Leave theology out of public policy on homosexuality

Leave theology out of public policy on homosexuality

In Hong Kong's secular, plural society based on rule of law, private religious belief is a core individual freedom.

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013, 7:19am 4 comments

Moment and Eternity

Moment and Eternity Third Floor, Singapore

At first sight, Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki's latest work is like a delicate floral mandala, or a colourful tattoo blooming on pristine white skin. Yet, beneath the motifs - inspired by traditional kimono patterns - are intimations of death and destruction.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Caddie praises Grace as 'diamond in the rough'

Branden Grace has the potential to be one of the great South African players, his caddie said yesterday, after the 23-year-old announced his arrival on the world stage with a commanding three-shot victory at the US$3 million Volvo China Open.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Grace in favour with 64

South African Branden Grace outplayed the longest hitter on the European Tour yesterday in Nicolas Colsaerts and will have to duel the defending champion again today in the final round of the US$3 million Volvo China Open.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Xi's call for unity misses HK's need for debates

'Xi (Jinping) said that when two brothers are of the same mind their sharpness can cut through metal. Xi called for better unity in Hong Kong to face future development problems.'

Tam Yiu-chung, chairman A little DAB'll do you Quoted in SCMP, March 5

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Belief in God is not superstition

Many people think that God is not real. They say the biblical stories are just fables and superstitions. I disagree. I think God does exist.

The Bible says that God created humans in His own image. He gave us wisdom to use it in our lives. I think our progress over time is a testament to God's grace.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Hard to say you're sorry

There is a song called Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word. It explains how difficult it can be to apologise for doing something wrong, or letting someone down, even if we feel guilty.

Saying 'Sorry' sincerely is the most effective way to gain forgiveness. So why do we find it so difficult? It's just another way of being polite, which is something we should do at all times.

4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Current affairs

Many people do not care about current issues. They prefer to spend their time on something more entertaining.

They want to know who lives in a 'pineapple under the sea' rather than who lives in 10 Downing Street. Others think they have far more important matters to attend to.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Employer's market as power shifts

Less than four months ago, the world was enjoying the Olympics. Little did we know that in a matter of weeks milk, chocolates, snacks and tea mixes would be recalled, rumours circulated by text messages would trigger Hong Kong's first bank run in decades, and the Hang Seng Index would plummet.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


Preparing to shine in a globalised world

It's not enough nowadays for students to simply have good academic results. We also need to prepare ourselves to enter a very competitive and globalised world.

This requires not only critical thinking but also broad horizons, and I think that learning a foreign language is essential for that.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Value your health

In the past, I thought money was the most important thing in the world. I believed if we had money, we could buy whatever we wanted. Buying ourselves gifts would make us happy and relaxed.

But now I realise health is far more important. If we are healthy, we can do anything and go anywhere.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Take care to make the most of life

I would like to be a more careful person in future. To be more careful in tests, exams and homework so that I won't have any regrets later. This way, I don't need to worry about things like forgetting to bring my homework to school.

I also want to be more careful about the things around me so I won't miss anything which is important to me.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Believe in yourself and succeed

You should never undermine yourself, as confidence is the key to success. Successful people never show their self-doubt in public.

10 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Waiting for the green light

I always see people crossing the road illegally. Sometimes I feel embarrassed about waiting for the green light, but then I feel proud because I am a law-abiding citizen. What are those irresponsible pedestrians thinking?

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor



Sinead O'Connor is known as much for her music as for her tabloid-goading tants.

Refusing to perform in New Jersey if the American anthem was played was one example; ripping up a picture of Pope John Paul II on television was another.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am