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  1. The Sword in the Stone

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by John Millen The ancient realm of England was in total chaos. Old King Uther Pendragon had died leaving no heir to the throne. England was a kingdom without a king. Since ... gripping the heart of England. Merlin, the wizard, had been King Uther's trusted friend and adviser for many years. To find a solution, the old man locked himself away in the royal palace ...

  2. Become a more interesting you

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Cheryl Richter

    ... into someone boring and uninteresting. Gradually I have crept into my shell. I would like to find ways to be more interesting. What help is there for me? Once upon a time there was a king who had a valuable diamond. It was very beautiful. One day the diamond fell and got a huge scratch mark. The king asked the best diamond experts to remove the scratch, but everyone agreed that they could ...

  3. Starry, starry night

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... THE GLITTERING finery of the celebrity guests matched the sparkle of the stones on show. Up to 150 people gathered for an evening of cocktails and a private viewing of King Fook Jewellery's Starlight diamonds. And where else better than at Club Lusitano, in Central, where the ceiling decor depicts the different constellations in the sky? The crowd was a mix of business ...

  4. A Street Cat Named Bob

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen (read by Kris Milnes) Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook) Only cat lovers would buy a book like this. Bob, an underfed, scrappy ginger tom, turns up outside the flat of London-based author James Bowen, a ...

  5. Tommy Chung, blues guitarist

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... As told to Andrew Dembina 1. Hoochie Koochie Man- Muddy Waters This is the ultimate blues song by the undisputed king of the blues. Released in 1954, it combines the power and sexual allure of the primitive country blues with a more sophisticated uptown vibe. 2. Insatiable High- Masayoshi Takanaka In the late 1970s, Japanese jazz-fusion musicians were beating the Americans ...

  6. Ease strict law and let Thai media do their job

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The rumours and speculation circulating about the health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej have been categorised as deplorable in some quarters, but they can hardly be considered surprising. The king is revered by Thais. His deeds for the poor and perceived humility, gentleness, reserve and religious devotion have them prostrate on the ground when in his presence. So ...

  7. letters

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jackson will always be in our hearts I am a big fan of Michael Jackson. Before his death in June, a newspaper called him an 'antiquated, outdated superstar'. But immediately after he died aged 50, he became the 'King of Pop, Rock & Soul'. Jackson gained worldwide fame as a singer and dancer. He was also a well known philanthropist. But when I first ...

  8. Our picks

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is a famous legend that, like The Last Alchemist, also teaches people about being greedy instead of happy. It is the story of King Midas, who asked the gods for the power to make ... his wish and learned a valuable lesson. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling (ISBN: 07497030670) This book is a funny version of the King Midas story by having a boy called John ...

  9. Well-chosen friends will stop you going astray

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are lower. ERNEST KWOK King George V School Thanks for your letter, Ernest. That's good advice, our friends do have a big impact on our lives. But what do you do if you've made friends ...

  10. Lounge king plants feet in massage game

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen The latest venture by Dragon-i founder Gilbert Yeung Kei-lung is- of all things- a foot massage centre called Ten Feet Tall in Central's L Place. The project was conceived a year ago and Yeung said it had taken him quite a while to find t ...




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