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  1. Thrilling experiences of young James Bond prove exciting

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... the adventures he experienced as a youngster. James Bond is one of the most famous heroes ever created by a writer. His exploits have been documented in 14 novels and a string of blockbuster films that have made him world-famous. Silverfin is the first of a series of novels that detail what Bond got up to as a teenager. Thriller author and television writer Charlie Higson landed the plum job ...

  2. FYI: Should a Martini be shaken or stirred?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... introduced James Bond's favoured tipple in the original 007 novel Casino Royale in 1953, with the sophisticated super-spy dryly commenting: 'I never have more than one drink before dinner. ... as various herbs). Shaken and served with a slice of lemon peel, Bond's personalised Martini was dubbed a Vesper (after the book's femme fatale double agent Vesper Lynd). The consensus ...

  3. Shaken or stirred

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho Raise your glass to a classic tipple Once considered a drink for older people, the martini is once again the tipple of the day. The first martini was made by an 18th-century German opera composer, whose recipe was two ounces of Genievre (the original gin from in Belgium), an ounce of Chablis or Rhine wine and a pinch of cinnamon. James Bond made famous The Vesper- ...

  4. James Chau Kin-seng

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... MacDonald, Valentino Garavani and Alber Elbaz are the Elsa Schiaparelli, Charles James and Hubert de Givenchy of our times. Style icon? I was born into a stable of clotheshorses and, without doubt, ... initials on the underside. Our little secret. Boxers or briefs? Briefs, naturally. High end or high street? Well, high street to me begins with Sloane and Old Bond. It's politically correct ...

  5. Trio sought bank receipt for fake US bonds, court told

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... the counterfeit bonds. Mr Wong said that in November last year James Chen and Ho with a woman, Chien Chin-fong, had asked Brink's Asia Pacific to arrange for delivery of the bonds to HSBC. ... Jonathan Li Three Taiwanese businessmen had tried to get HSBC officers to agree to store three fake US bonds with face values of US$100 million each, the District Court heard yesterday. ...

  6. First mission for top spy

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... The teenage life of James Bond is uncovered in a thrilling tale which pits the future secret agent against a mad villain, writes John Millen James Bond is one of the most celebrated ... being that it has a schoolboy hero at the centre of the action. The teenage James Bond is handsome, bright, tough and ingenious- just like the adult version. In Silverfin's first few ...

  7. HKMC chief plays down worries over retail bond issue

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Series enjoys Hong Kong's high credit rating and is affordable, says James Lau The latest retail bond series from the Hong Kong Mortgage Corp (HKMC) will succeed despite rising deposit interest rates, HKMC chief executive James Lau said yesterday. Analysts have questioned the timing of the four-tranche, two-currency series, saying that with fixed-deposit interest ...

  8. HKMC retail bond gets tepid response

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the longer-term notes to attract more interest. HKMC chief executive James Lau said that the corporation would continue to use retail bonds as one of its major funding sources. Prices for the two series ... Mortgage Corp's (HKMC) retail bond issue. The HKMC attracted applications for just $625 million worth of its retail bond offer before the one-week subscription period closed yesterday. ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taiwanese jailed over fake US bond certificates Three Taiwanese businessmen who tried to convince HSBC officers to agree to store fake US bonds with face values of US$100 million were sentenced in the District Court yesterday to three years in jail. James C.F. Chen, 56, Kenny Ho Kaun-I, 35, and Chen Chung-yu, 74, paid visits to a security transport company to discuss transporting ...

  10. Neither shaken nor stirred

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... sometimes culture is so intertwined with the world of the big silver screen that movies cannot be ignored. Here I take note of British secret agent 007, better known as James Bond. Try to imagine ... dubbed him 'James Bland'. Bond is an icon of our times. Cool, sophisticated, ruthless and a womaniser, he represents everything I and hundreds of millions of males around the world ...




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