Financial analyst finds new route to happiness - as a bus driver with KMB

Former financial analyst Gary Leung, who switched careers to become a driver for KMB and now plies the 296M route. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A successful financial analyst has set off on a new route to happiness - as a bus driver. Gary Leung Ling-yin, 26, decided to switch careers after realising money and luxury no longer represented a fulfilled life.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 8:18am 3 comments

Budget short of smart ideas

Budget short of smart ideas

As an alumni of the University of Melbourne, I recently received a message from its vice-chancellor, Professor Glyn Davies, about something called "A smarter Australia" that is very relevant to Hong Kong. This major initiative by Australian universities recognises their key role in the nation's future prosperity, and calls for community support to persuade the federal government to invest in higher education.

7 Mar 2013 - 2:35am 2 comments

Miranda Leung's MTR detour that got her career on track

Miranda Leung's MTR detour that got her career on track

When Miranda Leung Chan Che-ming joined the MTR Corporation in 1976, she never thought she would stay there for 37 years until she retired.

It was three years before the railway opened its first section, a 15-kilometre track linking Kwun Tong and Central, when Leung quit her job as a junior secretary in the government and joined the transport company.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

Try this vital balancing act

Illustration: Martin Megino

Imagine a typical two-career couple facing all the challenges that success creates. Let's call them Winnie and Benson, both in their 40s.

He is a new partner at an international consulting firm; she is the chief consultant in the paediatrics department of a major teaching hospital.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:35pm

Graduates favour Western companies for best jobs

University graduates worldwide prefer to start their careers at a US or European-owned company rather than an Asian one. Photo: Bloomberg

Asia may be viewed as a driver of growth for the world economy, but when it comes to jobs, university graduates worldwide still prefer to start their careers at a US or European-owned company rather than an Asian one, a global survey has found.

20 Sep 2012 - 6:59am

Having a career choice is a boon

Our teenage years are perhaps among the hardest periods in our lives. We are struggling to identify ourselves and deal with the pressures of high school.

Teens face pressure from every aspect of their lives, both in school and at home.

Adding to the pressure is the need for us to decide on a career path. For many teenagers, it is just too much!

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1962

My Geisha

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Yves Montand, Edward G. Robinson

Director: Jack Cardiff

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Planning is key to finding that dream job

IN THE EARLY stages of planning a career the possibilities can seem endless. Dreams of being an MTV presenter and aspirations of becoming a brain surgeon are not uncommon. However, while it is exciting to dream, at some point reality has to be faced and practical considerations must be addressed.

25 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

What the clever-clog class really wants

Richard Florida's research has shown a significant shift in the way talented people want to work in the 21st century.

Challenge is the primary factor the creative class is concerned with when looking for a job. The group wants to be able to contribute to, and have an impact on, what they do.

31 Jan 2004 - 12:00am