Thursday, 31 December 2015

1677 HKSAR Name of the Day


Jocken Lun Yu Lap, , notice of bankruptcy order (made on 22 November 2013), Hong Kong 

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

1676 HKSAR Name of the Day


Hay Lee Ka Hay, , notice of bankruptcy order (made on 22 November 2013), Hong Kong 

Note: Hayley (if this person is female) would be an obvious first name rather than Hay 

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Sunday, 27 December 2015

1675 HKSAR Name of the Day


Yuki Wong Kit Yu, , notice of bankruptcy order (made on 22 November 2013), Hong Kong 

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Friday, 25 December 2015

1674 HKSAR Name of the Day


Venus Hui Pun Yee, , notice of bankruptcy order (made on 22 November 2013), Hong Kong 

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

1673 HKSAR Name of the Day


Lavin Yau, , notice of bankruptcy order (made on 22 November 2013), Hong Kong 

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Monday, 21 December 2015

1672 HKSAR Name of the Day


Walan Yu Chi Ming, , notice of bankruptcy order (made on 22 November 2013), Hong Kong 

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Saturday, 19 December 2015

1671 HKSAR Name of the Day


Rason Wan Ka Chun, , notice of bankruptcy order (made on 22 November 2013), Hong Kong 

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Friday, 18 December 2015

The Eyes Have It, The Eyes Have It

Whose face are we talking about? The eyes to the right and the nose to the left.

This is what comes to mind when hearing the Speaker of the House of Commons announcing the result of a debate.

"The ayes to the right, 397. The nos to the left, 223. The ayes have it, the ayes have it." Speaker of the House John Bercow announced.

Surely there has to be a better way to announce results? Of course there is (yea and nay) ... but no one likes to break from British tradition (see The Debater's Handbook and voice vote). This is why we still hear "eyes" and "nose" at debates, instead of yeas and nays.



The Debater's Handbook

The vote is taken by acclamation, by raising the hand, by rising, by ballot, or by yeas and nays. Except in matters of very great importance, the vote should be taken by acclamation, raising the hand, or rising, as those methods consume but little time.

Voting by rising, or raising the hand, differs from voting by acclamation only in that the members are asked to rise or raise the hand, instead of saying aye or no. Voting by ballot on a motion consists in the members writing yes or no, as the desire may be, on a slip of paper, which papers are then collected by some person appointed by the President for that purpose. When the slips have been collected, the President reads aloud what is written on them, while the Secretary, acting as teller of the votes, makes a record of those favoring and of those opposing. When all of the ballots have been counted, the Secretary reports the result of the voting to the President, who announces it to the assembly. Whenever there is a desire for it, the President may appoint tellers. When this is done, one should be selected from each party or side of the question. After the reading of each ballot by the President, one of the tellers should respond by repeating what the President has read, and by stating aloud the number of ballots of that kind then counted. In large assemblies it frequently will be found best to have the members come to the President's desk to deposit their ballots. The President, speaking aloud the name of the voter, takes the ballot and places it in the ballot-box. The Secretary pronounces the name again, and records it. This method will frequently prevent fraudulent votes. Voting by ballot on candidates for election differs from the above only in that the name of the candidate is written on the slip instead of yes or no.

Voting by yeas and nays consists in the Secretary calling from the roll the names of the members, and their responding by yea or nay.

Any member may change his vote, except when the vote, was taken by ballot; but he must do so before the decision has been announced by the Chair.

36. ANNOUNCING THE RESULT.

As soon as the President learns from the Secretary how many voted for, and how many against the motion, he should say, "There are favoring, and opposing. The motion is carried," Or lost, as the case may be. When voting by acclamation, he says, "The ayes (or noes) have it," etc.

In voting on nominations, the Secretary records the number of votes cast for each candidate, the whole number cast, and the number necessary for a choice. The Secretary usually reads these numbers aloud at the request of the President. In case of an election, the President announces the result by saying, "Mr. having received the requisite number of votes, is elected Speaker," or whatever the office may be. If no one is elected, he says, "There is no election." 




Reference

UK Approves Airstrikes In Syria

The country is already conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq.

By Kate Grumke | December 2, 2015

"The ayes to the right, 397. The nos to the left, 223. The ayes have it, the ayes have it." Speaker of the House John Bercow announced.

British Members of Parliament just approved airstrikes in Syria, joining an effort by France, the U.S. and Russia, among other countries.

