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Positive Energy

'Positive energy' chosen as number one Chinese catchphrase of the year

Zhengnengliang, which means positive energy, was the number one saying of 2012 on the mainland from a list of top 10 catchphrases compiled by a leading linguistics magazine. Photos: SCMP

A catchphrase meaning "positive energy" has been named the most popular phrase of 2012 on the mainland, reflecting growing public demands for sweeping change amid disenchantment with corruption, pollution and widening wealth and social divides.

Thursday, 3 January, 2013, 10:18am

Time to take stock - and then move on


March 21-April 19

There'll hardly be time to breathe this month, as you're wanted by everybody, and your skills and sociability are in great demand. This is a great time for positive energy and joy, so don't be shy about celebrating your talents and popularity.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Be sincere and keep that positive energy

Even at a young age, Sharona Tai (right), consultant trainee at Convoy Financial Services, appreciates the importance of saving to prepare for the future. She hopes to develop her career in financial planning to help others nurture the habit of saving with easy to handle investments. She joined Convoy in August this year to fulfil her dream of helping others accumulate wealth.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lap up your positive energy


March 21 - April 19

Heard of the 'X factor'? Well, this week you've got it in bucket-loads. This mysterious characteristic makes you magnetic, charming and rather likeable, so use that to your advantage as you go about your business over the next few days.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Your future - it's written in the stars


March 21 - April 19

Sometimes a change of scenery is all we need to feel refreshed and ready to face any challenge.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

On the horizon


(March 21 - April 19)

Just when you think your plans are in the bag, something goes wrong. Yes, it's frustrating - but the timing isn't right yet. For now, life will seem to be in slow motion and you might feel like a snail trying to win the race. Try to be patient. Good things are around the corner - and you don't want to trip in a rush to get there!

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Work wonders

If you work in an office that has spectacular views do not be tempted to position your desk so that you are facing the vista at all times. There are several reasons for this: first, you will be looking into activity, which is considered yang in nature. This will prevent you from concentrating fully on your work.

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Positive vibes goal of fashionista's solo art exhibition

Cassian Lau Kai-shun isn't usually to be seen in an art gallery. He's more a fashionista, as the co-founder of fashion boutique Sistyr Moon, which also carries individual labels such as Rebecca Taylor, See by Chloe and Hysteric Glamour. But he is presenting his first solo art exhibition, Electric Claustrophobia, tomorrow.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Energetic start to the day

Michel Nieto, Baume & Mercier chief executive

What was the first watch you owned? When I was 10, I received a gold watch on a leather strap.

Which aspect of watch craftsmanship do you like most? The creative work always re-invented by the watchmakers, and this since the beginning of modern watchmaking.

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mirror effect

Interior designers use mirrors to increase the sense of depth, light and space in a home. However, if placed carelessly, they may cause more harm than good.

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Respect and cherish your family

Our family is our greatest asset. They provide us with the best and we should respect them at all times.

When we get back home, we feel more relaxed. Our family helps us in many ways. Perhaps we should ask what we can do for them in return.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Stairways to heaven

For those of us who live in multistorey properties, the nature and type of internal staircase should be noted. A standard staircase is preferable to a spiral type for practical purposes but the latter only poses a significant problem if it is located at the exact centre of the living space, signifying a corkscrew through the heart of the home.

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Achieve goals with a passion in life

Isn't it great to see someone being passionate about something? I spent part of last weekend at the Cricket Sixes, where there is no better place to see people get excited over something they love.

If you ask people what they enjoy doing, some wouldn't be able to give you a straight answer. But it seems to be no contest for those who love their sports.

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am