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  1. Reality TV shows allow room to dream

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am writing to comment on whether children should be allowed to watch reality television shows. Shows such as Britain's Got Talent and America's Next Top Model have become popular all over the world. However, parents worry that their children are wasting too much time watching reality shows, which are actually not 'real'. They also say such shows create ...

  2. Dreams into reality

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Junior Reporter Ankita Roy Stefania Lucchetti launched her second self-help book, Ideas in Reality, in Hong Kong on May 20. Organised by the Women Media Networks, the event was hosted at Pure Bar & Restaurant in the heart of SoHo. Lucchetti introduced the book with a heartfelt description of the dissonance between inspiring childhood dreams and ordinary adulthood realities ...

  3. Grasp your bright ideas

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Often good ideas wither on the vine as we fail to act on them. But Stefania Lucchetti can easily tell you how to make ideas a reality: she is the author of Ideas in Reality ... says. She compares the process of turning an idea into reality to the three stages of matter turning from gas to liquid to solid. 'Ideas are like gas: they are often abstract,' she ...

  4. Facing realities

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... become a reality, China will face the most difficult geopolitical challenge since the disintegration of the Soviet Union two decades ago. It is thus understandable that Chinese leaders are now ... confront the new geopolitical reality by starting a strategic dialogue with the US and South Korea to explore the terms under which Korean reunification can occur. Three critical issues need ...

  5. Inspired by reality

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Student Vivian Lam Weng-yan is known for using her classmates' names for characters in creepy stories filled with grotesque creatures from the world of the dead. Vampires, zombies, and werewolves are her perfect cup of tea. Yet the 16-year ...

  6. Fooled by evolution? Take a reality check

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The great actor Peter O'Toole once said that he never felt more alone than in a crowd celebrating Christmas. Perhaps feelings of loneliness and failure during festivities make us see ourselves for who we are. That may be why ...

  7. Reality check that helps nation's poor

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was not possible with authorities unwilling to face up to reality. President Hu Jintao wants to rid the nation of extreme poverty by 2020. That, in turn, will help stabilise and boost the world economy. ...

  8. In Europe, a tussle plays out between market certainty and political reality

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which would also destroy the value of their investments. Companies can go bankrupt, but countries do not disappear. The political reality is that the state cannot afford to satisfy its ...

  9. Reality of Hong Kong's invisible poor brought to life

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of bringing home the reality of his job to those who find it hard to imagine what it's like to be poor in Hong Kong. I guess at this point many readers' eyes are already beginning to glaze ... problems and the overbearing fug of depression hanging low over this establishment became reality for Chan. The regular inhabitants of these places are the voiceless ones who lurk in the shadows. ...

  10. Reality check in the classroom

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As major tremors continue to shake the world's financial markets at alarmingly regular intervals, Professor Vidhan Goyal has no shortage of up-to-the-minute case studies to discuss with his MBA students at HKUST Business School. 'One thing we ta ...




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