Friday, 28 April 2017

1918 Novel Name of the Day

Kerensa Kwun Ting-yan, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 20 April 2014)

Note: Unlike others with a Chinese "Yan", she did not choose "Yannie" based on phonetics. Well done, er, Kerensa!

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Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

1917 Novel Name of the Day

Yannie Tse Yan-ue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 20 April 2014)

see other Yannies

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Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based; Substitution; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Drinking cow piss

This branded drink from Japan is rather unfortunately named Calpis

Bottles of Calpis !!

Found in the supermarkets in Hong Kong with ingredients of water, nonfat dry milk and lactic acid. Also written about in The Guardian, but somehow the reporter never commented on the bovine urine-sounding name!


Funny Product Name

Monday, 24 April 2017

1916 Novel Name of the Day

Cherrie Wan, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 19 April 2014)

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Name Category: Creation; Insertion

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Moka Kwok Moka Kwok Moka Kwok, Tongue Twister

Moka Fang, 29, model-actress from Shanghai and wife of local celebrity Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, 51, Hong Kong

1915 Novel Name of the Day


Other mainland China novel names: Jessea Lu, Wanting Qu


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Name Category: Creation; mainland China novel name



Reference: SCMP story 19 April 2017


http://www.scmp.com/culture/music/article/2088801/aaron-kwok-most-eligible-bachelors-list-51-hong-kong-singer-and-actor

Aaron Kwok is off the most eligible bachelors list - at 51, Hong Kong singer and actor has wed model 22 years his junior

The last of Canto-pop’s ‘Four Heavenly Kings’ to marry, Kwok dated a string of starlets before announcing his relationship with Shanghai model Moka Fang, 29, in 2015
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 19 April, 2017, 11:54am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 April, 2017, 6:06pm
Apple Daily reported that The Peninsula was heavily guarded during the afternoon ceremony and that the couple hosted a 10-table banquet after their wedding.
Kwok rose to fame in the 1990s as one of Hong Kong’s “Four Heavenly Kings” – alongside Jacky Cheung Hok-yau, Andy Lau Tak-wah and Leon Lai Ming – and is the last of the four to get married.

In the past he has dated a string of starlets including Christy Chung, Athena Chu, Amanda Strang, Lynn Hung and Norika Fujiwara.



Thursday, 20 April 2017

1914 Novel Name of the Day

Sovinna Chan, formerly known as Chan Suk Yee, Z455xxx, notice of Bankruptcy Order (11 April 2014), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

1913 Novel Name of the Day

Rekkle Ng Pik-yan, Z330xxx, notice of Bankruptcy Order (11 April 2014), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation