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  1. How dolphins can fill your family's spiritual needs

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Dolphins carry within them remarkable healing energy, according to spiritual healer and self-styled 'trans-personal channel' Veenaa Saynana. She may be only ... that make you feel like a Duracell battery already? The Singapore-based healer, who is visiting the city, promises to uplift, transform and bring spiritual clarity for those on the trip. She can see ...

  2. Foreign doctors are a cure, not a curse

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When a young Hong Kong-born neurosurgeon from a pre-eminent medical school in Britain cannot practise in Hong Kong, you know something is rotten in the state ... doctors have been exempted from taking the exams, but they are subject to annual review and renewal. How can anyone plan a career on temporary contracts? Our rival, Singapore, is well aware of our ...

  3. Sex may be only twice a week and unadventurous, but HK is happy

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Hongkongers have sex infrequently and are among the least sexually adventurous, yet most of them are happy with their love lives, condom-maker Durex's annual world sex survey shows. The average Hongkonger has sex 103 times a year, fourth from the bottom but still higher than Sweden (102), Malaysia (100) and Singapore (96). All the other 30 countries surveyed rated higher than ...

  4. Did YouTube nude get his just deserts?

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo If you don't know the facts, just make them up. That seems to be the first rule of local journalism. Last month, a grainy video clip appeared on YouTube showing a man being forced to strip and walk naked in Mong Kok in broad daylight. Many newspapers reported the man was likely to be the victim of loan sharks and that the way he was treated was a kind ...

  5. New chief brings splash of colour to provident fund body

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Everything is orange and yellow at the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority, even its headquarters in West Kowloon. Its new chief, Anna Wu Hung-yuk (inset), has inherited this mandatory colour scheme and has vowed to enforce it, even with gifts (pictured) she passed out to reporters at a tea gathering this week. Mind you, the gift bag is nothing fancy, at least nothing ...

  6. Lifestyles of the rich and shameless

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Japanese can be humorous and deadly serious at the same time. The latest drive by Japanese lawmakers to fine- on a per head basis- companies whose workers' waistlines exceed ... of obesity and energy-inefficiency have shown, China is in danger of proving to be no exception. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  7. The importance of education

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Children have so much to learn in this complicated world of ours, and a new educational series by publisher Treasure-Fort Development is providing the much-needed information. Alert reader Eva Lo sent in this highly informative bilingual kindergarten series, written to enhance the vocabularies of young readers. It includes 'Learning animal', 'Learning ...

  8. Cholera crisis managers calm the waters

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I am loath to say anything nice about ParknShop, which makes me pay $20 for 5kg of cat litter - among other inflated price items - when I have five cats at home. But the way the supermarket chain went into crisis-management mode this week after health ins ...

  9. Hands-on experience

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The Employees Retraining Board is nothing if not imaginative. Outgoing executive director Kwong Sing-szee revealed this week that the board is moving into the massage business. It's a highly competitive and ruthless industry- just ask those massage parlour operators in Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui. According to Mr Kwong, the board has successfully trained 1,500 ...

  10. Doctor Hannah goes on the record

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

    ... Alex Lo Caring for the dying doesn't prepare you for your own death, says diary medico Nothing prepares you for your own death, says Yvonne Mak Yi-wood, even if you have spent years caring for the dying. A specialist in palliative care, Dr Mak, 40, has been working at Sha Tin's Bradbury Hospice for terminal patients since the mid-1990s, but when she was told she had ...




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