Date
22 September 2017

living

  • A place to experience new technologies

    - Sep 20, 2017 11:51am
    In recent years, we often hear news on driverless automobiles, virtual reality (VR) and, how smart city improves the quality of life with information technology. But what exactly are they in real life? The new Climate...
  • A glimpse of life in Hong Kong’s old public housing estates

    Sep 19, 2017 6:13pm
    After sheltering many people for over five decades and bearing mute witness to changes in the city’s social and economic vicissitudes, residential blocks at three of Hong Kong’s earliest public housing estates — Shek Kip Mei...
  • Govt wages war on salt content in school menus

    Sep 15, 2017 6:04pm
    More than 90 percent of school lunches for primary school pupils examined by the Department of Health contained excessive sodium content compared with the recommended intake for a meal. Excessive intake of sodium could lead to hypertension,...
  • Let our kids fall when they are young

    - Sep 15, 2017 5:31pm
    Just last week, I was on holiday with my husband and 14-month son and we were staying in a hotel. As soon as my curious son entered the room, he started exploring and looking to see...
  • Some thoughts on food trucks

    - Sep 15, 2017 5:30pm
    On a recent trip to the Central waterfront in Hong Kong, I noticed two food trucks parked near the now-halted Ferris wheel. The visit took place one day after the giant observation wheel went out of...
  • Qing emperors’ DIY birthday gifts at Museum of History

    Sep 15, 2017 3:42pm
    The Hong Kong Museum of History is currently hosting a thematic exhibition that offers visitors a glimpse of the precious birthday gifts bestowed upon emperors and empress dowagers in the Qing dynasty, featuring artefacts from Beijing’s...
  • Prostate health: increasing education and awareness

    - Sep 15, 2017 3:30pm
    Prostate cancer has been one of the most common male cancers in Hong Kong in the past two decades, according to government statistics. In 2014, the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection said prostate cancer accounted...
  • Bar children from digital gadgets before bedtime

    - Sep 15, 2017 6:00am
    Nowadays, it is nearly impossible to bar children from using digital devices like smartphones and tablets, especially if they have become useful and effective tools for learning. However, there has been an alarming trend of Hong...
  • A peep into the treasures and lives of Qing emperors

    Sep 14, 2017 5:51pm
    Located next to the Palace of Heavenly Purity in the inner courtyard of the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Hall of Mental Cultivation was where Qing emperors spent a lot time and wielded their power. From...
  • Early diagnosis and intervention on fatty liver

    - Sep 8, 2017 5:35pm
    People who have hectic lifestyles, poor eating habits and don’t get sufficient rest, as is the case with many city dwellers, are vulnerable to liver-related issues. However, most victims fail to detect the problem early since...
  • Exhibition seeks to capture cheongsam allure in old HK movies

    Sep 8, 2017 2:45pm
    The cheongsam, the body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress also known as qipao, has been a mainstay in the costumes worn by female characters in the Hong Kong movies of yore. Clad by popular entertainers, the cheongsam became...
  • What you need to know about appendicitis

    - Sep 1, 2017 5:31pm
    Appendicitis is a medical emergency that happens when your appendix becomes sore, swollen, and diseased. The appendix is a thin tube that is joined to the large intestine. It sits in the lower right part of...
  • Yesterday once more: Restoring a 1960s hit movie musical

    Sep 1, 2017 5:30pm
    Colourful Youth (1966, directed by Yu Ho, aka Chan Wan), is the only contemporary musical romantic film in which Connie Chan Po-chu and Josephine Siao Fong-fong, both popular teen idols at the time, starred alongside each...
  • How some diners are gluttons for punishment

    - Sep 1, 2017 3:42pm
    A friend of mine recently posted close-up pictures online of the dishes on offer at a Fanling eatery that is known for pork knuckles. The images prompted me to make a trip myself to the restaurant. ...
  • Style and substance

    - Aug 26, 2017 6:00am
    With more of us appreciating the value of staying in for the evening, appliance and electronics manufacturers are stepping up to the challenge with products that are as design-forward and artistic as they are functional. Standards...
  • One last stream-trek before the dry winter months

    - Aug 25, 2017 5:35pm
    In my previous article, I had introduced stream-trekking as a nice way to cool down while staying active in the hot Hong Kong summer months. I hope you were able to try it out and, hopefully,...
  • Look, no more excuse not to exercise

    - Aug 25, 2017 5:33pm
    “Walking 20,000 steps a day” or “losing 50 lbs. in five months” are just fantasies for ordinary office workers in Hong Kong. But miracles do happen. To my amazement, my friend made the impossible possible. Hong...
  • How I survived my first-aid training

    - Aug 25, 2017 5:32pm
    Back in Britain, I did not have to cram my brain with hard facts for an examination. That’s why I have had some hard time adjusting while attending a standard first-aid course provided by the Hong...
  • Fantastic traditional food stalls in Fukuoka

    - Aug 25, 2017 5:31pm
    I only learned of Hong Kong hitting extremely hot weather after browsing some news websites. Oh, well, I could imagine the excruciatingly hot and humid weather, and I have to admit I was lucky as I...
  • Craving mini mussels in Chiuchow

    - Aug 25, 2017 5:30pm
    For the past three years, I have led three food tours to Chiuchow, Shantou and Chenghai. We learned how Chiuchow braised geese were prepared after a field trip to a farm, where a famous Chiuchow braised restaurant...

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