Chris Lau

Creating the write stuff

In the world of publishing, the role of an editor is to check what the author has written.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Pirates get lost in translation

The team responsible for the hit film Chicken Run, and the Wallace and Gromit series, are back in the cinema. Aardman Animations has a new, claymation, stop-motion comedy, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

High fives for top-scoring students

For the first time this year, the city's top students can literally call themselves stars.

Two pupils from the elite Queen's College boys' school were among the five citywide to reach the new benchmark for excellence - 5** in seven subjects - as the first Hong Kong Diplomas of Secondary Education (HKDSE) were handed out.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Let's party all summer long

1 Stranded - Greyson Chance

Your body may be trapped in Hong Kong this summer, but you can always imagine you're: 'Sat there on the dock/With both my feet grazing the water.' I can already smell the fresh saltiness of the seawater, and feel the breeze over the ocean.

Ruby Leung

2 Feeling Good - Michael Buble

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City slickers take a random chance on art

Some people say art is a laid-back form of leisure, while others think it is an essential part of our everyday lives. RAW - Random Art Workshop - identifies more with the latter idea, organising 'random' workshops for Hong Kong's busy city dwellers.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Time to treat daddy dearest

There are only two days to go before Father's Day. So for this week's top 10, we asked our readers what the best Father's Day gift would be ...

1. Elixir of Life

The mythical Elixir of Life would be the best Father's Day gift. It grants the drinker eternal life and eternal youth. With it, I could always have my wonderful dad by my side.

Tacye Hong

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Do you get the message?

Texting can be a nuisance. A new message can come anywhere, anytime. And you get the urge to reply instantly. Sometimes, you put everything aside just to reply to a trivial message.

We asked our junior reporters when they think you shouldn't be texting ...

1. Swimming

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

We've got your number

If a three doesn't work, try a two. If that doesn't work either, erase it and start all over again. The secret is to always use a pencil because it is easy to correct if you make a mistake - let's do Sudoku.

This addictive game became a national phenomenon in Japan in the early 90s. A decade later, it escalated into a worldwide craze.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet little collectibles

Sweets used to be wrapped in paper and foil. Then one day PEZ came along and changed everything.

The Austrian brand is famous for its sweet dispensers with their distinctive caps modelled after popular cartoon characters.

Flip the cap and a candy pops right out.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Crazy number crunch

1 0

Zero was invented by an Indian mathematician around 520 AD. Without zero, life would be more difficult today.

Rajinder Deol

2 2

For every 2 marriages in America, there is a divorce.

Pradyumn Dayal

3 3.14159265...

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bedazzled by good fortune

1. Books galore

I shall buy lots of books with my lai see money. I can gain a lot of knowledge through books, going on adventures that I can't afford in real life and expanding my horizons without the fuss of travelling. Books are a great investment because I can sell or trade them for new ones in the future. This way my limited lai see money turns into a king's ransom!

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Wow! Wearable wonders

The World of WearableArt (WOW) is a mix of theatre and fashion. Founded in Nelson, New Zealand, WOW holds a competition every year to find the most inventive outfits. Designers from all over the world enter.

The winning masterpieces are then worn by skilful dancers and showcased in a choreographed theatrical performance.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Exams are over! It's time to unwind

1 Get back to social media

I'll reactivate my Facebook the moment the invigilator collects my answer sheet.

Hudson Hillard

2 Mocha mania

I usually go to a cafe for a cup of mocha. Students in Hong Kong really have to learn how to rest.

Sonia Tsui

3 A good old basketball game

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A night to remember

Twenty-three years ago, the South China Morning Post and RTHK decided to collaborate and use their high profiles to help people in need. Together they established Operation Santa Claus (OSC), an annual campaign to raise funds for charities in Hong Kong.

Rather than dwindle, as so many good intentions do, the campaign has gone from strength to strength.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Adventure in the sky

The golden dragon attracts a television reporter and crew from the mainland.

Winnie Lee

A model of the 108-floor ICC skyscraper. Sky100 is the observation deck.

Tacye Hong

A 360-degree panoramic picture shows tourists what buildings can be seen from the observation deck.

Winnie Lee

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am