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  1. A good companion, a good book

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Micah Stover

    ... Micah Stover Often Your teachers at school ask you to read books that are challenging. They may have new words and complicated plots, themes or messages. Reading such books will definitely make you think, and therefore, will likely make you keener readers ...

  2. Charm school

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... Simon Montlake, Bangkok Visitors to Thailand are often overwhelmed by the choice of tourist diversions, particularly in popular destinations like Chiang Mai. Floating markets, ancient temples and traditional dances compete for tourists and their dollars. ...

  3. Nature loses one of its most effective advocates

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wildlife icon Steve Irwin was not a conventional conservationist. His television show Crocodile Hunter featured him dangerously up close to creatures well known for being deadly. He was killed yesterday by a stingray when he went too close. For a man who ...

  4. Dog-lover grapples giant python in bid to save pet

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Warning sign will be erected near Sai Kung park barbecue site where 41/2-metre snake killed a 22kg husky Walkers are being warned to beware of a Burmese python that squeezed the life out of a large dog in front of its horrified owner near a po ...

  5. Channel Hop

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Paul Kay 'Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, war,' pontificated American writer Mark Twain in his essay What is Man? Perhaps the Twainster should have reserved judgment until he had had the chance to research the s ...

  6. Casting pearls in fresh forms and patterns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE PEARL, PRIZED for its beauty and rarity for more than 4,000 years, is also unique as the only precious stone used in jewellery that grows inside a living organism. Pearls have steadily grown in popularity over the past century since the Japanese disco ...

  7. Future career

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Language Points 1. to leech off to rely on someone else to provide all your needs. Eg. She was too lazy to find a job so she leeched off her sister for years. 2. to find (one's) niche to seek a position that is well-suited to a person Eg. After gradu ...

  8. Free to roam a shrunken home

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... His name means 'auspicious'. But from the moment he took his first ponderous steps out of a cage and plodded off out of sight into the bamboo forests of southwest China nine days ago, conservationists were asking just how fortunate Xiang Xiang t ...

  9. the human body

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 What are the four main blood groups? 2 In degrees Celsius, what is the accepted normal temperature for the human body? 3 In centimetres, what length of head hair does the average person grow in a year? 4 Which is the longest bone in ...

  10. Gardens of the jaguar

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... The HK Zoological and Botanical Gardens are a great day out, writes Annemarie Evans WHIle much of Central and Admiralty on Hong Kong Island is built up, there are areas that you can wander ... of the oldest botanical gardens in the world- the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. What's to see there? There are more than 1,000 species of plants, more than 600 birds, 70 mammals ...




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