Friday, 31 January 2014

1328 HKSAR Name of the Day

Hardy KC Lok, chairman, Society for Protection of the Harbour (Jan 2014)

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Name Category: Rare

P.S. Happy Chinese New Year of the Horse

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

1327 HKSAR Name of the Day

Borromeo Li Ka-kit, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 30 Jan 2012)

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 27 January 2014

1326 HKSAR Name of the Day

Yoyo Lau Wai-shan, Sha Tin, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 27 Jan 2012)

  see 0323 HKSAR Name of the Day

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Saturday, 25 January 2014

1325 HKSAR Name of the Day

Leonica Kei, director and senior trichologist at the Philip Kingsley Trichological Centre, Singapore

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Insertion

Thursday, 23 January 2014

1324 HKSAR Name of the Day

Johnson Hui Chung-shun, 2010 China National Water Ski Championships, Hong Kong who tragically died in a car crash in January 2012

The following are examples of poor and misleading headlines:
  see Water-ski champ dies in horror crash (HKSAR Blog post)
  see Netball Captain Dies After Choking
  see Water-ski champ dies in horror crash  (The Standard)


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Name Category: Rare; Phonetic-based; Son-suffix

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

1323 HKSAR Name of the Day

Tunice Cheung Nga-wun, registered nutritionist, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Sunday, 19 January 2014

1322 HKSAR Name of the Day

Rae Chan, Sha Tin, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 19 Jan 2012)

  meaning "protecting hands"

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Name Category: Rare

Friday, 17 January 2014

1321 HKSAR Name of the Day

Valentine Yim, lawyer of 10-year-old Law Chi-yuen a mentally retarded boy who is taking the education chief to court, accusing the government of bias for excluding his school from the native English-speaking teacher (NET) scheme.

According to the SCMP on 5 January 2012, Yim argued that the "secretary for education breached the Disability Discrimination Ordinance because the NET scheme distinguished between students with intellectual and physical disabilities. Even if the policy was found not to be discriminatory, the education chief was still wrong in not exercising his discretion to consider the school's application."

Yim said: "The bureau has the power and discretion to depart from the NET policy, but it did not give thought to that and blindly followed the policy. Of course, if it exercised discretion and still came to the same decision with good reasons provided, that's fine. But it didn't even bother to exercise the discretion."

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

1320 HKSAR Name of the Day

Sunny Tsang, ex-boyfriend of model Mikki Yao, Hong Kong

Sunny Tsang and Mikki Yao

see other Sunny names

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

1319 HKSAR Name of the Day

Mikki Yao, 30-something local model who is reportedly looking for a partner who was more mature, after having broken up from long-time partner and male model

see Ms Mickey Fung

Sunny Tsang and Mikki Yao

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 11 January 2014

1318 HKSAR Name of the Day

Choco Chiu Ho-ying, younger twin to Emily Chiu Ho-suet who tragically died on 11 January 2012 after storming from a taxi amid a row with Choco before falling 50 meters from a flyover, Hong Kong

Note: From the perspective of Novel Names and from the newspaper account, Choco appears to be the conservative twin whereas Emily "veered to the wild side of life". Is this a contradiction in terms whether which twin has the novel name? I have mentioned before that one's choice of name is probably an expression of their sense of "creativity" and "conformity" and perhaps choosing a novel name is less "risky" than actually living a non-conformist lifestyle (i.e. a compensation?)? Food for thought perhaps?

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Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 9 January 2014

1317 HKSAR Name of the Day

Cammy Chan, wife of local footballer Lo Kwan-yee (Kitchee 2013), Hong Kong

 Cammy Chan with husband Lo Kwan Yee 

see 0635 HKSAR Name of the Day

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Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

1316 HKSAR Name of the Day

Hanley Li Chin-nung (Mr), 23, former Chinese University business student (founder of CarryAD, a biodegradable bag advertising company; 2013), Hong Kong

 Hanley Li (left)

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Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 5 January 2014

1315 HKSAR Name of the Day

Yanis Yu Wing-yan, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 5 January 2012)

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based?

Friday, 3 January 2014

1314 HKSAR Name of the Day

Killer Cheung, picture editor, The Works (weekly arts magazine program), RTHK, Hong Kong Creation; Self-important

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Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

1313 HKSAR Name of the Day

Mark Lester Mui Ka-yiu, a suspected peeping tom who was acquitted of disorderly behaviour (Dec 2013), Hong Kong
About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Common but Celebrity Name?

Reference

Looking up woman's skirt 'not disorderly conduct', magistrate rules (SCMP; paywall)

Actions of 'peeping tom' accused were not likely to incite a breach of the peace, magistrate rules
PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 December, 2013, 5:29am
Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com

 Magistrate Adriana Tse

A suspected peeping tom was acquitted of disorderly behaviour yesterday after a magistrate ruled that prosecutors were pressing the wrong charge.

At stake was the question of whether Mark Lester Mui Ka-yiu's alleged offence - lying under a bus seat to peek up a woman's skirt - was likely to lead to a breach of the peace and incite unlawful violence in others.

The case came a month after the top court reiterated that both elements had to be present to prove a charge of disorderly behaviour in a public place.

Magistrate Adriana Tse ruled in Eastern Court yesterday that the prosecution had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Mui's actions met the criteria. Mui had pleaded not guilty and denied peeking up the woman's skirt, claiming he had been picking up a piece of paper.

Mui's counsel, Albert Fung, cited in his defence the Court of Final Appeal's decision last month to overturn the convictions of Chow Nok-hang and Wong Hin-wai for the same offence. They interrupted an MTR Corporation event to protest against higher rail fares.

The top court reaffirmed the requirement to show that the acts led to unlawful violence for the charge to be proved.

Prosecutor Daniel Lai was asked in court to respond to the top court's ruling. He said the prosecution had sought guidance from the Department of Justice on November 18, the day the judgment was handed down.

But delivering her not-guilty verdict, Tse said prosecutors had enough time to change the charge after the ruling.

"If the prosecution laid another charge, the possibility of conviction would have been higher," she said, adding that "loitering causing concern" would have been more suitable.

The department said it respected the verdict and would study the reasons for it before deciding what action to take. Prosecutors have the right to appeal, but not to bring a new charge.

But one leading academic said he believed that indecent activity could constitute a disorderly behaviour offence.

"It is possible that a person's indecent act would cause other people to bash him. This is a breach of peace," said Eric Cheung Tat-ming, principal law lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, citing a case in which a woman snatched a phone from a pervert. The man's disorder conviction was upheld by the Court of First Instance.