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  1. What is your undiscovered talent?

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ariel Kwok, 14 Not many people know this, but I have a really good memory. Especially with numbers- I can remember a large number of digits after only a short glance. At the age of three, I could remember how to dial the country code, area code and home number so I could call Hong Kong relatives from America. I also remember events quite clearly: not only a general account but all ...

  2. Nazi Literature in the Americas

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolano Pan MacMillan HK$104 For those yet to discover the work of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolano, think of him as a Spanish-language equivalent of Stieg Larsson. Like Larsson, Bolano died aged 50 (in 2003), and has become an international superstar since. Unlike Larsson, he was already well-known throughout Latin America ...

  3. Question of the week: When did you last laugh like mad?

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... During humanities class, we were talking about the history of America. One of my friends said, 'Do you know why America is called America? On Columbus's ship, there was a Chinese chef, ...

  4. Question of the week: What's your favourite TV show?

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and I enjoy America's Next Top Model. But right now I'm hooked on The OC and One Tree Hill. Hayoung Baik, 16 America's Next Top Model. I enjoy seeing all the ladies, and it has shown me ...

  5. America's Sweethearts

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... America's Sweethearts HBO, 9pm John Cusack and Catherine Zeta-Jones (above, with Julia Roberts, centre) star as a celebrity couple whose relationship troubles threaten their superstar status and the release of their latest film. Studio heads call in a legendary press agent (Billy Crystal) to engineer a joint press junket. With his stars at each other's throats, he has his ...

  6. Mainland mutts find new homes in America

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Forty abandoned pet dogs will be heading for the United States next month in what could herald the start of a wave of international adoptions from the mainland. The dogs have been cared for by volunteers from the Beijing Human and Animal Environ ...

  7. Yacht's names reflect quirky Aussie humour

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo The last Sydney to Hobart race saw entries from 13 nations. However, over the years the race has produced some vessel names reflecting the Australian sense of humour. Out of Sight out of Mind, owned by a blind man and a psychiatrist. Nips N Tu ...

  8. Different species living together can end up fighting like cats and dogs

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Susie Lunt

    ... Susie Lunt If you have a much-loved pooch, but are finding it difficult to resist the Persian kitten at the pet shop, think hard before welcoming your new friend into your home. Adding another pet to the mix- even on a temporary basis- requires careful co ...

  9. letters

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benefits of a year's break from studies I am writing to express my views on taking a year out before university. In Europe and North America, it is common for students to work for a year before starting university. Recently, some employers and educators have suggested that Form Seven graduates in Hong Kong should do the same. Such a proposal has pros and cons. Firstly, ...

  10. ask toni & josh

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they had a long, hard look at themselves and realise they're far from perfect, and grow up. Hey Josh I really want to move away for university. I'm hoping to apply to America and the UK. ...




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