Society by James Whittle

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 July, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 July, 2013, 10:23am

Just what the doctor ordered

There's a Buddhist saying that "a good, selfless person will receive good karmic returns". For Vincent Pau Chun-yu, who treated the ill in Sudan with Médecins Sans Frontières, that came true.

A friend of the young doctor managed to persuade Pau's idol, singer-actress Vivian Chow Wai-man, to write some words of encouragement on his Facebook page. "I was a little sceptical at first … but I left a message on Vincent's Facebook page," Chow says.

At an event held at the K11 Art Mall in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday to mark Médecins Sans Frontières Day, Pau got to meet his idol in the flesh. Whoever said "no good deed goes unpunished" was definitely wrong in this case.

Toast to a captain of industry

Some books are too big to have just one launch party, so the English-language edition of Anna Pao Sohmen's book Y.K. Pao: My Father got two - one at the HSBC headquarters in Central and another hosted by the Asia Society in Admiralty.

At those events, HSBC Asia-Pacific chief executive Peter Wong Tung-shun; Zhang Xiaoming, Beijing's top official in the city; and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying spoke about the elder Pao's business achievements - his shipping fleet was three times the size of that of Aristotle Onassis - and his contribution during the handover negotiations.

Among other events, the book recounts what happened during a closed-door meeting between Deng Xiaoping, British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Pao.

It's a Choo-way street

The sixth Jimmy Choo store in Hong Kong set both women's and men's hearts aflutter.

Tuesday's opening party at the IFC Mall attracted a bevy of celebrities who walked the red carpet in their favourite Jimmy Choos. Among them were Shu Qi, Anthony Wong, Simon Yam, Qiqi, Wyman Wong, Cissy Wang, Irene Wang, Amanda Strang, Ana Rivera, Janet Ma, Jocelyn Luko, Balia Chan, Carl Ng and acclaimed image stylist Zing.

Limited-edition Sloane evening slippers were created for the launch and are exclusively available at the store. Crafted from black velvet, they are adorned with an oversized golden embroidered scorpion - a signature for the men's collection.