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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    More retirees buying offices as private spaces to work, relax or entertain

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:53am by Charmaine Chan

    ... not put in the same hours as they once did, many (19 per cent of people between 55 and 64, according to a recent HSBC survey) segue into semi-retirement because they like to work, have to work ... at home. But not Nick Wong, who opened an office. Wanting a "study away from home" where he could relax, entertain and continue to work, the father of three and former banker searched ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    School of hard woks: Ex-restaurant magnate works hard to rebuild catering business

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 02:22pm by Elaine Yau

    ... hair and fatigue evident on his face. But then, he has been logging 15-hour workdays, every day, year after year. "I've only had four rest days over the past four years. Every day, I wake up at seven, start on paperwork for my business at 7.30am, go to my food stall at 10am and work until 10pm. [From washing dishes and cooking to serving customers], I do everything ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - WE RUN HK

    We Run HK: Jonny Lai, Standard Chartered HK Marathon entrant

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 07:08pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... I will run for an hour on most days. Closer to a competition, I'll set myself a running schedule and run for three hours up to six days per week. Since I work shifts, I use all my free time ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon started in 1997 with 1,000 runners and has grown into a running festival, with 73,000 people expected to take part ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by Robin Lynam

    ... and overseas artists- the latter generally at conventional concert hours, the former more often in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings in inaccessible locations. After a quiet patch without ... Their music is essentially a hybrid of jazz and Asian sounds, but also includes Latin and African elements, and has evolved considerably from their earliest efforts. Bollani has worked extensively ...


    Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said. ... is standard in Asia, although it is common in the West to use higher doses,” the paper said. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Alliance Francaise's Gérard Henry displays his work at ArtWalk

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:20am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh After years of championing local art, Alliance Francaise's Gérard Henry is finally applauded for his own work, writes Fionnuala McHugh French window When Gérard Henry ... The work of another, her travelling companion, Yank Wong Yan-kwai, now hangs on his Tai Hang wall behind a sofa. "It was incredible," Henry says. "Wong was having an exhibition ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Villages given urban look through design

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of a design workshop to rethink the ubiquitous, three-storey concrete buildings denoted as standard for schools in rural areas. During the eight-hour road trip, the passing "landscape ... bridges- their work is not only elevating communities through design, it does so on the leanest of budgets. It happens under the umbrella of Rural Urban Framework (RUF), a not-for-profit research ...

  8. Lifestyle - Beauty - BEAUTY

    Face time: the best new foundations, concealers and highlighters

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:29pm by TAMA LUNG

    ... and promises of all-day wear. The cream is in fact easy to blend, and suitable for use as a concealer. It does last for several hours, but looks best with a swipe of powder to tone down any excess oil. ... of healthy skin. I particularly like the creamy texture, which blends well and works with my drier skin. If you’re looking for a combination concealer and foundation that you can throw in your purse, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Employers help their domestic helpers in times of need

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh Domestic helpers make many sacrifices to work in Hong Kong, and some employers are happy to support them in their hour of need, writes Mabel Sieh Return in kind For Jacqueline ... they left for boarding school overseas as teenagers. Now, she looks after Sun's children- which means she has worked for the family for almost 30 years. My children cried when they saw me. We ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... closures over the past decade have taken their toll, as have increased workloads, physical exhaustion and depression. Regrettably, schools have become an unhealthy place to study and work in. ... the potential to become mentors to their peers. Schools that have benefited from this experience can serve as standard-bearers for health promotion, spreading the message to others. Hopefully, ...




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