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I was born, grew up and spent a portion of my adult years in Hong Kong.

I am now a semi-retiree living in British Columbia, Canada, trying at long last to fulfill a dream of my high school days – to be a writer.

Apart from reading, I keep a personal blog where I share my interests in and sometimes musings on books, movies and music. I also have a channel on Youtube where I share my favorite songs. French is my third language after Cantonese (mother tongue) and English (second), but I've lost much of the French vocabulary since learning the language in my youth. Still, I have a soft spot for French classics (translations) and some French songs.

Since my retirement from the corporate world, I've written a non-fiction book titled "Land and the Ru
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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern WorldGenghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

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This book gives me a whole new perspective on 13th and 14th century world history. It also helps me understand a little more about the Yuan Dynasty in Chinese history (e.g. it was probably due to the outbreak of the bubonic plague that led the Mongolian rulers to become paranoid and begin to alienate and... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.91 · 23 ratings · 9 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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