The vote was 397 to 223.

A majority of Conservatives were in favor of the airstrikes.

Members of the Labour Party, headed by Jeremy Corbyn, were split over whether or not to launch airstrikes. Despite his strong opposition to military intervention, Corbyn decided not to try to rally Labour members of Parliament to vote against the airstrikes.

The U.K. will continue its airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and provide material support to anti-ISIS rebels in both Iraq and Syria.


Thursday, 17 December 2015

1670 HKSAR Name of the Day


Jose Kwan Tai Shing, , notice of bankruptcy order (made on 22 November 2013), Hong Kong

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

1669 HKAR Name of the Day


Wina Leung, Tai Wai, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 27 December 2013) 

see Rowina Lo (Double Deletion)

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

1668 HKSAR Name of the Day


Rowina Lo Wing-nga, Yau Yat Chuen, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 19 December 2013)

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Friday, 11 December 2015

1667 HKSAR Name of the Day


Sheri Ong, Sai Kung, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 19 December 2013)

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

1666 HKSAR Name of the Day


Jolovan Wham, Singapore, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 18 December 2013)

Is the first name or the surname is most novel??

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Monday, 7 December 2015

1665 HKSAR Name of the Day


Chelsea Lo, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 15 December 2013) 

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hilary Clinton, was named after the Joni Mitchell song "Chelsea Morning"

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

1664 HKSAR Name of the Day


Bevan Chuang Ka-yan, Hong Kong-born mistress to 57-year-old Auckland mayor Len Brown (Dec 2013)

Meaning: Bevan is of Welsh origin and means "son of Evan".

Bevan Chuang


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Thursday, 3 December 2015

1663 HKSAR Name of the Day


Choki Chung Cho-kiu, Hung Hom, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 3 December 2013) 

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Should People Promoting Their Products and Services Have to Look the Part?

Are these people highlighted in two SCMP newspaper articles unattractive or "under par" in the context of promoting their products or services?





Alex Mazerolle, founder of Girlvana Yoga in Canada


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Knee injuries are the bane of many runners, but practising a series of simple yoga poses could help you get back on track
PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 September, 2015, 9:01pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 September, 2015, 12:11am
The knee is the most common body part that breaks down in runners, and when it does, it usually causes a temporary or permanent halt in one's running regimen. When injured, practising yoga can help you heal and avoid injury in future.
In fact, even if you do yoga only once a week, you'll notice a big difference in your running, says Alex Mazerolle, founder of Girlvana Yoga and the co-owner of Distrikt Movement in North Vancouver, Canada. Here, she demonstrates a five-pose circuit that takes just 15 minutes to complete.
"Doing this simple circuit two to three times a week would make a world of difference to your running," says 28-year-old Mazerolle, who is also a yoga teacher for the EA Sports app, Yogify.
Alex Mazerolle is founder of Girlvana Yoga and the co-owner of Distrikt Movement in North Vancouver, Canada.
Mazerolle says runners in her yoga classes often have tight hamstrings, shoulders, and hips and glutes. The feet, lower legs, knees, thighs, hips, lower back, core, and arms are all part of a kinetic chain. When one link isn't working properly, the consequences can be felt up or down the chain - including the knee.
Christine Felstead, author of the book Yoga for Runners (2013), says runners are often reluctant to try yoga, but can gain tremendous benefits from adding yoga to their fitness regimen.
Yoga restores and improves body symmetry, alignment and balance, she says, and this prevents injuries from occurring while healing stubborn, chronic, and recurring ones. Yoga postures help align the knee joint while strengthening the arches of the feet for better shock absorption. This reduces the weight-bearing impact of running.
"Runners have a high threshold for dealing with pain and learn to live with aches and pains as part of daily living," Felstead says. "Runners are often amazed at how many of these nagging discomforts are eliminated with yoga practice."
Mazerolle says yoga also helps boost mental capacity, increasing focus and calming the mind, which is especially important in longer races such as the half- or full marathon. Yoga also teaches you how to breathe very deeply and encourages the expansion of the lungs.
"When running, you'll get more oxygen in the lungs," says Mazerolle.
She suggests performing the following circuit in the sequence shown after a run. Take five deep inhales/exhales - or more if you want - for each pose, unless indicated otherwise.
Mountain pose.
1. Mountain pose
Stand with feet a shoulder width apart, close your eyes and breathe. This pose encourages the right body alignment and puts you in an anatomically neutral position - an upright body with weight equally distributed on the feet and the head stacked over the shoulders. It's deceptively easy but runners with a knee problem usually have trouble standing perfectly aligned.]
Chair pose
2. Chair pose
Stand in mountain pose with your feet together. On an inhale, sweep both arms up. On an exhale, bend your knees and sink into a high squat. Gaze ahead or up to your hands. If your knee injury is very bad, prop yourself up against a wall and/or remain in a high squat. Work on bending the knees in the same alignment. For sore or stiff upper back or shoulders, place your hands on your hips. The pose works the inner and outer thighs so that ligaments in the knee are equally strengthened. A lot of runners tend to be too strong in the IT band (outer thigh). The posture will also strengthen the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes for running speed and power, and reinforce the foot and ankle muscles to aid absorption of impact when running. Sink lower to increase the intensity.
Downwards facing dog pose
3. Downwards facing dog
Begin on all fours. Spread your fingers and slowly lift the hips up. The pose stretches out your hamstrings and calves, and builds upper body strength. A lot of people with knee problems have very tight hamstrings and calves, as well as stiff back and hips - this can cause your back to round when doing this pose, placing extra weight on your hands and shoulders. Try to keep your back flat.
Thread the needle pose
4. Thread the needle
Lie on your back with feet on the floor and knees bent. Cross your right leg to place your right ankle just above the left knee or thigh. Reach your hands under your left thigh and pull your left knee towards your chest. Ensure your back remains flat on the floor. This pose helps to open up the IT band, hips and glutes.
Legs up the wall pose
5. Legs up the wall
If you don't have a wall around, just elevate your legs in mid air above the pelvis. Hold the pose for three to five minutes. This encourages blood flow down from the feet, alleviating swelling in the ankles and knees. It also promotes relaxation and sleep.






PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 7:31am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 10:43am
A Hong Kong technology company has launched the world's first wireless charging platform for mobile devices with metal cases, cutting the last cord that limits mobility for many of today's premium smartphones and media tablets.
ConvenientPower, based at the Hong Kong Science Park, announced that milestone in San Francisco, California, this week with its development of "WoW(me)", a wireless charging transmitter pad for both metal and non-metal mobile electronics gadgets.
"This accelerates the range of design and waterproof possibilities for mobile electronics, such as wearables, smartphones and computing devices," said Camille Tang, the president and co-founder of ConvenientPower. 
Until now, charging a device with a metal exterior has been incompatible with various wireless charging technologies available in the market. Smartphone designers, for example, had to choose between building a premium handset incorporating metal or a non-metal device that can support wireless charging.
Tang first publicly mentioned ConvenientPower's efforts towards this breakthrough in wireless charging at the South China Morning Post's Game Changers Forum 3 event last week.
She said the milestone was made possible by the company's close collaboration with mobile chip giant Qualcomm and its subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, which engineered a solution called WiPower that allows wireless charging for mobile devices with metal cases.
WiPower meets the Rezence standard, a wireless power-transfer specification developed by the Alliance for Wireless Power based on so-called near-field magnetic resonance technology. 
According to Qualcomm, WiPower would enable consumer electronics manufacturers to embed the technology in a range of surfaces and applications, such as cars, furniture and hotel rooms, in an efficient and simple-to-use manner.
ConvenientPower's WoW(me) wireless charging pad maintains all the properties of Rezence-certified transmitters, including the ability to charge multiple devices with various power requirements, simultaneously, through different surfaces.
"Having ConvenientPower follow up so quickly with a companion solution gets this technology that much closer to consumers," said Steve Pazol , the general manager of wireless charging operations at Qualcomm. 
"We never anticipated the level of excitement this would generate." 
Established in 2006, ConvenientPower designs and develops wireless charging solutions - reference designs, modules and chipsets - across multiple fields including consumer electronics, automotive, medical systems and commercial infrastructure.
"We are the first Hong Kong company to have initiated a global technology standard," Tang said last week.
That standard is "Qi", an open wireless charging specification promoted by the Wireless Power Consortium. Tang serves as a co-chair of the consortium, which has more than 200 corporate members in 20 countries.
Tang had earlier predicted this year to represent "an inflection point for wireless power growth".
Technology research firm IHS has forecast shipments of wireless power receivers packaged with mobile phones are expected to exceed 120 million units this year. 
In the wearable electronics market, shipments of wireless charging receivers are expected to rise to more than 20 million units this year. 
The Apple Watch is projected to take a dominant share of more than 70 per cent of total revenue in wireless-charging-enabled wearable devices.







