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  1. Exclusive insights: Bridging the generation gap and managing mid-life career crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and a compressed work week- 3 1/2 or four days a week, or working at home- give people a better work-life balance,? he said, urging phased retirement.?Gradually reduce the workload to 75 per cent, then 60 ... Middle Management?Mid-life is a time of dangers for some, but it can also be a time for opportunities,? said Barry Ip, head of human capital development at the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), where ...

  2. Bigger, higher Standard Life

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Standard Life (Asia) has been steadily growing in the past five years and is still expanding in Hong Kong with a range of positions to fill. The local unit was set up in 1999 as a subsidiary of the British-headquartered Standard Life Group. In 2006, when the group prepared for an initial public offering in London, the company considered selling the Hong Kong ...

  3. Country life at dirt cheap rents

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Five hundred exclusive plots of land inside Hong Kong's country parks are being leased to private parties at dirt cheap rents thanks to a colonial-era policy legacy. The leases are often unconditionally renewed w ...

  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. Kidnapped: Life as a Hostage on Somalia's Pirate Coast

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Julian Ryall Kidnapped: Life as a Hostage on Somalia's Pirate Coast by Colin Freeman Monday Books On the first night that Colin Freeman and Spanish photographer Jose Cendon are kidnapped by gunmen stoned to the eyeballs on khat, the amphetamine-like local fix, Freeman tells his colleague that he will not be going back to anywhere like Somalia again. Being seized ...

  6. The good life

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... of wealth has become almost as important. The generations born post-1980 are the most aggressive consumers of all. Growing up in a China free of the turmoil that disrupted life from 1949 to the end ... As frustrating as that must be for impecunious bachelors, the men are not exactly immune to materialistic urges, either. Nor can either sex be blamed for succumbing to the allure of the good life ...

  7. Toast to life in a majestic seafront environment

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who love the ocean and appreciate the good things in life. 'We hope to attract top-class buyers who love seaside living,' he says. Lui says the architecture of the project is special ... in the area. Larvotto flats have a curtain wall to enjoy the full seaview, and balcony to enjoy the mountain scenery. For those seeking a life that balances work and leisure, career and family, ...

  8. Slice of Life

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe The Post sourced reports from other publications 91 years ago, and this article about 'Sun Neung Tam' (the Bride's Pool) was by Sung Hok-pang in the Yellow Dragon, the school magazine of Queen's College, which w ...

  9. Slice of Life

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe Forty-six years ago, the Colony still had factories operating and the textile industry was thriving, with Hongkong's mills getting a larger share of the Indonesian cotton-spinning work this year, a report on September 21 said. ...

  10. Slice of Life

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... the Education Department should change its system. 'There are so many aspects of human life and other interests that students should be able to enjoy. But this has been made impossible ...




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