by Wendy McTavish

Inkstone Books $175

Sunday, 29 May, 2005, 12:00am

Lai See

all in the name

12 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Stamp out expat louts

One evening last week I was queuing at a supermarket check-out counter in Discovery Bay when I became aware of a disturbance at a neighbouring till. A young British man was directing a torrent of loud, obscene and racist abuse at a female Chinese assistant.

28 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Icons of our time

Name: Rico And The Robots.

Or: The Filipino house band you find playing in the lobby bars of hotels and sometimes in nightclubs.

30 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Icons of our Time

NAME: The Drunk Driver.

AGE: Varies. Usually either a callow Chinese youth in a sports car he can't control or a red-nosed middle-aged expat in a car he could control perfectly well if he hadn't had that 14th scotch at the club.

7 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Expat trip

A TEAM of senior expatriate civil servants, led by Director-General of Trade Tony Miller, flew to Beijing to seek reassurances on their future.

31 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Expat trash more offensive

A COUPLE of points in reply to your correspondent Leonard Hastings (South China Morning Post, June 12).

I have lost count of the number of times it has been pointed out that most Filipinos earn less than $4,000 per month, so the option of meeting their friends in some high-hat restaurant is denied them.

19 Jun 1995 - 12:00am


NAME: The Ethnic Expat Flat.

12 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Time for a retune at Radio 3

IS RTHK's Radio 3 truly out of tune with its listeners? The new man in the hot seat, Martin Clarke, has taken over the reins of the ailing service amidst a barrage of criticism: the station has little to differentiate it from the BBC; it does little to cater for the local Chinese audience, preferring instead to stick to the expat 'market'; and it offers little to entice new listeners.

29 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Welcome back

WHAT a heartening start to Monday.

20 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Expat raped

A YOUNG expatriate woman was raped and robbed in Lion Rock Country Park last night. The attacker, armed with a knife, intercepted the woman while she was walking in the park shortly after 8.30 pm. He robbed her of $150 in cash before raping her.

29 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Sweeping assumptions

I REFER to Neil Taylor's vitriolic sarcasm in reply to my letter (South China Morning Post, April 26), regarding the true meaning of slavery.

He seems to have completely ignored the relevance of the analogy, and embarked on yet another tedious tirade on the plight of the maids.

5 May 1993 - 12:00am

Angered by unfair comparison

SHEILA Grange (South China Morning Post, April 26), has some very peculiar ideas as to what constitutes hardship.

I could not believe that someone could have the gall to compare favourably the working conditions of an amah with those of an ''expatriate manager''.

Are you serious Ms Grange? Oh, that I could suffer so painfully.

29 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Murphy making full use of break

A THREE-meeting ban ruled Declan Murphy out of today's Sha Tin meeting so h There are no plans to replace Duguid with a temporary stop being placed on more expat trainers.

21 Mar 1993 - 12:00am