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  1. Devoting her life to helping the poor

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Sze Lai-shan moved to Hong Kong from the mainland at the age of 11. Not knowing a word of Cantonese, or even being able to list the 26 letters of the English alphabet, she found living here a struggle. However, thanks to her exceptional effor ...

  2. Sci-fi writer Ngai Hong to get life achievement award

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... contribution to the film industry just because his subsequent fiction was outstanding.' Indeed, one of Ngai's famous film characters is Chen Zhen, a fictional student of the real-life 19th ... Ip Tak-han, a Best Actress nominee for her role as an ageing live-in helper in A Simple Life, said at yesterday's announcement ceremony that she had already prepared her gown ...

  3. Life with Leung: Hongkongers weigh in on new leader

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanne Lee, 40s, saleswoman 'I hope he will put more effort into reducing the widening wealth gap and provide more opportunities for young adults to climb up the social ladder. I have no confidence that he will introduce real universal suffrage for t ...

  4. Ho Ho Life ticks all the right boxes

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com In-form Dennis Yip Chor-hong will use a tried-and-tested formula for Ho Ho Life, who can bounce back into Class Three off a two-week break and a step up ... holders John Size (43) and Tony Cruz (33), and his last-start winner looks a stand-out in the opening leg of the Triple Trio. Just over a year ago Ho Ho Life won back-to-back races with Yip using ...

  5. Review: Life Without Principle

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paul Fonoroff Starring: Lau Ching-wan, Richie Jen Hsien-chi, Denise Ho Wan-sze, Myolie Wu Hang-yee Director: Johnnie To Kei-fung Category: IIB (Cantonese) A screenplay, like life itself, is more fulfilling when crafted according to certain principles. In the case of Life Without Principle, this would require the mosaics of its multiple narratives to coalesce into a riveting ...

  6. 11 years in jail- and then life terms

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Two Hong Kong men accused of drug trafficking in the Philippines were handed life sentences by a Manila court yesterday, having already spent 11 years behind bars for a crime they say they did not commit. Cheung Tai-on, 39, and Tang Lung-wai, 40, were visibly shaken as Judge Henri Jean-Paul Inting of Quezon City Regional Trial Court sentenced them after ...

  7. Director Johnnie To switches from gangster films to focus on contemporary HK life... and greed

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a change from the cops and gangster films,' said the director, whose film Life Without Principle opens the festival on October 18. To said his new film headed in a new direction but the plot is being kept under wraps. It stars Sean Lau Ching-wan, To's favourite leading man in the 1990s. 'It's a film on contemporary Hong Kong life and greed,' To said. It opens ...

  8. In tune with village life

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chun-him did just that. Here, they report on their experience of the workshops and field trips. We first joined a series of talks and workshops where we learned about life in Hong Kong's last ... in such fields. Yet despite the appeals of rural lifestyles and festivals, it is important that we don't romanticise village life. Life in rural places can be tough and people's relationship ...

  9. Cricket in My Life

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Prospects Theatre's drama about a family's ups and downs as seen by a cricket that lives in their home. Starring Toby Tsang Ho-laam (far left), Li Wing-lui (centre) and Wong On-ting. In Cantonese. Aug 25-27, 8pm, also Aug 27-28, 3pm, HK Cultural ...

  10. Principal gets a taste of student life for a day

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... given him an idea of what life's like for us and what needs to be improved at school.' Steve and Yan-ting both made suggestions to the principal about what could be improved. ...




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