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Actor too shy to pursue his love at first sight

TVB actor Dexter Young was too shy to make a move when he first met Shanfia Ng, but he did not hesitate the next time he saw her some years later.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm


What I'm listening to: I've always been a bit Howard Hughesian about the music I like, holing up with my favourites until I've wrung the last drop out of them. A lot of what I hear these days comes through my less reclusive band mates, as well as the local and international bands in town for gigs.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Love life under a microscope

On graduation day, July 15, 1988, Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) are involved in a mild and awkward romance. Before they go their separate ways, they agree to remain friends.

For the rest of the Lone Scherfig-directed film, we visit Emma and Dex, not always physically together, on that same day each year for the next two decades.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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Sophie Dahl had her first brush with fame at the age of four, when grandfather Roald Dahl named the lead character in his beloved children's book The BFG after her. As an adult, she achieved fame of a different kind when she posed nude for an Yves Saint Laurent perfume campaign in 2000.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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Not a fortnight goes by without the launch of an action drama built around a sudden, earth-shattering event. Jericho (AXN Beyond; Tuesdays to Fridays at 11pm), which premieres this Friday, joins zombie-disaster drama The Walking Dead (FX; Fridays at 11pm) and alien-infiltration series The Event (Universal; Wednesdays at 9pm) on this week's roster of apocalyptic yarns.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

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The football World Cup generally means a month of sleep deprivation. New fatherhood means a lot more. When, however, the caregiver in question does triple duty as a police blood-splatter specialist by day and a vigilante serial killer by night, fatigue-related mistakes reach the ridiculous.

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

One Day

One Day by David Nicholls Hodder and Stoughton, HK$108

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Dexter: An Omnibus

Dexter: An Omnibus by Jeff Lindsay Orion, HK$214

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

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In the past few months, TV drama viewers have been saved from convention by a number of unlikely heroes - the pie-maker who solves murders by reviving the victims for exactly one minute (Pushing Daisies; TVB Pearl, Mondays, at 10.35pm), the electronics nerd who moonlights as an FBI spy (Chuck; AXN, Mondays, at 10pm), the millionaire Zen-practising cop who returns to the force after 12 years i

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

by Jeff Lindsay

Orion, HK$115

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am