Opinion

At the end of last year, Gusa Publishers Taiwan and Macau’s NEW GEN. Monthly magazine jointly published an illustration story book entitled The Fairy Tales from the World of Chaos – a memoire written by the people of Macau in this round of chaotic era.
“2018 will be a year of stability for Macau’s property market“.
I’ve recently experienced both sad news and a patch of really bad luck.  I’ll spare readers the gory details, but it’s got me thinking – is it true what they say that trouble, or bad luck, comes in threes?  
 
Macau Pen Club – a local literary association founded in 1987, is a well-established literary group with an extensive history. Its members consist of writers of novels and essays, poets, playwrights and literature critics. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the club.
After giving the award in two consecutive years to atypical writers such as “reporter” and “singer”, the Nobel Prize of Literature has finally returned to its “traditional” track. This year the award goes to the 62-year-old Japanese born English writer Kazuo Ishiguro.
Now that the excesses of the Christmas season are almost behind us, as tradition dictates most of us start planning the New Year’s resolutions we’re going to make.  
 
I subscribe to a weekly magazine called The Week.  It takes only the best articles from the global online and print media and expertly edits them together giving a concise view of the news from the past seven days.
After giving the award in two consecutive years to atypical writers such as “reporter” and “singer”, the Nobel Prize of Literature has finally returned to its “traditional” track. This year the award goes to the 62-year-old Japanese born English writer Kazuo Ishiguro.
From Brexit to Trump’s election as president of the United States, to the rise of the extreme right wing after the elections in Germany…it seems that the greatest danger in today’s world is perhaps not an economic crisis or even global warming issues, but one that is rooted in people’s minds.
Journalist for the Business Daily newspaper Sheyla Zandonai called me the other day for information on office rentals in Macau.  She was writing an article on how our rental rates compare to those in Hong Kong.  And her focus was specifically on ‘Grade A’ buildings.
 

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