Heading to Hong Kong

Hong Kong has always been at the top of my list of places I want to visit in Asia. It's a city that was founded on capitalism and free trade, a city that mixes the best and worst of both the East and the West. On top of that Hong Kong is the setting of …

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Barbarian Book Club: August 2017

August was a good month for reading. I managed to finish a bunch of technical books, lots of articles, and the usual daily dose of blog posts. I started reading Macbeth and supplementary material that helps me understand Shakespeare and the time period he wrote in. But most importantly I managed to read a book that …

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Tai-Pan by James Clavell

“I'm saying that some men are saints. Some are happy being meek and humble and unambitious. Some men are born content to be second-best.” I finished James Cavell's Tai-Pan today and it immediately skyrocketed to the top of my favorites. A masterpiece of action, history, intrigue, adventure, and romance. Most of all it had an epic …

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