Puss in Boots plays the purr-fect lead

Over the years there have been some unforgettable voices in animation, tones that perfectly match the characters. Sometimes it's as though the voice actor was born for the role.

Sunday, 15 January, 2012, 12:00am

Maid jailed for assaulting 4-month-old

A Filipino domestic helper who jammed a towel into a four-month-old's mouth and shook him was jailed yesterday for four months. Gina Marisse Abellanes Asto, 38, was convicted at Kowloon City Court of wilful assault causing injury to a child. Asto's acts were caught on a video camera installed by the baby's mother.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Paper 1a

What type of writing is this? Match the following texts with the items in the list of different types of writing.

A I refer to your editorial of June 15 ('Save the old'), and wish to express my strong support for your proposal to increase social welfare payments to the growing number of poor old people in Hong Kong.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

20 more years of donkey work for villager who aches for home

Why did you open a donkey-meat restaurant?

I have no education. I only went to school for three years. When I was 13, I started working on collective farms, where we depended on the heavens for food. There was no guarantee of a living. We had to pay taxes. We had to pay for water facilities and road construction.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Would you visit Disney again free of charge within 3 months?

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


Diamond in the rough

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Language point

Can you use these animal idioms to make your English more interesting?

1. A bull in a china shop

Someone who is really clumsy and goes around breaking things.

2. The straw that broke the camel's back

The final thing that makes someone very upset or angry.

3. To talk the hind legs off a donkey

To talk all the time.

3 Sep 2003 - 12:00am