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  1. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai I watched a recently made documentary the other day about a film crew's experience in a Himalayan village in China, where they stayed for a whole year. They were documenting what life was like for the people there over the changing course of the seasons. Mostly they were concentrating on the life of the local people and the mysterious life of the monks who live ...

  2. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai I am typical of many Hongkongers who have recently returned to the city from a life overseas. My mother was a first-generation immigrant to Australia and struggled with alienation because of poverty, culture and language in the early years in her new country. But she brought her family through with resounding success. I find myself in a similar situation but in reverse. ...

  3. Film focus

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai It's been a good year for veteran director Ann Hui On-wah. Having been named best director at the Hong Kong Film Awards for last year's The Way We Are, Hui has followed up with Night and Fog, an exploration of working-class struggles in post-1997 Hong Kong based on a real family living in Tin Shui Wai. The film opened in theatres on Thursday in the wake ...

  4. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai As a director of two veterinary clinics I am also the main person in charge of interviewing job applicants. One of the standard questions I ask during job interviews is: 'What other hobbies beside those related to animals and pets do you have?' This question is of paramount importance. A good answer will demonstrate to me the applicant's ability ...

  5. Urban Jungle

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai It must be a mid-30s curse, but I have been to 14 weddings in the past 12 months, and it doesn't look like it's going to let up in the next 12. Not to mention my own wedding in November. There are many weddings to which I get invited where I am at a table of people I haven't met before. I am faced with the option of either keeping to myself with my ...

  6. Urban Jungle

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai There is an archaic saying that goes 'Behind every successful man, there is a woman'. It's one of those sayings that is a little sexist and outdated, but it is the truth in some situations. For me it is the absolute truth, but I would change the wording a little from 'woman' to 'women'. There have been many women in my life who have ...

  7. Editor recognised for helping police catch a pervert

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... Vivian Li and Chris Ip When a magazine editor learned that a 14-year-old girl had had an 'unhappy experience' in modelling, this raised his suspicions. Lai Gee-kin's ... jail term and to Lai receiving a Good Citizen Award from the police yesterday. Lai, who is also an amateur photographer, was looking for models on the '3 boys 2 girls' internet forum ...

  8. Culture clash

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... shouldn't use that friendly gesture in unkind ways. Hardly the great communicator, Leon Lai Ming nevertheless articulately rebukes the tabloid media for stirring the pot after his Chinese-American wife Gaile Lai Kei-yi was photographed kissing Chinese-American singer Adrienne Lau ...

  9. Ankie Lau's perfect star for film? Her daughter

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai On the events circuit, model Ankie Beilke and mum Ankie Lau Heung-ping often seem to be attached at the hip. Now, mother and daughter are closer than ever as they prepare to make a film together. At a Shiseido skincare launch last Thursday at The French Window restaurant, presided over by model Fala Chen and comedian Jim Tsim Sui-man, Lau chatted excitedly about ...

  10. Big Gap brings out the stars for an evening of shopping, champagne-sipping and snapping

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai The Gap store opening last week boasted a guest entrance queue longer than the lines for Disneyland rides at weekends. Though by no means the first Gap shop in Greater China (Shanghai and Beijing each have four), the Hong Kong flagship impresses with its size, spanning 15,000 sq ft over four floors, and including Gap adult, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody. The Let's ...




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