Quotes of the Week
Standard Chartered is like Cecilia Cheung [Pak-chi], who grabbed all the applause and attention as the first to speak out; HSBC is like Ah Gil [Gillian Chung Yan-tung], who not being careful, rather achieved the opposite result.
Stock commentator Agnes Wu Man-ching, comparing HSBC's much-criticised delay in raising capital to the bungled TV interview of the Twins singer, who spoke out after Cheung broke her silence about the sex-photos scandal involving actor Edison Chen Koon-hei
The two animal heads should be returned to the lawful owner. According to the internationally recognised Law of Nations, the People's Republic of China is not the lawful owner but the Republic of China, [which is] the political 'successor in interest' of the Qing dynasty. Therefore the bronze heads of a rat and rabbit should have been returned to Taiwan.
Post reader H. F. Vetter, referring to the recent Christie's auction in Paris of the two Qing dynasty artefacts taken from the Old Summer Palace and now owned by the late fashion designer Yves St Laurent
I didn't see it when the Kissels lived here, so to us it's just a bigger version of our last apartment. It's got all our furniture in it and there's lots of space for the children.
An unnamed tenant, commenting on her new Parkview family quarters where Nancy Kissel murdered her multimillionaire banker husband Robert