Friday, 21 September 2018

2125 Notable Name of the Day


Windy Li (Ms), reporter, SCMP, Hong Kong (reference here)

Windy is of English derivation, and its meaning is "friend". Windy is a variant form of Wendy.

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Videoclips Typhoon Mangkhut Mangosteen in Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Thai for mangosteen) hit the Philippines on 14 September 2018, and as it approached Hong Kong was downgraded to a Severe Storm. Nevertheless, on 16 September 2018 it tore into the city with sustained wind speeds of 195km/h, coming within 100km of the city at its closest, making it the most powerful since Typhoon Hope in 1979.
 








Wednesday, 19 September 2018

2124 Notable Name of the Day


Almond Li (Ms), reporter, VIU TV News, Hong Kong

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Monday, 17 September 2018

2123 Notable Name of the Day


Anson Tang Tsz-on, chairman, Government Lifeguards General Union, Hong Kong (reference here)

see many other Anson names here

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Name Category: Creation for females; Rare for males; Son-suffix; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Saturday, 15 September 2018

2122 Notable Name of the Day


Keina Fukaumi Chiu (Ms), reporter, TVB News, Hong Kong (link)



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Thursday, 13 September 2018

2121 Notable Name of the Day


Chermaine Lee Sheung-man, now a 25-year-old university student, used to go to Beacon College, in the run-up to her A-level exams. 
“If I hadn’t attended tutorial school I wouldn’t have succeeded in getting into a university,” Lee said (reference here).

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

2120 Notable Name of the Day

Cello Chan, assistant general manager, project marketing, Wheelock Properties, Hong Kong (reference here)
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Sunday, 9 September 2018

2119 Notable Name of the Day

Ivan Ho, administrative assistant, Centre for Sports and Exercise, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
email: hoivan at hku.hk
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see Ivanhoe Chang at 1144 Notable Name of the Day

see Funny Ho at 2113 Notable Name of the Day

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Name Category: Common but still notable; Literature-based

Friday, 7 September 2018

2118 Notable Name of the Day

Davin Wong, president, HKU Student Union, Hong Kong (2018) quoted in a news article about the murder of a professor's wife that was found in a suitcase in the professor's office at the University of Hong Kong.

Davin is of Hebrew and Welsh origin, and the name means "beloved". Davin is an alternate spelling of David (Hebrew).

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

2117 Notable Name of the Day

Alfonso Ngan Hing-wan, professor and head, department of mechanical engineering, Hong Kong University (where the body of associate professor Cheung Kie-chung's wife, was found stuffed in a suitcase in August 2018), Hong Kong

-->Alfonso is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "ready for battle".

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Monday, 3 September 2018

Drink Driving. Who Is Irresponsible?

This ad is outdated, outrageous and out of context!

This government public service announcement about drink driving only takes into account the driver's perspective and responsibility. However, ALL parties are responsible. In this frequently-played ad (which dates back to the 1990s), the driver's wife and his friends all know the driver is drinking ... so why don't they act like responsible adults and take action?


If you know your lover, relative or friend has been drinking, what do you do? In the ad, the wife knowingly and stupidly gets into the car with a drunk driver! And subsequently she get killed in a car accident. Real smart!

The INTENDED message is targetted at the irresponsible driver (scare tactics?), but the REAL message coming through is that the wife died because she was irresponsible and STUPID to get in a car with a drunk driver! Please use common sense.

This ad is titled "If you drink, don't drive!" but it downplays everyone else's responsibility ... including the government departments and broadcasters (who are too lazy to update their drink-driving prevention campaigns).


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2116 Notable Name of the Day


Shara Lee Wee-yee, assistant professor, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and mistress of Khaw Kim-sun, 53, an associate professor in anaesthesiology at Chinese University, who is currently standing trial at the High Court over the murder of his wife Wong Siew-fung, 47, and 16-year-old daughter Lily Khaw Li-ling, who both died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their car on May 22, 2015.

Shara is of Hebrew and English origin, and its meaning is "princess; a fertile plain". Shara is an alternate spelling of Sarah (Hebrew).

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Saturday, 1 September 2018

2115 Notable Name of the Day

Edit Choi Ho-pan, V068xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, In Bankruptcy Proceedings No. 2150 of 2018, Hong Kong (22 June 2018)

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