Saturday, 25 March 2017

1901 Novel Name of the Day

Simone Chan, K941xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (18 November 2016)

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

1900 Novel Name of the Day

Wanting Qu, 32, Vancouver pop star and lover of 51-year-old Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson (reference 30 July 2016 SCMP news).

 Wanting Qu (right) with her mother, who is accused of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power 



Another example of a mainland China novel name Jessea Lu

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Name Category: Creation; mainland China novel name; Phonetic-based?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

1899 Novel Name of the Day

Henson Wang, 20, university student, had flown in [to Hong Kong] from Qingdao [China] and was hoping to get back to Melbourne, Australia before his classes started. His 12.30am flight, CX105, had been cancelled due to Typhoon Nida in 2016. (Reference: 1 August 2016 Typhoon Nida approaches HK)

see Jessea mainland China novel name

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Name Category: Creation; mainland China novel name; son-suffix

Sunday, 19 March 2017

1898 Novel Name of the Day

Alvina Fok, 16-year-old 'whizz kid' and a Year 12 International Baccalaureate pupil at South Island School (Feb 2012). Alvina was one of 17 pupils in Hong Kong who achieved top scores (10 A* grades) in the Cambridge international examinations in June 2011.

see other Alvina's at 0607 and 1403 Novel Names of the Day 

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Name Category: Rare

Friday, 17 March 2017

Modern Standards at SCMP

For those who may not know, Mike Rowse (also known as "Mickey Mouse") from Hong Kong is a retired civil servant from the British colonial era, who probably objectifies women like any old fashioned British gentleman does.



Reference from SCMP

Note from the editor-in-chief regarding Mike Rowse’s column: ‘How women manage to dress so well in cold climes’

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 March, 2017, 3:53pm
UPDATED : Friday, 17 March, 2017, 4:57pm
The SCMP takes very seriously our role as a forum for meaningful discourse in society. We welcome diverse views and never shy away from controversial issues. However, we will not be a platform that perpetuates the objectification of women, nor the demeaning of any group in society.

In this case, our online posting of the column “How Hong Kong women manage to dress so well in cold climes” represented a serious lapse in judgement. We realised shortly after posting the column online that it did not meet our high standards. We removed the article from our website and deleted the relevant Facebook post and tweet as soon as was practicable. We also removed it from the list of articles to be published in the next morning’s print edition.

We did so not because the article was controversial, but rather because it goes against the SCMP’s editorial and company values. We have notified the author of our decision and stand by it.

We take full responsibility for this mistake and apologise to our readers for not living up to the standards that they deserve from us.

Tammy Tam,
Editor-in-Chief


1897 Novel Name of the Day

Sunny Chan Dart-sun, restaurateur, Slow Experience (organic food) cafe, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Note: could have named himself Datsun!

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Name Category: Phonetic-based; Somewhat common in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

1896 Novel Name of the Day

Howie Lee, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 20 August 2011)

see 1093 and 1175 Novel Names of the Day 

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