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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: the height of rudeness

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... in men, who will accost you to force an inane conversation about your apparently freakish stature. "You are really tall," men say to me in bars and other social settings. "Like really, really tall," they muse, blowing me away with their perspicacious skills of observation. The chat, if I allow it to continue, usually ends up at, "Just how tall are you?" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572845/rant-height-rudeness
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Ufrieda Ho

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... Africa, you can literally live in the dark and never cross those invisible boundaries into townships. Journalism, for me, was an invitation into other worlds. When I won the Anthony Sampson Foundation Award (for reporting on migrants), I met (former political prisoner) Ahmed Kathrada. He put me straight on a comment I made about Chinese not being involved in the apartheid struggle. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572896/my-life-ufrieda-ho
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    Rant: the app storm

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... "OMG CLOUDS! THERE MIGHT BE A THUNDERSTORM," it bleats every hour, before warning me about squally showers. That's right, "squally". "Barren winter with his wrathful nipping cold abounds," would be about as contemporary. But linguistic throwbacks do not distract me from this app's ineptitude. Eventually- when no thunder has crackled and all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1568220/rant-app-storm
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near yet so feared: plate expectations

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... HK$300 to be fobbed off with a second-rate picnic? It made me think about how few, if any, disappointments can be as devastating as those related to food. To anticipate a delicious meal for hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1568217/so-near-yet-so-feared-plate-expectations
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    My life: John Weiley

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... that Sid would be displeased. He called me aside afterwards and said, "I don't care if a film is over budget if it's a good film. But every pound I spend over budget on a bad film ... of it. No one ever told me why. A misfiled copy was discovered recently and, 45 years after it was made, the film had its Australian premiere at the Opera House. REMEMBER THE 60S? I went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1568216/my-life-john-weiley
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    Then & now: get me out of here

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Jason Wordie

    ... While local Europeans have long delighted in rubbing shoulders with celebrities, the feeling has not always been mutual, writes Jason Wordie Get me out of here Hong Kong’s European society tends to lionise visiting literary figures; the absence of much serious home-grown talent means that when internationally known writers pass through Hong Kong they are pounced upon. Literary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1521091/then-now-get-me-out-here
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Chester Williams

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... visited Paarl (in Western Cape province, South Africa), where I grew up, to see my No1 fan; my father. I was sitting in a field where I played my first senior game of rugby. It made me think how ... deciding that the whites would not be his enemy and would be included in the nation. I met Mandela in 1994. He called me to lunch at his house, where he discussed my role in his strategy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1563332/my-life-chester-williams
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: last man standing

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm

    ... Charlie Harris Charlie Harris Last man standing Co-worker: 1, Charlie Harris: 0. That's how it felt at the end of every day during my first office job in Hong Kong. My female co-worker, a twenty-something local, would arrive at the same time as me each morning but left … well, I never knew when. No matter how late I stayed she'd always outlast me. Such endurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1563325/rant-last-man-standing
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    Something new: Heritage Lodge

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Violet Law

    ... Violet Law Violet Law Living history I had to pinch myself. Dragonflies were flitting across a lotus pond, a 100-year-old traditional Chinese gable roof stood above me and Ming dynasty-style wooden fixtures abounded. No, I hadn't gone back in time: I was in Kowloon circa 2014, at the city's newest heritage hotel. Perched on the lush hillside of Castle Peak Road ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1563327/something-new-heritage-lodge
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    Reflections: off colour

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... traditional South Asian dress. The only item that fitted me in the Kowloon shop, however, was a black kurta. Although I’m about as Chinese as Bill Clinton is British (hailing, as I do, from Singapore), the taboo of wearing black to a wedding is etched in my cultural memory. But South Asian friends assured me it wouldn’t be a problem, so I wore the kurta. Black wasn’t always inauspicious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1557249/reflections-colour

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