Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

Rachel Carson

No chittering, no fluting, no chissicking. The bleak silence of a spring without its birds is the central image of Rachel Carson's most famous work. 

Monday, 15 October, 2012, 4:04pm

Paws for thought

If you're still wrapped up in scarves and coats, you might not believe it, but Wednesday was the first day of spring.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ditch the drama, have fun with friends


March 21 - April 19

This is the perfect time to clear up and clear out - you have far too much junk in your life and you're ready to get rid of it. Throwing away or recycling unwanted items is the first step, but you should also consider which emotions are dragging you down instead of lifting you up.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Qingming Riverside

Leung Kwok-shing directs and choreographs the rerun of the HK Dance Company's epic inspired by Northern Song dynasty imperial court painter Zhang Zeduan's silk-scroll paintings of street scenes in the capital city of Bianjing. Fri-Sat, 7.45pm, Apr 25, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Eggcitement for the Easter holidays

A special Olympic-related Easter festival has been set up at Tseung Kwan O's Park Central mall to celebrate the Beijing Games.

To kick off the holiday merriment, a group of children completed a 1.8-metre high Equestrian Easter Bunny, decorating it with colourful eggshells.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Germany's special treat

Sorbian tribesmen from eastern Germany create extraordinary Easter eggs, which they decorate with special paint and intricate engravings.

Their craftsmanship, unique decorative style and delicate etching techniques have been handed down from generation to generation for more than a thousand years.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Practical magic

As bathroom technology improves, items we once took for granted are vanishing. Realising the allure of simplicity, Villeroy & Boch has come up with a washbasin that taps into the demand for germ-free environments.

13 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Easter tradition lives on

Easter is celebrated by millions of people all over the world. For some, it's a chance to gorge on chocolate eggs and sweets.

For others, it's the most important date in the Christian calendar.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Valentine's Day casts warm glow over lovers

Hugging each other in front of a giant lantern, there was nothing but love in the eyes of Ricky Wai and Yee Nga last night as they celebrated Chinese Valentine's Day.

6 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Tattletale can score for dynamic duo

The festive season has been kind to Tony Cruz and Felix Coetzee, who are enjoying probably a career-best month, and the dynamic duo can bring some Christmas cheer to Triple Trio players with Tattletale in the middle leg of Friday's meeting.

24 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

people's republic of desire

After Lulu leaves the magazine, the realisation that she has no job, husband or home of her own, hits her hard. All she has is her Chinese-made SUV. Actually, she also has great looks, a wonderful figure and a fine mind, but for the moment, she can't acknowledge that.

23 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

It's Spring time for Hayes

Spring Miles looks far too good for his Class Four opponents in the second event on tonight's Happy Valley card.

Trainer David Hayes has introduced any number of useful, well-prepared youngsters to win in Class Four on their first or second starts.

13 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Easter egg designs vary with different cultures

Eggs, a symbol of fertility and new life, have been asso ciated with Easter for centu ries. Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright col ours to represent the sun light of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts.

29 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Are ugly people at a disadvantage?

YES YOU'RE on a blind date. You have arranged to meet at a bar and you have spoken to your date on the phone and she sounds OK. There is a hint of gravel to her voice that indicates dusky looks and Lauren Bacall lines. You arrive at eight and scan the bar for the person wearing the blue dress.

21 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

The bottom line

MANY, many thanks to the PR people at Esprit for not only sending out the above photo taken at the launch of their Spring collection, but also the revealing caption 'seating arrangements at the fashion show.' Just one question: why?

30 Apr 1995 - 12:00am