Growing pains for dads

Apprentice chef Ah Wun had high hopes for the future. One day, he told himself, he would save enough money to open his own restaurant. But his girlfriend's pregnancy three years ago has thrown a spanner in the works. 'I never wanted to get married,' he says.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Dad days

As if Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and subsequent articles weren't enough, last month Time magazine triggered a worldwide debate with its controversial cover of a mother breastfeeding her four-year-old son and the bold title, 'Are you mom enough?' When I saw this, I was disappointed with Time, not because I'm against breastfeeding - I'm not - but because I'm so tired of the 'mommy

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Time to rethink the work-home divide

I met two alien beings this week - two stay-at-home dads. OK, they are not exactly ETs, but they are about as rare in Hong Kong as visitors from outer space. We took part in an RTHK interview and a forum organised by the Women's Foundation.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Martial art proves hit

Kendo, or the 'way of the sword' - the Japanese martial art of sword-fighting - is thriving in Hong Kong. The sport originated among the samurai, or military nobility, in Japan during the Kamakura period (1185-1333).

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fine times ahead for those taking control


March 21 - April 19

You are the person people worry about the least - and most of the time you prefer it that way, don't you?

With that loyal, independent head on your shoulders, you can move mountains; but sometimes, it's important that others give you a helping hand.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

End the cult of cuteness with Mr Men

It's never a good idea when your company's sales rely too much on a single product. And when that product, however popular, is in its fourth decade, you are tempting fate. That's the situation in which Sanrio, the Japanese children's cartoon powerhouse, finds itself when its biggest star, Hello Kitty, accounts for 80 per cent of overseas revenue and 60 per cent domestically.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Shared role

In last month's policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced a pilot scheme to explore whether civil servants should be entitled to five days of paid paternity leave.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Men about the house

It's midday, mid-week in Mid-Levels and a group of middle-aged men are enjoying a few beers together. This part of the day is down time for Rob Daniel, Donald Knapp, Edo Fuijkschot and Chris Lee because they aren't employed in traditional jobs.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The metrosexual's not dead, he's just gone mainstream

We are in a restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrating a pilot friend's 35th birthday. I'm stuck in a corner with three people having a conversation about hats. They've talked for 20 minutes in excited tones about wide and 'stingy' brims, colours and shapes they love and famous brands, all with such effusive earnestness that I feel quite left out.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

How to Drive a Tank ... and Other Everyday Tips for the Modern Gentleman

How to Drive a Tank ... and Other Everyday Tips for the Modern Gentleman by Frank Coles Abacus, HK$153

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

Dear sirs, where can I find a high-quality shoe-shine service in Hong Kong?

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The Armoury

Class apart Timeless style is what founders Mark Cho and Alan See are looking to bring to Hong Kong through The Armoury, a men's haberdasher now open in Central.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Male discrimination under scrutiny

Men with few skills and a low education level may be as badly affected by discrimination as women, Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Lam Woon-kwong said yesterday.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I need help on something quite embarrassing. My eyebrows are a bit thick, so when I smile I look really weird. But I'm a guy, so asking my mum where they can be plucked is a little bit weird. Do you know where I can get eyebrow threading for boys? I tried eyebrow waxing but it gives me breakouts.

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Actors wanted

West Island School Year 13 students are looking for actors to feature in their final year projects.

Children (aged between five and 10), teenagers and adults are needed for mainly weekend shoots (between two and four days total expected) for several films which will last no more than seven minutes.

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am