Auld Lang Syne | South China Morning Post
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Auld Lang Syne

Six degrees

Robert Burns (above) will be toasted by Scots across the globe tomorrow.

Sunday, 24 January, 2010, 12:00am

Friends a 'masterpiece ofnature'

A few days ago, someone asked me 'Do we really need friends?'

My answer was: 'Absolutely!'

Friends are important. When I am happy, they share my joy. When I am sad, they comfort me. When I am shy, they give me courage and, when I am disappointed, they give me encouragement.

My friends always stand by me. Otherwise, life would be colourless.

5 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Q. So you think you know pop culture ...

1. What festival marks the end of the Lunar New Year?

2. How many animals are represented on the Chinese calendar?

3. At what place in the US does the lowering of a giant crystal ball celebrate the New Year?

4. What is the Jewish New Year called?

5. What does the phrase 'auld lang syne' mean?

28 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Police chief sent off with fanfare after 34 years

Police Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai ended his reign as head of Hong Kong's police force yesterday to the well known strains of Auld Lang Syne.

The police band struck up the Scottish folk tune - more commonly sung on New Year's Eve - to mark the end of Mr Lee's 34-year career with the force at his official farewell ceremony.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Colourful school open day aims to lure interested primary pupils

Students and teachers of Fanling Government Secondary School combined forces to host the school's seventh annual open day.

More than 300 primary students, 20 principals and various members of the local community visited the school to see the exhibits and performances, all of which reflected the theme 'Grasp the present, create the future'.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

PAL chief goes on the record for old friends

We at Lai See are sad to see Philippine Airlines (PAL) folding its wings after more than half a century in the sky.

Even as we write, staff at Manila's airport are counting down the minutes until midnight, when they will burst first into tears and then song.

Auld Lang Syne to be exact.

24 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Pattens bid their sad farewells

It was a day of emotion for Governor Chris Patten as he spent his last 24 hours as a resident of Government House.

30 Jun 1997 - 12:00am