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Here comes Beatrice

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Family and Friends,

December 2012 marks the conclusion of the 13th baktun and the beginning of the fifth world in the Maya Calendar. It also marks the relieving completion of a difficult but exciting journey to our family, after an extended period of anxiety and anticipation for the arrival of our new family member, Beatrice.

Beatrice is born in the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital at 23:30 midnight on this 19th day of December 2012. She weighs 3.2 kg at birth. Despite she arrives 2 days earlier than expected, she and her mum are both in very good condition.

Beatrice is lucky to be born in Hong Kong, not only because Hong Kong enjoys the world's lowest birth rate and highest life expectancy, but also because the prosperity, convenience, security, diversity and freedom this city-state offers, comparing to many of her contemporaries born just across the river and elsewhere. Interestingly, it is also on this very same day 28 year ago, China and Britain signed the Joint Declaration which, to a large extent, defines the status of Hong Kong today.

We name Beatrice after the beloved divine character who guides Dante through his journey in Heaven. We wish her equally blessed during her journey in this wonderful world.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Beatrice became the 7,059,577,080th human being living on this planet at the time of her birth.


Beatrice


各位亲友,

2012年的12月,在玛雅人的日历中意味着第13个伯克盾的终结和第五个新纪元的开端。对于我们的家庭,这亦标志着一个艰难而又令人兴奋的旅途的终点。经过漫长的焦虑与企盼,我们终于如释重负地迎接新生。

Beatrice于2012年12月19日23点30分顺利诞生于香港港安医院。她出生时的体重为3.2公斤。母女俩目前一切安康。

与隔河相望的同龄人相比,Beatrice降生于香港实属幸运,这不仅由于香港是全球出生率最低、人均寿命最长的地区,同时这座城市也提供了其他地方难以企及的繁荣、便捷、安全、多元与自由。有趣的是,香港今天的地位,很大程度上取决于中英两国在28年前的今天签署的那份联合声明。

我们以神曲中引领但丁周游天境的那位美丽天使的名字来命名Beatrice,我们衷心祝福她倍受眷顾如昔,在这奇妙世界的旅途中一帆风顺。

根据美国人口统计局数据,Beatrice是这个星球上的第7,059,577,080个人类成员。


Beatrice


Stacie & Alan
19-Dec-2012


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