TVB actor Dexter Young was too shy to make a move when he first met Shanfia Ng, but he did not hesitate the next time he saw her some years later.Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm
COUNTRY PURSUITS I grew up on the outskirts of Pittsburgh [in Pennsylvania, the United States], with three brothers and three sisters. We were country kids. My dad ran a junkyard and we all had to work, separating and cleaning raw metal. Just like farm families, we all had to pitch in. My father was Andy Warhol's eldest brother.17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
If Steven Spielberg had a mischievous twin, it would be Joe Dante. From his 1978 Jaws rip-off Piranha to his critters-with-attitude hit Gremlins (1984), Dante's films explored the darker side of what Spielberg so expertly turned into blockbuster gold.5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
As Meatloaf used to sing, two out of three ain't bad. So being credited with having three out of the four classical Chinese virtues might be perceived as a compliment. Alas, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong must have had a momentary humour bypass over the Lunar New Year. Come to think of it, the party probably never had any to begin with.25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
On one level, 'The Magic Potion' is a very well written story about bullying, describing the way a boy misuses the magical power he was given to protect himself from bullies.
But stories about one individual and one set of events can sometimes also contain a message that applies to whole groups of people and even nations.8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
A gang that stole milk power from chain stores across the city and sold it to a Mong Kok pharmacy has been smashed with the arrests of three core members and seizure of 200 cans of powder, police say.
The three were caught after the gang took 20 cans of milk powder from eight stores in 90 minutes on Wednesday, officers said yesterday.15 May 2009 - 12:00am
Five things we're all wondering about
1 Hong Kong gender imbalance with more women than men ... guys are thinking 'that's a problem?'
2 Guilty RTHK producer sentenced to community service ... if he really wants to do the public some good, tell his radio hosts to shut up and play some music.7 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Snapshots of our special friends
Name of owner: Elaine Yau
Name: Cat B
Breed: American curl
Favourite food: salmon and fish biscuits
Favourite pastimes: sleeping, swiping mobiles off desks and meowing loudly when people are sleeping1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
The saying goes that 'if you want a friend, get a dog'. I have misgivings about flesh-and-blood dogs, however. My mother's eats excrement and is never happier than when rolling in the remains of a dead bird or some fish on the riverbank.12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am
Born of an unholy union between Joey Ramone and Cousin Itt of The Addams Family, overgrown fringes are this season's undisputed hair-don'ts. They stumbled down the runways of renegade designers Martin Margiela and Alexandre Hercovitch, mercifully obscuring the faces of models who must have known better. Do not try this at home.1 Sep 2000 - 12:00am
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Pearl, 9.30pm12 Aug 2000 - 12:00am
The latest instalment of the excellent Punchline comedy club served up a feast of belly laughs while taking the audience on a wild ride from one pole of the stand-up spectrum to the other.17 Jun 2000 - 12:00am
Prudent punters will keep their powder dry for Saturday's monster $42 million Triple Trio jackpot but for those who cannot wait, tomorrow night's Happy Valley meeting provides another opportunity to cash in on the world's best bet.
There's no carry-over but the game is the same and No Competitor looks as good a banker as any in the opening leg of an extremely tough TT.23 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
Tindersticks - Simple Pleasure (Quicksilver) If you are in a bit of a grim mood and prefer to stay at home with the curtains closed, this is the album for you.
Singer Stuart A Staples is so lugubrious in his delivery he makes the Addams Family butler, Lurch, sound like a happy-go-lucky music-hall act.10 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
WILLIAM is a serious underachiever. In fact, he underachieves so effortlessly that he revels in it. It is, he would be the first to admit, almost a source of pride.
His one rather lame claim to achieving - definitely more luck than judgment - is that he was born seven minutes ahead of his identical twin, Clive.18 Apr 1999 - 12:00am