The power of two

Students Karen Lee (left) and Anna Zhou started the Ndoto ball rolling with a conference at Hong Kong International School. Photo: Edmond So

No one could have predicted the doors Anna Zhou and Karen Lee Mei-ling have opened with their Ndoto conferences. Not only are students at their own school, Hong Kong International School, looking at their futures differently, but so are students in India.

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 10:50am

Movie Reviews: Magic Mike, Ted

While Steven Soderbergh was filming action flick Haywire in 2011, he had a chat with Channing Tatum, one of the supporting actors on the set. Tatum, a dancer by trade, told Soderbergh about his sordid past as a male stripper in Florida and asked if the Oscar-winning director would be interested in bringing his story to the big screen.

23 Oct 2012 - 3:35pm

Cantonese TED: Giving voice to a good idea

TEDx Kowloon's (left to right) Lam Chiu-ying, Maxwell Ye Guming, Janet Lui, James Hong and Cho Kai-kai.Photo: Jonathan Wong

You can't keep a good idea down. That may be why TED, the thought-provoking talk fest that began in Silicon Valley, has generated hundreds of spin-offs around the world since it introduced a licensing system in 2009 for independently organised events called TEDx.

14 Oct 2012 - 11:02am

Brain food

The engineers and programmers who invented the internet intended cyberspace to be full of intelligent discourse and ideas that would change the world for the better.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


I tend to think of Ted.com as an antidote to YouTube. When I get bogged down in YouTube's infinite branching, where every video refers endlessly to other videos, I turn to Ted for moments of clarity.

25 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Joyce Baker

Who? China-bred and Canada-educated, Joyce Baker doubles as an interior designer and a bar/cafe owner in Hong Kong. With husband Rob, she runs Joyce is Not Here, a bar that is known for its quirky style and patrons.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Help! I've had an accident!

We all have little accidents from time to time. We might cut our finger with a knife or bang our leg against a table. How do accidents happen and what do we do?

An accident-prone family

I think we are the most accident-prone family in the world. Not a week goes by without one of us doing something stupid and ending up with an injury.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Stretching out

Need more leg room in economy class? Members of United's Mileage Plus programme can subscribe to the airline's Economy Plus Access, which offers members and a companion seats in the Economy Plus section. Located at the front of the economy section, the seats here have up to five more inches of legroom. The Economy Plus section is available on all United, United Express and Ted flights.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Moment of truth for Daisy and Ted at police station

If you don't follow your tutor's advice, you could get into trouble. This has happened to Daisy and Ted, two journalism students in the drama Songbirds.

8 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

'Um' is . . . um . . . a great way to think of what you want to say

Interviewing people requires special skills. In a recent episode of Songbirds radio show, Ted, a journalism student, interviewed an HIV-positive girl. Her name was Cindy and she had agreed to speak to Ted. In the extract below, notice how tactful Ted is in asking questions. Pay attention to the use of a very useful English sound - 'um'.

Ted: Hi Cindy. My name's Ted.

20 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Apollo women

As the old saying goes: behind every good man there is a woman; and there were many behind the astronauts of the various Apollo space missions.

In episode 11 of the excellent HBO serial From The Earth To The Moon (Pearl, 10.30pm), Sally Field directs and stars.

25 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

And so to Ted

ONE of the week's most provocative pieces of publicity came from an unlikely source: the recently-opened O'Brien's American Grill at Lee Theatre Plaza.

9 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Giles makes meal of unbearable task

LITTLE did we realise that a Keeping Posted item run some time ago, which cast serious qualms on the kitchen manner of private banker (and fervent socialite) Paul Giles, would create waves thousands of kilometres away in Whistler, near Vancouver - the newest playground of the rich and famous.

21 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Partners part post haste

WELL, well. The usually accessible Ted Marr was proving rather elusive yesterday, and for good reason too, it seems.

Word is that lawyer Ted has parted company with his partners at Clyde & Co, the firm of solicitors based in Citibank Plaza, Central.

All calls to Ted at the firm were fielded by one of the partners, Richard Tanner.

24 Jun 1993 - 12:00am