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Save the day if someone chokes

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

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas Atlantic Books HK$104

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Whipping up a ban for excessive use of hand

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

Toast rack

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

Quotes of The Week

'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 Ying

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

The slap trap

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 Year

9 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Maid arrested for 'slapping'

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

Slap costs housewife $3,500

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

Slap arrest

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

Officer fined for slap

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

Slap scares knifeman

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