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  1. What's On

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... FAMILY AFFAIR Japanese theatre is rarely staged in Hong Kong, so don't miss this chance to see Tokyo Notes, an award-winning play directed by Oriza Hirata. Based on Yasujiro Ozu's masterpiece Tokyo Story, the play is set in a small art museum in Tokyo where an assortment of people meet, with each of them annoyed by their own family problems. Performed in Japanese ...

  2. Stepford wives

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week, Families asked if you agreed with a new book by Dr Laura Schlessinger that advises women to stop nagging, look pretty, keep a good house and do their utmost to keep ... women in Hong Kong should take Schlessinger's advice? E-mail: families@scmp.com ...

  3. Two halves of equation

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Stephanie Lam

    ... halves, and they should both always treasure each other, too. A happy marriage somehow relies on the family's financial ability. Quarrels start when you are short of money.' Louisa Shum ... role in marriage is to serve. Long ago, women relied on men, so they had to serve men and treat them like the boss. But nowadays, both partners contribute to the family. It's better to say ...

  4. Love's labours

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... enough love and dutifully admired as the head of the family. With the book going on sale here this month (HarperCollins, $116), how are Hong Kong couples likely to react to the Schlessinger ... the children and the family is the best support a wife can give.' Full-time wife and mother-of-two Clara Wu says many women- including her- would consider the book's advice to be accurate. ...

  5. Sweet intent, bitter legacy

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hundreds of thousands of South Korean children were adopted by families in the west, but now many are returning to search for answers, writes Khang Hyun-sung 'When I was five years old, I flew from Seoul to Washington Dulles International Airport and I can distinctly remember to this day, that I was going to meet my new family. I still had memories of my grandmother ...

  6. Behind parent-child traditions

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... interconnectedness, as a means to that end. A striking feature of mainland Chinese parenting styles, relative to North American ones, emerged in a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology. ...

  7. Impotency the death of many marriages

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Kristine Kwok and Patsy Moy Erectile dysfunction can be a leading cause of divorce, an expert has warned. Andrew Yip Wai-chun, chief of service of Kwong Wah Hospital's surgery department, said that as a leading urologist he had observed that between ...

  8. Why you can put a price on family unions

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But it is time we gave the mainland authorities another push to allow children and spouses to come together. Only then could we adopt other moves to help the families better manage the trauma of reunion, ... who are financially secure, perhaps the sponsoring spouse should be required to go through counselling on the challenges of family reunion before and after his or her marital partner arrives ...

  9. Sibling rivalry

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Karen Pittar

    ... that demanded (and got) so much adult attention. He reacted as most toddlers do: badly. Dr Stephen Chan Chun-kit, a specialist in family medicine at the Adventist Hospital, says most children find it difficult to adjust to the arrival of a new sibling. 'Most experience some degree of jealousy when a new baby enters the family because it tends to get lots of attention,' he says. ...

  10. Indian, 80, has 90 wives but aiming for a century

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi An 80-year-old Indian man who lives in a remote village in the eastern state of Orissa says that he has married 90 times- and made his village proud in the process. Udaynath Dakshiniray of Orali village says his marrying binge b ...




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