Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

Big deal

Ever thought about exploring one the most stunning of New Zealand's wine regions? How about swimming with dolphins or sailing on the millpond fiords? Nelson, at the top of New Zealand's South Island, is just the kind of place you can enjoy all this and more.

Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, 12:00am

Find your mistakes and learn from them

I simply can't believe that I failed Chinese for the third time this academic year.

My learning attitude has improved a lot, but I still couldn't get a pass.

Being a Hong Kong student in an elite class, I feel ashamed.

I'm not hoping to get high marks. I just want to pass the tests and exams. Instead of improving, my results are getting worse.

2 May 2007 - 12:00am


Know which way the wind blows

The old principal was a relaxed person who liked to be informal. But now there is a new principal and she is very conscious of image and style. You have never seen your history teacher, Mr Wong, in a suit before, but today he shows up for class wearing a new suit, pressed shirt, tie and shiny shoes.

13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Good taste given the full Nelson

This weekend, the Hong Kong Club celebrated a political victory.

It was a black tie affair, peopled by the important and the affluent.

Important and affluent MEN, that is.

Female attendance was strictly forbidden.

Emotions ran high, reaching a nationalistic crescendo when the guests rose as one, to shake the room with patriotic singing.

16 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Heavy-handed feminism

This has all the makings of a fast-paced novel. There is the ex-flower child artist, her rebellious teenage daughter and a man wanted by the FBI. Together they could make for an explosive combination, but the plot becomes bogged down in the trivial and the cloyingly philosophical.

12 Feb 2000 - 12:00am