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  1. Write your e-mails properly

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Hestler

    ... the same opening and closing that you would in a formal letter (i.e. Dear/Sincerely/Faithfully). You should also avoid informal abbreviations such as 'BTW' (by the way) or emoticons like ... mistakes from time to time. But an e-mail without capital letters or punctuation is hard to read. It also gives the impression that the writer is lazy or stupid. One of the biggest mistakes people ...

  2. Make that first impression count

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... The hunt for jobs starts with a well-presented and precise resume and cover letter, writes Nick Walker IN BRITISH ENGLISH it's a CV; American-English users call it a resume, ... as through the post. Observe the conventional wisdom of including a cover letter, but ensure that it is brief and does not repeat information. Here is the place to deliver a succinct overview ...

  3. Contest promotes lost art of letter writing

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... LAUREN CROTHERS Most people will agree that it's a lovely feeling to receive a letter. Because they're handwritten, you can tell that someone has taken the time and trouble ... To encourage young people to communicate in this traditional way, Postmaster-General Allan Chiang Yam-wang has announced that Hong Kong Post will hold a letter writing competition. This year's ...

  4. change of address

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From today we are changing our Letters e-mail address to letters@scmp.com thanks to a losing battle against spam at the old one. We hope this doesn't cause too much inconvenience. Please keep your letters coming! ...

  5. Cutter blade found in letter to 'Long Hair'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A letter with a cutter blade was found at the Central office of April Fifth Action Group legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung yesterday, a day after ... received a death threat along with a cutter blade in a letter a day after the controversial covert surveillance bill was passed. Keith Au Kwok-kuen, assistant to Mr Leung, said the letter warned Mr ...

  6. Star's maid jailed for six months over theft of photos, letter

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A Filipino maid was jailed for six months yesterday for stealing three personal photos and a letter while working for Canto-pop king Jacky Cheung Hok-yau. Preslyn-saga ... to explain to Cheung that she had kept the letter- an unopened business letter to Cheung- by mistake as she mixed up the mail. She said the photos were taken with the consent of Cheung as souvenirs, ...

  7. Letter writer accused of threatening Abe gets bail

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of sending two threatening letters to Japan's chief cabinet secretary was granted bail by police yesterday. Charges have not been laid. Police and the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong also confirmed that the man was a suspect in sending a third threatening letter to the Japanese consul in the city. Two letters threatening ...

  8. Writing letters helps improve your English

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Writing letters to the editor has been very helpful for me. When I wrote my first letter to the editor, it was difficult and I felt nervous. The content of my letters were very similar. ... they really helped me a lot. ANDY NG WAI-LUNG Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School Thanks for writing in, Andy. I absolutely agree with you that writing letters to the editor can help improve your ...

  9. I was wrong, says attacker in letters

    Posted Nov 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui One of the men behind the savage attack on Ho-yin has written two lengthy letters to the presiding judge to express remorse as part of his mitigation. Seventeen-year-old ... own family. 'I was really wrong for committing this crime,' he wrote in one of the letters, which were translated into English. 'It trashed my future, and violated the law ...

  10. Powder in letters sent to media

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Police are investigating the sending of letters containing an unidentified white powder to three media organisations. Staff at the Chinese-language Apple Daily called in the police at 9pm last night after spotting a letter placed in a suspicious plastic box in the car park of the newspaper's building in Tseung Kwan O. The envelope contained a white powder, ...




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