Date
26 May 2017

living

  • Acute complications of diabetes

    - May 26, 2017 6:00pm
    Diabetes is one of the common chronic illnesses noted in our city. If patients fail to put their blood glucose level under control, not only will they develop higher risks for various chronic complications, they will...
  • Eye doctor dedicates profession to helping the poor

    - May 26, 2017 5:33pm
    Dr. Ruby Ching Hok-ying knows how hard life can be for poor people: her family lived in poverty when she was a child. That is why when she became an eye doctor, having graduated from the...
  • Fugu: The wilder, the more dangerous, the more delicious

    - May 26, 2017 5:32pm
    As I weaved through the stalls of Kuromon Ichiba Market in Osaka, I found it hard to resist sampling the various snacks on offer, and soon enough my stomach was so full that I could barely...
  • A satisfying gourmet trip to Taipei

    - May 26, 2017 5:31pm
    I recently went to Taipei for a physical examination. What struck me was the good deal. It cost NT$4,000 or about HK$1,038 for an extensive check-up, much cheaper than in Hong Kong. The delicious traditional Taiwanese...
  • Why do children lie?

    - May 26, 2017 5:31pm
    I once did an informal survey asking parents what they think the most important character trait is. I gave them a wide range of choices including responsibility, perseverance, empathy, compassion, gratitude and kindness and the majority...
  • Getting close to nature enhances productivity

    - May 26, 2017 5:31pm
    A survey released by the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong earlier this year found that 5.5 percent of the respondents were suffering from depression while nearly 10 percent had suicidal tendencies. Meanwhile, according to a...
  • Tips for a consistent parenting style

    - May 26, 2017 4:30pm
    In my job I often work with parents of students with special educational needs (SEN). During our sharing sessions, many mothers confided that their misery comes not from their SEN kids but from their husbands or...
  • Enjoying kuzumochi at Mount Yoshino

    - May 19, 2017 6:00pm
    Friends of mine, one after another, have been luring me into joining their hiking trips in Japan in recent years. Their reasons for going there are endless — enchanting trails, breathtaking scenery, excellent security, good food,...
  • HK dancers shine in Le French May ballet gala

    - May 19, 2017 6:00pm
    This year, Le French May Festival is celebrating its silver jubilee. The first dance program presented last weekend by this annual arts festival was a gala entitled Paris Ballet Legends: A Night With The Stars. The...
  • A glimpse into the future of Chinese cuisine

    - May 19, 2017 5:32pm
    For several days, I went back and forth to HOFEX, a biennial trade show on food and hospitality held recently at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. It was an exciting show dedicated to the...
  • When warnings fail

    - May 19, 2017 5:31pm
    Recently, I had a fantastic self-drive holiday with my family in Hokkaido. While I was enjoying a soft-serve ice cream at a cafe in New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, a notice caught my attention. It was...
  • Is anxiety a necessary evil for students to get good grades?

    May 19, 2017 5:30pm
    Most parents want their children to get good grades and they also want them to learn without feeling anxious. However, achieving these two things at the same time is considered impossible by many parents and students,...
  • Enping offers more than just hot springs

    - May 19, 2017 5:30pm
    Enping, a city in the southern part of Guangdong province, has suddenly found itself under the media spotlight. That’s because Hong Kong’s financial secretary, Paul Chan, specifically mentioned the place in an interview in late April,...
  • Must children use hypoallergenic products?

    - May 19, 2017 5:01pm
    Children, it is often said, have a weaker immune system and need more protection. That is why many products in the market specifically target the young. For instance, there are body wash products that say they have...
  • HKUST dropout chases dream to become French cuisine chef

    - May 12, 2017 5:35pm
    In this city, a diploma from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is considered very valuable – but not in the eyes of Alice Wong. An outstanding student since her childhood, Wong had...
  • A brief introduction to osteoarthritis

    - May 12, 2017 5:30pm
    Quite a number of elderly people in Hong Kong are troubled by the wear-and-tear of cartilage in their knees. It is very likely that they will be diagnosed with osteoarthritis if they walk with increasing pain...
  • The joys of eating river shrimp during spring

    - May 12, 2017 5:00pm
    When I went to my hometown, Shunde in Foshan city in Guangdong province, for tomb-sweeping in early April this year, I was lucky to enjoy the seafood that was in season-river shrimp. River shrimp, as the...
  • A bowl of the unexpected

    - May 12, 2017 3:31pm
    One night, since I had to work until 9 p.m. at the office in Causeway Bay, I decided to treat myself to a bowl of ramen first.  There must be dozens of Japanese-style eateries along Sharp Street...
  • Conch slices that you shouldn’t miss

    - May 5, 2017 5:30pm
    The first and last time I tried giant conch slices in a restaurant was in Chaoshan in Guangdong province. I thought it would be cheaper in mainland China but the dish turned out as costly as...
  • Organ donation: Opt-in or opt-out?

    - May 5, 2017 5:07pm
    A recent case in which a dying mother was saved by a liver donor has fueled intense discussions in Hong Kong. Tang Kwai-si, 43, suffered from an acute liver failure but her daughter could not donate her...

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