Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Monday, January 26, 2015   




Before we start arguing please pass those doughnuts, dearest
This writer was asked to give inspirational words of wisdom to a newly married woman. I said: "Now you can eat ANYTHING you like. Go get them doughnuts, girl."

Lai see to take a licking
Ice cream consumption in Hong Kong varies with the seasons, but sales are doing rather well this winter as it has been balmy.

Message to HKEx: if it ain't broke, don't fix it
On May 6, 2010, at 2.45pm, the Dow Jones Industrial Average collapsed by 1,000 points. The loss was immediately covered and the incident was dubbed the 2010 Flash Crash.

Charity challenge for money wiz
There is really much truth in the old Chinese saying that "those who are competent always have a lot of work."

A window on our disappearing rural homes
I first saw one of Johnny Gin's works on the wall at the front entrance of the Savannah College of Art and Design, a color picture of a New Territories village house. His personal style shone through.

New pulse for Repulse Bay
The Pulse, a new five-story shopping mall at Repulse Bay, has opened, adding a year-round attraction to Hong Kong's most famous bathing beach.

Successful strides into the wide blue yonder
Whether as a direct response to the Occupy Movement or as an investment in the future pillars of society, this year's policy address has placed due emphasis on our young people. Among the initiatives, the HK$300 million Youth Development Fund, which includes subsidy to assist young people in starting their own business, corresponds with the global trend to encourage entrepreneurship.

Lenders bank on more staff
A top bank recently announced plans to cut staff globally, but my JobMarket colleague told me that hiring in the local banking sector remains strong.



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