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    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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Finding a place to plant the seeds of a happy family life

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... from India to her uncle's old country mansion in England, she finds life there very boring. But one day Mary discovers a secret and neglected garden, whose magical qualities inspire her. As she tends its plants and brings them back to life, she creates her own little haven. The garden also brings her into contact with two other unhappy children, Colin and Dickon. Here their lives ...

  9. Infection claims life of 53rd victim

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A 49-year-old man with diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea became the city's 53rd casualty of swine flu. He was admitted to United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong on December 22 with fever and flu symptoms. He was transferred to intensi ...

  10. Buddhist course offers a way to find meaning of life

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... dimension to the science of human psyche and how they can be applied to their daily work.' There are also students who want to explore a philosophy of life and study Buddhism for spiritual ... find meaning in life.' Recruitment runs from January to March every year, with classes starting in September. Students can choose between studying one year full time or two to three years ...




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