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For a glowing complexion, put away your wallet and start reading the ingredients in your face cream instead. “Simply put, expensive moisturizers are not better quality,” says Dr. Sugunan Vethody Kumuran, author of dermatology text “Pediatric Dermatology.” In any cosmetic...
Nov 30 2007
We have a traffic problem. Hong Kong has over 618,000 registered vehicles – almost a third more than the number in 1998. Over 21,000 were registered in the first nine months of this year alone, up 9,000 from 2006 - the sharpest increase in half a decade. With traffic congestion as bad as ever...
HK Magazine: How to avoid looking like geeks with laptops? Matt Black: Well, we do look like two geeks with laptops. Part of the whole point of DJ-ing was to get away from the cliché rock star posing, and let people see what was going with the music instead of like, “look at me!...
Nov 30 2007
When the latest version of Photoshop or Microsoft Office comes out, what do you do? Click on their “Update Now” button? Or do you really want to take the risk with bootleg software at your business? Or you could give up on branded software altogether and opt for free open source...
Street Talk: Gigi Ng
HK Magazine: You were a banker. So why switch to snakes? Gigi Ng: The shop is my family’s business. My great-great-grandfather first started the venture one hundred and twenty years ago in Central, selling snake soup, steamed rice and more. It’s quite a success. I’m the fourth...
Nov 30 2007
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) A Sagittarian reader named Ursula wrote to me: “I want to figure out how to arrange for a never-ending series of gentle wake-up calls. When that happens, I will have mastered the sinewy magic of being permanently unstuck. I will have made it a habit to be highly...
Nov 30 2007
They’re everywhere – unnecessarily tall, milky-skinned flowers of the Amazon. Of course, back in the day, it started with fashion shows – you needed models to wear hot clothes. Nobody wanted to see normal people parading down a runway in tartan shorts and aviators. I’d...
The Legco by-election for Hong Kong Island is on this Sunday, December 2. Here are some tips to help you get through the home stretch. Get Informed • It’s important to give the air of knowledge, even if you don’t necessarily have any. Bluff your way to credibility by shouting down...
Nov 30 2007
The Penelopes
HK Magazine: You gave up studying medicine and law for music. Ever regret it? The Penelopes: Not at all. It was all a pretext to stay studying as long as possible, and stay young. Being a student affords more freedom, and it gave us time to decide what we really wanted to do, which was make music....
Douglas Young, founder of G.O.D
Short version of how I got here: I failed my exams, couldn’t be an architect, so I had to do something else. I never thought I’d be a shop owner or fashion designer or you know, a prisoner. When I was 14, I went to boarding school in the UK, in the middle of nowhere. I was virtually the...
Nov 23 2007