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Yin and Yang

The look was kind of blue at Biotherm launch, but fans delighted to see Taiwanese star

It's hard to miss Biotherm's new flagship store in Kowloon Tong's Festival Walk.

Friday, 10 February, 2012, 12:00am

Talk about the cold snap

I used to pose for the summer collections of a fashion catalogue in winter. The temperature was once below minus 30 degrees Celsius. The worst weather when you are out and filming is windy. Wind blows in your face like blades. Ooh, that hurts. This time, Cecilia [Cheung Pak-chi, co-star] has prepared a lot of stuff to keep us warm, such as shoe pads. But they run on batteries.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

New Yorker's quirky handmade rag dolls take him to fashion riches

A year ago, New Yorker Andrew Yang was a young and penniless aspiring artist. Today, he is collaborating with top fashion pros from Milan, London and Hong Kong, thanks to his quirky handmade rag dolls.

20 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

A win for Asia and for all who aspire to greatness

Asia's rise is not just about economics or industrial output or literature and culture. It is also about being seen as an equal by the rest of the world. South Korean Yang Yong-eun has brought down another barrier with his victory in the US PGA golf tournament.

18 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Outer space

Balconies are an integral part of many modern apartments. However, when it comes to fung shui, they are not considered part of a home as they are open to the elements.

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Independents' day at the movies

I Shot Hong Kong film festival opening night

Where: The Grand cinema, The Elements

When: July 1

What: The indie film showcase kicked off with a red-carpet evening. Works by this year's finalists in three categories (music video, documentary and short films) premiered, followed by a celebrity-filled party at the W Hotel.

10 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Homecoming blues

Have you ever returned home from a long holiday to problems with the plumbing or electricity, or a suffocating feeling of flatness in the place?

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Mansion owner submits preservation plan

The owner of the defaced King Yin Lei mansion has submitted his proposal for preserving the iconic Mid-Levels home to the Town Planning Board. The public has three weeks to comment on it. The owner, whose identity has not been revealed, wants to swap the building for an adjacent site on which he can build five houses.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Grave dangers

The Ching Ming festival, which is when Chinese families visit cemeteries or columbariums to pay respect to their ancestors, occurs on Thursday. Graves are swept by the descendants of the deceased, prayers are said and food offerings made. Some fung shui principles govern the design and location of graves, also known as yin houses.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Neighbourhood watch

Regardless of where you live, be it in an apartment block or a villa, the surrounding buildings affect the fung shui of your property. It's preferable to live in an area that is purely residential, without significant commercial or industrial activity because these can adversely affect your physical and psychological health.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Abstract ideas

Fung shui masters tend to be uncomfortable with abstract art hung on the walls of homes as such pieces can be extremely yin or yang in nature. For instance, while bright splashes of colour on a red background will be more suited to a living room than a bedroom due to their yang nature, they may cause the room's occupants to become agitated and unsettled.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Good citizen's keen eye helped nab attackers

A teenage girl who helped police catch two culprits who brutally attacked a seven-year-old boy was given a Good Citizen award by the police yesterday.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

YP team wishes brave Ho-yin a swift recovery

I was so shocked when I heard about the seven-year-old boy who was attacked and chopped by two masked men recently.

Why did these men do such an inhumane thing? Although the police are investigating, it will be very difficult for this boy to recover and refresh his spirit as this was a very traumatic experience for him.

1 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

'I hope the police catch the bad guys'

Lying in his hospital bed, Shum Ho-yin told his favourite pop star, Kelly Chen Wai-lam, his dream was to become a member of the police force's elite anti-terrorist force, the Special Duties Unit, also known as the Flying Tigers.

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

73 years on, Pingdingshan still weeps

Dwindling number of massacre survivors relive childhood horrors 'so we will not forget the tragedy'

It has been 73 years but tears still roll down Yang Yufen's face at the thought of the Pingdingshan massacre in which her mother and 17 relatives were killed.

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am