26th Mar 2010Posted in: Featured, Scribbles 6

我的新書《重新發現高加索》經已上市,各大書店有售!

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8th Mar 2010Posted in: Scribbles 0

I read a joke on Facebook, a witty play on words: My left brain has nothing right, My right brain has nothing left. The wit obviously lies in intentionally confusing two pairs of homophones, namely left as a direction and left as the past participle of leave, and right as a direction and right meaning proper and correct. […]

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5th Mar 2010Posted in: Scribbles 0

For long there has been an article (original article in Chinese) circulating on the Internet which propagates the idea that the English word China is a pejorative term and should instead be replaced with the demonym Zhongguo. The author believes that China is given its name because of its porcelain, or china. He proceeds to argue that we […]

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2nd Mar 2010Posted in: Scribbles 0

A student of mine told me that he had found a mistake in the lyrics of the national anthem of the United Kingdom. He said the name of this anthem, God Save the Queen, had a missing -s after the verb save. The subject, God, is singular in the third person, therefore the verb should be conjugated to […]

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26th May 2009Posted in: Scribbles 0

Don’t misunderstand, this article has nothing against the church. Instead, it is about a line which I stumbled upon on a web site today, which read: 1. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community. The line was claimed to be taken from a Church Bulletin, although my Christian friend found it […]

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