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  1. First person

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Frederick Yeung Ka-ching, 44, associate professor at the University of Hong Kong, co-ordinates the Uncle-Long-Legs Letter Box project, which over the past 11 years has provided anonymous pen friends for more than 9,000 children in need of emotional support The idea for the Uncle-Long-Legs Letter Box project came from a cartoon series that was popular ...

  2. Magical tool to express love for others

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Hongkong Post is organising a competition aimed at promoting students' interest in letter writing as a means of expressing their love for others. It is being held in support of the Universal Postal Union's 34th International Letter-Writing Competition. The theme this year is 'A Letter to My Favourite Fairytale Character', in celebration ...

  3. Writing that polite thank-you note is key in 'courting' process

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with you. Here are some suggestions to crafting the perfect follow-up letter: The three-day rule of responding may apply to weddings and dinner parties but, when job hunting, it is best to reply ... with a thank-you note. Do not send a bread-and-butter letter. It is not enough to say: 'Nice meeting you today and thanks for the interview.' Refer to the actual event and sum up what you ...

  4. Top tips about the 10 top traps: how to avoid making a virtual nuisance of yourself

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Size matters Sending large attachments is one of the worst faux pas, according to Judith Kallos, who runs www.netmanners.com. Try to compress or 'zip' files or, at least, warn the recipient beforehand. Capital losses Typing in capital letters is the equivalent of shouting at someone. It's also considered lazy and is more difficult to read. Take care ...

  5. Tsunami special

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Letters in this special discuss the tsunami's heavy toll among women and disaster preparedness. The spirit of recovery continues. If you have a comment on the tsunami, send in your letter: we will consider it for the daily Letters. ...

  6. Writing business letters

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Micah Stover

    ... Micah Stover Business letters and business memos are quite similar. But they also have some significant differences. Let's start by looking at the similarities. Both business memos and business letters should be concise and to the point. Business letters adhere to a specific format and structure. Business letters are often used in professional situations to convey information ...

  7. Tsunami special

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Have the Post's continuing specials on Asia's recovery, rebuilding and resilience in the wake of the tsunami sparked an opinion on your part about the tragedy? If you wish to comment on the tsunami or recovery efforts, write to us. We will consider the letter for publication in another special letters section we plan to run next Saturday. ...

  8. Tsunami specials

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you have an opinion on Asia's recovery, rebuilding and resilience in the wake of the tsunami? Send us a letter and we will consider it for publication in the same issue as one of the specials running in the Post from today until April 16. The first special letters page will appear on Saturday. ...

  9. Message in a letter

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh A letter to the Little Mermaid has given a Hong Kong student the possibility of going to Denmark. Form Two student Anna Wong Fuk-wun, from Belilios Public School, won the local round of the 2005 International Letter-Writing Competition. The theme of this year's competition, organised by the Universal Postal Union, is 'A Letter to My Favourite Fairytale ...

  10. Letter contest could turn dream into reality

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A journey to a fairytale kingdom is every child's fantasy- but a letter-writing competition could turn dream into reality for one Hong Kong student. Hongkong Post is supporting the Universal Postal Union's 34th International Letter Writing Competition, with a trip to Copenhagen- home town of Hans Christian Andersen- as its top prize. The competition calls ...




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