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Mark Footer

Rant: are you being served?

Paying my mobile phone bill online recently, I noticed it's possible to chang

Saturday, 8 December, 2012, 11:06pm

Staying true to form

Admittedly, I am not the most tech-savvy person in the world, but neither am I the least. For instance, I pay my bills online - or, at least, I try to.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hoarder disorder

If you think of money as the lubricant in civil society, hoarding it is the equivalent of seizing up an engine. When cash is allowed to pile up, the lubricant- payments for goods and services that allow people, in turn, to pay for more goods and services (plus provisions for those who cannot work)- ceases to flow.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Death in the early morning

There is a killer (or killers) on the loose and, although it is likely there exists incriminating evidence, little effort will be put into apprehending them. If past practice is any guide, there will not be much of an attempt made at preventing them killing again, either.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

What is it? Sofitel's 20th property in China opened last month, bringing French chic to gritty Guangzhou. Located in Tianhe, it has 493 rooms and suites and is a five-minute cab ride from Guangzhou East station, that which Hong Kong and Shenzhen trains pull into.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Politicians with glass chins ...

I assumed it was common knowledge that the vast majority of village houses in the New Territories have an illegal structure - usually on the roof - and rarely does anyone get into trouble for possessing one.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Open house

I don't know about you, but whenever I drop HK$20 million on a new home, I'd prefer that the details were not displayed for all to see on a busy street (in Fantasyland).

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Another side of Bob Dylan

Recent discussion on the letters' pages of the South China Morning Post raises an interesting question: should someone who's forked out hundreds of dollars for a ticket to be entertained expect satisfaction?

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Jeff Fuchs

MOVING MOUNTAINS Movement has been the one constant in my life. As a family, we moved often when I was young, with living stints in Switzerland - and the inevitable mountain ventures. Hungarian food - my father's clan is Hungarian - loads of literature and a wonderfully liberal upbringing allowed the mind and body to wander and thrive.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fuel for thought

Raise your glasses, ladies and gentlemen, to this month's poster boy for the gross stupidity of the human race: Lewis Hamilton. Let's make sure we smash those glasses, too; we don't want to miss an opportunity for needless waste.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am