Monday, 17 December 2018

Loritta Li Notable Name of the Day 2184

Loritta Li Lin-nei, 9026 mobile number (first 4 digits), BOC Life Lucky Draw Campaign – Winner List (published 16 November 2018)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Eling Li Notable Name of the Day 2183

Eling Li, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Amana Ma Notable Name of the Day 2182

Amana Ma, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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A girls' name of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Amana is "loyal, faithful".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 14 December 2018

Queenie Tam Notable Name of the Day 2181

Queenie Tam, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong 


About Notable Names

Name Category: Rare; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Queenie Ho Notable Name of the Day 2180

Queenie Ho, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong 


About Notable Names

Name Category: Rare; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Queenie Lam Notable Name of the Day 2179

Queenie Lam, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong 
 
About Notable Names

Name Category: Rare; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tweety Lee Notable Name of the Day 2178

Tweety Lee, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong 

see another Tweety name

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 10 December 2018

Piano Li Notable Name of the Day 2177

Piano Li, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Coky Hui Notable Name of the Day 2176

Coky Hui, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Bobo Lam Notable Name of the Day 2175

Bobo Lam, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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see other Bobo names

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Friday, 7 December 2018

Hily Lee Notable Name of the Day 2174

Hily Lee, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Yoyo Leung Notable Name of the Day 2173

Yoyo Leung, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong 
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see other Yoyo names

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Chelsia Chow Notable Name of the Day 2172

Chelsia Chow, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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Chelsia is a girls' name and its meaning is "chalk landing place".  It is an alternate form of Chelsea (Old English).

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Rutz Lau Notable Name of the Day 2171

Rutz Lau, is this Ritz Lau or a different winner? (suspicious?), winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 3 December 2018

Ritz Lau Notable Name of the Day 2170

Ritz Lau, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Pinky Chan Notable Name of the Day 2169

Pinky Chan, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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see other Pinky names

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Pinky Cheung Notable Name of the Day 2168

Pinky Cheung, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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see other Pinky names

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Sealing Cheng Notable Name of the Day 2167

Sealing Cheng (Ms), associate professor, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Jolovan Wham Notable Name of the Day 2166

Jolovan Wham (Mr), 38, a social worker from Singapore's Community Action Network, Singapore (reference)


About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Winsome Lee Notable Name of the Day 2165

Winsome Lee Hin-shin (Ms), forensic archaeologist, Kenyon International Emergency Services, a company based in Britain (reference)
  
Of Old English origin, and the meaning of Winsome is "agreeable".


About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 23 November 2018

Haston Liu Notable Name of the Day 2164

Haston Liu Wai-ming, dentist, Dental Association, Hong Kong (reference)


About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Ludwig Tsoi Notable Name of the Day 2163


Ludwig Tsoi Chun-hing, medical doctor, honorary secretary, Federation of Medical Societies, Hong Kong (reference)


About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 19 November 2018

Are Lucky Draws Dishonest and Corrupt?

Paper One published its 20th Anniversary Lucky Draw in The Standard on 16 November 2018. There is a list of about 450 people who each won a HK$10 McDonald’s voucher … and one (?) person who picked up the Top Six Prizes.

The one main winner named Rita Chan (and Ms Chan) appears extremely suspect (is this Ms Rita Chan associated in some way with Paper One?). The public have a right to know.

This blog noticed this strange oddity simply because of the Notable Names listed as $10 winners (e.g. Chelsia Chow, Hily Lee, Binty Wong, Zy Ho and Silinna Li to mention a few). In all, there were about 35 Notable Names from the 450 $10 winners, which will all be published on this blog in due course.

Back to the main point of this post ...

The Top Six Prizes were:

iPad Pro & Apple Pencil x 1pc (winner Rita Chan)

Macbook Pro 13” x 1pc (winner Rita Chan)

Nixon D750 kit set x 1pc (winner Rita Chan)

Apple Watch Series 3 x 1pc (winner Ms Chan)

Mont Blanc x 1pc (winner Rita Chan)

Fujifilm X-T20 Kit x 1pc (winner Rita Chan)

Congratulations Ms Rita Chan for avoiding the $10 McDonald’s voucher and instead 'managing' to pick up all Top Six Prizes of the Paper One 20th Anniversary Lucky Draw. Who are you Ms Rita Chan? And what is your connection with Paper One? The Trade Promotion Competition Licence Number is 51103. 

