I used to think it was a Jewish curse to wish someone to live in interesting times. But then a Jewish friend of mine told me she thought it was an ancient Chinese curse. So now I'm not so sure. Perhaps more erudite readers can enlighten me. But one way or another, our beloved city's return to the bosom of the great motherland has brought on some interesting times. Hong Kong was once called a fung shui land, meaning a blessed place. But looking through a new deck of cards, put out by a group of artists and cartoonists 'to refresh our collective memory', it looks like we have become more interesting than blessed. Each of the 52 cards depicts a key event since 1997, along with the two cards for jokers ... sorry, I mean chief executives (pictured). From the Asian financial crisis to the latest global economic collapse, the dotcom implosion, the shelving of Article 23 after half a million people took to the streets, swine and bird flu, and the death of graffiti artist and King of Kowloon Tsang Tsou-choi ... they are all there, for our collective enjoyment. One card that has been withdrawn - apparently because the publisher was afraid it might be a tad offensive - was a naked Edison Chen Koon-hei with his camera. Too bad, I would dearly love to have that one.