Yanni Chow

Yanni Chow

Yanni joined the Post in 2021. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication and majored in international journalism. Previously, she worked at Reuters covering Hong Kong political news including the enactment of the national security law.

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10 train idioms that will make you lose track of time

With the MTR’s cross-harbour extension of the Sha Tin-Central line now open in Hong Kong, it’s the perfect time to learn English phrases related to the railway.

With the MTR’s cross-harbour extension of the Sha Tin-Central line now open in Hong Kong, it’s the perfect time to learn English phrases related to the railway.

17 May 2022 - 2:58PM
No home away from home for domestic workers terminated after contracting coronavirus amid Hong Kong’s fifth wave

Hong Kong’s foreign domestic helpers seek refuge in shelters like Bethune House, but the aid they receive is not enough to support families in their home countries.

Hong Kong’s foreign domestic helpers seek refuge in shelters like Bethune House, but the aid they receive is not enough to support families in their home countries.

19 May 2022 - 9:38AM
Rain or shine, Hong Kong summers will soak you in heavy showers or sticky sweat – learn Cantonese slang all about it

Throughout the next few months, you will probably find yourself drenched by torrential downpours or your own sweat.

Throughout the next few months, you will probably find yourself drenched by torrential downpours or your own sweat.

11 May 2022 - 11:21AM
10 election idioms to learn ahead of Hong Kong’s chief executive vote

While most of us cannot choose who becomes our city’s new leader, it is a good chance to learn phrases related to politics and elections.

While most of us cannot choose who becomes our city’s new leader, it is a good chance to learn phrases related to politics and elections.

5 May 2022 - 11:54AM
May the 4th be with you on Star Wars Day: Quotes from the franchise to live by

Celebrate the universe created by George Lucas with these words of wisdom from Yoda, Han Solo and Princess Leia.

Celebrate the universe created by George Lucas with these words of wisdom from Yoda, Han Solo and Princess Leia.

4 May 2022 - 12:00PM
DSE 2022: Tutors say Chinese reading and writing papers overall more difficult than last year

While Part A of the reading section was fairly straightforward, Part B was tough since it included more summary questions and abstract texts.

While Part A of the reading section was fairly straightforward, Part B was tough since it included more summary questions and abstract texts.

26 Apr 2022 - 6:57PM
To celebrate birthday of Hong Kong idol Keung To, fans organise Free Ride Day on trams, charity pop-up shops

This Saturday, everyone in the city can ride the city’s trams free of charge, thanks to Keung Show HK Fan Club.

This Saturday, everyone in the city can ride the city’s trams free of charge, thanks to Keung Show HK Fan Club.

26 Apr 2022 - 3:16PM
Housing memories: as one of Hong Kong’s oldest public estates is redeveloped, website preserves its history, community

Ming Wah Dai Ha in Shau Kei Wan was a ‘close-knit neighbourhood’, says a resident who has lived there for more than 40 years.

Ming Wah Dai Ha in Shau Kei Wan was a ‘close-knit neighbourhood’, says a resident who has lived there for more than 40 years.

29 Apr 2022 - 10:00PM
DSE 2022: changes to English exam draws mixed response from students, with some saying they struggled to finish paper

English tutor Alan Chan says this year’s reading test featured more questions compared with past papers.

English tutor Alan Chan says this year’s reading test featured more questions compared with past papers.

22 Apr 2022 - 9:27PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong university entrance exams began as scheduled with 21 candidates at special Covid-19 centre by Friday morning

Three candidates went to Penny’s Bay isolation camp on Friday morning by designated taxis.

Three candidates went to Penny’s Bay isolation camp on Friday morning by designated taxis.

22 Apr 2022 - 8:08PM
Coronavirus: worried parents flood student-counselling hotline with Covid-related inquiries ahead of Hong Kong exams

Counsellor at student guidance centre Hok Yau Club says parents looking for information do not want to disturb their children who are in exam preparation mode.

Counsellor at student guidance centre Hok Yau Club says parents looking for information do not want to disturb their children who are in exam preparation mode.

21 Apr 2022 - 5:46PM
DSE 2022: What you need to know before exam day – this year’s Covid-19 measures and a checklist of items to pack

Every day, candidates will need to keep a record of their Covid-19 rapid antigen test results and fill out the Candidate’s Health Declaration Form.

Every day, candidates will need to keep a record of their Covid-19 rapid antigen test results and fill out the Candidate’s Health Declaration Form.

21 Apr 2022 - 12:17PM
DSE 2022: Everything you need to know to prepare for the Chinese exam – or the ‘Paper of Death’ – from a top tutor

Hung Wai-kuen from King’s Glory Education shares advice for each paper and predicts which assigned readings are likely to appear on Paper 1.

Hung Wai-kuen from King’s Glory Education shares advice for each paper and predicts which assigned readings are likely to appear on Paper 1.

13 Apr 2022 - 7:00AM
DSE 2022: For English listening exam, tutor advises students to focus on grammatical accuracy and formal tone

Alan Chan from King’s Glory Education says grammatical accuracy is important for Part A of Paper 3, while maintaining a formal tone is key for Part B.

Alan Chan from King’s Glory Education says grammatical accuracy is important for Part A of Paper 3, while maintaining a formal tone is key for Part B.

12 Apr 2022 - 11:59AM
Hong Kong students, teachers to do daily rapid Covid tests when schools reopen, as pupils discuss scheme’s usefulness

The city’s chief executive has said those who test positive must report their results to their schools and the Centre for Health Protection.

