Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, November 26, 2015   

HK down the drain? You can bank on it!
Nowadays, I often hear people say Hong Kong is going down the drain. The idiom "go down the drain" means to fail or to be destroyed. Many people feel Hong Kong has gone down the drain since the handover. Well-known businessman Allan Zeman said on my TVB show some time ago that Hong Kong is stuck. If you are stuck, it means you cannot move forward. Allan Zeman said Hong Kong is stuck because some politicians filibuster and politicize every issue. I agree with him. I also agree with people who say Hong Kong is going down the drain. Something happened to me last week that made me feel Hong Kong is stuck not only because of politics.

Calculating a future based on mathematics
Eric Lin Cheuk-yin is 18 years old. That is an age when most of his counterparts would start university, but Lin has already obtained his degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Music lovers to hit the Beach
The balmy weather we have been experiencing is perfect for outdoor activities, such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic concert held on the Central waterfront last week.

School with history provides lesson for all
"In all ages the conception of education has centered round individual success and social service as the ultimate principles of life, with emphasis sometimes on the one and sometimes on the other. But, unless these two aims, apparently contradictory on their own level, are reconciled and united in higher synthesis, no true harmony of human life can be attained."

Feng shui works money magic
The Murray Road Car Park building and the Queensway Plaza have been earmarked for redevelopment as the government seeks to increase property supply at the core of Central district.

Fending off sickness with the fire dragon
Chinese traditional values influence not only the Chinese but also the rest of the world. China has been civilized for 5,000 years, and its culture encompasses daily activities involving feng shui.

Taste of Jakarta to savor
I was recently in the Indonesian capital attending a conference for work.

Lessons from a nail-biting match
Last Tuesday's World Cup qualifier football match between Hong Kong and China was a nail-biter. I am not a football fan and never watch matches, but I watched this one because I knew it would be a nail-biter. Sports and politics should not mix but fans from both sides politicized the Hong Kong-China showdown. That's why I knew the match, which ended in a goalless draw, would be a cliffhanger. A nail-biter is a movie or a sports match that makes you very excited or nervous because you can't even guess how it will end until it finishes. The word "cliffhanger" has a similar meaning. A showdown is a final fight or confrontation between two sides. The word "goalless" means neither side has scored a goal. A game ends in a draw when both sides have either not scored or have the same score.

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