A back-to-nature pitch from the former financial secretary First it was Anson Chan Fang On-sang; then came Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee. Yesterday saw another former top official, Antony Leung Kam-chung reconnecting with fellow citizens via a blog segment on RTHK's programme Civil Society. Unlike his two former female colleagues, however, Mr Leung has steered clear of politics. Instead, he has opted for a back-to-nature pitch for the US-founded charity Heifer International, of which he became chairman of the Hong Kong branch last year. Founded by a young American farmer, Dan West, in the 1930s, it promotes self-help among peasants to lift them out of poverty and hunger. 'When I heard what they were doing from a friend last year, I found it was exactly what I truly believe in - helping people to help themselves,' said Mr Leung, referring to one of his notions of 'self-reliance, self-help' he advocated when he was the financial secretary. Those who want to help others can visit www.heiferhk.org , or call 2367 0227. Pocket handkerchiefs fight back An early 'bow tie versus pocket handkerchief' contest is on the horizon if an innovative branding strategy adopted by three democracy candidates in the Election Committee accountancy constituency poll wins more followers. Wearing yellow ties and pocket handkerchiefs, Kenneth Leung, Victor Wai and Frankie Yan said that branding helped them to stand out as a team, albeit a tiny one compared with the fleet of candidates backing Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, led by Paul Chan Mo-po. Looking impressed, Audrey Eu Yuet-mee of the Civic Party, who turned up at the press conference to show her support, said it was a befitting feat ahead of the so-called 'bow tie versus pocket square' battle, referring to a possible contest between Mr Tsang and her party's Alan Leong Kah-kit. 'It may be a good idea to have our candidates in different sub-sectors wearing pocket squares in different colours to show our identity,' she said. The angelic vision of Long Hair A street fighter to many and a troublemaker to some, 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung is a pure-minded angel in the eyes of a now not-so-secret admirer, Lo Wing-lok, former legislator representing the medical constituency. When asked by a radio phone-in programme host yesterday what tied the pair with sharp differences together, Dr Lo revealed that his admiration of Mr Leung had prompted him to join the League of Social Democrats. Dr Lo said: 'You must not judge others based on their appearance.' While some well-dressed people were engaging in dirty politics, he said: 'Long Hair is as pure as an angel.'