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Who said it?

I have always said if there came a day when I could no longer meet my duties, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come

Steve Jobs quits as chief executive of Apple

Friday, 26 August, 2011, 12:00am

Always a deep craving

Last month, City University's English department invited American writer Robert Olen Butler to speak in Hong Kong. Butler won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his collection of short stories A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Boatperson rocks the world with his proud collection of short stories

It is exceptionally rare for a collection of short stories to take the literary world by storm, especially when the collection is an author's debut work. So when last year's The Boat won a string of awards and was hailed as one of the most spectacular debut works of fiction in recent years, Nam Le, 29, was stunned.

1 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Hanoi faces future with a respectful nod to its rich past

To get to grips with the changing face of Hanoi, the sacred lake of Hoan Kiem in the city centre is a good place to start. For years the lake has typified Hanoi's gentle pace, with old men in pork-pie hats gathering to play chess in the afternoons and young lovers courting under its giant flame trees.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Tet Celebration

Festive-themed paintings by Vietnamese artists, including Pham Luan's A Country Lane in Sapa (right), Nguyen Tu Nghiem's festive dances and zodiac animals, and Do Quang Em's still lifes. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Galerie LaVong, 13/F One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Ends Mar 17

21 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Nom of the game is sticking to the script

A thousand years of Vietnam's cultural heritage is in danger of being lost forever. Nom, the nation's classical handwritten script, faces extinction, with fewer than 100 scholars worldwide able to understand the characters.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Mirror Men

Vietnamese artists Hoang Hai Anh and Dang Xuan Hoa exhibit their bold self-portraits. Dang is one of his country's most famous artists while Hoang is one of the leaders of a new school, the 2+3 group. Fri-Sep 11. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6.30pm; Sun 10.30am-6pm. Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central.

20 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Goddess in the kitchen

Gorgeous leggy model Terri Holladay is keeping her head firmly between the covers these days - with the news that she is publishing a book.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Wounded Vietnamese II charged

A Vietnamese illegal immigrant, who was shot by a policeman on Wednesday, was last night charged with four of his countrymen with various offences including assaulting a police officer.

24 May 2002 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

Miss Saigon may be all the rage now, but Vietnam's artistic history reveals just as much passion and turmoil. See how three generations of Vietnamese artists express themselves at Galerie La Vong's Eighth Anniversary Exhibition.

8 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

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