Spoof wedding survey gave Leon cover to surprise Shirley with proposal

Medic Shirley Ho and physics teacher Leon Leung first met through the ICQ instant-messaging service when Shirley was 14 and Leon was 16. They later discovered they also had offline connections - they attended the same middle school and the same church.

Saturday, 28 January, 2012, 12:00am

The '90s are calling on updated ICQ

In a city where old buildings are torn down and fashion trends turn around in a matter of weeks, Hongkongers are wallowing in nostalgia in an unlikely way: reliving online romances on ICQ.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

AOL returns with HK and Taiwan portals

AOL, the internet services company operated by media conglomerate Time Warner, has returned to the Greater China market by introducing portals in Hong Kong and Taiwan, hoping to tap the fast-growing online advertising market.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Under-age sex admitted

A 23-year-old man yesterday admitted having sex with two girls, aged 12 and 13, on four occasions, and later trying to force one into giving a false statement to police. Ng Chi-yuen pleaded guilty in the District Court to two counts each of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13 and under 16, and one count of an act intended to pervert the course of justice.

8 May 2007 - 12:00am

Analyse what you read

Many young computer users do not analyse the information on the internet and tend to believe what they read, a survey has revealed.

Conducted last November by the Hong Kong Christian Service, the survey interviewed 1,405 primary students on their online habits.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

Reclamation comes with a price

Less than 20 per cent of Hong Kong's land is suitable for development as it is so mountainous.

Urban development is concentrated on the coastline.

So reclaiming land from the sea in the harbour is the government's land supply method.

By 2002, 67 square kilometres of land had been reclaimed.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

Respect each other

In my school, people come from all over the world. From the US, Spain, France, Nigeria, Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong, to name a few.

Most people bring their cultures and traditions to school. They may be different from what you know.

They may look very different from you.

They might do things that you would never do.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Take the time to interact with your friends

Something unfortunate happened recently. I was chatting on the internet and told someone a secret about one of my friends. Soon, my friend found out and asked me if I had done this shameful thing. When I admitted that I had, he got really angry. I felt bad about what I had done as I had promised not to tell anyone this secret.

Please forgive me, I am terribly sorry.

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Treasure your friends - and meet up with them

I am writing in response to a letter about friendship, which appeared in the Young Post recently. In the letter, the student says we should take good care of our friends. Like him, I usually forget my friends' birthdays and only remembers when we're chatting on ICQ. Sometimes I do things that hurt them.

31 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Computers have negative impacts

Checking e-mail has become an integral part of our daily routine. When asking friends what they would take with them to a deserted island, most of them chose their laptops. But are computers tools that improve us or degrade us?

15 May 2005 - 12:00am

Chatroom blues

You switch on your computer, and a small ICQ box pops up, making its familiar 'oh-oh!' when someone messages you.

A means of convenient communication, ICQ has become a necessity for most young computer users. But a study has revealed that using ICQ to chat and playing of online games may be associated with depression among adolescents.

15 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Time to show love and concern

People are too busy with their work or studies to show their love for their friends and relatives.

The Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day are special occasions when we can show that we care.

24 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Take responsibility for your actions

My lessons last week focused on using a wish to show our regret about something that we've done in the past.

To be honest, I did not have any regrets in life until last Thursday, when I had my first car accident.

Speeding is common among young drivers although it is illegal - and possibly fatal.

20 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Technology needs to be used wisely

In this rapidly advancing 21st century, we find appliances and technological gadgets everywhere. TVs, mobile phones, computers - where would we be without technology?

Technology has brought many conveniences to our lives. The latest 3G mobile phone allows us to make calls, take photos, and surf the net - all in one handy gadget.

21 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

'Inspector' Yam investigates

Being a teacher is sometimes like being a police inspector.

Let me share with you my experience last week.

It was my day to check and see if there was anything going on in the area around my school.

I walked out of the school with the other teachers and did not expect anything to happen.

18 Nov 2004 - 12:00am