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People of every class have their own dilemmas. As a daughter of a successful actress and a well-known businessman, I was confused about what to do with my life. In fact, many of my friends with parents who have achieved a lot face the same dilemma. Some choose to embrace it, get spoiled and be the...
Aug 16 2007
I’m still not sure if it really happened. I was sitting in a farmhouse with four of the best-known foodies in Hong Kong eating, drinking and speaking about the darker side of food while the cameras rolled. I should add that we ate really well. Chef/Owner Margaret Tsui of Cuisine X made an...
Aug 16 2007
This is one of those rare times I have one over my banker buddies. By some miracle, I managed to get a comped suite at the Paiza Club at the Sands Macau – it’s not even available to the public, you have to be given a room by the casino. Your own personal butler, private gaming room, spa...
AUDIOTECHNICA ATH-ANC7 The ATH-ANC7 requires only a single AAA battery to power up to 40 hours of noise canceling. But this zombie still has more to offer as its audio can function even when without the noise-canceling function. Recommended price: $1,580.       SENNHEISER PXC300...
Aug 10 2007
We’re not going to say Chinese wine (or jiu in Putonghua) is the new Krug vintage. But the liquors from our dear motherland - once seen as grandpa’s favorite tipple – are back. Some red-hot restaurants and bars now serve Chinese wine; some even make cocktails out of it. It’s...
HK Magazine: Why do these cold-blooded specimens turn you on? Toni Ip: I love their history. Amphibians and reptiles lived long before dinosaurs or humans. Almost all species evolve at a certain rate, but most amphibians and reptiles look almost exactly the same as they did during the Jurassic...
Aug 9 2007
TAJ BAR & RESTAURANT The newest of the Wo On Lane crew, Taj opened a mere month ago and it’s a righteous addition to the chilled out, cozy feel of bars found along here. The petite space is is comfortably lit in dim reds, and they also serve up Indian beer with free snacks. Try their...
Aug 9 2007
Lars Thorsen never imagined he would ever live on a boat. But one day when the 41-year-old businessman was jogging along the marina in Discovery Bay (DB), he saw people living on boats and two things struck him – the tranquility and the unbelievably large space these people enjoyed. Today,...
Burmese Pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) What: The good news: there’s only one species of python in Hong Kong. The bad news: it’s the Burmese python, one of the largest snakes in the world. The ones in Hong Kong usually exceed 10 ft., and grow up to 20 ft. in length. Where: Pythons...
Aug 9 2007
We've stolen a memo from the desk of the Director of the mainland Olympic Committee. Check out what we found: OK, everyone. There’s only a year left until the Olympics, and there’s a lot we still have to do. It’s time to shape up or be executed by the Standing Committee. Here...
Aug 9 2007