Butterfly (CD) L'Arc-en-Ciel

If a rock band stays relevant for a decade, they can consider they've had a great career. Yet Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel (French for 'rainbow') celebrated their 20th anniversary last year and show no signs of slowing down.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Deja vu prevents top rating

If a rock band stays relevant for a decade, they can consider they've had a great career. Yet Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel (French for 'rainbow') celebrated their 20th anniversary last year and show no signs of slowing down.

Their 12th album, Butterfly, came out this year, and features the seven singles released since their 2008 album.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Powder room

Toni&Guy's Finishing Shine Spray (right, HK$118/100ml) is a lightweight, perfumed mist that gives straight hair a lustrous look.

Guerlain's Kiss Kiss Colour Play Lip Palette (below, HK$560) has three velvety lipstick shades (2.1g) that can be interchanged with a holder that evokes cigarette holders of the 1920s, a mini lip gloss (4.5g) and sharpener.

5 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

This week we test: lip balm

Licking your lips makes them dry. Use lip balm instead, either alone or as base for lipstick.

Benefit California Kissin' (HK$150/12.5g)

Not moisturising or long-lasting enough. However, the shimmer looks great and the mint taste keeps you feeling fresh.

Bliss Superbalm Lip Conditioner SPF15 (HK$100/4.2g)

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Modern Indian woman: a kiss-and-tell story

Kissing can damage your career and reputation. This is the lesson that India's most famous actress and one of its well-known female politicians have learned in recent days.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Channel Hop

In one of the best sleeper hits of recent years, a loveable loser - played by Jack Black - shakes up a stuffy private school with his penchant for rock music, leading his 10-year-old charges to stardom at a battle-of-the-bands contest in the process.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

Festival has best season in 33 years

Despite jazz violinist Regina Carter cancelling at the last minute and founding members of The Blind Boys of Alabama Clarence Fountain being too ill to travel with the rest of their gospel choir, the Hong Kong Arts Festival has recorded its highest ticket sales for 33 years.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am


The Kiss that Missed

David Melling (Hodder Children's Books, with audio tape) $110

Here's a morality tale that could have been written especially for Hong Kong fathers: the story of a king who is forever in a hurry, always working and never able to find the time to read his son a bedtime story.

8 May 2004 - 12:00am

Quote of the day

'All he can afford to give me is a kiss.'

Bankrupt singer Kenny Bee's girlfriend, Fan Chiang

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Introducing the tongue

The longest tongue in rock'n'roll will be in Hong Kong this weekend. Gene Simmons, lead poser in overly made-up American megaband Kiss, flies in on Sunday to record a special programme for MTV, before he heads to Beijing for what he mysteriously describes as a 'venture of enormous potential'.

13 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Lingering kiss gets short shrift

Lai See is an Ally McBeal fan. And for some time we've been hearing of the controversial episode where Ally enjoys a long kiss with female co-character Ling.

When it aired in America eons ago, there were the predictable rustles of indignation from the far right.

12 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Is A Kiss Sexual Harassment?

No It takes more guts to kiss someone for the first time than to have sex with them, don't you think? I'm not talking about some kiss when a hostess inclines her hawkish face towards you for a Mwa Mwa kiss the air my social life is sad beyond belief kind of kiss.

6 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Disturbed tutor fined over kiss

A PIANO teacher who suffers from a personality disorder was fined yesterday for indecently assaulting a pupil.

Western Court heard the teacher, 54, kissed his 14-year-old pupil on the lips when she finally managed to answer a musical theory question.

On July 7, the teacher, who had pleaded not guilty, was convicted of one count of indecent assault.

22 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

No place for kissing games

I DO not oppose youngsters dating as long as they can encourage and support each other in their studies.

But I cannot accept them kissing and cuddling in public.

Is this kind of behaviour really necessary? I don't think so. It shows that they are merely curious about the bodies of the opposite sex. PRISCILLA YIP Kowloon.

6 Jul 1993 - 12:00am