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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Movie rewind: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Pavean Shamdasani

    ... upper-lipped politicians and fast-changing attitudes towards sex, there was just one topic left for the troupe. In that regard, Monty Python's Life of Brian gets a bad rap among religious types. ... on blind faith, leading to the loss of individualism. In that sense, Life of Brian 's moral is as important as its madcap humour, summed up perfectly in its closing minutes. Because despite ...

  2. A Simple Life (Film)

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... member still living in Hong Kong. At first, it seems the pair have mostly a master-servant relationship in which conversations are kept to a minimum. But as Ann Hui On-wah's A Simple Life ... and gratitude, Roger now tends to his amah. A Simple Life thrives on simplicity of character and storytelling. The death-bed scene is not drawn out; there's no long, tearful exchange between Roger ...

  3. A Simple Life

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in terms of substance yet universal in its emotional appeal, A Simple Life is the year's most unusual, trend-bucking mainstream release. Boasting a script by Susan Chan and the film's ... reality. Not that it should, for A Simple Life is not a documentary but a fictional tale of two individuals and their role reversals as one of their lives comes to a close. One of the most ...

  4. School life is happier if you're South Asian

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of satisfaction with school life, giving a rating of 4.5. South Asians were also happier about family life, with a satisfaction rating of 4.64, compared with 4.23 for local Chinese pupils and 4.26 for those from the mainland. They also had higher self-esteem than the two Chinese groups. The survey found that pupils with religious beliefs were more satisfied with various aspects of their life ...

  5. Thread of life

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A picture is worth a thousand words, so imagine the stories unfolding before your eyes at the 23rd Festival Visa Pour l'Image- Perpignan 2011, which is held in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. The International Festival of Photojou ...

  6. A different view about polygamy

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also given to powerful men as a sort of insurance policy. If one tribe wanted to be allies with another, they would often send women to the stronger chief. That way he was less likely to go to war against them again because he would be attacking his wife's family. Also, during those times, life was hard and required a lot of manual labour. More women in the household meant ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Mystery Hong Kong woman gives Irish church 100,000 euros

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... call it manna from heaven, a parish priest in Ireland got the shock of his life last week when a mystery woman from Hong Kong appeared on the doorstep of his church and handed him a €100,000 ... to Hanafin, though, who was just happy to find that Christian charity was still alive and well despite all the rigours of modern life. "People walk in every day to every church; we don't ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Limbless preacher tests Vietnam's religious freedoms

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... cent Christian and 16 per cent Buddhist, while about 45 per cent of Vietnamese belong to indigenous religions, according to the 2010 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Vietnam's ... son, he has visited 47 countries as part of his global outreach. "I just want to see him in real life," said 19-year-old student Tong Thi Nhung, who found out about Vujicic ...

  9. Living life with no regrets

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... graduate, you may think you have wasted your life since you can't harvest your fruit. If you are in your 20s or 30s and you work hard every day to buy a flat or a car, you may think you have wasted your life since you can't enjoy them. So how should we make sure we don't have any regrets if our lives suddenly end? Monks have a concept that everything is nothing. Money ...

  10. Different bite of life

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of life to one of raw capitalism. They found comfort in religion; but instead of turning to 'official' church pastors, relied on the teachings of their own people. These preachers ...




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