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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com As the average age of Hongkongers rises, housing for elderly middle-class people is becoming an issue, writes Elaine Yau Homestretch Retirees Sidney Lam ... librarian. Cheerful Court is one of two Housing Society projects that provide subsidised homes for the middle-class elderly under its Senior Citizen Residences Scheme, and is designed ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Retired teacher returns to work to save dying kindergarten

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:15pm by Elaine Yau

    ... in contact. They all come from working-class backgrounds. While we now have a few pupils from middle-class families who admire our education philosophy, the majority of our students are from ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com The inspiring story of a teacher and five pupils at a fading Yuen Long kindergarten, and its subsequent reversal of fortune, hits cinemas in March In a class ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hit film 'Bend It Like Beckham' takes to the stage as a musical

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by GDN

    ... in the West End's largely white, middle-class audience. "I think the Phoenix Theatre is going to be overrun by Asians and everyone is going to go, 'What the hell? Where ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 11:11pm by Robin Lynam

    ... pianist/singer/songwriter Mose Allison the opportunity to assemble a dream band for a set promoting his then current Middle Class White Boy album, with Bruce on electric bass and Billy Cobham on drums.   ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LYNAM UP ROBIN LYNAM

    Spanish gin producers and drinkers spark a revival of the spirit

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:12pm by Robin Lynam

    ... parallel decline. While it always retained a base of loyal drinkers, for much of the second half of the 20th century gin was perceived as a drink for the middle class and middle-aged. As a dry ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - TRENDS

    Book review: The Future Declassified, by Mathew Burrows

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Julian Ryall

    ... advances and an increasingly healthy, prosperous and global middle class, but this will affect the lives of individuals or small groups of the world's population. The big decisions and events ... The Middle East, Russia and China feature prominently- although given that Ebola, the Ukraine crisis, and the rampage of the Islamic State across Syria and Iraq only started after the book went ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Deng Xiaoping: The Man Who Made Modern China, by Michael Dillon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... secretary] Li Ximing and [mayor] Chen Xitong of the Beijing Communist Party Committee," he writes. Strong words. Deng was born in 1904 in Sichuan province, the son of a middle-class landowner. ... reputation seems on the up, but Dillon's biography raises the question of whether Deng is the best China can do, given his at best middling record on human rights. Worse, his chief feat- epic ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: non-fiction

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... the finest chocolates and so on. Halbreich mixes fashion advice and anecdotes with personal history: from an upper middle-class upbringing in Chicago, she entered an unhappy marriage and, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Us, by David Nicholls

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Kidd

    ... burdened with expectation largely thanks to One Day, his third novel. A funny, closely observed tale of late 20th-century middle-class manners, One Day sold by the bookshop, thanks to a credible ... of corduroy suits owes much to his unassuming way with plotting and character. More baldly, he pushes the buttons of his middle-class readership worried about property, children, health, schooling ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Young actors show their maturity

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 10:36am by MAY CHAN RHODES

    ... in the class would be going. Both Fawcett and Tansy Wainwright, mother of the other Oliver actor, Sebastian, say the key is to be as open as possible, and reason with the children so that they get ... and nurture their interests. It is important for parents not to make negative remarks, or compare their children with others when they sign up the youngsters for art classes, she adds, or they may ...




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