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    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... 'I don't like walking around with my bra exposed either.' A 32-year-old sex worker, testifying in Kowloon City Court against her assailant who allegedly ganged up with fellow prostitutes next door to beat her because she walked around in re ...

  2. Confirmed: Wen no dummy

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Diplomatic photo ops with the state-owned Xinhua news agency inevitably follow the same formula: a half-body frame showing foreign VIPs shaking hands with one of our great leaders. So we thought Premier Wen Jiabao and Xinhua had finally come up with a sol ...

  3. 'The Rock' has a new goal

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... HKU vice-chancellor Tsui Lap-chee is not only famous for his genetic research but has also earned himself a fine reputation as a football goalkeeper. On the soccer field, he is known as 'The Rock', at least among fellow academics, apparently for ...

  4. Tourism concepts that don't travel well

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Souvenirs from foreign tourism officials tend to give a first impression to people about their countries. At the launch of the Association of National Tourist Office ... The cheap: a stack of note paper printed with the message 'Uniquely Singapore' The cheapest: a bookmark with the internet address franceguide.com (France) The blandest: a black cap ...

  5. renowned Poet apologises for penning public exam misery

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The city's most accomplished poet has offered a public apology this week, even though it wasn't really his fault. Laurence Wong Kwok-pun, who currently holds the prestigious Wai Kee Kau Chair professorship of translation at Lingnan University, has had the misfortune of having his most famous 'new-style' poem, Tin Chen Lei Shi De Chin Cheng, included ...

  6. A bit of philosophy on clubbing in Wan Chai

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Some adverts really have to be seen to be believed, like this one from the legendary, now revamped, nightclub Club Tonnochy in Wan Chai, which appeared in the business section of the Oriental Daily News. It's written as a letter by a husband to his wife, reprimanding her because she dared ask him if he went to the club the night before. 'This is my honest answer ...

  7. At last, a job worth praising?

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A media friend recently had a close encounter of a beatific kind. While attending a public function, he thought he had come face to face with The One. My friend took one look at his business card (pictured) and hesitated. Should he drop on the ground and bow to the Almighty? After all, how often do we have a chance to meet our Maker before the day of reckoning? ...

  8. Jackie sniffs injustice and he's off the leash

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Kung Fu movie star Jackie Chan made a fortune on the silver screen fighting on the side of the righteous, but more recently he also has shown he is a champion of the rights of dogs and movie stars. Backing a tearful Gillian Chung Yan-tung, of Twins, the Big Brother of the local movie industry told reporters that enough is enough: the privacy rights of stars ...

  9. Potent symbol for young generation

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Since our government has been telling us to go forth and multiply in a bid to reverse an ageing population, we have often wondered why the bauhinia is still our city's flower. The Bauhinia X blakeana, while generally considered by connoisseurs to be the most beautiful of all the orchid trees, is a sterile hybrid of two other varieties- not exactly the best symbol ...

  10. English without the wishy-washy bits

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's a new school year and we are inundated with ads for the latest private tutorial stars. Unlike earlier ones, the latest ads are desperate to stress substance over image, featuring tutors in boring executive attire. The previous summer ads, you may recall, showed several teachers dressed up as martial arts TV heros and heroines, while another one featured ...




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