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Budget protest went very wrong

I have mixed feelings about people taking to the streets. I had thought protesting was a good civic education lesson for Hongkongers.

Thursday, 10 March, 2011, 12:00am

Smile - it will make life better

People in Hong Kong do not smile enough. Everybody is always in a rush, whether it's going to school, going to work or running errands. They don't have the time to smile.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

At the Games

He is extremely polite and courteous. He also has a great pair of hands as he kneads the knots out of my neck and shoulder. Aahhhh, I'm really enjoying these Games.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography by William Shawcross Macmillan, HK$130

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

A winning smile

As anyone who has driven elsewhere in the world will attest, Hong Kong drivers are not particularly courteous when they are behind the wheel. Petrol service station operator Esso obviously thinks so too; it is running the Thoughtful Extra campaign.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Friendly natives draw Transurfing recluse out from behind glasses

In Russia, Vadim Zeland is something of a social phenomenon; a mysterious author who never gives interviews but has penned a semi-spiritual best-seller called Reality Transurfing that has sold more than 2 million copies. Zeland (apparently a pseudonym) compounds his cult status by never showing his face. Well, in Hong Kong, he finally did.

19 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Keep no secrets from your family

If you always feel free and relaxed at home, you cannot hide your emotions and behaviour in front of your family.

When you see them, you naturally present the way you feel inside. Therefore, your family can understand your feelings, no matter whether you are happy or sad. They can tell how you feel from your behaviour.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Smile please

More jobs and growing satisfaction with the government helped lift Hongkongers' quality of life last year, claims a Chinese University study. Do you agree that things have got better? Write to us.

20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Smile and the whole world smiles with you

If you want to make more friends, I suggest joining a school club and taking part in the activities they organise.

It's easier to make friends when you're part of a club because people tend to work together to get the job done. It is working together like this that improves our friendships.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


It was simply another day in the cut-throat world of broadcasting in a multi-channel world, some might say.

This past week Blue Peter, a cherished children's programme which has run on the BBC since 1958, became the most recent in a wave of television and radio shows to admit conning the audience during phone-in competitions.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Killer smiles

Wow! Did you see those two new waiters last night?

Yep ... such hunks!

Mmmm ... they were really hot! They were definitely all right! Do you think they have girlfriends?

Don't know. Did you check out their ring fingers? No. I didn't ... I was only looking at their killer smiles! I reckon they went to the Tom Cruise smiling school!

20 Feb 2007 - 12:00am