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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Me and Mitch: Translating Comedy

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:23pm by Jesse Appell

    ... jokes are short, concise, and mostly based off of (twisted) logic. His references were obscure, but I was sure some of them would work. The real question mark for me was how the audience would ... of Mitch Hedberg Performing onstage in Hedberg’s style was nerve-wracking. Pauses seem extra long to the performers, so trusting in Hedberg’s style to ride me through the pauses between jokes took ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Telling whoppers: The many faces of Bradley Saltzberg, Vancouver’s Anti-Asian Catfish

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:04am by Ian Young

    ... a fair hearing). The conversation was unusual and uncomfortable, though more for Saltzberg than me, I suspect. I flatly stated my belief that both Brody and Bradley were, in fact, Saltzberg. Saltzberg: Ahh. That’s your impression. Umm… (pause). Me: Is that true? Saltzberg: …umm...no. No. It was a less-than-convincing denial, considering I had just accused him of using fake identities. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't bet your life and education on electronic sports

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Playing online is one thing; at least you are involved. Watching strikes me as a supreme waste of time which just takes "unproductivity" to a whole new level. But I belong to an ageing ... me rather as the opposite of physical sport, that is, anti-sport. But that's just me and my bias.) Last October, 32 million people went to Twitch to watch a live championship for League ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How far should we go in using social media to censure boorish behaviour?

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:43am by Kelly Yang

    ... Western women travelling on a bus pulled the "I'm a lawyer" card on me. I was heading home from the public pool, with my mum. The bus was packed- standing room only. The four women ... onto the bus, I felt the fury build up inside me. The elderly held onto the handles. Every time the bus took a sharp turn, they braced themselves, hanging on for dear life. Meanwhile, the women ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... be a good one without talented students who demonstrate their potential to be future world leaders in different fields. As a Yale World Fellow, I have been assigned four students to assist me ... novel, I never thought about what it meant for me or my career. Some years later, I began to realise something I should always know, but may just forget to tell myself – I know why I wrote ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong is home, for better or worse

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:24pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... place for a lot of people. Those who come for holidays spend a few days, foreigners seeking an Asian adventure perhaps six or 12 months and expatriates a few years. Then there are those like me ... a problem getting their heads around. Strangers more often than not ask me where I'm from. My response of "Hong Kong" has them following up with a clarification of, "No, what ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong won't benefit from a standstill in electoral reform

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:25am by Bernard Chan

    ... and angry about it that they refuse to admit that it is an improvement. Let me expand on what I wrote about the nomination process for the 2017 chief executive election. I believe that this process, ... consultation, or vetoing the final package, might make angry pro-democrats feel good. But please tell me: how exactly do the people of Hong Kong benefit from another five, 10 or even 15 years ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the way from portland cement to paint, weighted on a straight arithmetic basis. It's rough but it certainly indicates a high rate of rising costs. This does not entirely satisfy me, however, ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... innovation. The people who can master the technology and the data- the geeks- will continue to astonish us with their creations. "After that things get quite unclear to me."   Bryan Curtis ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Restaurant review: Bistro Manchu

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Susan Jung

    ... eating them, even as they made me sweat. Eggplant with garlic, chilli and sesame oil (HK$68) was rich, oily and pungent. My favourite dishes were the meat ones. The house special garlic chicken ...




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