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The metro

I confess: I haven't been to the gym for months. But I still keep my membership because there's always hope. It's just a matter of time before I finally cut the nonsense and start going again. And once I've started, there will be no stopping me.

Monday, 4 August, 2008, 12:00am

Classic comic fashion icon back in print

13 Dot sees the sights of Paris in style

She never wears the same clothes twice, and she has been known to wear 62 different outfits in two weeks. Young and pretty, independent and good at heart, 13 Dot - the legendary cartoon character and fashion icon - was the role model of a modern woman in the then rapidly-developing Hong Kong in the 1960s.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Activists launch truth and nail fight for salon workers' rights

New York

Influenced by the fashion industry and the city's club scene, self-conscious New Yorkers pay considerable attention to their appearance. The beauty industry is structured to beautify the wealthy from toes to teeth while emptying their pockets.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Crucial to win hearts and minds

Erica Jong, customer relations manager at Dotcod seafood restaurant and oyster bar, strongly believes that to be a successful leader you need a warm heart and strong mind.

'Money can't buy happiness and I'm happiest when colleagues and bosses support me and everyone works happily. That is exhilarating for me,' she said.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Drawing on life

THIS INTERVIEW with famous Hong Kong cartoonist Lee Wai-chun got off to a bumpy start. When we met at Basher Design Books, where her latest exhibition, Reinventing The Creator Of 13 Dot, is being held, the petite artist was mobbed by passionate fans asking for autographs and pictures.

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

A bit much

Can someone explain how the summons to jury service system works?

I thought it was supposed to be random selection.

However, I have lived in Hong Kong for 15 years and every three years on the dot I have been called to serve.

Others I know who have lived here as long or longer have never been called.

3 May 2002 - 12:00am

Toilet trouble

Last week's episode of The Practice (World, 10pm) was so harrowing that inevitably this week nearly all of the plot threads are pretty silly.

8 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Want to learn a thing or two? Ask the kids

Quiz: Which absentee sent the following note to whom? 'Couldn't attend yesterday because the chauffeur was ill.' Was it: (a) Chim Pui-chung to the President of Legco; (b) The Spice Trader to the editor of the South China Morning Post ; or (c) A child's mother to staff at a junior school on The Peak? Yes, the answer is (c), and it really happened. Kids these days live in a different world.

6 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Fancy a 'family ties' marriage, Mr Lee?

I used to joke that June 30, 1997, was the date when Hong Kong business people would acquire the world's biggest piece of real estate.

Perhaps it isn't a joke.

I learned recently about a youngish Hong Kong businessman by the name of Lee Ka-kit who is interested in investing in property on the mainland.

Nothing unusual about that.

29 Apr 1996 - 12:00am