Leglessbird Book Gathering 1 Dec 2007

December 1st, 2007

7 people turned up for a nice group discussion on books, life, polities and else. We discussed 3 very interesting books. They are:
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Wolf Totem: A Novel (buy from Amazon)
by Jiang Rong
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Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia (buy from Amazon)
by Joe Studwell
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Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (buy from Amazon)
by Stephen J. Dubner

Hiking - Peng Chau - Sun 2 Dec 2007

November 28th, 2007

Date: Sunday, 2 December, 2007
Time: 3:05pm - 7pm
Meeting Point: Central Pier No. 6 (ferry for Peng Chau)
Difficulty: 1.5 out of 5 (5=hard)

Please be on time, we plan to take the 3:20pm ferry which does not wait.
Please bring: snacks, water (at least 1 litre), jacket and a torch

We'll stroll around this small and scenic island, go up Finger Hill (95m) if we all have the energy, from where we can enjoy panoramic views of Hong Kong West, Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, Discovery Bay, Disneyland and the Tsing Ma Bridge. We'll finally relax at a local foodstore after the approximately 2-hour walk.

McK Lunch reunion - 1pm Sat 1 Dec 2007

November 21st, 2007

Dear McK Friends,

It's near the end of November and Christmas is just round the corner. How about meeting up for another reunion lunch?

Sat 1 Dec 1pm at
聘珍樓 Heichinrou, 10/F Times Square, Causeway Bay.
Book under McK / D.Chan

Please kindly let me know if you are able to come and if you are bringing your significant other and/or kids.

Also for those who love reading books, check out the book club gathering below also on 1 Dec.

Hope to see you soon.

Recent job postings
Associate and VP levels for Credit Opportunities and Special Situations Arbitrage

Leglessbird Book Club Gathering - 1 Dec 2007

November 16th, 2007

Leglessbird Book Club gathering - Share your favourite book with others
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2007
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Caffe Habitu, G/F 8 Queen's Road East, Wanchai (outside Pacific Place 3)

If you enjoy reading and want to meet others who do, come to our gathering and bring along your favourite book and share with others!

Last time, we shared 4 books together and had great chat

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (buy from Amazon)
by John Perkins

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The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary (buy from Amazon)
by Joseph Michelli

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Fooled by Randomness Revision (Not Available in US): The Hidden Role of Chance in the Markets and Life (buy from Amazon)
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

And a book on back problem, what exercise can help.

McK reunion lunch 18 Aug 2007

August 18th, 2007

Some of the McK alumni had a nice lunch reunion.

Reunion with Korean friends in Seoul

August 14th, 2007

It was great to see my friends in Seoul, it has been 8 years we worked on a project together in Korea.

Lunch reunion - 1pm Sat 18 Aug 2007

August 10th, 2007

Dear McK Friends,

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, it has been a while since our last ?yam cha?. I would like to suggest a reunion lunch on

Sat 18 Aug 1pm at
聘珍樓 Heichinrou, 10/F Times Square, Causeway Bay.
Book under D.Chan

Please kindly let me know if you are able to come and if you are bringing your significant other and/or kids.

Hope to see you soon.

Recent job postings

Yale Panel discussion on Hong Kong: 10 Years After the Handover.

August 10th, 2007

The panel will be held on Tue, Sept 4 at the Hong Kong Club, right next to Ritz Carlton (630p for a reception, 7-8p for the panel, 8p for an optional dinner). The reception/panel is free and dinner costs $250. Attached is an event flyer. Those interested should sign up with Wei Dian at wei.dian@gmail.com by Aug 31.

Hong Kong at Year 10 as a Special Administrative Region of China is the subject of our panel, as we look back at Hong Kong's colonial legacy as well as ahead to the end of "One Country, Two Systems" in 2047. Come join us in a freewheeling discussion based on a common passion for Hong Kong . Our panelists and special guest represent four unique perspectives:

The New Generation: Simon Shen (Yale College '00SY, Yale Graduate School '00): Founder of the Roundtable Group -- passionate Hong Kongers in their 20s

The Professionals: Laurence L. Li (Yale College '94BK): Convener of the 30s Group -- young professionals interested in social service and public policy

The Thinkers: Kin-man Chan (Yale Graduate School '95): Founding member, Hong Kong Democratic Development Network

Special Guest and Media Gadfly: Muhammad Cohen, (Yale College, MC'78) journalist, author of " Hong Kong on Air"

Moderated by Edith Terry (Yale College '74PC): Former editor of the opinion pages, South China Morning Post

Dinner in Shanghai - Friday 13 April 2007

April 10th, 2007

Postponed ...

Date and time: Friday 13 April 7:30pm
Booked under McK
翰林轩 大上海时代广场淮海中路99号
House of Elite L509-511, Shanghai Times Square, No.99, Huaihai zhong road


Hope to see you then!

Please Email Contact Irene
Dominic to reserve a place

Report: Travel Sharing: Beyond Lhasa, a journey from Tibet to Nepal

January 31st, 2007

Nearly 30 people turned up to the travel sharing on Tibet and Nepal. Bonnie did an excellent job to present the best side of these two places. We also had a lucky draw at the end of the talk.
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