Tuesday, 1 December 2015

1662 HKSAR Name of the Day

Arbe Chan (Ms), flight attendant, Dragon Airlines (the 26-year-old flight attendant was discovered by her father dead in her bedroom wardrobe at Allway Gardens in Tsuen Wan; Dec 2013)

Arbe Chan. Pic SCMP

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Sunday, 29 November 2015

1661 HKSAR Name of the Day


Cammy Lai Hoi-fung, a mother feeding her daughter Lam Yan during the mass breastfeeding event in Babys' products expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


This is a related picture of one woman donating her breast milk in China. A total of 62 mothers donated 2L of breast milk.

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Friday, 27 November 2015

1660 HKSAR Name of the Day


Wiyona Yeung, model, Hong Kong 

Ann Ho and Wiyona Yeung. Pic SCMP

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

1659 HKSAR Name of the Day

Forza Wong, crew and graduate from HK Design Institute, Open Video (video production company), Hong Kong

Open Video crew (from left) Taurus Yeung, Francis Tam, Billy Keung, Woodeast Lui and Forza Wong. Pic by Edmond So

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Monday, 23 November 2015

1658 HKSAR Name of the Day

Hanley Li (Mr), founder of startup CarryAd.com (selling advertising on biodegradable bags), Hong Kong

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

1657 HKSAR Name of the Day

Woodeast Lui, crew and graduate from HK Design Institute, Open Video (video production company), Hong Kong

Open Video crew (from left) Taurus Yeung, Francis Tam, Billy Keung, Woodeast Lui and Forza Wong. Pic by Edmond So

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

1656 HKSAR Name of the Day


Ryanne Lai (Ms), founder of startup Perpetu.co (maintaining your digital afterlife), Hong Kong

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

1655 HKSAR Name of the Day

Taurus Yeung, crew and graduate from HK Design Institute, Open Video (video production company), Hong Kong

Open Video crew (from left) Taurus Yeung, Francis Tam, Billy Keung, Woodeast Lui and Forza Wong. Pic by Edmond So


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Sunday, 15 November 2015

1654 HKSAR Name of the Day

Mag Lam Yan-tung, Canto-pop celebrity, Hong Kong

Mag Lam and Alex Lam. Pic SCMP

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Name Category: Creation; Deletion

Friday, 13 November 2015

1653 HKSAR Name of the Day

Oxide Pang, director (e.g. Out of Inferno 2013), Hong Kong

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Doppelgangers — Star Trek Generations

It is always interesting seeing familiar faces in the next generation(s) of celebrities. Here are a couple of Star Trek lookalikes.


Ryan Eggold, age 31, played Tom Keen in The Blacklist 

Brent Spiner, age 66, played Data in Star Trek: TNG. Pic credit

My take: 
Eggold has the same cold, calm, steely look that Spiner has. Their's is the kind of face that can unnerve you because you can see they have very controlled emotions and that they just might become "cold, unfeeling killers" in an instant.  The cold characters they played (i.e. Tom Keen, Data, Lore) were perfect for them.




 Johnny Galecki, age 40, played Leonard in The Big Bang Theory

John Billingsley, age 55, played Dr Phlox in Star Trek: Enterprise. Pic credit

My take:
Considering there are plenty of Star Trek references in The Big Bang Theory (such as numerous TBBT fans commenting on Galecki looking like JJ Abrams... which I don't really see), it is amazing that no one has mentioned Galecki's striking similarity to Billingsley (which is far more obvious). They have very similar mouth and dental features that give them the same facial and spoken mannerisms. The character Leonard can easily play Dr Phlox in a future TBBT episode when the nerds go to yet another Star Trek convention.



JJ Abrams and Johnny Galecki are NOT doppelgangers of one another. Pic credit 




Other Doppelgangers mentioned on this site

Other Star Trek posts mentioned on this site











Wednesday, 11 November 2015

1652 HKSAR Name of the Day


Ahson Wong Hok-kan, student union leader (2013), Baptist University, Hong Kong

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Monday, 9 November 2015

1651 HKSAR Name of the Day


Fox Yu Kam-wing, co-founder, Bomba (video production company), Hong Kong 

Fox Yu Kam-wing

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Vanity Plates 2015

Fast cars with interesting car plates ...

