Saturday, 21 October 2017

2006 Novel Name of the Day


Yumiko Cheng Hei-yee, wannabe local celebrity, Hong Kong

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

2005 Novel Name of the Day

Natural Yip (Ms), apparently not a golfer (!) but a cricket representative in Hong Kong women's squad selected for 2012 Asia Cup

Note: The Hong Kong Women's 2012 Cricket Squad possessed some women with weird and wonderful names! Does this say something odd about female cricketers !?

The Females in question are:
Natural Yip
Godiva Li
Alvina Tam


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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

2004 Novel Name of the Day

Duffy Wong Chun-nam, chairman, South China Athletic Association, Hong Kong

The name Duffy means "swarthy".

see news article

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

2003 Novel Name of the Day

Pull To (Ms), cricket representative in Hong Kong women's squad selected for 2012 Asia Cup

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Do Not Mess With Big Brother

Instead of calming public fears, the Hong Kong government's propaganda, I mean promotion, of its newest and biggest railway station—West Kowloon Station—has only added fire to the controversial project. The carefully crafted and cartooned Big Brother video actually uses a noticeable icon that warns the audience not to mess with the authorities. Check out the face of the train.

The face of the train is clearly Aggressive, Angry and Authoritarian

Don't mess with Big Brother! Do as you are told! The message from the Pro-China authorities is abundantly clear.

Compare this with the friendly approachable face of Thomas




References

Chinese officials to enforce mainland laws in Hong Kong train station (Reuters)

HONG KONG’S PORT AREA IS ‘IN MAINLAND CHINA’ (SCMP)





Friday, 13 October 2017

2002 Novel Name of the Day


Bowser Ku Chun-yin, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 9 October 2012)

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

2001 Novel Name of the Day


Milton Lam, Lam Tin, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 8 October 2012)

The meaning of Milton is "mill town".

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