Joyce Siu

Deals and steals to help you stretch your salary

According to netizens writing in to, DHC Food Marts offer some of the best deals for snacks, and the Wan Chai and North Point outlets of Kai Bo Frozen Meat are the places to go for bargain sausages and cuts of beef, pork and lamb.

Monday, 28 April, 2008, 12:00am

Solitary man

Past media coverage suggests he's a melancholic recluse and his whimsical stories sometimes reinforce that image. But in person, popular writer-illustrator Jimmy Liao Fu-pin comes across as amiable, relaxed and humorous.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Frog Fun Family Happening

OC Gallery, Olympian City

April 29, 2pm-3pm

The wacky 'Frog King' Kwok Mang-ho is back, promising more frog-inspired fun and artwork. Frog Fun Family Happening is an interactive show featuring his paintings, installations and improvisation suitable for all ages.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

A shot of hope

For someone known for creating funky accessories and clothing, Sin Sin-man is oddly vexed at being labelled a fashion designer.

'It's too narrow a way of categorising me,' she says.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Balancing act

Zhang Yunyun is no ordinary 15-year-old. She doesn't eat junk food, hang out in shopping malls, or surf the Net like most of her peers do.

Instead, she spends at least five hours a day practising acrobatics. She is a member of the renowned Hebei Acrobatic Troupe, which is based in Wuqiao, in Hebei province.

13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


Name: Melanie Cleo Graf

Age: 17

City/ Country: Harrison (Westchester), New York, USA

School name: Harrison High School

Star sign: Leo

I am half Greek-American, half WASP (white, anglo-saxon, protestant; people whose ancestors are from western Europe).

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Koop Islands by Koop

Swedish duo Koop's new album Koop Islands is a fusion of short and sweet chill-out jazz vibes topped off with an exotic flavour. Group members Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson released their debut album - Koop - in 1997, and follow-up Waltz for Koop in 2001.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Campus Cool

After years in a school uniform, dressing to look cool on campus can be a challenge. Here are Grace's tips

Name: Grace Tse Kwai-ki

Tse studied fashion design at IVE (Sha Tin), formerly the Sha Tin Technical Institute, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She gained hands-on experience after working with veteran fashion designer Silvio Chan.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The art of everyday life

An upcoming exhibition, The Stories Behind Our Family Objects, allowed students to portray their homes using household objects.

The participants are Form Four students from arts-oriented school HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, which opened last year.

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Campus Cool

For Helen Chan, Christmas parties are the perfect opportunity to add a touch of glamour to your look

Name: Helen Chan Hoi-lun

Age: 25

Ms Chan graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in Journalism and Communication. She works as a part-time

21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


Name: Triinu Lepp

Age: 15

City/ Country: Tallinn, Estonia

School name: Tallinn French School

Star sign: Leo

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Lion City tour promotes caring and culture

Twelve students took part in a three-day summer exchange tour to Singapore to learn about the Lion City's lifestyle and culture.

The students, ranging from Form Three to Form Six, were selected from a list of 76 students who signed up for the Youth Leader Programme by Brand's Health Education Fund and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Ultra Blue

Ultra Blue by Utada Hikaru

Review by Joyce Siu

Fans of Japanese diva Utada Hikaru will be pleased with her latest work, Ultra Blue. It's an addictive album of 13 dance tracks, a combination of R&B and electronica that's destined to be a success.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Sunny sounds

Don't be misled by their name. Animal Liberation Orchestra isn't an orchestral group playing classical music.

The group is a quartet of funkateers from California that play sunny, uplifting music. Their latest album, Fly Between Falls, is a concoction of funk and country vibes and comes just in time to kick off the summer.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Musical role model

Supermodel Linda Evangelista famously said: 'I don't get out of bed for less than US$10,000 a day.'

You could be forgiven for believing that modelling is a glamorous job for easy money. But Hong Kong model Rosemary Vandenbroucke says there is a downside to being in the glamour business: a loss of privacy.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am