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  1. Beer with a fine body? We'll raise a glass to that

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Alex Lo Lodown is a sucker for the tasteless and the tactless. So this advert has a natural appeal that proves quite irresistible. The morally upright may feel it is a tad offensive. So it's a good thing the ad wasn't run in our respected and respectable paper. It's for a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui. I am tempted to pay it a visit just for the ad. 'Our beer ...

  2. Master paints bleak picture for struggling artists

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

    ... Alex Lo If all truly great international cities enjoy a vibrant art scene, then Hong Kong has a long way to go. At the very least, says veteran painter Tommy Tsui Kar-yeung, 63, local artists should not have to be ashamed to tell people what they do for a living. 'It's easier for me now because my paintings have been sold at good prices, and hung on the walls at major ...

  3. Loudmouth on mobile phone spills the [triad] plot

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Talking too loudly on your mobile phone can land you in jail, especially when you are a suspected triad member. A plain-clothes officer was patrolling in Hung Hom early on Wednesday when he overheard a man barking orders into his mobile. He was apparently giving instructions to set up an ambush against a rival gang member at a disco in Tsim Sha Tsui. The man ...

  4. Tamar site gets bureaucrat's heart pounding

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Oh boy, this is not a government press release- it's a love letter! It's titled 'A date with Tamar', by Peter Yuen Ka-tat, project director of the Architectural Services Department. 'Tamar, to many people, might be no more than a name, a hot topic in the newspapers,' he writes. 'But to me, it means something more, as it has been ...

  5. Dirt-digging likely to be an electoral aphrodisiac

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

    ... with Alex Lo Tabloid Eastweek is not known to be overly friendly with democrats, so it came as no surprise when it ran a cover story this week on the dirt it had dug up on maverick legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung. Its newshounds followed the 48-year-old bachelor for 100 days and found, shockingly, that he does what most unmarried men in the city do: bar-hopping ...

  6. Son charged with murder

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The eldest son of a paralysed man whose body was fished out of Victoria Harbour tied to a wheelchair was charged with murder last night. The 46-year-old former Correctional Services Department chef, whom police did not name, will face one count of murder ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Expansionist Anglicans channel HK spirit

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When developers tear down heritage sites, they are out to make a buck. But when churches do the same, behold, they are doing God's work. So shut up. Quick, take a stroll down Nathan Road for a last glimpse of the landmark stone wall, one of the last traces of old Tsim Sha Tsui, which has fronted the Anglican St Andrew's Church, itself ...

  8. Don't twist your knickers over The Underpants

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Alex Lo We were a bit confused by the synopsis of a farcical play called The Underpants, which is apparently a Cantonese adaptation from the German playwright Carl Sternheim. 'Chung Ying Theatre stages a farce about various men wanting to rent the only guestroom in the house of an unemployed civil servant because of an episode involving his young wife and her ...


    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'A qualified member of staff [should] accompany the driver to remind the latter to call at stations if a passenger train has to be driven by a driver.' From a KCRC proposal, recommending a staff minder be stationed in each train to remind drivers to stop at every rail station-- 'This is so confusing- it's spaghetti traffic.' Legislative Council ...

  10. Things have come to a pretty pass when you can no longer rely on the decency of pickpockets

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Pickpockets used to have a sense of professionalism and decency. Now, like everyone else in Hong Kong, they just have no standards any more. Milkshake and ketchup use has been de rigueur among these criminals, to spill on unsuspecting victims to distract them. Sure, they make off with valuables but at least the victim is not grossed out. But a gang suspected ...




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