FANS of FM Select will have noticed something different about yesterday morning's show. Hosts Steve James and Harry Wong were broadcasting live from Las Vegas, of all places. Apparently, there's a huge radio convention in the smoggy city attended by 70,000 professional radio folk. Steve and Harry will have to contend with the problem of doing a morning show in the middle of the afternoon the day before. By the time they finish on Friday our time, they'll probably scream if they have to do another time check. CONGRATULATIONS to Force (yes, Force) Fong and Dominic Wong, advanced diploma year one dance students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Fame is heading their way after they were awarded the 1995 BAT Grant of the Asian Cultural Council, worth $150,000. The cash will enable them to participate in the prestigious American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina, in the summer. The BAT Grant has supported 20 students from the Academy School of Dance since it was launched nine years ago. The students spend six weeks attending classes and workshops at the American Dance Festival and one week in New York taking classes and attending performances and rehearsals. THE Century is proudly announcing that it is probably the world's most rapidly expanding hotel group, expecting to have 15 mid-market locations in the region by 1996. We decided to sample the delights of the Century Citadel in the heart of Manila's Makati district in a move to escape the appalling weather in Hong Kong. The visit had many highlights, not least the varied manner in which bars in the Philippines ask patrons to deposit any weapons they may be carrying. Our favourite was at a place called Rock 'n' Roll Heaven. It read: 'Strictly no guns or knives allowed in the bistro. Please endorse your deadly weapons with the house detective.' REGULARS at the Foreign Correspondents' Club are mourning the death of the popular night doorman, Waheed Mahmood, who passed away from a heart attack while on duty in the early hours of Friday. The 49-year-old, originally from Pakistan, came here from England a year ago. He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter who are in Pakistan. Mahmood will be deeply missed.