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  1. Growing trend of cross-border marriages leaves more HK women on the shelf

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the common age relationship for first marriages. Comparing the number of never-married men and women three years younger, the statistics show that in 1996, there was an excess of 9,400 woman ... Daniel Sin The number of cross-border marriages fell last year, but more Hong Kong women are staying single. Government statistics show a drop of 24.3 per cent in marriages between Hong ...

  2. Tears of blood

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... A weekly pilgrimage to Seoul represents a final campaign for justice by a handful of women who were used as sex slaves by Japanese troops, writes David McNeill In Korea they call them halmoni (grandmothers), although many are so scarred mentally and physically that they have never married or had children. In Japan, they are known as 'comfort women', a hated euphemism ...

  3. Character clash

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh You may have read or heard that a person born in the Year of the Rat should never marry someone born in the Year of the Horse, as the clash between these two animals will eventually lead to divorce. The rat-horse clash is one of six within the Chinese zodiac, the other five pairs being the ox-sheep, tiger-monkey, rabbit-rooster, dragon-dog and snake-pig. ...

  4. Billy Bob hates it, but won't quit the day job

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... there on the road.' And, of course, another upside of the touring and performing are the groupies. While Thornton says he will never marry again, he doesn't hide his love of women. 'I like all women,' he says. 'I don't always like what they do, and every now and then they'll try to screw you on something. When I'm with a woman, it's like I'm seeing Mount ...

  5. The broken hearts who cannot cope with life alone

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... name- wanted to end it all two years ago. She had been with a boyfriend- her first love- for 14 years. They had lived together but never married. 'I had no friends, no job. His social ... days] couples are more likely to live together, so the attachment is deeper [than before], yet the pressure on women to marry is just as great,' Ms Wong said. 'More and more couples ...

  6. Change may come too late for popular old noodle dai pai dong

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to stay in business at its fixed location in Elgin Street, where it moved after former licensee Wong Kwon-hing died. Wong never married and the licence expired on his death. 'We used to pay ...

  7. From the vault: 1919

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... a cursed family whose daughters should never marry lest a nearby volcano erupt in anger. At 57 minutes, it's slightly longer than The Dragon Painter and is included here as the main extra. ...

  8. Happy families

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... are in order. Yes. Milly and I got (widowed / engaged) last week. 7. I wish I'd never married him. What a mistake! Are you still not getting on with your (step-children / great grand-parents)? ...

  9. Bringing back the flavour of old HK

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... never married and the shop closed in July of that year after the operators lost a battle with the department. The shop reopened five months later at a fixed location in Elgin Street. Mr Cheuk ...

  10. A fight for the future of Thailand

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... father, nor that of the king's second daughter, Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Princess Sirindhorn has never married and has followed her father's tradition of work on behalf ...




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