Personal Life

Follow your dreams

Do you know what you want to be? To truly live, is to follow your heart, to realise that you can achieve your dreams.

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, 12:00am

Push your luck with a colourful home aquarium

The Chinese have been breeding carp for thousands of years and mutations of the Prussian carp have turned into the wonderful spectrum of goldfish.

As many believe an aquarium in the home brings good luck, managing director Gilbert Chow at Wellon Aquarium Products provides some insight.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Culture holds the key to improving the health of the city's ethnic minorities

The number of people from ethnic minorities, especially South Asians, is growing rapidly in Hong Kong and their culture is very different from Chinese lifestyles in terms of religion, beliefs about health, and dietary practice.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Reality check that helps nation's poor

The superlatives over the years from the UN, World Bank and economists to describe China's poverty-fighting successes have been gushing. Among them have been 'enviable', 'remarkable' and 'amazing', and with justification: so many people have been pulled from the depths of despair in such a short space of time.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Stigma? What stigma? Why behavioural counselling is a step in the right direction

My son's school has advised me to give permission for him to see a counsellor to help with his social problems. I am aware that he has some difficulties, but a counsellor sounds serious.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Light weight can help Kyara upstage stable star

John Moore looks the trainer to beat in the Panasonic Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin today, but the race presents a classic handicapping conundrum that gives lesser-light Kyara a chance to score an upset for the yard.

Doubtless punters will pin their hopes to Darren Beadman's mount of the three Moore-trained runners, Captain Sweet, and it is difficult to argue with their thinking.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

How to survive a fire

Dinner is over. Now it's time to wind down and catch up on all those episodes of Gossip Girl. You pop Season 4 into the DVD player, reach for the remote and settle down on your favourite couch. Oh, the wonders of technology: 22glorious episodes, all in the palm of your hand.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The ascent of pedal power

For many families in Hong Kong, riding bicycles from Sha Tin to Tai Po has become a great way to spend time together at weekends. But through the success of Wong Kam-po, who won the world 15km scratch race title in 2007 and Marco Kwok Ho-ting, who emulated the feat in March this year, cycling is also a competitive sport attracting increasing numbers of children.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Guru of happiness draws in the crowds

If you've run into a few people who seem to have had a weight lifted off their shoulders it might be because they've had an audience with Avdhoot Baba Shivanand, the Indian guru who's been preaching non-religious sermons (no, that's not a contradiction in terms) in Hong Kong this week.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Cathay's over the hump and ready to do some marketing

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The importance of being creative and focused on clients

Queena Kwong Ming-wai (left) first joined Citibank as a summer intern in 2009. On the back of this, she was invited to interview for a management associate position. She passed the selection process, which involved a trio of assessments - a numerical reasoning test, business case study, and an individual presentation and panel interview.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland site plans US listing to raise profile

Qunar.com, a mainland online travel information provider, plans to list in the United States next year to raise funds for future acquisitions and raise its profile among the mainland's growing numbers of leisure travellers.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Pets help family harmony, says poll

Keeping pets helps improve family relationships, a poll shows.

Nearly three out of four people said pets were conducive to harmony in the family, in an online survey by Health Link and My Pet magazine.

The study polled 503 pet owners who lived with family members.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Dreams

I believe everyone has a dream. In my 17 years, I have dreamt many things. Some of them turned into reality, but some are still thoughts.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

McIlroy to spearhead seven-city challenge

US Open champion Rory McIlroy will lead a quartet of golf stars playing in seven Chinese cities in seven days in a promotional tournament.

October's Shui On Land China Golf Challenge will also feature Ernie Els, the former world No1 and three-time major champion, Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter and Chinese No 1 Liang Wenchong.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am