Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, August 28, 2014   




Volunteer work a rewarding labor of love
At Radio Television Hong Kong's award presentation for outstanding non-local university students, a recipient told Kenneth Fok Kai-kong on stage, "I am a fan of Guo Jingjing." Fok responded with a smile: "Me too."

Top chef does village rounds
Competition in the local catering industry is fierce and restaurateurs have to work hard if they want to do well.

Positive thinking may help others work less
Are you hungry? Ask your colleagues if they are, and, rest assured, the chances are that they will conjure up images of snacks and wonder if you have junk food to share with them. It is a well-researched phenomenon called "priming" in psychology. Unfortunately, most researchers in social sciences still ask stupid questions that lead to predetermined responses they want to hear.

Death a great loss for academia
The death of economist Tsang Shu-ki is a serious loss for academia and he will be sorely missed.

Secret of prosperity on The Peak revealed
A world-record price tag has been attached to a house on The Peak.

Business brain thinks politics
The National People's Congress Standing Committee invited a handful of Hong Kong deputies to its meetings that began in Beijing yesterday on the framework for political reforms in the SAR.

Snakes alive! Mixed messages come via a load of bull poop
One time, I changed my Facebook name to NO ONE ON EARTH, so that every time I pressed the "Like" tab my friends got a notification saying "NO ONE ON EARTH likes your post."

Minimum wage, maximum fallout
Shau Kei Wan Main Street East is dubbed "Hong Kong Island Food Street" because it is lined with eateries, and competition is naturally stiff.



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