I grew up with three very different summers - Saudi Arabia (hot and dry), Hong Kong (hot and damp), and England (rainy, grey, often cold, miserable).Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am
It's only been two and a half years since Justin Bieber's debut, yet Believe is a whole new ball game. He's definitely in the big leagues now.
JB's also broadened his musical horizons - as well as the poppy R&B of My World, he dabbles in Ibiza beats, hip hop, good ol' Motown, and more.8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Today marks 15 years since the Handover - the day Hong Kong was passed from British colonial rule into China's hands as a new SAR.
On that sopping wet Tuesday, many people woke up expecting to find the world palpably different. But it was still Hong Kong, and a decade and a half later, this is still the greatest city ever.1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Look of the week
Skirts are everywhere: it doesn't matter if they're long or short, colourful or monochrome. There are no rules - wear them with heels, flats, jumpers, T-shirts, tank tops ... Dress them up or down, and don't be afraid to get a little skirty!
Accessorise11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
If you were one of the millions who bought Feist's third album The Reminder solely on the strength of 'the iPod song', 1,2,3,4, her latest album may come as a bit of a surprise, if not a disappointment. That's not to say Metals is bad; 35-year-old Canadian Leslie Feist just panders less to mainstreamers, and does exactly what she wants.1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
As the first few lyrics of opener You Have to Be There sounded, I had to check I had not, in fact, put on a CD of that doyenne of musical theatre, Elaine Paige. But no, the subtly powerful pipes belong to Paige's biggest fan, the unlikely reality star Susan Boyle.25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
As the first few lyrics of opener You Have to Be There sounded, I had to check I had not, in fact, put on a CD of that doyenne of musical theatre, Elaine Paige. But no, the subtly powerful pipes belong to Ms Paige's biggest fan, the unlikely reality star Susan Boyle.20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
For the second year running, Young Post, the SCMP's schools supplement, was awarded a jury commendation in the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers' World Young Reader Prize.
The competition looks for innovative projects run by newspapers to encourage young readers to interact with their product in some way.19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Women of Consequence: Heroines Who Shaped the World by Xaviere Gauthier Flammarion HK$320
The striking image of a young Maria Callas gives the cover an air of refinement and even learning, suggesting what lies within the pages will be as elegant and inspiring as the diva who graces the front. If you do judge this book by its cover, you'll be disappointed.10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Listen to what these six people are saying and then pick out the question they were asked. There are more questions than you will need. Write the number of the speaker in the box provided.
A. When did you last speak to your dad?
B. Why did you refuse to contribute to tom's leaving present?
C. What did you do at the weekend?18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
The Police are back on the beat and it's unclear whether this compilation of hits by the recently re-formed rock band was intended as a pre-tour refresher for old fans or an introduction for new ones.
But either way, the double album is a celebration of the late 70s and early 80s.21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Lyrics are definitely the top priority for Canadian indie-rockers Arcade Fire. On their sophomore album Neon Bible, the septet offer a running commentary on contemporary issues, such as religion, politics and 9/11. However, the near-poetry of some songs comes at the cost of rhythm and melody.
In several numbers, there don't seem to be enough notes to fit the words in.1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am