“Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

During the Ching Ming Festival, we honor our ancestors. All day, all over Hong Kong, local families visit cemeteries to pay respect to those who have gone before. (more…)

Here for you in ’22

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa

This week, our future begins. The calendar is ready to welcome our new year’s resolutions. It’s finally time for the directory review and updates are on the way. (more…)


“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” Albert Einstein

This week, I am still beyond words. Last week, I was at a loss while grieving a loss. I checked in for something (anything) to share. The question (more…)


Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean

This week, I’m dreaming again. It’s still the same heartbeat dream. The original needs a bit of updating. Our hot new tech will make it happen. In 2001, (more…)


“The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.” Galileo Galilei

This week, it’s a question of mass. We might not miss the mass of tourists. People in church send prayers during mass. The mass media is an crumbling (more…)


“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”  Neil Armstrong

This week, there is life beyond numbers. Market economies are distant from day to day. Companies create complex solutions for problems. A simple solution might be to stop (more…)


“Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze.”  Aime Cesaire

This week, we are switching things around. With sustainability challenges, I’ve got questions. My sacrifice is not in question in this labour of love. Instead of offering more answers of (more…)


“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”  Khalil Gibran

This week, we check in with the past. The place of our ancestors is a hall of wisdom. Our today is built on their adventures and losses. We (more…)


“A woman’s health is her capital.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

This week, we are reassessing our capital. In the process of fundraising, many trees are sacrificed. Our old systems still rely on paper and the opinions of authority. (more…)


“Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.”  Confucius

This week, it’s too easy to give up and getting easier to keep going. I never used to feel good about the un-subscriptions when I took everything personally, (more…)


“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” Colin Powell

This week, it’s time for some tough love. Yesterday, I had a long phone conversation with my mom (she doesn’t do texts or email or internet) and as (more…)


“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” Alan Watts

This week, we’re making plans with change in mind. Typhoons are great reminders of who takes the lead. When I wrote the first email, I could not imagine (more…)


“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates

This week, I am in full on reflection mode. When the calendar turned, I remembered those early days. Email requests for spelt and meditation circles and homeopaths. Questions (more…)


“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” Soren Kierkegaard

This week, we are switching sides for a change. For the past twenty years, we have looked closely at supply. Our conversations led to solutions to address what’s (more…)


“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” James Allen

This week, we are checking the pace. Humans created time to meet each other in space. We harnessed the clock to create wealth and prosperity. Rushing to catch (more…)


“Instant gratification takes too long.” Carrie Fisher.

This week, it is becoming clear just how quickly life can change. The sustainability campaign has just taken off with early contributions gift wrapped in the most beautiful (more…)


“Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.” Jochen Zeitz

This week, it’s all about sustainability. To celebrate my birthday next week, I am gifting myself with a new fundraising campaign to build HK heartbeat into a sustainable (more…)


“A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.” Kathie Lee Gifford

This week, we are witness to a leaving. We are happy to leave behind our hottest summer. The cooler weather delivers a bumper crop on the calendar. Our (more…)


“The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals.” John Hartford

This week, we are happy to be going around in circles. Many moons ago, I remember shopping in Central Wet Market. Fresh produce supporting local traders was a (more…)


Owning a home is a keystone of wealth – both financial affluence and emotional security.” Suze Orman

This week, I am designing a solid foundation. Each morning, we wake up in our safe shelter. Our screens fill with images of those who have none. Some (more…)


“Not all those who wander are lost.” JRR Tolkien

This week, we are getting lost. So much so, that I completely dropped time. Just now, the phone rang and brought me back. I suddenly realized that Thursday (more…)