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  1. An easy way to avoid YouTube infamy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Next time you get into a dispute with someone in public, apologise and walk away. In this age of YouTube and Facebook, who knows, you might end up being filmed and put on the internet for other people's amusement? This is what happened to Freddy Wong Ka-ho (pictured), a shop manager at a household appliances store under the chain Luen Hing Hong in Yuen Long. ...

  2. Club where the girls know how to party

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Boy, what kind of party is that? Vertigo Ultralounge, a new private members' club in Wan Chai, promises to appeal to the 'hip' crowd but if the press release announcing its opening party this Thursday is anything to go by, it might just attract the wrong crowd. And, if there is any doubt about Hong Kong being a world-class city, the flair shown by the PR ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Blow to community born of dirty politics In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post. ...

  4. A man of promise deserves a honeymoon

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Leung Chun-ying has, at the very least, shown himself to have understood the most pressing issues confronting Hong Kong today. Whether the chief executive-elect has the ability, luck and will to resolve these issues during his coming tenure, we will have to wait and see. However, people of goodwill who have no affiliation to any vested interests ...


    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'After reading news reports about that HSBC woman spending millions of dollars for lessons, there has been a lot of interest from people wanting to see what it is all about' Perfect Dancing Academy instructor Debbie Yu Wai-kuen, referring to a surge in demand following the success of senior banker Mimi Monica Wong, 61, in suing her former Latin dance teachers ...

  6. Zunzi no virgin where controversy involved

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

    ... with Alex Lo Say what you will about Next Media, its editorial independence is never in doubt. How else can you explain this satirical sketch by the media group's longtime political cartoonist Zunzi, in the latest edition of Next Magazine? The caption suggests whoever ordered the brutal assault on Democrat Albert Ho Chun-yan could escalate his violation by taking pictures of Mr ...

  7. Double take

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Those wicked headline writers at Apple Daily! Veteran legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing has put out a collection of autobiographical essays full of pictures of her younger and prettier self. The book is titled Hing mil dam shih, which may be translated as 'light impressions', with the pun on hing, her name. It is, unfortunately, also reminiscent of a series ...

  8. Reaching for the stars

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery- tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls in our weekly series the highs and lows of 30 years working with celebrated scientists, battling bureaucracy... and being tailed by spies I was in the wrong job and in the wrong place, chasing a pipe dream. ...


    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'Our advice is not to use toilet paper to wipe your mouth and nose.' Connie Lau Yin-hing, deputy chief executive of the Consumer Council, warning that unused toilet rolls may be a bacteria breeding ground once they have been unpacked and left in moist places such as washrooms 'If one day [my wife] turned around and asked me not to climb, I would quit ...


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

    ... with Alex Lo 'Sometimes grown men like their toys. Wealthy men may own Ferraris, while for this man it is a toy motorcycle.' District Court Judge Chua Fi-lan, after sentencing 30-year-old deaf burglar Lau Hak-kan, with 14 prior convictions, to 20 months in jail for stealing spare parts for his toy vehicle-- 'It has always been said that Asian people's penises ...




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