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Iris

Newly arrived, Geoff was taken with Iris from their first meeting

When Geoff Akien packed up and headed for Hong Kong almost two years ago, he also wrapped up a seven-year relationship. New to a foreign land, diving into another relationship was not top of the Briton's to-do list.

Saturday, 6 August, 2011, 12:00am

Owner mined Crabtree & Evelyn's long history to reinvent its Iris series

Most people play favourites with lifestyle and home care brands; few take it to the level that Sandra Lee has with Crabtree & Evelyn. The Malaysian businesswoman loved the brand so much, she and her husband Lee Oi Hian's company KLK acquired it a few years ago.

1 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Avoid being caught off balance

I have always been a firm believer in work-life balance but, until recently, was a poor partaker of it myself. Let me explain how I finally came to be able to practise what I initially only believed in. In the final quarter of last year, the company I work for kicked off a number of exciting projects.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Challenge yourself to something new this summer

We have to make many decisions in life, and recently I had to make a tough one.

I wanted to join a three-week programme during the summer holidays.

But I have a tight schedule. I also plan to attend tutorial classes as well as learn a musical instrument during the two-month break.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls

Let Love In

(Warner)

After forming in 1986, Buffalo power-pop trio the Goo Goo Dolls struggled in search of mainstream success for 12 long years before their uber-hit Iris catapulted them to stardom.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Team's winning ways

Leadership, a little sacrifice and a good news sense wins school's paper the top prize

Leadership, a little sacrifice and a good news sense helped the STFA Tam Pak Yu College editorial team scoop the Student Newspaper of the Year award.

25 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Coffee project provides fresh incentive

More than 70 university students will get together this Sunday to learn how to make a fresh cup of coffee at a workshop organised by a group of City University (CityU) undergraduates.

11 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Parents should think carefully

I refer to the article headlined, 'A crying shame', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on January 2.

I cannot believe there are so many parents who have given up their children, but some do.

Sometimes, it is because the mother is a teenager, who has conceived as a result of a sexual attack. That is understandable.

20 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

He can knead his own buns

IDON'T know, maybe I'm nuts or maybe I'm heartless but I find it hard to muster up much sympathy for a man whose left butt cheek has gone into spasm from too much . . . bowling.

16 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Students find sweet home in cans

THE 1.8-metre high Christmas toyhouse standing in the playground of the Sacred Heart Canossian College was made of 2,054 soft drinks cans.

And there was an eye-catching banner in the shape of a Christmas tree hanging from the seventh to the ground floor of the school's tower, conveying the season's greetings to passersby.

2 Jan 1993 - 12:00am