“I look forward to travelling to the United States again and driving down State Route 1, which is a major north-south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the state of California. At a total of just over 1,056 kilometres, it is the longest state route in California connecting Greater Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. There are many tourist attractions along the coast, such as Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Santa Cruz, Central Coast, and Monterey Bay. I recommend spending a night or two at one of the highway’s seashore resorts to experience the sunset, and take in the magnificent views of the endless and majestic Pacific Ocean.” – Dennis Ip FCPA, Chief Financial Officer at Impro Precision Industries.
“I recommend Retelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience by David Denborough. As a counselling student, I am particularly interested in narrative therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help patients identify their values and the skills associated with them. There are numerous concepts discussed in the book, which I agree with. For example, the book discusses that each person is unique and leads a different lifestyle, and that there should not be some dominant discourses requiring people to live a certain way.” – Acube Ma CPA, Senior Accountant at Transtec International Ltd.
“The famous actor James Caan, renowned for his role as Sonny Corleone in the mafia epic The Godfather passed away this month, and this made me think of the Godfather trilogy. The trilogy and its soundtracks are legendary, and the scene I love the most is the finale where the Intermezzo of the opera Cavalleria Rusticana is featured. This piece perfectly concluded the tragic life, love and revenge of Michael Corleone, making the scene more powerful and sentimental. Interestingly, this piece was written by Italian composer Pietro Mascagni in 1890, 100 years before The Godfather Part III was made, but it worked perfectly with the finale. I’m moved every time I listen to this masterpiece.” – Brigitte Choi CPA, Regional Chief Financial Officer, APAC at Kering Eyewear