For the first eight months, I hid my pregnancy from my bosses, terrified it would spell the end of my career as a foreign correspondent. I simply didn't know any other women in the field with children.Sunday, 4 November, 2012, 10:05am
I'm neither a serious nor gifted athlete. However, what I lack in natural ability I make up in unwavering drive and an insatiable appetite for getting the best of myself - what I've come to term as my "inner badass".9 Oct 2012 - 9:44am
To wrap up its "Market Force: Whither Contemporary Art?" exhibition, the Osage Art Foundation held a pop-up art market over the weekend.22 Aug 2012 - 4:35am
Night by Elie Wiesel Penguin3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
ADVENT OF WAR I was born in Antwerp [in Belgium] in 1937. Jews made up most of the city's artisan class and my parents worked in the diamond industry. My sister was born five years earlier. I was two when the Germans invaded Belgium, in 1940. In Antwerp, there were about 30,000 Jewish citizens at the time and things changed almost overnight for us.28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
To many people, bats are blood-sucking demons that lurk in the dark and bite people in the neck.
Movies and myths are largely to blame for this misconception. Vampire bats exist, but they feed mainly on the blood of birds and large mammals. And they account for just three species of bat found in Central and South America.24 May 2011 - 12:00am
Like many of her showbusiness peers in Hong Kong, singer-actress Fiona Sit Hoi-kei has been spending more and more time working on projects on the mainland. When she gets back home, she needs all the strength she can muster to handle all the jobs that have piled up while she's been away.4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
An intense noise wakes me from my dreams. With my face still buried in the pillow, I reach out for the clock. It is barely 7am. As I slowly regain consciousness, I realise I've been woken by the fire alarm. This is typical: fire drill on the second day of school; they could have at least waited until next week, I think as I slip on a pair of pumps and grab my dressing gown.27 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
Hats off to Singapore! If you think those authoritarian bureaucrats are only capable of dreary ad campaigns, you would be right. But even the Lion City pulls off a good one every now and then.27 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
I am typical of many Hongkongers who have recently returned to the city from a life overseas. My mother was a first-generation immigrant to Australia and struggled with alienation because of poverty, culture and language in the early years in her new country. But she brought her family through with resounding success.1 May 2009 - 12:00am
Blaze survivor tells how night of celebration ended with him losing four of his friends
It was meant to be a night of celebration and excitement - a party at which a young Hongkonger would celebrate his 18th birthday with four of his best friends.22 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
'Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.' Was American actress Catherine O'Hara right when she said this?
Can you match these night nouns with their meanings?
1 opening night
2 hen night
3 night owl
4 night school13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
'What has Jesus really brought, then, if he has not brought world peace, universal prosperity, and a better world? What has he brought?' That's the central question posed in Pope Benedict XVI's Jesus of Nazareth (Doubleday), due out this month.1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Lotte Weiss' first 'crime' at the concentration camp was to finish digging through a plot of debris too quickly and move over to help her sister clear through hers.
The punishment? Death by gassing.
But Lotte escaped the gas chamber because the truck could hold only 20 people - she was 21st in line.22 May 2005 - 12:00am
On 10 February I arrived in Central at 6.45am and it was dark outside. On the 30-minute drive from the New Territories, I counted 83 vehicles that were not using their headlights as mandated by the recently amended legislation.26 Feb 2003 - 12:00am