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  1. Win a two-week trip to Britain

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pick up your video camera. You are not going to make virtual reality, but you may win the chance to see the real UK. The Real UK video competition offers two winning students between 16 and 18 a two-week trip to experience the country next March. 'The Real UK trip was great. We had a fantastic coach and we were given special access to so many places,' said Cathy Mok ...

  2. David Bowie

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... David Bowie Reality (Sony) The history of pop is the story of teamwork, especially between artists and producers. Mention Elvis and you think Sam Phillips; The Beatles and you're ... and multi-tracked vocals that is instantly recognisable as the Bowie sound. Think Young Americans and Heroes, remember Scary Monsters, and here it is again on Reality, an album that picks up where last ...

  3. Fake pleasures of reality TV

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... if the formula includes watching other people jump through emotional hoops. Hence, the reality show format, with its vaguely psychological pretext of setting up 'experiments' by which audiences can witness revealing demonstrations of real human behaviour in unlikely but camera-friendly locales. Reality shows share some of the psychological features of pulp fiction, except ...

  4. Frustrating realities

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in peace, but this is not a perfect world, and dreams of a perfect world have no place in the harsh, frustrating realities of international politics. Besides, if China took over Taiwan, her simple ...

  5. Iraq contracts: recognising reality

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not international enough? The bottom line: the contracting limitations are a statement of reality and a bargaining position. France, Germany and others can participate in the 'lucrative contracts' ...

  6. Reality-rattling roast rat ride

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... about how much she's enjoying her juicy Italian sausage in a classy restaurant; in reality-land she's chowing down on sticky rice and a chargrilled rat (an Isaan delicacy). 'As the film goes on, you begin to see these worlds aren't really all that separate,' says Mingmongkol. 'You realise there are many links between the world of harsh reality and the world ...

  7. Reality TV made these nobodies stars - will it do the same for HK's wannabes?

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... with proposals to make a Hong Kong version of the hit reality show American Idol. Felix To, controller of programme development and production at i-Cable, which runs Cable TV, said the company ... America. Filmed in a documentary style, the shows focus on everything the contestants and judges do and say both on and off stage, from the preliminary rounds to the final contest. Reality TV had ...

  8. Foreign players face reality of cashing in

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the year to June 30, according to a Xinhua report. '[But] this is a market reality that affects most players,' said David Lee, ABN Amro Asset Management's China chief executive. ... for banks to distribute fund units. In reality, eight Chinese lenders which have been licensed as custodian banks for portfolio managers form the main fund distribution channel to non-insurers, ...

  9. Romantic vision with a firm grasp on reality

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Mani Rao

    ... of a published writer is imagined and has more to do with perception than reality,' she says. 'Because a writer is published is no reason to be impressed. A publisher may be quite capable ...

  10. The sooner we face fiscal realities, the better

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some time to consider how to adjust to the changing economic landscape. But the sooner we come to grips with the new realities, the better off we will be. The real estate booms of previous ...




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