Thursday, 30 April 2009

0095 HKSAR Name of the Day

Esme Tang Chung-yi, event executive, Hong Kong Computer and Communications Festival 2007, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

0094 HKSAR Name of the Day

Suvan Law Shui-wan, social worker (service team leader at Mother’s Choice), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

0093 HKSAR Name of the Day

Yolly Mae Chan, NICI Asia-Pacific sales manager (German major plush toy maker), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Monday, 27 April 2009

0092 HKSAR Name of the Day

Caesar Lun-suen, president, Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Self-important

Sunday, 26 April 2009

0091 HKSAR Name of the Day

Olivie Lo, finalist, Animax Hong Kong Comics Festival 2004/Hong Kong Game Fair "cosplayer" competition, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

#10 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

Oily discipline
Shireen Calucin leads a sacred oils workshop. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$250 (US$31).

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Saturday, 25 April 2009

0090 HKSAR Name of the Day

Neo Shum Chi-kin, physical education teacher (and collector of spiders), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Friday, 24 April 2009

Thursday, 23 April 2009

0088 HKSAR Name of the Day

Bottle Shiu Ka-chun, youth social worker, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

0087 HKSAR Name of the Day

Popy Lam Hon-kwok, male police sergeant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

0086 HKSAR Name of the Day

Aylwin Chan Wing-tat, registered doctor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

Monday, 20 April 2009

0085 HKSAR Name of the Day

Jenkin Chan Shiu-fan, registered solicitor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

#9 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

Cutting ties
Daniel Darby gives a free introductory talk on his cord-cutting ceremony, ahead of workshops. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo.

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Sunday, 19 April 2009

0084 HKSAR Name of the Day

Coman Chan Tak-hau, registered surveyor (since 1999), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 18 April 2009

0083 HKSAR Name of the Day

Kitty Chan Tsz-hung, registered accountant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Brand-based; somewhat popular in Hong Kong

Friday, 17 April 2009

0082 HKSAR Name of the Day

Symphorosa Chan Shing-chee, registered doctor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 16 April 2009

0081 HKSAR Name of the Day

Della Chan Pui-hua, registered solicitor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

0080 HKSAR Name of the Day

Kimmy Chan Shuk-fun, registered surveyor (since 1999), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

#8 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

Let's go potty
Renee Claire leads an abundance-pot workshop. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$888 (US$111) [includes pot and crystals].

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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

0079 HKSAR Name of the Day

Pollyanna Chan Shui-kin, registered accountant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

Monday, 13 April 2009

0078 HKSAR Name of the Day

Osburga Chan Pik-kei, registered doctor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 12 April 2009

0077 HKSAR Name of the Day

Mimmie Chan Mei-lan, registered solicitor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 11 April 2009

0076 HKSAR Name of the Day

Deniel Chan Shek, registered surveyor (since 1993), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Substitution

Friday, 10 April 2009

0075 HKSAR Name of the Day

Rays Chan Sek-kwan, registered accountant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

#7 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

Along for the ride
Laurence Lucas leads a workshop called Riding the Corridors of Time. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo. HK$500 (US$62).

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Thursday, 9 April 2009

0074 HKSAR Name of the Day

Karoline Chan Kwok-king, registered doctor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Substitution

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

0073 HKSAR Name of the Day

Dickman Chan Lap-tat, registered solicitor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Zheng Jie … She’s Got Big … Dijen

There’s a recent tongue-in-cheek post about Chinese tennis star Zheng Jie and her feminine physique, who is apparently drawing some interest from the Netherlands (of all places). I’m sure people in other places are interested in Zheng Jie too. I enjoy tennis, so I will briefly comment on Zheng Jie. Incidentally, I managed to watch her and other women players in action earlier this year in Victoria Park during the World Team Challenge exhibition event.

Two-time Grand Slam doubles champion and Wimbledon singles semi-finalist Zheng Jie is a talented tennis player who, because of her particular physique or body type, tends to play in a similar way to how Michael Chang used to play. She is a counter-hitter or counter-puncher who willingly scurries and scuttles around the court, which has the effect of further developing those thigh muscles of hers. Yes, she’s got big thighs.

Zheng Yi (L) and Yan Zi (R) at the Beijing Olympics (August 2008)

Zheng Jie in action at Wimbledon (July 2008)

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

0072 HKSAR Name of the Day

Edman Chan Shek, registered surveyor (since 1999), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Monday, 6 April 2009

0071 HKSAR Name of the Day

Tere Chan Pui-fan, registered accountant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 5 April 2009

0070 HKSAR Name of the Day

Cavor Chan Kai-ming, registered doctor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 4 April 2009

0069 HKSAR Name of the Day

Bucky Chan Kwai-hong, registered solicitor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

Ching Ming Festival of Fours Also Related to Seven

Today’s date is “double four”, which to Chinese numerologists signifies a particularly unlucky day. In fact, it is the Ching Ming Festival (清明節), otherwise known as Grave Sweeping Day, which always falls on the 104th day of the winter solstice.

A fellow Hong Kong blogger recently mentioned unlucky numbers, and something about Tetraphobia. The number Seven was also mentioned, but in a more positive slant. However, to the Chinese, I have previously mentioned that the number Seven is considered unlucky. Chinese diners will avoid ordering seven dishes in a restaurant, unless it is specifically a funeral dinner.

Don’t you just hate the whims of numerology?

Friday, 3 April 2009

0068 HKSAR Name of the Day

Pearlin Chan Pui-yin, registered surveyor (since 2003), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Deletion

#6 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

Find yourself
Cherie Chuck leads a workshop called Map of the Soul. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$400 (US$50).

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Thursday, 2 April 2009

0067 HKSAR Name of the Day

Farra Chan Kok Wing, registered accountant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

0066 HKSAR Name of the Day

Mango Tsang Chiu-lit, chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese Chef's Association, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Job-based; Nature-based