A lost love rekindled

American couple Kim Carpenter and his wife, Krickitt, were both badly injured in a car accident only months after taking their marriage vows.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Unsung heroes

Name Phoebe Kong Chun-ki School Diocesan Girls' School Grade Form Two Sport Athletics (sprinting)


16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A time of challenges, a period of chances


March 21 - April 19

You really can work a room. Did you know that? This means you're able to chat and network with many people in a short time. This is a super-important talent - and even the most shy person can do it with the right attitude.

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Words find a way

Communication, or rather the lack of it, is frequently given as the cause for almost every mistake, mishap or form of misconduct. I neither understand, nor subscribe to, this universal blame.

I can communicate perfectly with Chocolate, my pet toy poodle, whose level of understanding enables him to carry out every command I utter.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Making sport of dad

I've raised three ungrateful children; the exception is Chocolate, my fourth - except dogs don't count. Phoebe, Phoebus and Fabian blame me - or my genes, to be precise - for making them 'vertically challenged' (yet the boys are taller than I am). Phoebe also accuses me of giving her short fingers. They never credit heredity for their talents in music.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Play it for all it's worth

I have given talks on drama to schoolchildren and also taught the subject in continuing education courses to schoolteachers and arts administrators. Each time, I asked audience members to raise their hands if they had ever engaged in any drama activities.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Why my children tuned out

At a recent charity dinner to raise funds for the Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's disease, my son, Phoebus, and his wife, Danielle, performed an improvised version of the theme to the Japanese movie Departures on piano and flute.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Dangerous adventure with some pretty tough fairies

Ice Maiden By Sally Prue Published by Oxford ISBN 978 0 19 272965 1

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The Bad Book Affair

The Bad Book Affair by Ian Sansom 4th Estate, HK$104

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Legend's last night in sister SAR

John Legend ended the six-month world tour of his latest album, Evolver, in utter style: a fresh black suit, skinny black tie and an earnest performance of the song that catapulted him to fame in 2004, Ordinary People.

After six months on the road, The Venetian Macao was the last stop for the six-time Grammy-winning R&B singer.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Captive audience

LIFE DIDN'T look promising: the youngest of five children raised in London's East End and Essex by poor but hardworking Irish Catholic parents, Martina Cole, whose first boyfriend was a bank robber, was living in a council flat. Broke, having left school at 15 with no qualifications, she was pregnant and about to become an unmarried mother at the age of 18.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


Phoebe Whalley, five 'This is my first time,' says Phoebe, as she is being swung around by her father in a Hawaiian theme box. 'I want Hong Kong to win.' Well who doesn't?

Red Cowgirls These half dozen girls braved the South Stand to cheer on their team, England. They are aged 15 to 18 and are from the Swiss German School.

28 Mar 2004 - 12:00am


The Third Pole

Pearl, 8.30pm

Leaving Lhasa's cyber cafes and empty monasteries, explorer Michel Peissel embarks on a voyage to the Earth's summit. Peissel heads into the Himalayas to the foot of Mount Everest and along 1,700 unmarked kilometres to the Changthang of Tibet, the world's highest plateau at an altitude of almost 7,000 metres.


8 Oct 2003 - 12:00am


Eaten Alive

Pearl, 9.30pm

29 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

The best problem solver is you

Common problems affecting young people include exam pressure, family relationships and general adolescent problems such as low self-esteem, boredom and anti-social tendencies.

But what are the causes of these problems? The tendency to have one-child families is increasing because of parents' work pressure and also because a one-child family is easier to manage.

3 Feb 2002 - 12:00am