Medium of tedium

Of all teachers' sins, the most unpardonable is to be boring. Boredom is anti-learning and anti-life. Among the young and restless, boredom often mutates into social malignancies such as drug addiction, gangsterism or other toxic forms of escapist behaviour.

Monday, 29 June, 2009, 12:00am

Polish group to turn table on fans

Playing a table must be one of the most novel ways to make music, but that's exactly what The Table musical by Polish group Karbido is all about.

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

What a bore


Don't be boring by using the word 'boring' all the time. Try something different.

A. tedious (so boring it makes you want to fall asleep)

B. dull (just plain boring)

C. uninteresting (having no interest)

D. dreary (so boring it makes you a bit depressed)

22 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Relighting the fire

The element of surprise is still one of the best aphrodisiacs

It used to be so simple. A wink or smile, a hand brushing the thigh ... and the sparks would fly as if on cue, resulting in a night of passion.

29 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

TV no cure for teen boredom

People in Hong Kong do not often enjoy their lives. They just want to earn more and more money.

These days, because of the economic slump, people do not want to spend money on entertainment.

Do you enjoy your life then? Remember how when you were a baby, you liked to play with toys.

15 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Are people born boring?

NO There's a scientist out there, in that strange and wacky world of genetics, who claims to have isolated the bit of DNA which can determine whether somebody is likely to be born boring. I simply don't believe it. I know far too many interesting and lively people who have, alas, fallen into dullness all by themselves.

13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

The city that always sleeps

IT was disappointing to see Hong Kong so low (a measly 56th position) on the list of top cities, released by the International Corporate Resources Group. The ICRG did not have to go far to find the winner. The organisation is based in Geneva and chose Geneva.

18 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Politicians will get just rewards in polls

LEGISLATIVE Councillor Christine Loh, in her New Year wishes (Sunday Morning Post, December 19), addressed with relish all the worries of our day. I could not agree more that most of the population are bored to death by the Sino-British talks.

2 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Rough guide to travel

WORST JOURNEYS Edited by Keath Fraser (Picador, $87) GOOD writers and their bad trips is a publishing notion with great potential. Worst Journeys is a collection of short pieces written by some of the biggest names in the business of travelling to exotic lands and somehow getting paid for it, and should please arm-chair travellers and derring-do types alike.

6 Mar 1993 - 12:00am