You're at a restaurant with your best friend. He orders a shrimp salad; you choose spaghetti bolognese. The meal is great with conversation in full flow.Monday, 5 September, 2011, 12:00am
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas Atlantic Books HK$1043 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Time for another in our occasional series on 'Reasons why you should be happy about the standards of stewarding in Hong Kong'.
Yes, we all have our moments of disbelief at stewarding decisions, even here, but they are infrequent in this jurisdiction and we certainly don't ever expect to run into anything quite as slap your thigh, downright funny as this.26 May 2010 - 12:00am
In 2007, Swiss national Oliver Jufer was jailed for 10 years in Thailand for the crime of lese majeste, insulting the king.1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
Starring: Hitosi Matumoto, Riki Takeuchi
Director: Hitosi Matumoto
Given that Hitosi Matumoto's favourite manga as a child was Tensai Bakabon, Japan's answer to The Simpsons, it's not surprising his movie debut, Dainipponjin, is a satire that lampoons virtually all aspects of modern life, from pop culture to television.9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
'You even dress like a panda'
Secretary for Economic Development
and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan greeting Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman on
the arrival of bamboo munchers Le Le
and Ying Ying5 May 2007 - 12:00am
Hong Kongers' slapping skills were again demonstrated at the weekend when a tai tai smacked former beauty queen Kristy Yeung Kung-yu on the face at Cova restaurant in Causeway Bay.
The actress, 28, has been tight-lipped about the identity of her attacker. But history will remember her as one of many red-faced victims of the public slap:
Slappy New Year9 Oct 2002 - 12:00am
A Filipino maid, 26, was arrested after her boss allegedly saw her slap his 1.5-year-old daughter's face in their Davis Street flat in Western.27 Aug 2001 - 12:00am
Cynthia Ngai Siu-man, 68, was fined $2,000 and ordered to pay her maid, Gloria Luis, $1,500 after admitting in Eastern Court to slapping her on May 19.6 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
A 16-year-old was arrested after he slapped his principal, 39, and a teacher, 35, at a Ma On Shan practical school. He slapped them when they were about to telephone his parents after he had arrived two hours late.26 Sep 1998 - 12:00am
Police officer Chong Ho-yin, 25, was yesterday fined $1,000 after being found guilty of slapping a 21-year-old in Happy Valley last May 3. He must also pay $1,500 costs.16 Apr 1998 - 12:00am
A woman, 22, slapped a knife-wielding attacker in the face in a lift in Shun Tin Estate, Kwun Tong, startling him into running away.11 Feb 1997 - 12:00am