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First step to develop marathon swimming in Hong Kong done

First step to develop marathon swimming in Hong Kong done

On 12 August, Isaac Yuen did an experimental swim near his home observed by me, which became the inaugural MSF documented swim (currently pending ratification) in Hong Kong. The swim itself is only a small challenge, especially for an experienced ultra-endurance athlete which has done more than 50 marathons / ultra-marathons / trail running races. What’s valuable is that by doing this swim, we have got a lot of experience in swim planning, crewing, observing, etc. according to the internationally-recognised…

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Ching Ming Festival under pandemic

Ching Ming Festival under pandemic

Today is Ching Ming Festival, a traditional festival (along with Chung Yeung Festival in autumn) for families to visit the tombs of ancestors, clean them up, pray for them and make rituals. Our family currently don’t celebrate Ching Ming Festival because our parents are very healthy, and we believe that we should respect them when they are alive rather than pray for them afterwards. However, this year, although my family stay healthy, there is a pandemic called COVID-19 ongoing which…

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ISF: from the beginning (2/2)

ISF: from the beginning (2/2)

We met for the O-camp at HKU. I was in blue group. After ice-breaking, we did an HKO (Hong Kong Orientation). There were many tasks, located in different areas over Hong Kong. The finish point, i.e. the camp site, was in Tai O. We first went through HKU, and headed for West Point for lunch. There were many arguments on the strategy during the game, the most significant one was about whether to catch a minibus at West Point, or…

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ISF: from the beginning (1/2)

ISF: from the beginning (1/2)

When I thought which programme I should study in university when I was in F.6, CUHK CS was at the first priority for a long time. My mind that I wanted to study computer was very clear in my head and I believed that my grades must enable me to get in CUHK CS. I even spent time on the college tours instead of academics on the open day of CUHK, clearly knowing that I wanted to get in. As…

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expedition terminated

expedition terminated

As I mentioned in the previous post, I was going expedition on 26–28 May 2012. We got ready this morning and started. At the beginning, everything was fine, but, at noon, when we went through the bike trail along the coast of Tai Lam Chung reservoir, a heavy rain suddenly came with a thunderstorm (we got the thunderstorm warning earlier, but at that time, the lightning striked the SE of Hong Kong so it didn’t matter) so we had to find…

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before the expedition

before the expedition

Three days later, I will go the VA 50K expedition. Everything has been finalised, we are now gathering all our stuffs and pack them. I finished my expedition course in Oct 2010 and originally planned to have the expedition in Apr 2011. However, a teammate injured in the expedition so we terminated. After the summer holiday, I wanted to find new ones for a new expedition before my public exam, however, only after Dec 2011 I got enough members to…

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some thoughts about scouting

some thoughts about scouting

The yearly exam has been finished yesterday. What can I do now? Maybe I should progress more in scouting. I have so many things planned for this year: first aid (finished) canoeing (elementary) (finished) coxswain mate badge sailing level 3 IOI (in July) (not related to scouting) 50 km expedition orange woggle I still have 3 years as a youth member. I hope I can get the VA and DA in the following years and become a leader. The venture…

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Hong Kong Scouts Centenary Jamboree

Hong Kong Scouts Centenary Jamboree

Today, I’ve just got home from the jamboree. This was a long and large jamboree of 5 nights and over 5000 campers, including local, mainland and overseas campers. This year, the jamboree was held near the Disneyland Resort and we can watch the firework displays from there. This year’s activities was not as good as the one in 2008, three years ago because the arrangements were not satisfactory. However, I made a lot of friends there.