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Dungeons & Dragons




It doesn't sound as demeaning as other ludicrous nouns such as "faker", "two-faced", or "cheater". Also, I feel like a native speaker when I use this word. But I certainly try not to be a hypocrite.

Fong Hui-yi


Friday, 21 September, 2012, 11:17am

On style, she rules

I was born in the Year of the Dragon and I'd love a dragon pendant. I was in Hong Kong in January, but was surprised by how hard it was to find something, since we're in another Year of the Dragon. I'll be back soon so could you recommend somewhere?

What A Drag(on), Manila

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Creatures of times past

Encased in a glass cabinet is a two-metre-long pointed, spiralling horn. The object, some people once believed, belonged to a unicorn, the mythical horned horse of Greek folklore.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ambitious Dragon can fire past his rivals again

Ambitious Dragon was back to something like his best to take the first leg of the Triple Crown last month and the five-year-old only has to turn up in the same mood to take the second leg at Sha Tin today, the HK$8 million Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m).

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fantastic Creatures

Fantastic Creatures HK Museum of Art

Tupilaks were violent spirits conjured by powerful shamans using animal and human remains (particularly those of children), and they were supposed to come to life when placed in water. Only superior sorcery could deflect their attack.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon has got the fire, whether it's fast or slow

The pace is some query in the HK$8 million Stewards' Cup (1,600m) at Sha Tin and Ambitious Dragon can get himself into difficulty by being slowly away, but none of that will stop the reigning Horse of the Year from winning a fourth Group One and retaking his reputation as one of Hong Kong's greats if he turns up today.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Enter the Year of the Dragon

In case you missed the memo, Chinese New Year starts tomorrow. This is the Year of the Dragon - and all of us are influenced by the electric, drama-filled energy of this fiery creature for the next 12 months.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Creature features

In Chinese culture, the dragon is a hybrid creature incorporating the features of nine animals: the prawn, deer, cow, dog, catfish (the whiskers), lion, snake, fish (the scales) and the eagle. It is seen as the representation of righteousness and is used to exorcise evil spirits. Some countries that use the dragon on their flag, such as Wales, also respect the creature.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Celebrated fire-breathers

Deadly, dauntless, demanding, delightful; all are adjectives that have been used to describe those born in the year of the dragon. The imperial sign does seem to have more than its fair share of trendsetters, from Florence Nightingale to Hong Kong's own Bruce Lee. The sign is all about dominance, ambition and passion and doing things in a grand way.


15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Change of scenery does the trick

Fun Heroes still has the honour of being the last horse to beat Ambitious Dragon - in a fair contest - before their paths diverged in the time since that meeting almost a year ago in Class Four.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Get fit, have fun in a dragon boat

Hong Kong has a worldwide reputation for staging exciting dragon boat races.

Most people have heard of the Stanley International Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place annually on the day of the Tuen Ng Festival.

However, there is a whole season of races for those interested in participating.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Spooks in Japan


Japan is a country that loves and respects its spooks. According to traditional Japanese beliefs, all humans have a spirit called a reikon.

26 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Is it possible for our top officials to show some can-do spirit? Sorry, no can do

Oh well, I had to take my kids to watch How To Train Your Dragon, the DreamWorks' 3D hit, and a depressing thought struck me inside the cinema.

Someone is making tens of millions out of dragons while our government just blew a couple of millions of taxpayer money in a futile exercise to revamp our dragon 'Asia's World City' logo.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am

Mythical journey with friendly dragon

Set in the mythical world of Vikings, How To Train Your Dragon is a computer-animated action-comedy that takes audiences on a thrilling ride with flying monsters.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Nine Dragons plans US$400m share issue

Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings), the mainland's largest containerboard maker, is planning a share placement to raise up to US$400 million to reduce its heavy debt burden.

The firm was preparing a top-up placement of US$350 million, with an option to increase it by as much as US$50 million, said James Griffiths, a spokesman for bookrunner Citi.

29 Oct 2009 - 12:00am