Don't you hate the way music reviewers in Hong Kong are so polite to record distribution companies, anxious that their freebies don't dry up? Time for some welcome nastiness. RTHK Radio Three's Neil Chase is asking listeners to phone him and name a record that drives them potty. He is violently destroying a copy on the air once or twice a week on his show between 7 and 9pm on weekdays. Four well-known favourites have already been put forward for record abuse - the 1980s Madonna hit Material Girl, Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man and Lionel Richie's Dancing On The Ceiling. Neil's own pet hates after many moons of slipping discs include George Michael's Careless Whisper, Berlin's Take My Breath Away and anything by Michael Bolton. But from Lai See's point of view, the sheer joy of hearing a copy of Feelings or Barry Manilow's Copacabana being rendered unplayable provides the most welcome release of stress. Lai See was lucky enough to come across a copy of a March Asian Highlights book put out by Schroders, which included a rather bullish analysis of the share price prospects of telecommunications group SmarTone. The firm's glowing assessment of SmarTone's prospects basically comes down to the stock being a 'superb' buying opportunity for investors at its 'undervalued' price levels. Schroders has a down to earth view on what will turn around the rather sluggish recent share price performance by SmarTone - a new 'sex appeal' that will be provided by an investment in the Chinese telecoms market. 'At that stage, it seems likely that the stock will react like a scalded ferret,' the report says. Ouch. Stamp collectors have no doubt been dancing in the street following news that a new set of stamps on migratory birds is to be released. Still, Lai See would like to see some other fixtures of Hong Kong life get a better run in our philatelic issues. Birds have featured prominently in various stamp issues over the years, but other endangered species have had no coverage. Take the honest estate agent - a threatened species if ever there was one, but one that has never been given a run in the philatelic world. And what of a veritable fixture of Hong Kong business life - the insider trader - which has also escaped the attentions of the stamp mafia? We breathlessly await some other reader suggestions on this one. Hong Kong businessman Dieter Klostermann plans to host one of the world's most unusual reunions - a gathering of people born during a wartime baby boom at an English mansion he now owns. The sporty Mr Klostermann is best known here for his ownership of a series of country clubs in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia through his company, CCA Holdings. Late last year he bought the lease on stately Brocket Hall north of London, planning to turn it into a hotel and country club. Now he has invited back those who were born there during the war when it was lent to an east London maternity hospital as overflow accommodation. About 250 of the 8,000 people born at Brocket Hall from 1939-45 are due at the reunion on April 12. Just when you thought this year's World Cup Sevens had petered out, it has yet again returned to haunt the sports-weary. Until Tuesday, you can bid for official merchandise and a host of other items in the World Cup Sevens Charity Auction - on the Internet. To place a bid for any of the items in the auction, you click on one of the lots, enter your e-mail address and phone number and the amount you wish to bid. Memorabilia on offer include an All Black Rugby Jersey signed by the biggest name in world rugby, Jonah Lomu. All proceeds to the Children's Cancer Foundation and the HKRFU Charitable Trust. Prudent book-keeping - In this day and age of rampant corporate largesse, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Corp has made a splash with its new offering to shareholders. Those lucky enough to pick up a copy of the company's latest 64-page annual report will be on the receiving end of - wait for it - not one, but two imposing bookmarks. Perhaps the Kadoorie brothers are feeling generous - given talk that they stand to be handsomely compensated for relocating their proposed controversial Peninsula Hotel project in Sydney away from that city's famous Opera House.