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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Mystery Hong Kong woman gives Irish church 100,000 euros

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

    ... The mystery woman, believed to be visiting an ill relative, hands the priest a cheque for €100,000 You could call it manna from heaven, a parish priest in Ireland got the shock of his life ... alive and well despite all the rigours of modern life. "People walk in every day to every church; we don't know what goes on in people's lives. We all have our own prayer space ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hongkongers just want to be heard, says eminent Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... because the city's fast pace of life did not allow them to slow down to take care of themselves. His order's breathing and walking exercises would help deal with these issues, he said. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - undefined

    Scripture under the microscope

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... but you'd like to find out what life scientists now think about human longevity and its prospects. And, of course, you'd want to know about the latest scientific wisdom on the origin ...

  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taoist priest spreads ancient wisdom

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... is a part of traditional Chinese culture, linking it to health and long life. However, when it comes to spreading the philosophy of Taoism, including individual freedom and self-development, or any ... and published a book called Interpretation of Tao Te Ching: Live a New Life Every Day . The Tao Te Ching was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Lao Tzu, who is also the founder of Taoism. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    'Monkey King' actor fights to save temple

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the demolition," Zhang said. The criticism resonated in part because a pagoda at the Xingjiao Temple, in Xian's Changan district, is said to hold the bones of Xuanzang, the real-life Tang dynasty ...




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