RICHARD Hawkins of Wan Chai ordered an enormous meal at the famed Alorcha restaurant in Macau and found he and his party could not finish it. So they took the last item, a barbecued chicken, away with them in a doggie bag. They entered the casino hall at the Hotel Lisboa, where the 'heavy' inspected their bags and informed them of a house rule they had not known about: the chicken could not enter (there was no sign on the wall expressly forbidding the entry of poultry). Richard decided to sacrifice the bird. He binned the chicken and entered the casino. On a whim, he glanced around - just in time to see the same guard taking the chicken out of the dustbin and scuttling off through a doorway with it. Do they not feed the guards enough or something? Incidentally, the most amazing and unbelievable part of Richard's anecdote is this: he was in a good mood and not mourning the loss of his chicken when he left the Lisboa later that night, because the casino had left him in profit. SIGN spotted yesterday at the General Post Office in Central by reader Ian Johnston: 'Beware of your head.' You may laugh, but some of us need constant reminding. THIS is your Realty Gardens daily bulletin, without which this column would not be complete. Message received last night: 'Would guests who attended Alix's party please come to collect the following items left in her flat: one left shoe, a toilet plunger, assorted sweaters, Richard Knatchbull, a crash helmet, a Deep Purple CD, Jo's last dinner, four metres of police cordon tape, Ross Brown's sideburns, a seven kilo ham and an Irishman from Valley. Date for Christmas rave to be announced shortly.' NO wild parties at the Hong Kong Gold Coast settlement, no sirree. Jan Jenkins told me yesterday that there is a sign on the forecourt of the Mobil station on Castle Peak Road which says: 'No naked nights.' Get those ankle-length nighties on now. OOPS. Nicholas Back of Robinson Road entered ATV's competition to name the date when The Beatles first went to America. The prize: tickets to Backbeat, a movie about the early days of the Fab Four. He got it right. Last Saturday he received, in the mail, two ticket exchange coupons. He phoned the cinema. They told him the final showing of Backbeat had been on Friday night. A CURIOUS fact emerged last night about the power cut on the Peak on Monday night. Detlef Bartel, who lives in Guildford Road, said that most of the residents of the area had to sit in the dark for 58 minutes. But the lights returned to the neighbouring government block after only 20 minutes. Detlef saw this as symbolising two major issues: has the Government finally seen the light? Will the rest of us be kept in the dark? THE Institute of Management (Hong Kong) is sending out a notice to all its members notifying them they can buy individual tickets to the annual ball at $500, or bulk tickets for a table of 10 at $45,000. Recipient Jeremy Caro pointed out that the pricing structure was odd. I foresee a ballroom containing 400 tables, each seating one person. MANEESHA Kumar, a STAR TV copywriter, phoned a well-known Hong Kong advertising agency in Mount Parker House, Taikoo Shing, and asked to speak to a contact. Reception: 'He's gone away on a trip.' Maneesha: 'Oh. Where's he gone?' Reception: 'Er, the rest room.' SEEN yesterday in Sony Radio, a shop in Queen Victoria Street, Central, an alarm clock emblazoned with a sticker saying: 'Non-radioactive.' Now there's a thing.