Watching a magician 'dig' his way out of a grave on Hidden Secrets Of Magic on World on Wednesday evening it occurred to me how many magic shows there are on Hong Kong television.Saturday, 12 July, 1997, 12:00am
Mid-Levels food shopping is on the way up.
Such is the rise of the area between Hollywood and Robinson Roads that it won't be long before there isn't a shop that's not a restaurant, bar or deli catering to the new chattering classes.
The latest is L'Epicerie, a European deli on Mosque Street.11 Jul 1997 - 12:00am
It's always good to hear from readers. This week, I received two letters, both with pertinent things to say.
The first was from a gentleman (who, I'm sure, wishes to remain anonymous), wanting to point out that I was a 'little harsh' on Fiona Carver.
'I tuned in to Movie Watch just to see what you were writing about and I have to say you were a little harsh.11 Jun 1997 - 12:00am
Underground urban chic has arrived in Hong Kong; at least that is the claim and aim of Stix, a new restaurant, bar and nightclub inspired by venues in New York, London and Miami.4 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
How do you manage to find something to say about Hong Kong television every day? I am frequently asked.
It's not too hard, I respond, acknowledging the fact that the editorial freedom of this newspaper allows me to wander off at trifling tangents on more than the odd occasion.26 Feb 1997 - 12:00am
I was inspired to write this after reading Deborah Herd's TV Eye headlined, 'Amateurism rules' (South China Morning Post, August 28).
After having lived in Hong Kong for over four years, I too have found the television programming to be pitiful, and an absolutely sorry attempt to entertain.4 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
People always ask me how I manage to write this column six days a week and find something to say each day.
It isn't easy, I reply, especially on Wednesdays when Macau Racing (8pm) steals nearly three hours of prime-time viewing.
People always ask me how I manage to write this column six days a week and find something positive to say each day.28 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
There was I, an Englishwoman in the Australian bush, feeling like a pioneer. The house I was staying in was basic to say the least and to carry out one's ablutions you had to wander down through the overgrown garden to what I was told was the dunny, a three-side wooden affair on the edge of the bush that made the septic loo we had in the Brownies look like American Standard.20 Jul 1996 - 12:00am
Today's bad news is that tonight's films are rubbish; the good news is the choice improves a little as the week progresses.
We can look forward to Jeff Goldblum's The Fly (again), My Father The Hero with Gerard Depardieu and Sommersby, with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.3 Jun 1996 - 12:00am
Get in 12 bottles of Tsing-tao, six packs of Marlboro and a couple of like-minded mates.
Flick intermittently between World and Pearl and tonight you can enjoy the perfect Hong Kong evening of cheering and leering - an orgy of horse and human flesh.
Between them, TVB and ATV have provided the ideal television for a night of male bonding.29 May 1996 - 12:00am