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  1. Politeness makes sense

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen General courtesy Being polite is important. Nobody, young or old, wants to be thought of as rude and impolite. It is a terrible insult to be regarded as impolite and will give you a bad reputation. The point of being polite is to make everyone feel comfortable, worthwhile and at ease. We all lead busy lives, but this can never be an excuse for not saying something ...

  2. Apologising politely

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes. The courteous thing to do when we are wrong is to apologise politely. A polite apology does not need to be long and dramatic. It should be short and simple and to the point. Apologising politely will always save you a lot of trouble and get you back in the good books of the person you have wronged. Are you sorry? Of course ...

  3. Time for the seven-year switch

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Outgoing Securities and Futures Commission chairman Andrew Sheng plans to take it easy for a while after his contract ends in September. 'I have not received any approaches and have no immediate plans after leaving the SFC,' he said ye ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... creatures that Beijing gives away sparingly to the right people at the right time. Whatever your views, the pro-democracy pandas can be seen at www.2012us.com. No rackets for tourism boss Liberal ... Mrs Tsang rolled up her sleeves to provide some Hakka dishes, or that two of their sons were present. No, Mr Tsang humbly observed that he had honed his political skills by talking ...

  5. The art of being polite

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Suzanne Hermanoczki

    ... Suzanne Hermanoczki 'He is the very pineapple of politeness' Mrs Malaprop from the celebrated 1775 play, The Rivals we often find ourselves asking others for help or asking people to do things for us in everyday life. Asking a person politely is called making a request. In the street, you may find yourself being asked directions by a stranger. For example: Tourist: ...

  6. Energise yourself by becoming organised

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... just smile, be polite and remember the manners your mother taught you. Leo July 23 - August 22 There's a time to go with the team and a time to play life solo - and this week, you're ...

  7. US election 2004

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Top: Princess the chihuahua wears a Bush/Cheney sticker on her dog vest as she and owner Rick Romero attend a campaign election rally by George W. Bush in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Above: A woman pledges George W. Bush her full support as first lady Laura ...

  8. Obama's candidacy a milestone for US

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shown that the two presidential candidates are running neck to neck. It may be that American voters will decide on Senator McCain as the next US president. But whatever the outcome in November, ...

  9. Question of the week: Tell us a joke!

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have married you no matter who left you a fortune. Jeanie Lai, 18 It's nearing exam time, so try your hand at this 'impossible final exam'! Political science: there is a red telephone on the desk beside you; start World War III; report at length on its socio-political effects if any. Religion: perform a miracle; creativity will be judged. Extra credit: define ...

  10. Aliens among us

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... the UFO, or as Guo says, a symbolic representation of US economic and political power. It is all told in the reports of two policemen from the National Security and Intelligence Agency's Hunan ... details and events, but the whole thing should be something surreal, fictional and Kafkaesque. I made the decision that this novel should be political and current, but I didn't want ...




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