GRIFF ... where's Marty McFly?

ISLANDER ... driving on the Dark Side! 

COW ... not a thoroughbred then!?

MY CC ... my two cents make it all worthwhile!



See more Car Plates

About car plates




Saturday, 7 November 2015

1650 HKSAR Name of the Day


Sansan Ching Teh-chi (Ms), director, Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education & Services, Hong Kong 

see Lee Lai-shan (aka Sansan) 

see news story (The Standard) 

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

1649 HKSAR Name of the Day

Jamella Lo, 19, patient with rare condition called pulmonary hypertension, waiting for a double lung donation but died October 2015 (SCMP news story)

Jamella Lo. Pic SCMP.

Jamela means "beautiful"

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Name Category: Creation; Insertion

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

1648 HKSAR Name of the Day


Lila Ho, Yuen Long, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 3 Nov 2011)

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Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 1 November 2015

1647 HKSAR Name of the Day


Katy Fong, principal assistant secretary (Treasury), Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

Friday, 30 October 2015

1646 HKSAR Name of the Day


Elsie Leung Oi-sie, 76, Former justice secretary and vice-chairwoman of the Basic Law Committee, Hong Kong



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Name Category: Common; Phonetic-based

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

1645 HKSAR Name of the Day


Rickie Chan Kam-cheong, Kwun Tong magistrate, Hong Kong (this is not a very "respectable" name for a magistrate) 

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Name Category: Common but strange for Hong Kong

Monday, 26 October 2015

1644 HKSAR Name of the Day


Kaliz Lee, illustrator, SCMP, Hong Kong

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Saturday, 24 October 2015

1643 HKSAR Name of the Day


Benson Ho Kar-lun, 43, accomplice of Keefe Chong Ka-hai, who were both jailed for five years and two months for financial fraud (October 2012), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare; son-suffix

Thursday, 22 October 2015

1642 HKSAR Name of the Day


Keefe Chong Ka-hai, 42, cousin of Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po, jailed for five years and two months for financial fraud (October 2012), Hong Kong

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

1641 HKSAR Name of the Day


Carrel Kam Lin-wang, director of Yung Kee Restaurant (famed for its roast goose and fine cuisine) and son of Ronald Kam Kwan-lai who owned 55% shares in the family business along with elder brother Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing who owned 45%.

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

1640 HKSAR Name of the Day


Hardy Kam, son of Kinsen Kam, Hong Kong

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Friday, 16 October 2015

1639 HKSAR Name of the Day


Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing, 66 year old who held 45% shares of his family's Yung Kee Restaurant (famed for its roast goose and fine cuisine) died in October 2012, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based?

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

1638 HKSAR Name of the Day

Char Kong Cheuk-him (Mr), fiance to Quintina Ho Nga-yee, Hong Kong (October 2011)

Char is a girl's name!

Name Category: Creation for Males; Rare for Females

Monday, 12 October 2015

1637 HKSAR Name of the Day


Quintina Ho Nga-yee, fiance to Char Kong Cheuk-him, Hong Kong (October 2011)

Latin origin and its meaning is "fifth"

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

1636 HKSAR Name of the Day


Timky Tam, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 9 October 2011)

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Friday, 9 October 2015

That Should Hold It

Hong Kong's Finest

Police cordon tape is supposed to be used to "surround" an incident. Instead, this policeman makes a good impression of trying to secure the car.



Reference (SCMP)



Authorities pluck mother and youngster from car as floods cause traffic chaos
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 October, 2015, 8:43am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 October, 2015, 3:09pm
Firefighters had to rescue a 37-year-old expatriate woman and her son from a broken-down car amid torrential rain that lashed Sai Kung this morning, causing severe flooding in the area.
The vehicle was stuck in 90cm of water on Tai Mong Tsai Road near Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp in Sai Kung. A police spokeswoman said the woman and her son were unhurt and their car was later towed away.
The spokeswoman said their car was among several vehicles that broke down in the area.
According to the Hong Kong Observatory, 102mm of rain was recorded in Sai Kung between 8.45am and 9.45am, coming in addition to downpours on Monday and yesterday.
The police also said that a three-storey retaining wall collapsed behind Hopes Villa off Tai Mong Tsai Road at about 10.30am. Sand and mud washed down from the hillside and blocked a section of the road. The spokeswoman said firemen were called in and no one was injured.
 
