Date
17 September 2019

living

  • How an app helps volunteers and NGOs

    - Jun 24, 2019 12:05pm
    One often hears the complaint that Hongkongers only care about money. The accusation may be too harsh as I find that many locals do come forward to do volunteer work or join NGO activities. In the...
  • Beware of fake e-visa websites, Consumer Council warns

    Jun 18, 2019 4:10pm
    Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has warned the public about third-party websites that offer online visa services for international travel, pointing to issues such as overcharging and shoddy work or even fraud.    The Consumer Council said...
  • Building a ‘slash’ lifestyle

    - Jun 17, 2019 3:21pm
    I’ve written a lot about the so-called slash careers recently. The slash lifestyle of taking up multiple jobs is quite suitable for the fast-changing working environment. What’s successful career planning? Let me first introduce to you...
  • Hong Kong Ballet’s exciting premieres

    - Jun 14, 2019 4:58pm
    In early June, Hong Kong Ballet closed its 2018/19 season triumphantly with a mixed program showing off the strength and rich diversity of the company’s repertory. All the three works were premieres, with live accompaniment by...
  • Musicians lament ‘loss’ of recordings in 2008 Universal fire

    Jun 13, 2019 10:41am
    Several big-name musicians voiced dismay that some of their recordings may have been among thousands of original masters that The New York Times Magazine reported were lost in the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot fire of 2008....
  • Making the most out of a ‘slashie’ lifestyle

    - May 20, 2019 10:30am
    In recent years, we have seen the so-called slash lifestyle coming to the fore among the younger generation as the millennials seek multi-faceted career paths. People with slash careers are those having multiple income streams simultaneously...
  • An intelligent approach to mental health

    - May 16, 2019 2:16pm
    A few years ago, toward the end of his life, my father battled severe depression. As a physician and professor, he did not lack access to mental health care. But he had grown up in a...
  • Spare that Hong Kong icon Grappa’s

    - May 15, 2019 5:34pm
    “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” So said Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. But as it prepares to ring down the curtain on Grappa’s, Hong Kong Land...
  • Facebook move to integrate platforms raises privacy concerns

    - May 7, 2019 3:20pm
    It seems that it will be more convenient for users to reach their friends across the three different messaging platforms owned by Facebook after its plan to integrate Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp is realized, but some...
  • How to live a 120-year life

    - May 6, 2019 10:24am
    An average person usually retires at around 60, after working for around 40 years. But the human lifespan is becoming longer, and it’s no longer a dream to live till 120, with new technologies that help...
  • Containers tapped to build cultural hub in Kwun Tong

    - Apr 24, 2019 4:24pm
    One balmy weekend in February, local pop-rock group RubberBand electrified a youthful audience with their spirited tunes on the Kwun Tong waterfront. The venue, a cluster of old shipping containers converted into eateries, shops and other...
  • Hamburg Ballet shows delight HK audiences

    - Apr 3, 2019 5:07pm
    The final week of the Hong Kong Arts Festival last month saw two more programs of the Hamburg Ballet, which had opened with its artistic director John Neumeier’s production of “The Nutcracker” in the previous week....
  • The music deal of the future

    - Apr 2, 2019 12:29pm
    What is the future of the music industry? Streaming has taken over as the irrefutable leader although the likes of Taylor Swift have raged against streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. Other products such...
  • Do you want your online photos to be used to train computers?

    - Mar 27, 2019 10:35am
    Face recognition technology has advanced rapidly in recent years. It has become a key part of identifying a person using biometric technology, which can be used to unlock mobile phones, track employee time, identify regular customers...
  • The future of music is solar-powered

    - Feb 26, 2019 1:39pm
    SolarSoundSystem HK is a portable sound system powered by solar and kinetic energy, with two attached bikes which partygoers can use to generate energy, and see how much they are contributing to the fairly powerful sound...
  • Palace Museum opens its doors to lovers under the full moon

    - Feb 19, 2019 1:41pm
    Wonder and romance come at a price, especially for lovers who want to celebrate tonight their undying affection for each other under the full moon at the Palace Museum in Beijing. This will be the first...
  • Din Tai Fung: a haven for dumpling lovers

    - Feb 19, 2019 1:23pm
    Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden, London, has been attracting a steady flow of dumpling pilgrims since it opened in December last year. This is not all surprising, considering that it has been ranked as one...
  • Wire fox terrier wins top prize at New York dog show

    Feb 13, 2019 12:53pm
    A wire fox terrier won “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, emerging as the top dog among nearly 3,000 barking, tail-wagging competitors, Reuters reports. The animal, named...
  • My experience with matchmaking service in HK: a horror story

    - Feb 11, 2019 10:36am
    Dating in Hong Kong sucks. I’m sure many ladies who are still in the dating scene will agree with me. I recently subscribed for an upscale personalized matchmaking service. Drawn by the company’s high-profile advertisements, I decided...
  • 8K TV and 5G: Game changers in home entertainment

    - Feb 8, 2019 3:01pm
    The 8K resolution television and 5G were the two main themes of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month. The 8K resolution TV was first launched at CES in 2012, but lacked software and...