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  1. Melting pot of cultures

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sascha Matuscak The growth in Chengdu's foreign population and their desire to stay and help build this city is evident in the establishments going up around town. The Americans were first, and the oldest bars and coffee houses reflect their taste fo ...

  2. uncorked

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... or dowdy spouse. It became customary for hosts to drink a glass of wine from the communal pitcher before serving guests to prove the wine was safe. The Romans handled their interpersonal problems ...

  3. Health drink sales driven by a wholesome obsession

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... explaining how the gravitation towards healthy beverages originated from the Asian culture of going to Chinese herbal tea shops. 'It is no longer just old people who drink herbal teas and health ... weight, boost their immune systems, maintain a healthy diet or simply look as good as possible. Nowhere has this phenomenon translated into action more obviously than in the health drinks market, ...

  4. 'A French teacher taught us French drinking songs'

    Posted Nov 11th 2006, 12:00am by Annelise Connell, David Phair

    ... a game show and making us think as quickly as possible. We also had a French teacher who taught us French drinking songs. He'd tell us about going down into the sewers of Paris and it made ... homework 20 minutes before class. I didn't find the move easy. California was the epicentre of US drug culture and I felt society was quite divisive. However, I met my second memorable maths ...

  5. Spoof on cafe culture puts sales on boil

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a flourish. The spot contrasts tea served in a glass with tea that comes ready to drink. 'Instead of promising local cafe culture in a glass, we put the Yeung Gwong taste experience inside ... with ready-to-drink lemon tea'. 'It seems that regardless of which cafe, there is always the same familiar scene of people and food and the same drink to fuel relaxing interaction,' said Ogilvy ...

  6. Probe deepens over tainted cough syrup

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Mary Ann Benitez Health authorities receive reports of at least 13 children being prescribed medicine containing rubbing alcohol Thirteen children yesterday reported that they were prescribed cough syrup containing rubbing alcohol at a ...

  7. Tribal cultures merge as all forms of life gather at So Kon Po

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... unforgettable festival of rugby, colour and, if you're lucky, a splash of nudity that could drive you to drink. No wonder the tickets sell out every year. Few other international sporting events ... match in two years' time. The Sevens proves Hong Kong works. The tournament's a crossroads of rugby cultures in which Kiwi, Aussie and South African tour groups, all resplendent ...

  8. A cultural evolution

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Helena Iveson

    ... was literally nowhere else to go for a drink,' says its owner Frank Siegel. 'Back then, we only catered to expats and we could only accept FECs [foreign exchange certificates] ... strength, says Zhou Xiaoying, a recruitment consultant from Hong Kong on a one-year language course. 'Where else can you start a night at a place where drinks are less than 10 yuan, ...

  9. Bathhouse culture cleans up its act

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are the most famous in Taiwan, where hot spring culture is more than a century old. Its development dates back to 1893, when a German businessman discovered hot springs there and set up a spa. When Japan colonised Taiwan two years later, the culture of hot springs started to spread across the island and during the 50-year occupation, Peitou flourished as the top spa destination. Even so, ...

  10. Culture holds the key to an engaged staff

    Posted Jan 14th 2006, 12:00am by Debra Martin

    ... and the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management, the answer is corporate culture. 'Employee engagement is a frequently discussed term in management, but essentially it is the extent ... in their jobs, while emotional factors such as respect for managers and pride in the company inspire employees to stretch themselves and perform at a higher level. If corporate culture drives engagement, ...




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