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  1. In a land of hope

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui, Sherry Lee

    ... Clarence Tsui and Sherry Lee meet some of those who fled Vietnam to build new lives here THE FAMILY By Hong Kong standards, the Tuen Mun flat of former Vietnamese asylum seekers Nghiem ... they endured in the camps. A photograph of a happy family of four celebrating the younger son's first birthday hangs on the wall. 'There were a lot of tears involved before we came ...

  2. Trekkers set for 250km of Moroccan madness

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... event. The group is hoping to raise up to $1 million for the Tsuen Wan-based Urban Peacemaker Evangelistic Fellowship, which helps poor families. The group's organiser and Commercial Radio ... a little, and they can develop their potential. The poor families include a lot of talented people, and we just want to give them a hand,' she says. The idea for the trip came from Wong who ...

  3. A dirty business

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to a member of the family- father, mother and adult son. When they want clothes they just take them from their own pile,' Wong tells a weekly gathering of her cleaner friends at the Hong Kong ... Kong homes because the occupants are unable, or unwilling, to clean. Employing a cleaner in Hong Kong was rare in the 1960s and 70s, except for rich families who hired a ma se or amah. ...

  4. Trouble & strife

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to just over $10,000 a month. 'She started saying I was useless for not being able to feed our family,' says Ah Lam (not his real name). 'I felt useless myself.' What started ... wife because he feared losing custody of his two daughters. He kept the daily verbal abuse and occasional physical battering a secret from friends and family. Ah Lam is not alone. According ...

  5. Curse of the conmen

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Cheung took for a housewife, asked whether she knew a famous shaman who lived nearby and who she wanted to bless her family. Cheung (who didn't want to give her full name) was surprised ... as much money as possible for a special blessing to protect them. 'They told me that everything in my family, especially with my daughters, would go well after the blessing,' Cheung ...


    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... no intention of finding a job because they need to take care of their family - has jumped from 6,300 in 1996 to 7,500 last year. The number may still be small compared to the west where millions ... remains small. Nevertheless, the house-father phenomenon not only means a dwindling trend of traditional family structures, it also redefines the role of men in Hong Kong. In the past they were ...


    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to use. In a minimum stay of four weeks, you can assist in street children outreach programmes, work in an orphanage or day-care centre. Volunteers will live with local families, thus having ...

  8. A Little home cooking

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Private kitchens are defined in the trade as family-run unlicensed eateries in residential blocks. They offer fixed menus and do not accept walk-in customers. Diners must book by phone and, ... a chance to sample unique cuisine based on secret family recipes, and - in some cases - cheaper prices. The exclusive, private and quiet dining environment is another. Many are patronised by film ...

  9. 'Even hearing about the disease scares survivors'

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Two years after Sars, the mental trauma continues for survivors. Some have hallucinations. Some have flashbacks of hospital scenes. Many avoid friends, weep and harbour ideas of committing suicide. 'Some have tried to kill themselves by taking medicine, but have been found by their families and taken to hospital,' said psychiatrist Wing Yun-kwok, the founder ...

  10. Mr Movies

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... on the local industry. By his own admission, for the past half century his research has taken precedence even over his family, and he twice quit jobs as a factory manager because it interfered with his obsession. 'All the family expenses were paid by my wife,' Yu says. 'She was very supportive of my work and never complained that I never supported the family.' His wife, Lau ...




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