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Jason Gagliardi

High and dry, but not without some sacrifice

As I sit writing this from the 16th floor of a friend's Bangkok condominium, I don't think I have ever been quite so grateful to be high and blissfully dry.

Friday, 28 October, 2011, 12:00am

The student experience

'My name is Prapimphan Chiengkul but all my friends call me Fan. I'm 16 and I've been a student at Shrewsbury since it opened last September. Before that I spent two years studying at Dulwich College in Phuket.

11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

A bit on the side - a good gig if you can get it

'Do you have a gig?' That's the question people in Bangkok were asking each other last week, and it had nothing to do with finding somewhere for a rock band to play.

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Sharp eye for absurdity

IT WOULD BE tempting to dismiss this vanity-published collection of rehashed columns as a cynical festive season cash-in - if the author had not beaten me to the punch. 'The title of this book was chosen for frankly mercenary reasons,' the veteran columnist explains in his foreword.

23 Dec 2000 - 12:00am


If I Could Tell You

(Virgin Records)

It's always a bad sign when an artist's choice of song title could do just as well for a Mills and Boon novel. The Flame Within, Midnight Hymn, November Sky, If I Could Tell You, In Your Eyes? you get the idea.

10 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Images from the dark side

THE WORLD OF LILY Lau is a weird one. Hunched over her sketch pad in the bowels of an abandoned abattoir in Cheung Sha Wan, the cartoonist conjures twisted vistas from Hong Kong's dark side: bleak, black-humoured, urban dystopias where claustrophobia and chaos are king.

28 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Bad manners

I am glad Tim Forster-Wright (letter, South China Morning Post, May 12) took the time to write a response to Jason Gagliardi's review (Post, May 6) of the English National Ballet's production of Swan Lake and I thoroughly concur with his opinion that this was a spectacular world-class show.

14 May 1999 - 12:00am

Lady of the Camellias

Lady of the Camellias Hong Kong Ballet Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, October 7 Domy Reiter-Soffer is regularly dubbed a Renaissance man - and quite rightly, if his Lady of the Camellias is anything to go by.

Not only is he the choreographer of this stunning new work for the Hong Kong Ballet, he also receives credits for the decor and costume design.

9 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

there's nothing worse than . . . stupidity

BLACK Grape, those madcap funsters who rose like a ragged phoenix from the chemical-soaked ashes of the Happy Mondays, have just released an album that captures the Zeitgeist perfectly as we wade through the viscous dregs of the 20th century. Its title: Stupid Stupid Stupid.

18 Jan 1998 - 12:00am


I refer to Jason Gagliardi's 'There's nothing worse than . . .

5 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

There's nothing worse than ... hash house harriers

AS A general rule, you hear them long before you see them; a distant rumble in the undergrowth, then the slap and patter of feet. Suddenly they are upon you, a thundering, panicked herd, wheezing and jostling in a cloud of dust and sweat and demented simian chatter, following the bellowing horn of the alpha male.

28 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

There's nothing worse than ... fashion

I'D DEARLY love to write this column in puce. It's this season's black, you know. But I'm afraid my boss isn't quite the dedicated follower of fashion I am, and so - how blah! - we're stuck with this bland and chichi typeface, which is just, oh, so five minutes ago. Of course, the great thing is that if you hang on to this column long enough, it will come back in again.

14 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

a night in Macau

WELL, perhaps I exaggerate. I can think of several things worse than a night in Macau, chief among them being two nights in Macau. I have written before in these pages of the perils of a visit to the Portuguese enclave, but a recent evening of fear and loathing in the Bosnia of the Orient has filled me afresh with a raging hatred for the place.

7 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Enough to put you off sex forever

Harold Robbins has become America's grand old man of smut. Never in the field of literary (I use the term loosely) endeavour, have so many readers been splattered with such a surfeit of stomach-turning, libido-crushing sex.

6 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

there's nothing worse than ... newsreader humour

'WELL, that's the news and sport for tonight. Now it's over to Mark with tonight's Mark Six numbers.' 'Thanks, Jenny. My name's Mark, not Mark Six, but they say I'm a pretty lucky guy. Ha ha ha. Well, tonight's numbers are blah, blah and blah. Back to you, Jenny.' 'Thanks Mark. Ha ha. Ho ho. Well, it's the anniversary of Elvis' death this weekend.

24 Aug 1997 - 12:00am