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Kiwi fruits

Knife and spoon (or blender)


Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:46pm

Secret land of peach blossoms

The fisherman, Wen, was having a bad day. He had set off from Wuling at daybreak, and now the sun was high in the sky and he had caught only a handful of fish.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mild weather pushes flower prices up 50pc

Flower shoppers will have to pay up to 50 per cent more and settle for less attractive blooms during the Lunar New Year holiday - and some growers are blaming weather forecasts.

They say mistakes in the Observatory's forecasts have led them to plant flowers on the wrong schedule, leading to lower yields.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The sweet life

An acquaintance once asked her boyfriend to pick up some nectarines, but he brought back peaches. When asked why, he said he couldn't tell the difference. But it seems so obvious: peaches have soft, downy skin like that of an adolescent boy, while the skin of nectarines is smooth.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The weird and the wonderful

Schlock or haute art? The buyers will decide during the seven-day Christie's spring sale that ends on Wednesday when two rare singing bird 'pistols' go under the hammer.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Powder Room

Benefit's Hello Flawless powder concealer (HK$320) offers a fun yet practical compact for day and night. It comes with a sponge for full coverage and special brush to give a sheer finish. Good value. From Benefit counters at Lane Crawford stores.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Booming economy fuels blooming high prices for Lunar flowers

The booming economy and rising yuan have almost doubled the prices of popular festival flowers ahead of Lunar New Year.

Flower vendors say several have quit the industry after making big money on the stock market, which will also limit supplies.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The Exhibition

The Exhibition

Beautiful Blossoms

Vietnamese painter Le Thanh Son exhibits richly textured works, including The Flower Fields (above) and Highland Peach Tree Blossom, depicting areas around Hanoi. Mon- Sat, 9.30am-6.30pm; Sun, 10.30am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2854 4255. Ends Sept 22

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Cruz's griffins show plenty of promise

There were plenty of horses to follow for the future from 11 barrier trials at Sha Tin and the C-Team were at the fore once again, winning three trials including the two griffin ones.

2 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Peach Blossom Fan

Peach Blossom Fan

The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre version of the classic Chinese opera about a wartime romance, with modern elements. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Today-May 31, 7.45pm (and 2.45pm today), City Hall Theatre, $100-$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 5900. Ends May 31

29 May 2004 - 12:00am

X-rated guide to shouting down foreign footie fans in France

Going to France for the football World Cup? Then a company in deepest, darkest Suffolk can provide you with an indispensable accessory for the knockdown price of $78.

No, not a ticket for the opening match between Scotland and Brazil, or even a programme from the game.

20 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

French tour de force

THE day's best film is French and the next best Taiwanese. Entertainment without two sets of subtitles is hard to come by this weekend.

Jean de Florette (Pearl, 12.45am) is based on the book by Marcel Pagnol, remains true to it, and features stunning Provencal settings and towering performances from the three male leads.

10 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Humble fruit blossoms

FOR most of the year the humble cowfruit is an inedible and useless fruit. But at Lunar New Year it symbolises Chinese familial bliss when its name changes to 'Five Generations Live Together'.

The Five Generations fruit was one of the more popular flowers at Victoria Park's Lunar New Year flower festival yesterday.

30 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Lunar New Year business blooming for flower farmers

EMIGRANTS returning to the territory after obtaining overseas residency have boosted Lunar New Year business for Hong Kong flower farmers.

Farmers saw a 20 per cent drop in the sales of tangerine trees and peach blossom when Hong Kong suffered a serious brain drain, especially after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

5 Feb 1994 - 12:00am