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  1. Leung lists gifts, down to the last lychee

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... was in office. Mr Leung received more than 100 gifts over the past year, including dozens of toys and clothing for his baby daughter. He resigned last month after failing to declare the Lexus car before introducing a rise in vehicle first-registration tax in the budget. The 115 gifts he declared included crystal champagne glasses, lychees, mooncakes, preserved duck eggs, suckling pigs and sausages. ...

  2. A practical gift that aimed to please

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Sun Yat-sen was renowned for many things, but romance was not among them. When the founder of modern China married his legendary wife, Soong Ching-ling of the powerful Soong sisters in Tokyo in 1915, he gave her a new semi-automatic pistol as a wedding gift. This interesting titbit comes from a new exhibition, Soong Ching-ling: The Eternal Patriot's Heart, which ...

  3. Pilkadaris eyes ideal gift for honeymoon

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chuah Choo Chiang

    ... Chuah Choo Chiang in Bandar Seri Begawan Australian Terry Pilkadaris, looking for the perfect send-off for his honeymoon, grabbed the third-round lead at the inaugural Brunei Open with a battling three-under-par 68 yesterday. With wife Monique caddying fo ...

  4. Saddling up brings the gift of a silent night

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... ANNEMARIE EVANS Tuesday nights are peaceful in the Greeves family household in Pokfulam. Jamie Greeves, 21, sleeps the whole night through. It's the only night that he does: Jamie has the mental age of an eight-month-old and normally sleeps badly. Ev ...

  5. Pure decadence for sale at $93m

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow Hong Kong women want their jewels big, glitzy and in-your-face. That's why Cartier headed straight to Hong Kong to hock one of its most prized antique possessions, an emerald necklace with a centrepiece stone of 52.33 carats. The necklace was made for composer Irving Berlin as a wedding gift for his wife, Ellin Mackay. The gift proved very effective- ...

  6. Summerland

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the body of a grown-up novel and the head of a prodigiously gifted children's book.' David Kippen, the San Francisco Chronicle. Pros: Amazing magic, adventure, terror and triumph. Cons: ...

  7. Saul Bellow

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... to education, entering Chicago's Northwestern University where he studied anthropology, a subject that may have enhanced his gift for characterisation, and he graduated in 1937. When the war came, ... for Humboldt's Gift and the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature. What drives King Saul has never been worked out. One answer may be his hatred of complacency, which he supposedly sees as the source ...


    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... group queued to present gifts and waited for autographs from the much-maligned one-time security chief, who ended a tumultuous 28-year career in government on Thursday. Believe it or not, ...

  9. The Virgin's Lover

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Gregory obviously has a gift for dressing up history for the masses. Her characters in The Virgin's Lover, however, seem to go through the motions in playing their roles. Instead of taking ...

  10. Touching Earth

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... is inevitably tainted, including the twins, whose working holiday becomes a costly nightmare. Manicka has a gift for storytelling but her characters suffer in her haste to spin a yarn that connects ...




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