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  1. Leon ducks for cover amid bird flu fears

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... In Tokyo, in which he plays a slightly retarded man who becomes a gigolo (ooh, too easy. Make your own wisecrack). In Cantonese, the slang for a male prostitute is a 'duck'. To create a funny poster, Leon (right) wanted to find a live duck for the photo shoot. But given the concern about bird flu, the film company said that was not a good idea. Still, Leon insisted, explaining ...

  2. Master of Peking duck adds modern zest to a traditional culinary art

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... During the past three decades, Gu Jiuru has risen through the ranks of premier Peking duck restaurants to become head chef of the 141-year-old Beijing Quanjude Group. Mr Gu tells Vivian Wu ... with many master chefs every day and I carefully watched the way they worked. So what is the secret of cooking good Peking duck? We have strict standards for roasting and slicing. The duck must ...

  3. Wild Ducks Flying Backward: The Short Writings of Tom Robbins

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Antonella Gambotto Wild Ducks Flying Backward: The Short Writings of Tom Robbins by Tom Robbins Bantam, $195 In the best of all possible worlds, an anthology of Tom Robbins' short writings would be a literary humidor for fragrant spliffs of Taoist-Beat haiku. As it is, Wild Ducks Flying Backward reads like the draft fragments of a mostly incomprehensible novel. Travel pieces ...

  4. Populist who never ducks the unpopular causes

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... The tenacious Australian PM is likely to ride out a fresh political storm, writes Nick Squires John Howard might want to reflect on history this weekend as he walks the streets of Valletta, the historic capital of Malta and the venue for the Commonwealth ...

  5. Democracy's no dead duck, Mr Tsang

    Posted Nov 13th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG Less than a month after the government published its electoral reform blueprint, political players and observers are all at sea over the dramatic change of public sentiment on universal suffrage. When the model was published on October 19, the ...

  6. Why duck the legislative process?

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... procedures' is to duck the issue. If an executive order has the force of legal authority, and the chief executive is willing to use executive power to forge an executive-led system- which Beijing ...

  7. Chickens and ducks

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... cannot talk to a duck', is an old Chinese saying,' says Waters. Although he and his wife speak both English and Cantonese at home, the saying 'not only refers to differences ...

  8. Once cancelled by Sars, Moby ducks in

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... with Flora Wu Having just completed his concert tour of Australia, electronica-pop musician Moby (right) comes to Hong Kong tonight for a 24-hour mini-holiday before heading to Taipei. This is Moby's first time in our city. He was scheduled to perfor ...

  9. In season

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Keen, opened at the same time the hotel was launched in mid-September. Lung King Keen's menu includes superior bird's nest stuffed in bamboo pith ($500), roast Peking duck (right; ...

  10. Chiu breaks World Open duck

    Posted Nov 30th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin and Helen Wu 'I am extremely delighted because I was so focused and played my heart out' Hong Kong ace Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin fought her way to the second round of the Cathay Pacific Credit Suisse Privilege World Open for the first t ...




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