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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Financier finds trading lessons in marathon hobby

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com For Citic Securities' Eddie Lam, races like the Standard Chartered event sharpen his thinking Marathons give financier job edge Eddie Lam Yat-ming has clocked up 25,000 kilometers on his runs over the past 20 years, equal t ...

  2. Business - China Business - WINEMAKING

    Richard Parsons, former Citigroup chairman, eyes profit with wine hobby

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Milan Ex-Citigroup boss raises glass to new venture Former Citigroup chairman Richard Parsons, whose career in banking and media saw him at the helm of the industries' biggest companies, is betting that he can make money in retirement in ...

  3. Hobby rewards patience

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Western-style embroidery can be a hobby for both sexes, of any age and from all walks of life. Students can put their creativity and artistic ability into something tangible that will enhance their patience and help them relax. 'Embroidery can be a standalone piece of artwork for appreciation, or it can embellish clothing, household items or gifts,' says Mimi Chan, ...

  4. Victoriana revisited

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... If you are lacking indoor space, but want to surround yourself with plants, a terrarium could be the answer. The miniature, private worlds occupied by lush greens and tiny figurines have begun gaining favour with young design enthusiasts and creative type ...

  5. 'Hobby breeders' may face tighter puppy-sale laws

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government proposal. More than 70 per cent of animals sold at pet shops came from hobby breeders, said Carmen Chan Wai-man, executive officer of Happy Animals. Another 4 per cent are imported and 22 ... Too many commercial breeders disguise themselves as 'hobby' breeders to escape regulations, and it should be stopped, she said. Animal welfare groups were told in a meeting ...

  6. Swiss artist folds his childhood hobby into art, crease by crease

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen We've all made a paper plane at some point in our life, but Swiss artist Sipho Mabona has taken his childhood hobby to a new level. Mabona was in town on Monday to open ... mother taught him to make a paper plane when he was five years old. He studied psychology in college and became a primary school teacher. He stuck with his hobby, however, and got better. His ...

  7. Living life in a fishbowl

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Marriage brought Wayde King and Brett Raymer together- well, sort of. They're brothers-in-law: King (above left with Raymer) is married to Raymer's sister, Heather. The two men are best known as the outrageous duo in the reality te ...

  8. HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gadget Geezer Audiophiles will recognise the distinctive lowered-case 'b' as a symbol of high-fidelity sound from manufacturers Beats Audio. Now HP is hoping to attract the same type of users to its Pavilion series of laptop computers. The new P ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Illegal dog traders face crackdown

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND JOANNA CHIU

    ... Amy Nip and Joanna Chiu Proposed action against pet smuggling and 'hobby breeders' will require permits, with fines for illegal trading rising to HK$100,000 Licence scheme to put ... commercial breeders evade government controls by disguising themselves as private pet owners, or hobby breeders. As the current legislation does not require hobby breeders to be licensed, dog dealers ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    'King of Clowns' happiest when working at Christmas

    Posted Dec 26th 2012, 07:45pm by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho While most people are enjoying their Christmas holidays, this is probably the busiest time of the year for Tony Wong Kin-wing, who creates fun around Hong Kong through his hobby ... I have made in the past ten-plus years were not wasted.” Clowning has been his hobby and semi-professional job for 14 years. Encouraged by a priest who taught him to juggle at his secondary ...




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