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  1. There's nothing nazi about tutorial centre's name

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Tutorial schools are a dime a dozen in Hong Kong but not many have such a, shall we say, intriguing name. Post colleague Alex Price spotted this school (pictured) in Prince Edward. We were alarmed for awhile about what would happen to pupils who don't fit their selective intellectual and physical profiles. But worry not. A teacher at the school has reassured us ...

  2. A tale to restore your faith in humanity

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... LoDown he made many attempts to contact this remarkable donor and only managed to reach him once. 'He sounded middle-aged, definitely a Hong Kong resident, and has businesses ...

  3. Dragonair to double cargo fleet in 3 years

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... rather than wait for the delivery of five B747-400s which it purchased last year that are being converted into freighters in Singapore and Xiamen. Those planes are due for delivery from the end ...

  4. Police sweeten lot of ladies of the night after cage furore

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo If you are a fallen lady from the north, now may be the best time to get arrested. After the furore over the 13-hour detention of 40 suspected mainland prostitutes in an outdoor steel cage at a police station in full view of the public last week, 'Auschwitz' and 'Nazi' have been among epithets thrown at the force by critics and angry letter ...

  5. Entrepreneurial zeal back in action as budget carriers rush to serve

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Below Deck spoke too soon when it raised fears that Hong Kong's famous entrepreneurial drive had gone missing - it seems that all the aviation industry needed was a figurative kick in the backside to get the creative juices flowing again. A few months ago, Below Deck lamented the possibility that Hong Kong entrepreneurs were falling behind, as their counterparts in Singapore ...

  6. Don't delay, you too can swear like a local today

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's curious that people say 'swear like a sailor' when, from my own experience, it might be more apt to say 'swear like a hack'. Other professions are not so forgiving about the use of such words in the workplace. For the more modest who don't usually say these words but may have the urge to utter them every now and then, G.O.D., ...

  7. Maggots found in patient's mouth

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo An elderly woman who lived in a Tuen Mun care home has died after flesh-eating fly larvae were found in her mouth. The 79-year-old resident of the Kai Yan Institution of Old Age was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital last Thursday and died three days later. This was the third such infestation this year but the first to involve a fatality. The larvae can infest all mammals. Health ...

  8. sky's the limit but not for Japanese

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo My mate Harry the cartoonist, who likes to keep an eye on the opposition, spotted this fine journalistic example of fostering diverse viewpoints with The Standard. On the front page of the 'Roaring Tiger' on Monday was an Agence France-Presse photo (pictured) of an anti-Japanese protester tearing down a Sony billboard while a Guangzhou security officer ...

  9. News hounds unleash new depths of despair

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The tabloids have never failed to shock and awe your humble columnist with their resourcefulness and extreme distances they are willing to go. For its news feature this week, Easyfinder, part of Next Media's family of publications, despatched two female reporters to befriend a 29-year-old courier who could only be sexually aroused by pretending to be a dog and being ...

  10. Fire department takes $8,000 chairs for a spin

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Who says this government is not a generous employer? Fire chiefs have spared no expense with their new half-a-billion-dollar emergency control centre to handle fire ... about LoDown's inquiries, fearful we might be attempting some negative spin. But no, I was actually green with envy, typing these words on a worn, coffee-stained office chair, which has ...




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