A girl from Swatow (汕头 now called Shantou), near Canton, about 1870. From John Thomson's "Images of China" (pub. 1873-4) http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/john_thomson_china_03/ct_gal_02_thumb.html
YSK Hong Kong Billionaire Li Ka-Shing shares his financial wisdom for a 5 year plan to improve one's lot in life. Divide your income into 5 sets of funds - one of these funds is to build a network of friends - interesting read
Is this the walking surface you like at Li Ka Shing? It looks like gold path fines (decomposed granite, or d.g.) done really well, and compacted as we talked about. Adding the cement into the mix so that it is not a shifting surface.