In many parts of the world, dinner parties are a time-honoured tradition. Self-respecting men and women open up their homes to regale friends with home-cooked food and stimulating conversation.Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 9:57am
Four-year-old Rico Bishop has already sampled sheep brains and Italian deep-fried rabbit spleen. What's more, he enjoyed them.24 May 2013 - 1:12pm
The large number of mainland shoppers has disrupted the daily life of Hong Kong citizens. Prices have gone up, essentials are sometimes out of stock or reserved for mainland visitors, and locals are slighted by some shops that cater to the big spenders from the north. Shopping areas have become more crowded while the behaviour of visitors is not always in line with the norms here.27 Feb 2013 - 4:55am 7 comments
In recent years, the negativity between Hong Kong locals and mainlanders has been disheartening. The most discussed issue is the distasteful and unpleasant behaviour of mainlanders when travelling to Hong Kong.24 Feb 2013 - 1:50am
It was with some trepidation that I introduced Francesca, my nine-year-old daughter, to Kristine Stewart, director of the Hong Kong Institute of Etiquette, for her 2½-hour dining lesson at Chez Patrick restaurant in Wan Chai.24 Feb 2013 - 4:04pm
It's not something I like to admit, but in my years BC (Before Child) I was one of those people you find in restaurants or cafes who visibly bristle when young children are seated close by.27 Jan 2013 - 3:29pm
This summer is the first time I have looked after groups of my daughter's friends. I have been disappointed to see how few children bother to say "please" or "thank you". How can I help my five-year-old daughter develop good manners?1 Sep 2012 - 4:42pm
Sunny Lai Chun-sing (left), a management trainee at Sino Group of Hotels, has a keen interest in the hospitality industry. He believes that in order to enhance his professional skills, he must conduct continuous on-the-job practice and learn to communicate effectively. He talks to Wong Yat-hei
What degree do you have?20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Where has all the politeness gone?
A few days ago I took the MTR to Sham Shui Po. On the train I saw an old woman standing and no one was offering her a seat. After a while a child stood up for the old woman. But his mother forced him to sit down and punished him.17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Onyx Hospitality Group, a Thai-based hotels and properties developer and operator with over 40 years' experience, has selected Hong Kong for the launch of its brand, Ozo, an extension of the group's hotel portfolio which includes the Saffron and Amari chains.2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
A good understanding of Chinese and Western etiquette can assist young people to socialise more comfortably in cosmopolitan Hong Kong.
Many local parents recognise the potential future benefits for their children and are enrolling them in Western-style etiquette classes in increasing numbers.12 May 2012 - 12:00am
'Excuse me' are two very simple words. But today's children do not seem to use them. When they want something, they often shout, scream or fight. Also, when someone asks them for help, they just ignore that person. They should take a minute to help or offer advice. It is not only polite; it will make the other person happy.11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Schoolboy soccer games can involve some rough and tumble, but we do not expect them to be violent. The video of a 10-year-old player from ESF Lions kicking a 12-year-old Kitchee Escola opponent in the face during a recent match has for that reason gone viral on the internet and attracted international media attention.21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
One of the recurring themes on the Chowhound website's 'not about food' category is dining etiquette: someone is planning a trip, and asks how to eat according to the customs of that country.8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The administration of a Jiangxi mountain famous as one of the birthplaces of Taoism says its website has been hacked.
Many rude replies have been posted to nearby residents' queries and complaints since at least July.29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am