Date
20 August 2018

living

  • Rich choices for breakfast in Tainan

    - Jun 16, 2017 5:30pm
    If you feel like trying traditional Taiwanese breakfast, Tainan city in the southern part of the island is the place to go. Tainan, also known as Fucheng, is the oldest city in Taiwan with a history...
  • Vitamin D deficiency in breastfed babies

    - Jun 16, 2017 5:30pm
    I was told by my medical peers that calcium deficiency is a frequent topic brought up by mainland parents in discussions with paediatricians.  If you wonder how the issue became a key talking point, you can...
  • Once a youth at risk, now a high jump star

    - Jun 16, 2017 5:30pm
    Yeung Man-wai is well known in Hong Kong as the holder of the women’s high jump record. During the final leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix in Taipei this year, Yeung won the gold medal...
  • New treatment options for acne

    - Jun 16, 2017 4:31pm
    Acne, a common skin condition among adolescents, is caused by the excess production of sebum by sebaceous glands, blocked hair follicles, propionibacterium acnes bacterial infection and inflammation of hair follicles. The problem did not afflict primary school...
  • Where to find the brain’s ‘happiness center’

    - Jun 9, 2017 5:31pm
    Living in a metropolis, Hong Kong people constantly suffer from stress and anxiety. Some people relieve it by doing entertaining activities or sports. Some indulge themselves in alcohol or even drugs for a rush of guilty...
  • Why we shouldn’t scratch our skin when it’s itchy

    - Jun 9, 2017 5:30pm
    We often tell people, especially children, to keep our promises. This, however, is easier said than done. Take scratching as an example. We tell ourselves and others that we should not scratch our skin when it...
  • Bò 7 Món in Ho Chi Minh City

    - Jun 9, 2017 5:30pm
    After spending the first two days and nights in the port city of Vung Tau during my recent trip to Vietnam, I headed back to Ho Chi Minh City. Known previously as Saigon, the former capital...
  • Policy rethink needed to foster language skills among youth

    - Jun 9, 2017 5:00pm
    Hong Kong government has recognized many years ago that it is important to nurture linguistic skills and talents among local youth if the city is to maintain its competitiveness in the global arena. While the objectives...
  • Death of the Hong Kong media

    - Jun 9, 2017 2:02pm
    More than 80 percent of owners or supervisors of Hong Kong’s 26 media outlets have been given major positions and appointments in public services, or awarded by the government with honors in recognition of their contributions,...
  • Former ICAC official finds new career as farmer after retirement

    - Jun 2, 2017 5:33pm
    Not too many people in Hong Kong would want to be a farmer, but Kenny Tso, a retired principal investigator at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), finds great pleasure in making it his second career....
  • Seafood feast at Vung Tau

    - Jun 2, 2017 5:30pm
    Over the weekend I flew to Vietnam for a little rest and relaxation, and also to meet friends and enjoy good food. From the airport, I drove straight to Vung Tau, leaving the busy Ho Chi...
  • Pici Pasta Bar: Welcome addition to a WanChai neighborhood

    - Jun 2, 2017 5:30pm
    On a recent afternoon, as I was heading back to my workshop, I walked past St. Francis Yard in Wan Chai’s Star Street area. There I saw a tiny Italian restaurant packed full of diners. The...
  • Medical error or complication?

    - Jun 2, 2017 5:30pm
    Having left the Hospital Authority six months ago, I have been a bit out of touch with the latest happenings in the health and medical sectors. Still, I wasn’t completely out of the loop because I...
  • Discovering a Taiwanese-French fusion restaurant in Taipei

    - Jun 2, 2017 5:00pm
    A recent trip to Taipei not only enabled me to partake of genuine Taiwanese cuisine, it also helped open my eyes to the fact that Taiwanese food can be perfectly combined with French dishes. One day,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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