Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, November 22, 2014   




Taking stock of connect and strong dollar
Contrary to the common prediction that the Shanghai- Hong Kong Stock Connect would be a bilateral game, it is looking more like a one-way flow that sucks money from the SAR.

A willing target as arrows fly
Hong Kong Baptist University president Albert Chan Sun-chi told graduates who toted yellow umbrellas to the convocation that they must show respect for the ceremony.

Rebel finds cause to become cello maestro
I arranged to meet celebrated cellist Trey Lee Chui-yee at a hotel. That afternoon, there was a huge gridlock on the roads, but he managed to make it there on time.

Toronto punters win with boxes
I went on a two-day trip to Toronto last week to attend a meeting. My flight arrived at 9pm, and as we had brunch on the aircraft, we went to a congee place for a light supper.

Principal who was anything but old school
November is the month for Thanksgiving and reunions. This month my alma mater, Queen Elizabeth School, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. One of the highlights is a fund-raising contest among forms to maximize resources for QES as well as the four schools operated by the Old Students' Association in Tin Shui Wai.

Charity case for return of 'King'
Raymond Young Lap-moon, who has just retired as permanent secretary for home affairs, will be staging a fund-raising recital.

Wrong values, virtues are causing this mess
I keep receiving letters from readers wondering what is going on in Hong Kong. Since 2009, I have been writing about Hong Kong feng shui heading south due to the erosion of kind energies, which is hurting the SAR's interests.

A helping hand for consumers
New flats are selling well this year, but Consumer Council chairman Wong Yuk-shan notes that tighter laws haven't completely eradicated deep-rooted problems plaguing homebuyers.



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