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  1. Spoiled for choice

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... kick to it and helps people define themselves. But it is also isolating, especially for choices like a marriage partner, career, education for one's children or elected officials. ...

  2. Shenzhen spoil Shenhua's party

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... opportunity to take their first championship. 'It feels good to spoil the party,' said Shenzhen captain Li Weifeng, after a Li Yi hat-trick and a Zheng Zhi breakaway goal left Shenhua ...

  3. Kowloon snatch spoils with late three-try spree

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Descartes Kowloon- the thinking man's rugby club if the philosophical bent of their sponsor's name is upheld- kept their wits about them and stayed cool to pull off a fantastic come-from-behind victory over Synovate Aberdeen in Firs ...

  4. Language point

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is an idiom: Too many cooks spoil the broth. True, when too many people are trying to do the same job at the same time, the result may turn out badly. Example: 'Mother, let Sam finish his project by himself. It is his homework. Too many cooks spoil the broth.' If someone asks you 'What's cooking?', they are not hungry at all. It means 'what has ...

  5. Already on the music map

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'on the music map'. Well, without wanting to spoil the fun for those who enjoyed Harbour Fest, I must point out that Hong Kong has live music coming out of its ears. This city has two ... supported by younger people. The Academy for Performing Arts is fully subscribed and 60,000 children are enrolled every year in the examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools ...

  6. Bare bottom line

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Interestingly, while children in China are walking around with clean pampered bottoms, western parents are increasingly adopting age-old cloth diapers to address environmental concerns. Perhaps open ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... offensive, and for our government to be smirking at smut typifies how far out of touch with the people it really is. D. CASTLEDINE, Kowloon Spoiled students I refer to the letters about education ... as nine years' free education. Whether the standards are low or not depends not on how much the government is pouring into the system, but on whether our children are working harder ...

  8. people's republic of desire

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... or decisions. Top of the 'confusion list' is a question mainly for married couples: should they have children? Niuniu's friend Beibei has been married for almost 10 years, but children are a subject that had never entered her mind. A recent trip to America, however, made her confront the issue. She was surprised by the fact that American families have an average of 2.4 children ...

  9. Beggars' banquet

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... they spoil the city's image. As a result, they congregate in the poorer, industrial districts in the north and northeast of the city, where there is less spare money. About 300 beggars work ... are physically able, and use their children to beg, I feel angry.' Hers is a common view. 'Many are not real beggars,' said Liu Xiuling, 53, a maid. 'They are organised by others. You ...

  10. Cab chat

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... in the past but now people have become much more socially aware and politically concerned. It is quite an eye-opener. Our children will certainly benefit from the financial, social and health challenges Hong Kong has experienced. We are no longer the spoiled brats of Asia. We have learned to face up to challenges, stand up and fight for ourselves. Being a Hongkonger is being someone ...




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