Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year. Photo: AFP Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year. Photo: AFP
Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year. Photo: AFP
Bonny Schoonakker
Opinion

Opinion

My Take by Bonny Schoonakker

How a year goes by in a blink

Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year. Photo: AFP Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year. Photo: AFP
Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year. Photo: AFP
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Bonny Schoonakker

Bonny Schoonakker

Bonny Schoonakker has worked as a journalist in South Africa, Europe and, now, Asia, reporting on war and peace, and everything in between, for more than 30 years. Despite being in newspapers for an uncomfortable length of time, he feels he still has a lot to learn and cannot shake off the suspicion that you are only as good as your next story, no matter how good your last one. However, he does know that truth is a lie’s best cover, and remains constantly on the alert.