Friday 30 August 2013

1251 HKSAR Name of the Day

Alpais Lam Wai-sze (Mrs), teacher, Pui Ling School of the Precious Blood, Fanling, Hong Kong (she gained infamy after losing her temper and shouting abuse (e.g. "What's the F#@k") at police handling a dispute in the pedestrian-only zone in Mong Kok in July 2013)

Background blurb from SCMP: Alpais Lam Wai-sze, a teacher at Pui Ling School of the Precious Blood in Fanling, sparked a protest in Mong Kok on August 4, 2013, after a viral video from July 14 showed her shouting profanity at police officers. In the clip, Lam was seen openly criticising the way the police were handling a confrontation between the Falun Gong and the Youth Care Association. Lam has taught for 18 years and won the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence in the 2010/2011 academic year.

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Wednesday 28 August 2013

Monday 26 August 2013

1249 HKSAR Name of the Day

Silver Cheung Sai-wang, art director, Bruce Lee exhibition (started on 20 July 2013, the 40th Anniversary of Lee's death), Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

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Saturday 24 August 2013

1248 HKSAR Name of the Day

Drafus Chow, musician? music producer? Hong Kong

Pic courtesy SCMP

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Thursday 22 August 2013

1247 HKSAR Name of the Day

Jase Tsoi (Mr), nutritionist, Catalo (a company producing Catalo New Zealand Active UMF 10+ Manuka Honey products at HK$378 (US$50) a 250g jar), Hong Kong

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Tuesday 20 August 2013

1246 HKSAR Name of the Day

Gilly Wong Fung-han, chief executive, Consumer Council, Hong Kong

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Monday 19 August 2013

Jimmy's Kitchen Since 1928

Didn't I read this article before in 2009....and 2006....and 2001....and 1999....and 1994....and.....1991.....and....?

A witty comment about the "time warp" restaurant known as Jimmy's Kitchen by PCC Aug 15th 2013

The Dining Room of Jimmy's Kitchen Was Renovated In 2006. Pic Paul Yeung

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Past forward: Colonial comfort classics at Jimmy's Kitchen (SCMP; paywall)

Jimmy's Kitchen has lost none of its old-world charm, writes Janice Leung Hayes

August 2013

When it opened in 1924 in Shanghai, the restaurant we now know as Jimmy's Kitchen was named The Broadway Lunch. But it didn't take long for regulars to start calling it "Jimmy's", after its founder Jimmy James, a former US navy officer.

Four years after its hugely successful debut in Shanghai, Jimmy found a partner, Aaron Landau, to open a branch in Hong Kong. Although it was shut during the Japanese occupation from 1941-45, Jimmy's Kitchen in Hong Kong has survived for longer than the original, and is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. James closed the Shanghai flagship in 1948 (it was revived in 2010), but the Landaus kept the flag flying here.

The restaurant opened close to Hong Kong's ports, on Lockhart Road in Wan Chai, mostly serving sailors. In 1934, it moved to Theatre Lane in Central - this time with Aaron Landau's son, Leo, taking charge. It moved again in 1975, to Wyndham Street, where it remains.

The operation also expanded to Tsim Sha Tsui, with a branch on Hankow Road opening in 1969.

Its clientele were British and American navy and military officers, and later, as the military presence declined, expatriates.

Martin Ho Kwok-leung, began working at the TST branch, but is now the captain of Jimmy's Kitchen in Central. Ho started at a time when long lunches were the norm. "Our clients were mostly expats. They had wine with their lunch, then something stronger with their cheese at the end of a meal. They'd still be here at 4pm."

Nowadays, the lunch crowd has cleared out by 2pm, but Jimmy's old-world charm remains intact. "We renovated in 2006, but the decor has been preserved. For instance, the bar is still at the front," Ho says, gesturing to the wrought iron divider that separates the bar from the entrance.

The Western comfort food menu is largely unchanged, Ho says. "Many young diners don't know what some of the dishes are," he says. "I have to explain them."

Ho, 71, says the only thing that keeps him from retiring is his customers: "Some have been coming here for four generations. Others who have left Hong Kong call me as soon as they come back. It's truly heartwarming to see them."

Jimmy's Kitchen, South China Building, 1-3 Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2526 5293; Kowloon Centre, 29 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 2376 0327. Open: Central, noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Kowloon, noon-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm

Sunday 18 August 2013

1245 HKSAR Name of the Day

Milton Leong Ka-hong (Dr), obstetrics and gynaecology specialist who runs an infertility treatment centre and delivered Hong Kong's first test tube baby in 1986, Hong Kong

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Friday 16 August 2013

Wednesday 14 August 2013

1243 HKSAR Name of the Day

Jaycee Chan Jo-ming, son of Jackie Chan (Who chose this name? It represents "JC", so did Jackie Chan have anything to do with the naming of his son?)
It is of American origin, and is also used as a girl's name

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Monday 12 August 2013

1242 HKSAR Name of the Day

Aggie Poon Pak-yan (Miss), Hong Kong athlete (100 metres, 100-metres hurdles and heptathlon) and Rugby player

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Saturday 10 August 2013

1241 HKSAR Name of the Day

Johnson Lam Man-hon, High Court Judge, Hong Kong (great name for a judge; very respectable, no?) 

