Diners called to order in battle to cut food waste

Most restaurants like customers with big appetites, but waiters at the Tsui Wah restaurant chain have been instructed to advise them not to order too much.

Saturday, 26 November, 2011, 12:00am

Not enough action, green groups say

Edward Chan Yue-fai, campaign manager, Greenpeace: It is a shame, when the world is finding ways to meet the challenges of climate change, that we are not even able to come up with a target or a comprehensive strategy for cutting greenhouse gases.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Steps in the right direction

Instructor makes dancing a life-changing experience for young people without a goal

Dance can be good for you - as a recreation, a means of self-expression or simply an outlet for excess energy.

In some cases, dance can even be a life-altering experience, as it has been for Samuel Chan Chor-fai.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Tailor made to design

In 1957, when Kan Tai-keung left school in Guangzhou and joined his parents in Hong Kong, his path in life was clear. As a 15-year-old, he had to earn his keep, so the logical thing was to follow in his father's footsteps and become an apprentice tailor.

25 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Friends with positive attitude put us on right track

My best friend has inspired me and I will try my best to follow in his footsteps. He finished his A-Level examination last month.

He had been worried over the past two years, but everything has worked out smoothly.

He will be working in a bank during the summer holidays.

11 May 2007 - 12:00am

Volunteers in Hunan

Ten Hong Kong university graduates will spend the next year teaching in impoverished areas in Hunan province as part of a new volunteer programme.

They will be sent to one of three secondary schools in the Xiangxi Autonomous Region to teach English, music, fine arts, geography, physics and physical education.

3 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Steps in the right direction

DESPITE TAKING his first dance steps only two years ago, St Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School's William Chan won the judges' hearts with his passion for the art, clinching the 2003 South China Morning Post Student Dancer of the Year Award.

The 17-year-old had not received any dance lessons until he took part in an inter-school competition in 2000.

4 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Campaigner launches five-step plan to lift HK blues

A leading environmental campaigner has launched a self-motivation scheme that lists five simple steps to help Hong Kong out of its present health and economic crises.

7 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Taking steps to success

Dancer Yeung Wai-mei graduated from the APA in 1990. She was soon awarded a scholarship to further her studies in the United States.

'I studied in Iowa, a quiet but elegant state. I had a happy school life and a lot of learning opportunities,' she said. She then moved to New York and started her dancing career.

10 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Step One

Step One - Steps (Rock Records/Jive) This album comes from a group that once unashamedly admitted it was a manufactured, commercial pop commodity and that Abba was fab. So, let's not get too serious here.

7 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Dancing to a different drummer l

Some boys shun computers and football in favour of a pair of dancing shoes.

Edgar Chan Lai-kiu said most of his colleagues at Pui To Primary School spent their spare time scrambling around after footballs or glued to a video-game.

But the nine-year-old said he much preferred to dance.

7 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Sze's strategic gambit

THE Government's appointment yesterday of Hong Kong's first local chief of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Michael Leung Man-kin, might well have been seen as a move calculated to distract attention away from the loss of Secretary for the Civil Service Michael Sze Cho-cheung.

15 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

A development deal not to be sniffed at

WHAT is the best job in Hong Kong at the moment? No, it's not selling anti-missile insurance to travellers to Taiwan, or even judging the Miss Hong Kong contest.

28 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Not strictly ballroom

HIS is just another face in the early-evening Mongkok crowd, an elderly gent in the grey slacks and white short-sleeved shirt (untucked) that apparently are compulsory for Hong Kong men once they reach 60.

7 May 1995 - 12:00am

Sze vow on use of Chinese

CIVIL Service Secretary Michael Sze Cho-cheung has vowed to take the initiative in promoting the use of Chinese in the administration in the run-up to 1997.

He admitted that the civil service lagged behind society in the use of Chinese, but maintained that it would not become a 'nationality issue' in the administration.

12 Apr 1995 - 12:00am