Date
16 October 2018

living

  • 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...
  • Disappointments and surprises in a famed wet market

    - Aug 25, 2017 5:30pm
    Last Saturday, I went to the Ap Lei Chau Market and witnessed a festive holiday atmosphere there, with abundant fish supplies and crowds of shoppers. The reason behind the activity and the renewed buzz was this:...
  • Community support services for SEN students

    - Aug 18, 2017 5:32pm
    Home and school are two pillars that support students with special educational needs (SEN). The third is community support services, which have become more readily available in recent years.  If the community is providing children with suitable...
  • Chinese junk food

    - Aug 18, 2017 5:31pm
    I couldn’t help but shake my head in disapproval when I saw an uploaded picture of char siu, aka Cantonese barbecued pork, by my friend on social media. The meat slices had a 5 mm. thick...
  • Use aromatherapy to enhance your mood

    - Aug 18, 2017 5:31pm
    You may not be well acquainted with how scents affect your mood, but chances are your nose knows. That’s because the sense of smell is processed through olfactory receptors that are directly connected to the limbic...
  • Cell phones: Blessing or curse?

    - Aug 18, 2017 5:30pm
    I hate cell phone addicts who hardly let go of their devices. Although I also handle work and many other tasks on my smartphone, I would not allow myself to be preoccupied with it when I...
  • Delicate wild chanterelle mushrooms from Austria

    - Aug 11, 2017 5:31pm
    Staring at a big box of chanterelles freshly hand-carried by my friend from a trip to Austria, I could not help but ask myself what to do with them. Do they go with heavy cream or...
  • A taste of Vietnamese beef noodle pho at Fûhn

    - Aug 11, 2017 5:30pm
    Whenever I want a simple but filling meal, I immediately think of a bowl of Vietnamese beef pho noodle soup as I prefer food that is more hydrating. Sometimes when I visit my younger sister in...
  • Why this Hongkonger sold his flat to live on a Sai Kung islet

    - Aug 10, 2017 4:02pm
    Hong Kong’s skyrocketing home prices, crushing haste and notorious work-life imbalance have long shattered the hopes of many locals for a comfortable and serene retirement life in this city. Taiwan and some other tranquil, exotic destinations...
  • How to choose the best mattress

    - Aug 4, 2017 6:07pm
    A good night’s sleep entails a good pillow and a suitable mattress. When you lie in bed, your hips should not sink into the mattress. Healthy individuals with body weight in the normal range would have a...
  • Substance use disorders: What you need to know

    - Aug 4, 2017 5:39pm
    Tim Wilens, MD, chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, shares the signs and risk factors for a substance use disorder in children and teens. He also shares how you can...

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