River of Destiny

River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine HarperCollins (e-book)

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

Tag team king ensures his future is in the can

KDG's first graffiti was a tag hastily written at night on the facade of the New World Renaissance Hotel (now the Renaissance Kowloon) in Tsim Sha Tsui in 1998. Fast forward 13 years and Ken (he wants to keep his full name private) is one of the three owners of Dirty Panda which, behind the tagline 'Keep your hands dirty since 2002', is the main importer of graffiti spray paint in Hong Kong.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Holy Barbie! Times Square pulling a grotesque festive joke

The geniuses who design the 'events' for the Times Square shopping mall have come up with a cracker -pardon the pun - for this year's Christmas festive period. Last year, if our memory serves us correctly, there was a kind of nativity theme to help lure shoppers to part with their money.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

'I realised I had to act rather than bitch and moan'

If you'd asked me in school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I'd have said an architect, and who knows, perhaps some day when I do grow up I'll be just that.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Horn of plenty

When Guo Yazhi belches into his instrument, people sit up and listen. The suona - a trumpet-like device that has been played for hundreds of years on the mainland in open air processions - has a piercing, boisterous and powerful sound that commands attention.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Barbie-like ana rivera doing well without ken

It's a new year and a new start for slinky model Ana Rivera (right). Following a break-up with beau Brian Chow Lap-king, publisher of Prestige Magazine, and murmurs of drastic weight loss (more than is typical for supermodels), Rivera appeared in good spirits at the launch of a line of MAC for Barbie cosmetics. Yes, the Barbie look is in.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Rally of the dolls

Marina Raebel is leading us round part of her 4,000-strong Barbie doll collection, the largest in private hands, about 100 of which have been handpicked by Christie's to showcase a September 26 auction in south-west London dedicated to the plastic phenomenon and her myriad accessories.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

A 30-year-old designer is among a band of collectors falling under the spell of

BARBIE is 40 this year, an icon of over-the-top fashion and little girl fantasies. She is hugely popular, with two Barbies sold every second around the world. Hong Kong accounts for more than 100,000 a year, according to Mattel. It is a safe bet most Hong Kong girls own at least one Barbie (the average in America is 10).

2 May 1999 - 12:00am

Ken's correct

CONGRATULATIONS to Ken Hughes for getting the first correct entry into Blasts From the Past, naming Barry Wiggham, the soon-to-be-pensioned-off Civil Service survivor now enjoying the trappings of luxury as the Hong Kong Government's man in Washington.

3 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Children go back to the future in the land of toys

FORGET notions of today's children being corrupted by armies of techno-age, anti-social gadgets masquerading as toys.

1 Dec 1995 - 12:00am