Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Saturday, 27 November 2010

0671 HKSAR Name of the Day

Phemey Pon Kai Choi, surveyor (since 1992), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Friday, 26 November 2010

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

0668 HKSAR Name of the Day

Reuden Lai Tat Cheung, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

0666 HKSAR Name of the Day

Lister Mak Sin Ching, accountant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

0663 HKSAR Name of the Day

Pelene Ng, surveyor (since 1996), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation; Substitution for Female

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Monday, 15 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Friday, 12 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Are Volunteers Really Selfless?

I am always skeptical when volunteers, who are motivated by or associated with religious goups, are praised as “selfless”. Here is an example from The Standard (Praise pours in for `selfless' volunteer) of charity workers who are Catholic.

Are these kinds of people really selfless or have they been brainwashed into thinking that there is an all-knowing, all-present, all-powerful being up there who will grant them access to heaven when they die? Is that the ulterior motive behind all these seemingly “selfless” acts by people who are religious?

Compare this to non-religiously motivated acts of selflessness such as giving blood or organ donation like this example from the same issue of The Standard of a customs officer donating part of his liver to a work colleague (New hero emerges in liver saga), which does not appear to be religiously-motivated.

0650 HKSAR Name of the Day

Rowena Lui Pui Yee, accountant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

Friday, 5 November 2010

0649 HKSAR Name of the Day

Porky Chan, registered Chinese medicine practitioner (general practice), Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(see also 0634 HKSAR Name of the Day and related comments)

[Does Porky have any specialist knowledge in treating Swine flu? Or will traditional Chinese medicine practitioners leave it to modern Western underwear to prevent the risk of catching infectious diseases? ]


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Name Category: Creation; Nature-based

Thursday, 4 November 2010

0678 HKSAR Name of the Day

Elite Man Yee-Lai, accountant, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation; Self-important; Insertion for Male; Substitution for Female

0648 HKSAR Name of the Day

Jaspar Yuen, Jardine's Lookout, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 01/10/2009)

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Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

0647 HKSAR Name of the Day

Macca Chan Ka-shing, Social Science student, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

0646 HKSAR Name of the Day

Meimi Wong (Ms), Office Assistant, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation; Insertion

Monday, 1 November 2010

0645 HKSAR Name of the Day

Roxco Chun Ping-kit (Mr), senior lecturer, Department Of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation