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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. Intellectuals register their opposition in open letter

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing More than 50 mainland scholars, writers and activists have signed an open letter condemning the deadly attacks on farmers in Dongzhou village. The signatories ... authorities for not making any public explanation, clarification or investigation,' the open letter says. 'We protest against the crude censorship by the mainland media of any reporting ...

  10. Police look into extortion letter to property firms

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

    ... that blackmail was a serious criminal offence that carried a maximum penalty of 14 years' imprisonment. It has been reported that at least one property company received an extortion letter threatening to carry out a bomb attack if money was not paid. It is understood that no traces of explosives or dangerous chemicals have been found on the letter, which is also being tested ...




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