Saturday 30 December 2017

2022 Novel Name of the Day

Athena Chu Yan, devout Christian, local actress and girlfriend to local rocker Paul Wong Koon-chung, expectant with child in 2012 they are photographed in a nude embrace, with the caption: "Child, we want you to know that we love you even when the world ends."

Photo in 2012

Strange negative and pessimistic view of the world! If they are that pessimistic, why bother bringing a child into the world?

Anyway, Wishing All a Wonderful 2018 !!!

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Name Category: Rare; Self-important

NOTE: the meaning of Athena is the virgin goddess of wisdom and war


Athena Chu: “My Pregnancy Was a Terrible Miracle”

By  on July 18, 2013 in Hot Gossip!NEWSStar Interviews
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In April 2012, 41-year-old Athena Chu (朱茵) happily announced that she was three months pregnant with Paul Wong’s (黃貫中) child. As a devout Christian who once stated that she was against premarital sex, Athena’s pregnancy was met with some controversy. Netizens bombarded Athena’s Weibo with hateful comments, calling her out as a hypocrite.
To not bear the burden of being single parents, Athena and Paul quickly registered for marriage in late 2012. The couple did not even bother to hold an official ceremony to commemorate their marriage.
Athena and Paul’s daughter, Debbie Wong (黃鶯), was born in October 2012. For the next three months, Athena avoided the public’s eye and stayed at home to care for her. Athena made her comeback public appearance in January 2013, attending an event at Macau’s Sheraton Hotel.
Excited to share her new experiences as a mother, Athena will release her upcoming tell-all book, 6 Pounds and 10 Ounces < 6磅10安士>, this week at the Hong Kong Book Fair. Aside from sharing family photos in her debut book, Athena will clarify the claims of hypocrisy and reveal her thoughts on premarital sex.
“I Had No Choice”
In an essay titled “I Had No Choice”, she explained that had always considered Paul to be her life-long partner, even before their marriage in late 2012. Their reason for not tying the knot earlier was because they did not want the media and tabloids to negatively impact their marriage.
Athena also added that she never really believed in marriage, explaining that she has never been “emotionally touched” by a wedding. She attended countless weddings held for friends and colleagues in the past, but never had she cried in any one of them. “I never found myself to be emotionally engaged at any wedding. Even if I was one of those brides, I would secretly pray in my heart that everything would be over quickly….” She groaned that rehearsing for a wedding ceremony was even more difficult than rehearsing for a scene in a movie. She felt like she was betraying her own soul; she felt nothing, but yet she had to pretend to feel emotional.
Miracle Pregnancy
Athena called her pregnancy a “terrible miracle”, explaining that due to her poor health, her gynecologist told her that she only had a 1 percent chance of getting pregnant. For someone who had wanted to be a mother for entire her life, the news was devastating to Athena.
But Athena did not cry with happiness when she found out that she was pregnant with Debbie – she cried from absolute shock and terror.
“I was on my bed all day. The tears poured down. I was worried that it was true; I was worried that it was not true. The tears would not stop falling down.”
“Don’t be afraid!” encouraged Paul. “Both the child’s father and mother are here.”
Athena’s book, compiled with photos of herself and Debbie, will be available for purchase at the Hong Kong Book Fair this week.

Thursday 28 December 2017

2021 Novel Name of the Day

Sunny Cheung Yiu-tong, chief executive, Octopus Holdings, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare; Somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday 26 December 2017

2020 Novel Name of the Day

Shermen Ho Man- chi, director, Natural Products Expo Asia 2011, Hong Kong

see 0868 Novel Name of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Sunday 24 December 2017

2019 Novel Name of the Day

Cissy Wang, model and wife of Hong Kong actor and martial artist Donnie Yen Ji-dan

the meaning of Cissy is "blind; sixth"

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Name Category: Rare

Friday 22 December 2017

2018 Novel Name of the Day

Carlson Tong Ka-shing, chairman, ESF, Hong Kong

see Carlson Tong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Phonetic-based? Rare; Son-suffix

Wednesday 20 December 2017

2017 Novel Name of the Day

Queenie Tao, executive director, Harmony House (an organisation that helps battered women), Hong Kong

see 1627 Novel Name of the Day and other Queenies

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Name Category: Rare; Somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday 19 December 2017

The Alpha Male Handshake

Very revealing ... the handshake photo accompanying the news about the new President and Vice Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, professor Xiang Zhang.

Alpha male "King" Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, the chairman of the HKU Council, as well as the chairman of the selection committee that approves the work of the Search Committee, is seemingly the one in charge here. His overpowering handshake is typical of the Alpha male (cf. Donald Trump handshake with Obama).

Arthur Li (left), Xiang Zhang, Brian Stevenson

Reference (SCMP)

Monday 18 December 2017

2016 Novel Name of the Day

Euphemia Chow, assistant director for non-local recruitment and admission, Hong Kong Science and Technology University, Hong Kong  

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Name Category: Rare

Saturday 16 December 2017

2015 Novel Name of the Day

Canna Kan (Miss), secretary for the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Hong Kong Government

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Name Category: Creation; Job-based?

Thursday 14 December 2017

2014 Novel Name of the Day

Maxim Kwok Mei-sum, Detective Chief Inspector, Hong Kong Police

see other police individuals with novel names ... 1435 (Sammual Lam) ... 0999 (Shylock Wong) ... 0937 (Demon Ng) ... 1099 (Winco Woo) ... 1408 (Spencer Foo) ... 1329 (Aneka Wong) ... 0833 (Xavier Tang)

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Name Category: Rare; Phonetic-based; Self-important; Brand-based?

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Sunday 10 December 2017

2030 Novel Name of the Day

Chelsea Ho Ka-po, Choi Hung, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 4 June 2011)

see 1665 Novel Name of the Day

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Name Category: Rare; Geography-based

Wednesday 6 December 2017

2029 Novel Name of the Day

Sonija Kwok Sin-nei, 43 years old (in 2017), actress and 1999 Miss Hong Kong. Of mixed 3/4 Cantonese and 1/4 English parentage.

Miss Hong Kong 1999

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Name Category: creation, insertion

Monday 4 December 2017

2028 Novel Name of the Day

Cleve Wong Hin-chai, finance manager, Precious Blood Hospital (private hospital), Hong Kong 

Cleve means "land of cliffs; hilly area; cliff, slope".

Reference: see comments at 1130 Novel Name of the Day 

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Name Category: Rare

Saturday 2 December 2017

2027 Novel Name of the Day

Sigmund Leung Sai-man, president, Hong Kong Dental Association, Hong Kong

The meaning of Sigmund is "victorious hand or protector".

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Name Category: Rare