Looking at the financial distribution of the Paper One prizes, we can say $4,500 are valued as 450 McDonald's vouchers and approximately $60,000 are valued as Six Top Prizes (assuming each Top Prize averages $10,000 in value). This means from a total value of $64,500 worth of prizes, a paltry 7% is distributed to 450 people and a huge wodge of 93% is given to just one person named Rita Chan or Ms Chan.

The ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) could look into this, but will it ... ? Sadly, this is likely an indication of privilege and the unfair distribution of wealth found in Hong Kong society ... where the rich and privileged continue to be rich and privileged and the common people with little connections are just "fed meagre scraps" to keep them quiet, submissive and hardworking.

This all looks very suspicious, particularly when compared with the BOC Life Lucky Draw Campaign Winners List (also published in The Standard on 16 November 2018). Its Trade Promotion Competition Licence Number is 51234.

In the BOC Life Winners List, the distribution of winners appears to be more fair, honest and transparent. For instance, they had: 

One winner : Smartphone
Three winners: Tablet PC
Two winners: Hotel Spa Voucher
14 winners: Hotel Tea Voucher
multiple winners (about 127): Dining Voucher
multiple winners (about 254): Tea gift set


Reference

  
Paper One 20th Anniversary Lucky Draw -- Winners List


 
BOC Life Lucky Draw -- Winners List



Alva To Notable Name of the Day 2162


Alva To, vice-president and head of consulting for Greater China, Cushman & Wakefield, Hong Kong (reference)

Of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Alva is "white".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Ivan Ho Notable Name of the Day 2161

Ivan Ho Man-yiu, member, Harbourfront Commission, Hong Kong

Play on Ivanhoe novel.

-->see also Lancelot Chan

About Notable Names
Name Category: Common but Creative; Literature based

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Jeffie Lam Notable Name of the Day 2160


Jeffie Lam (Ms), senior reporter, SCMP, Hong Kong (reference)


About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Vega Wong Notable Name of the Day 2159


Vega Wong Sau-wai (Ms), assistant director, Home Affairs Department, HKSAR Government (reference)

Vega a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and its meaning is "falling vulture". Also the brightest star in the group of stars called Lyra.

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Sulu Sou Notable Name of the Day 2158

Sulu Sou Ka-hou, lawmaker/legislator, government, Macau SAR (reference). 

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Star Trek pop culture?

Friday, 9 November 2018

Queenie Lam Notable Name of the Day 2157


Queenie Lam Ching-chi, senior scientific officer, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong (reference)

see other Queenie names found in Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Kanis Leung Notable Name of the Day 2156


Kanis Leung, reporter, SCMP, Hong Kong 

see other Kanis names at 0697 and 1199   


About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution; somewhat common in Hong Kong?

Monday, 5 November 2018

Kinsley Ng 2155 Notable Name of the Day

Kinsley Ng Kwan-luff, 10, among the first passengers to travel on board the Vibrant Express – the MTR Corp’s train on the high-speed railway line - from Hong Kong to Shenzhen on 23 September 2018.

-->Kinsley means "king's meadow" and is an alternate form of Kingsley (Old English).

see 0799 Notable Name of the Day

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Alpin Hong 2154 Notable Name of the Day


Alpin Hong, professional pianist, United States (reference: Musician Explains One Concept in 5 Levelsof Difficulty | WIRED)

The name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Alpin is "fair".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Jeny Yeung 2153 Notable Name of the Day

Jeny Yeung Mei-chun, commercial director, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong (reference)

-->About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Adi Lau 2152 Notable Name of the Day

Adi Lau Tin-shing (Mr), director, operations, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong (reference)

-->The name is of Teutonic origin, and the meaning of Adi is "awe-inspiring; noble".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Lincoln Leong 2151 Notable Name of the Day

Lincoln Leong Kwok-kuen, 58, CEO, MTR Corporation who will "depart early" after the HKSAR government demanded heads roll for the scandals plaguing the Sha Tin-Central rail link, the city’s most expensive rail project at HK$97.1 billion (US$12 billion).

