Welcome to WYKAAO
Welcome to WYKAAO
2010 Spring Banquet was successfully held on March 6th. Over 50 alumni, family and guests attended the event. John Kan ('67) gave an informative yet interesting talk on wine and its pairings with Chinese food. Delicious dinner was served after the talk and everyone tried to get a first-hand experience of wine tasting and food pairings after hearing the tips from John (thanks to his hand-picked red and white). All attendees were going home with a tall stemmed wine glass as a souvenir, a few lucky ones with a decanter and a bottle of wine as well.
Rendition by Kong Shiu Loon
…John Turner, S.J. said in his Golden Treasure of Chinese Poetry, Chinese poetry is “the high artistic peak of the most literary, the most artistic, and the longest-established civilization that exists.”…
The earliest anthology of Chinese literature is the Book of Poetry compiled in the Sixth Century B.C. …
In 1953 the World Peace Council held an elaborate event to commemorate “the four greatest cultural figures in history to be remembered by the world”. Qu Yuan was one of the four. Since then, his poems had been translated into no less than fourteen languages. He became a poet of the world…
The Golden Era
The Tang and Song dynasties are the golden ages in Chinese history, with the greatest inventions, the fearless opening of the mind, and the most imaginative poetic and artistic expressions. …
Traditional Chinese poets all shared a unique understanding and outlook of life and the universe. In it heaven, earth and man are one, interdependent and mutually respectful…
…Chinese poets often communicate in transcendental ways, probably influenced by Zen Buddhism and the concepts of Laozi and Zhongzi, equating have to have-not, exalting the power of silence and space.
For the 21 Century
For readers like the lucky Wahyanites who know both Chinese and English, seeing the poems juxtaposed in two languages may help to inspire a deeper appreciation of their beauty and powers.
To read the rendition and the full Introduction, please click here.
Dear Brothers and Colleagues of the Ontario Chapter (KLN),
"Having been in Hong Kong for quite a while, we visited the Wetland Park in the northern border of New Territories this afternoon (Chinese New Year Eve) and were lucky enough to plunge into a very friendly and beautiful tiger in one of the display galleries inside the Park. Hence, we are sending you our greetings together with a tiger for the Year of the Tiger." - from Laurence Tam & Margaret.
Happy New Year of The Tiger.
We learned from Father Kennedy:
Tiger, tiger burning bright;
In the forest of the night;
What immortal hand or eye;
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry.
Wishing you all the opportunity to see the beauty in the mysterious unpredictability of the world and the courage and calm of the Tiger as you respond to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,
The Cheetahs (1960)
Read the full text here.
To: WYK 57’ Old Boys
From: Chung Yu and Chok Yu
Date: February 3, 2010
Subject: A Call To Reconnect
Both of us believe the 57’ class was very unique in the history of the Waterloo Road WYK. In our case, we opted to transfer from the Robinson Road WYHK PM School to the brand new WYK on Waterloo Road in 52 simply because of its impressive buildings and beautiful grounds. Since the PM school closed shortly after, there were quite a few others who also transferred. So, the 57’ class at graduation was made up of both former WYHK PM and Nelson Street WYK students. We remember Ho Nim Cho mentioned that he and our dear friend Philip Lo Oi Lun came from the Nelson Street WYK.
We have 張愛玲的亂夢 and Robert Brownings's Bad Dreams.
Yearn to travel?
We have "Accidental Traveller" and "Package Tour - Spain and Portugal".
Rose and John Ho ('65) share the beautiful pictures taken from their recent trip to 雲南. The first part (雲南、昆明、東川、紅土地) can be seen here in our blog. Click here to see the second part (昆明點滴). The last of the 3-part series of pictures presented in slideshow format with background music can be seen here (土林).
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