The city’s chief executive has said those who test positive must report their results to their schools and the Centre for Health Protection.

11 Apr 2022 - 5:48PM
Hong Kong-Pakistani engineer’s website provides ethnic minority groups with resources she needed when she first arrived

Rabia Aslam, who came to Hong Kong as a teen, shares how her early struggles with the city’s education system motivated her to create Project EM-Blaze.

Rabia Aslam, who came to Hong Kong as a teen, shares how her early struggles with the city’s education system motivated her to create Project EM-Blaze.

11 Apr 2022 - 11:49AM
Learn Cantonese slang: 4 phrases you should know to talk about the great outdoors in Hong Kong

Learn slang about off-trail hiking, leaving no trace, basking under the sun and looking good while doing it all.

Learn slang about off-trail hiking, leaving no trace, basking under the sun and looking good while doing it all.

5 Apr 2022 - 8:00AM
Hong Kong students with Covid-19, close contacts can take DSE exams at Penny’s Bay quarantine facility

Infected test takers and those who are close contacts of patients can choose to take the exam at the special centre or receive a final grade based on school performance.

Infected test takers and those who are close contacts of patients can choose to take the exam at the special centre or receive a final grade based on school performance.

4 Apr 2022 - 7:41PM
Hong Kong university entrance exams will go ahead as scheduled, with Penny’s Bay to host infected test takers, close contacts

Education chief Kevin Yeung says centres will be set up at the government’s isolation facility at Penny’s Bay for exam candidates who are close contacts of Covid-19 patients or infected themselves.

Education chief Kevin Yeung says centres will be set up at the government’s isolation facility at Penny’s Bay for exam candidates who are close contacts of Covid-19 patients or infected themselves.

6 Apr 2022 - 12:26AM
Can’t box in this cafe: how a Hong Kong staple, ‘two-dish-rice’ box, helped restaurants survive the dinner dine-in ban

Co-owner of Sleepless Cafe in Causeway Bay shares why her eatery switched up its dinner menu and operations amid the city’s fifth wave of coronavirus cases.

Co-owner of Sleepless Cafe in Causeway Bay shares why her eatery switched up its dinner menu and operations amid the city’s fifth wave of coronavirus cases.

4 Apr 2022 - 2:16PM
Viral quiz testing Hong Kong geography skills inspires spin-offs

You can also test your knowledge of Canto-pop past and present, Hong Kong history, Cantonese and Harry Potter trivia.

You can also test your knowledge of Canto-pop past and present, Hong Kong history, Cantonese and Harry Potter trivia.

6 May 2022 - 7:46PM
Hong Kong Olympian, tennis pro and Asian Championships medallist among athletes attending HKU through new scheme

The programme includes a flexible learning schedule and tuition scholarships and allows athletes to study while pursuing their sport.

The programme includes a flexible learning schedule and tuition scholarships and allows athletes to study while pursuing their sport.

30 Mar 2022 - 6:58PM
20 weather idioms that will put you on cloud nine

Writing will be a breeze with these English words and phrases all about the weather.

Writing will be a breeze with these English words and phrases all about the weather.

29 Mar 2022 - 3:56PM
Did an asteroid kill the dinosaurs? Are we next? 8 answers to your burning questions on these rocky objects from space

We explain how asteroids were formed, what one did to our planet 66 million years ago, and which ones are named after Hongkongers.

We explain how asteroids were formed, what one did to our planet 66 million years ago, and which ones are named after Hongkongers.

22 Mar 2022 - 7:17PM
Doctor on Hong Kong’s Covid front lines looks back on student days as DSE top-scorer, shares how she relaxes with food

Julie Chan, who was a DSE top-scorer in 2014, now works at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and spends her free time learning about food.

Julie Chan, who was a DSE top-scorer in 2014, now works at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and spends her free time learning about food.

20 Mar 2022 - 2:00PM
Educators create online platform with more than 100 free classes for students during Hong Kong’s early summer break

The “Free Classroom Online 100+ Early Summer 2022” programme will stream lessons on YouTube and Facebook until April 14.

The “Free Classroom Online 100+ Early Summer 2022” programme will stream lessons on YouTube and Facebook until April 14.

19 Mar 2022 - 11:19AM
20 English idioms about success to raise the bar on your writing and take you on the road to victory on your exams

Go the extra mile with your next essay, and check out these useful phrases about working hard and doing well.

Go the extra mile with your next essay, and check out these useful phrases about working hard and doing well.

17 Mar 2022 - 6:22PM
ESF students told exams in Hong Kong to go ahead as planned, despite concerns about catching coronavirus

A group of Island School students have asked for a non-exam route amid city’s fifth wave of infections, but ESF maintained in-person exams unless under special circumstances.

A group of Island School students have asked for a non-exam route amid city’s fifth wave of infections, but ESF maintained in-person exams unless under special circumstances.

16 Mar 2022 - 7:26PM
ESF students told exams in Hong Kong to go ahead as planned, despite candidate fears of catching coronavirus

A group of Island School students, part of the English Schools Foundation, have asked for a non-exam route for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

A group of Island School students, part of the English Schools Foundation, have asked for a non-exam route for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

16 Mar 2022 - 8:34PM
Learn Cantonese slang: Phrases all about love for White Valentine’s Day

These phrases will remind you that love is in the air, even in the toughest of times.

These phrases will remind you that love is in the air, even in the toughest of times.

14 Mar 2022 - 7:00AM