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Lincoln Leung (L) and Philco Wong

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The name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lincoln is "lake colony".
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 26 October 2018

Holmes Chan 2150 Notable Name of the Day

Holmes Chan, reporter, Hong Kong FreePress, Hong Kong

-->About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Literature-based

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Alick Ho 2149 Notable Name of the Day

Alick Ho (Mr), recruiter, Hong Kong 
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The name has its root in Greek, and the meaning of Alick is "man's defender, warrior".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Hera Chan 2148 Notable Name of the Day

Hera Chan (Ms), 23, winner, Miss Hong Kong 2018.

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Beauty queen Hera Chan

Hera is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hera is "queen".

Nominative Determinism successfully at work!

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 22 October 2018

Florrie Ng 2147 Notable Name of the Day

Florrie Ng, child psychologist, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Hectar Pun 2146 Notable Name of the Day

Hectar Pun, human rights lawyer who was barred from teaching a course by Peking University, Hong Kong 

-->About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Literature-based

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Linna Huynh 2145 Notable Name of the Day

Linna Huynh (Ms), presenter, Dolce Vita (lifestyle programme), Hong Kong
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The name Linna has its root in Scandinavian, and its meaning is "lime or linden tree".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 19 October 2018

Anderson Chow 2144 Notable Name of the Day

Anderson Chow Ka-ming, JP, high court, HKSAR Government, Hong Kong (reference)

-->About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Son-suffix

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Macrina Wong 2143 Notable Name of the Day

Macrina Wong (Ms), associate director, Phase 1 Centre & Site Operations, Clinical Trials Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 




see mugshot here 
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Creany Wong 2142 Notable Name of the Day

Creany Wong (Ms), associate director, Business & Project Intelligence, Clinical Trials Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 


see Creamy Lam and Creamy Kong too!
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Timas Liu 2141 Notable Name of the Day

Timas Liu, overseas properties business development director, Jade Land Properties (HK) Limited, Hong Kong 
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Monday, 15 October 2018

Dickson Yu 2140 Notable Name of the Day

Dickson Yu Tak-shing, 28, former Hong Kong swimmer and aspiring actor, Hong Kong (reference)

Dickson Yu and Siobhan Haughey, Hong Kong athletes

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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based?; Son-suffix

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sisley Choi 2139 Notable Name of the Day

Sisley Choi (Ms), local actress and 2013 Miss Hong Kong first runner-up, Hong Kong (reference)

The meaning of the name Sisley is "blind; sixth".
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Adolph Leung 2138 Notable Name of the Day

Adolph Leung, deputy government economist, Hong Kong (reference)

Adolph is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "noble, majestic wolf". The name became less common since the infamous Nazi Adolf Hitler and World War II.
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 12 October 2018

Franco Cheung 2137 Notable Name of the Day

Franco Cheung, 31, a Shue Yan University graduate who became a taxi driver two years ago (in 2016), is among the minority of taxi licence holders aged below 50 in Hong Kong (reference)
Franco is of Latin and Old German origin, and its meaning is "frenchman".
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Philco Wong 2136 Notable Name of the Day

Philco Wong Nai-keung, 64, projects director in charge of scandal-hit Shatin to Central rail link, MTRC (resigned with immediate effect on 7 August 2018), Hong Kong (reference)

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Screwed! Philco Wong playing air guitar

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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Fisher Yu 2135 Notable Name of the Day

Fisher Yu Jing-ping (Ms), cinematographer in Taiwan and wife (widow) of Ms Ellen Joyce Loo, cofounder of Hong Kong band at17, Hong Kong (reference)

Ellen Joyce Loo (R)

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About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare for males; Creation for females