To Have or Not to Have: The Chinese Way of Children

W020080125038088919463This editorial is inspired by Kahlil Gibran’s poem On Children.  For me, Christmas is really about children. Without them around my Christmas tree and all the goodies piled under, the Christmas feeling is just not there. Yet even as I think of a great family Christmas this year, I am also reminded of the thousands of children all over the world who are refugees and victims of natural disasters and wars. Continue reading “To Have or Not to Have: The Chinese Way of Children”

Between White And Black Australia, Where Are We The Chinese Australians?

coober pedySometime back in 1967 just outside Coober Pedy, I had an experience which stayed with me for the rest of my life.  I was standing between two toilets and reading two signs. One said that only white people were allowed to use that toilet and the other was reserved for blacks only. I was neither black nor white. No toilet for me that afternoon as I stood in the vastness of this land of milk and honey.  Continue reading “Between White And Black Australia, Where Are We The Chinese Australians?”