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Jillian Lau, 15

cd: Trespassing. Adam Lambert's second album is even better than the first.

dvd: Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Robert Downey Jnr returns as the world's greatest detective.

Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am

Secret's in the chemistry

In Hong Kong, offices are often lit all night, but few people see the benefits of starting work early.

Lachlan Sloan, group director of serviced office provider Compass Offices, likes an early start at about 7am, before everyone else gets in, as it frees him for a couple of hours from the tedium of answering e-mails.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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Katrina Lee, 18, Heep Yunn School

cd: Avril Lavigne's Goodbye Lullaby. The talented vocalist's sumptuous comeback touches on heartfelt, emotional issues.

dvd: 127 Hours. An inspiring account of a mountain climber who resorts to desperate measures to survive.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Strike up the bands

Music lovers generally agree: there isn't much of a live music scene in Hong Kong compared to other major Asian cities, including Manila, Singapore and Taipei. But it's starting to pick up, due in part to a few enthusiastic club owners, organisers and, in an ironically roundabout fashion, music piracy.

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

hot picks

Resa Ng, 15, Chinese International School

cd: Mika's The Boy Who Knew Too Much. Over-the-top, falsetto-fronted dance-pop, with hip hooks and choruses.

dvd: Madea Goes to Jail is a hilarious comedy that is bound to make you laugh so hard you'll spill your popcorn.

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Like HSM, but older and wiser

Feel-good comedy Bandslam tells a coming-of-age story of teenage struggles and heartbreak in a highly relatable, realistic way.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

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Kendra Cui, 12, Sha Tin College

cd: Taylor Swift's self-titled debut is full of tunes you're bound to have on replay.

dvd: 17 Again. An unexpectedly emotional movie that reminds us to treasure our family and our youth.

movie: An emotional and dramatic movie, My Sister's Keeper is definitely one to watch and remember for a long time to come.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Teen flick gets real

Featuring teenage singing sensations Vanessa Hudgens from the High School Musical series and Alyson Michalka of up-and-coming pop duo Aly & Aj, Bandslam might look like an HSM copycat, but it offers so much more. It's a coming-of-age story full of teenage struggles and heartbreaks. And no, they don't burst into song in dramatic scenes.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

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Yasmin Hingun, 13, Sha Tin College

cd: Pink Floyds The Wall contains powerful, psychedelic tracks which show a darker side of life.

dvd: Avatar: The Last Airbender Seasons 1-3. The smash hit TV show is set in a fantasy world based on typical Asian culture.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Going for your dreams

Bandslam - featuring teenage singing sensations Vanessa Hudgens from the High School Musical series and Alyson Michalka of up-and-coming pop duo Aly & Aj - might look like just another HSM copycat, but it actually offers much more.

It is a coming-of-age story filled with teenage struggles and heartbreaks - and no, nobody bursts into song in the dramatic scenes.

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

We can learn a lot through songs

Most Hong Kong teenagers prefer Canto-pop songs. I think they should listen to different kinds of music to broaden their horizons.

I enjoyed a famous Mongolian song on China 21, a programme on Discovery Channel.

It's called The Sun, the Moon and the Stars and is very popular in Beijing and other major cities on the mainland.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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Favourite tunes, films, books, and gadgets

Bryan Law, 13, Hong Kong International School

cd: T-Pain's Epiphany. An awesome album featuring hit songs such as Bartender.

dvd: The Benchwarmers. A funny movie about three middle-aged guys playing baseball against a bunch of little leaguers.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Knives come out for one-night stand of sex rock

The highlight of Gabe Andre's music career, he says, was telling Avril Lavigne to f*** off.

The soon-to-be-megastar had interrupted a recording session by calling the band's producer and didn't seem in a hurry to get off the phone. Andre, getting impatient, took the phone from the producer, who was a friend, and told Lavigne they were trying to record an album.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

System Kick

Tomorrow, 8.30pm, Edge

Macau four-piece rockers System Kick make their Hong Kong debut this weekend as part of the Underground series of live band shows.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Adventures in the consulting room

INTERIOR designer Anji Connell believes that deep inside everyone lurks a brighter, bolder, more colourful person longing to escape.

As she puts it: 'Whatever the job, whoever the client, my work is a process of helping to bring people out.

27 Aug 1995 - 12:00am