Author Archives: vickychong

About vickychong

Just an ordinary woman.

54th Birthday


I’ve just celebrated my 54th birthday yesterday and I don’t feel 54, even though I sometimes look at my three adult sons and think, I am old because they’re so big already! I read this interesting article recently in NYT … Continue reading

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O’s Little Book of Calm & Comfort


Like the other book I’ve read, O’s Little Book of Happiness , this books collects heartwarming stories by various authors and gives snippets of the little things in life which bring calm and comfort, if only we allow it. As expected, … Continue reading

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Vanishing Point by Felix Cheong


  I know the author personally so this review might be biased. He attended our book club meeting for the discussion of this book and I found the book more interesting after he shared the inspiration for the stories behind … Continue reading

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The Farewell – movie review


This is another Chinese – American production which received a good review here. So when Bee, my movie partner who is now stationed in Bangkok returned, I grabbed her to accommodate… I mean, accompany me to watch, because I doubt … Continue reading

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The Best of A.A Gill


This collection of the late A.A. Gill’s writing has one of his best works. I’ve read Lines in the Sand and thoroughly enjoyed it, and you will too in these honest, brutal, funny and sad stories, drawn from almost three decades … Continue reading

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Gemini Man 3D – Movie Review


I attended the movie premiere and although movies with assassins and clones are not exactly to my taste, Will Smith is one of my favourite actors and I was hopeful the violence would not be excessive. Director Lee Ang certainly … Continue reading

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B-Sides and Backslides: 1986-2018 by Felix Cheong


Considering that I write poems, I rarely read poetry books, in part because I rarely understand the message or emotion the poet is trying to convey. I’ve never taken poetry in school, and my experiences of reading poetry have left … Continue reading

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