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    One of Conan's Countrymen Listed in Time Magazine

    http://www.time.com/time/asia/covers/501040223/sy.html

    Is he your neighbor? Do you know him or of him Conan? Seems like he is a down to earth guy at least from what the article says. The magazine lists six of Asias most prominent. Very intersting read.

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    He is of Chinese descent. Down to earth? Hhmm, he uses a helicopter to avoid the Manila traffic!

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    Certainly, complexities have multiplied since 1936, the year Sy left Jinjiang, a town near Xiamen in China, for the Philippines to join his father, the proprietor of a tiny grocery store in Manila. Dad was dirt-poor. "I cried when I first saw him," Sy recalls. Each night, the 12-year-old boy would clear the counter so that he would have a place to sleep. In the 1950s, Sy peddled cheap American shoes in his own Manila store, whose brass cash register today sits in a corner of his office as a reminder of his earlier struggles.
    That seems to denote down to earth to me

    I certainly like his 2 million dollar log cabin. It looked spiffy

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