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  • A good old fashioned challenge

    Having had more than my fair share of successes in life, I’m always one for giving back to society. But when a chum recently challenged me to dump a bucket of iced water over my head in the name of charity, I wasn’t so sure.

    • 28 Aug 2014
  • Getting too close for comfort

    The world of Hong Kong banking is often accused of being an insular one. Everyone knows everyone else and one poor decision can dog you till the end of days, with people unfailingly reminding you of past indiscretions just when you’re beginning to have a good time at the pub.

    • 21 Aug 2014
  • Boats, buoys and bad investments

    As it typical this time of year, just as you start to enjoy Hong Kong’s summer, in comes the black rain, bringing with it misery, frustration and the complete inability to pick up a taxi anywhere. Several summers ago it was like this. And then the black rain really was a perfect match for my mood.

    • 14 Aug 2014
  • Summertime and the living is anything but easy

    It always bugs me that people seem to have this misconception of bankers when it comes to summer. We always get accused of living it up in Seminyak, but that’s just a lazy generalisation.

    • 07 Aug 2014