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Thursday 8 August 2013

1240 HKSAR Name of the Day

Frankie Yiu Fun-che, district court judge, Hong Kong (great name for a judge; very respectable, no?)

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Tuesday 6 August 2013

1239 HKSAR Name of the Day

Fever Chu, cartoonist, Hong Kong (featured on Dolce Vita, TVB Pearl 26 November 2009)

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Sunday 4 August 2013

1238 HKSAR Name of the Day

Thor Chan, game developer, Hong Kong (featured on Inside Story, ATV World 24 November 2009)

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Friday 2 August 2013

1237 HKSAR Name of the Day

Bobo Yip Po-lam, spokeswoman for an alliance of concern groups against the proposed National Education Policy (9 September 2012)

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Thursday 1 August 2013

Fung Shui Conman Tony Chan Gets His Just Desserts

 Nice hair Tony … er, Peter ...

Fung Shui "master" Tony Chan, who changed his English name to Peter Chan following his "enlightenment" with Jesus, was sentenced to twelve years on Independence Day (oh, what irony!) for forging the will of Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, the late chairwoman of Chinachem and Asia's richest woman.

Take a look at the last line of the story (below), where journalist Patsy Moy's playful pun using "real heir" got left in. Sweet!

Has anyone ever noticed that dodgy hairdos appear to be a common theme amongst conmen …?

Speaking of which, take a look at this excellent music video along the same lines as evangelical con artists. It speaks volumes.

Genesis - Jesus He Knows Me (1991)

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Peter Chan Chun-chuen, who used to go by Tony Chan, is a Hong Kong-born businessman and former fung shui practitioner born in December 1959. In 2013, Chan went on trial accused of forging the will of Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, the late chairwoman of Chinachem and Asia's richest woman. Chan denied the charges, but was found guilty in the Court of First Instance on July 4, 2013.

Conman Peter Chan 'joyful' in prison after 'Holy Spirit spoke to him' (SCMP; paywall)

Will forger who has just started 12-year stretch said to be 'joyful' in his lucky cell No 7 and is happy with what God has in store for him
Friday, 19 July, 2013, 10:28am

Patsy Moy

Prophecies, mystical numbers and holy voices have left jailed feng shui conman Peter Chan Chun-chuen "joyful" after his first two weeks behind bars - and he has already started writing a book, according to one of his visitors.

Chan, who recently renounced geomancy for Christianity, was not desperate to get out; rather the man jailed for 12 years for forging the will of the late billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum believes his fate is in God's hands. But he has filed an appeal.
Peter said he was completely satisfied with what God has arranged … and he has no immediate desire to leave Stanley

The friend who went to see him in Stanley Prison spoke to the South China Morning Post on condition of anonymity. "Peter said he was completely satisfied with what God has arranged … and he has no immediate desire to leave Stanley," his visitor said.

The friend described Chan, 53, as "joyful" after meeting many Christians in the prison who had prayed for him and comforted him, and he had not been ill-treated by other inmates. This is contrary to earlier reports that Chan was depressed and feared violence from other inmates.

According to the friend, Chan said he had been told in February by a prophet from India that God would prepare something "unusual" for him in July. Chan was sentenced to 12 years in jail on July 5 for forging a will he claimed was Wang's.

The friend described how the prophet was said to have stressed the importance of the number seven.

"Chan said that when he arrived at his cell, it was July 7 and 7pm. And the cell number? Seven.

"He told me that when he first stepped into the cell it was very dark and the light was not on. But inside it seemed very bright and a voice told him the No 7 cell would be his study to equip and prepare himself. "Peter told me he was very touched at that moment," the friend said.

Yesterday, the Correctional Services Department refused to disclose the number of Chan's cell, nor is it known on what day he was assigned to it.

Chan had another religious experience on his way to the prison, according to the friend.

"Peter recalled that when he was inside the prison van, the Holy Spirit had spoken to him to remind him to keep peace of mind," he said.

"The Holy Spirit told him that nothing was beyond his ability to shoulder and God had arranged a guiding angel to walk the path with him."

With leave to appeal yet to be granted, Chan told his friend he had started writing a book and planned to spend his time in prison studying theology, philosophy and English.

Chan, who picked up fung shui from a book, was once worth HK$2.7 billion after becoming Wang's fung shui guru and, the court heard, her lover.

Chan said Wang regularly gave him cash payments of between HK$300,000 and HK$1 million, boosted considerably by three mammoth payments of HK$688 million each.

Now he earns HK$70 a month gluing envelopes. His friend said he would get his first wage in the middle of next month and planned to spend the money on stamps so he could write to people, including his friends from the church.

The forged will made Chan - who was known as Tony before he became a Christian - sole beneficiary of Wang's HK$83 billion estate. But in a drawn-out legal case, Wang's Chinachem Charitable Foundation was ruled the real heir.