Pictures showed knee-high water covering roads in the Sai Kung area, in particular in Tai Mong Tsai.
Observatory scientific officer Tsoi Tze-shun said the torrential rainfall was very isolated with western parts of the New Territories receiving only 10mm.
“We expect there will be some more showers and a few thunderstorms in the afternoon and tonight,” he said.
 
Relief is on the way though -  autumn will finally arrive in Hong Kong over the weekend as temperatures fall to their lowest levels in months and the sky continues to clear.
A monsoon surge over southeast China will bring cool weather to the city, according to the Hong Kong Observatory, a welcome relief after locals sweltered through a hot and dry September.
Temperatures are forecast to fall to as low as 22 degrees on Sunday, with a maximum of 26, while humidity could drop as low as 55 per cent.
Tsoi said the cool weather would continue on Monday before warmer temperatures returned towards the middle of the week.
“The northeast monsoon will arrive over the weekend, so it will bring with it the cool air from over China to our vicinity,” he said.
While rain is forecast to continue to fall today, relatively drier weather is expected for the rest of the week.
"There will be rain upon arrival of the monsoon, on Friday and Saturday, but we think the drier air will arrive early next week,” Tsoi said.
Weather conditions related to the developing El Nino weather system in the Pacific Ocean meant Hong Kong sweated through an unusually warm September, with temperatures up to a degree above average and rainfall more than 200mm below expectations.


Thursday, 8 October 2015

1635 HKSAR Name of the Day


Sanford Yung, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 8 October 2011)

meaning: "sandy ford" in Old English

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

1634 HKSAR Name of the Day


Cristie Lam, Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 7 October 2011)

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

1633 HKSAR Name of the Day


Heyley Lai, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 4 October 2011)

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Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Friday, 2 October 2015

1632 HKSAR Name of the Day


Charleen Poon, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 3 October 2011)

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

1631 HSKAR Name of the Day


Hinson Cheung Tsz-hin, producer, G.V.A. Creative (video production company), Hong Kong 

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Name Category: Creation; Son-suffix

Monday, 28 September 2015

1630 HKSAR Name of the Day


Kino Law, younger brother of Queenie Rosita Law, Hong Kong 

Queenie Rosita Law, brother Kino Law, mother Ng Shun-yee and father Raymond Law Pic SCMP

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

1629 HKSAR Name of the Day

Queenie Rosita Law, 29, kidnapped and held to ransom for HK$28 million in April 2015

Queenie Rosita Law 29 year old Heiress to Bossini Clothing Fortune, Hong Kong in May 2015 Pic David Wong

See other Queenies

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Name Category: Rare; Somewhat common in Hong Kong

Thursday, 24 September 2015

1628 HKSAR Name of the Day


Kalwan Kwan, lecturer, criminology, University of Hong Kong (ref: SCMP article)  

see Prison Life posts

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

1627 HKSAR Name of the Day

Queenie Chu Wai-man, 2004 Miss Hong Kong contestant, Hong Kong

see 0343, 0778 and 1050 HKSAR Names of the Day

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Name Category: Rare; Somewhat common in Hong Kong

Sunday, 20 September 2015

1626 HKSAR Name of the Day


Augustine Cheng Fun-bun, head, department of microbiology, CUHK, Hong Kong

meaning of Augustine is "great, magnificient"

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Friday, 18 September 2015

1625 HKSAR Name of the Day


Samson Tam, chairman, Group Sense, Hong Kong 


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Name Category: Rare; Self-important; Son-suffix; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

1624 HKSAR Name of the Day


Venus Chan Hui-shan, school student, Hong Kong 


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Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Monday, 14 September 2015

1623 HKSAR Name of the Day


Easter Chan, pet shop assistant, Victory Avenue, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare for females

Saturday, 12 September 2015

1622 HKSAR Name of the Day


Evelyna Liang Kan, founder of the community art initiative Art for All, Hong Kong

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

1621 HKSAR Name of the Day

Law Man United Dick, self-confessed Manchester United FC supporter, Hong Kong

As mentioned before, local Hong Kongers (Hongkies) who are non-native English speakers do not understand the nuances of the English language. This person's original name was: Dick Lo Kin-fung. Why not just call himself Man United Fan or Greatest Man United Fan (with Fan as his surname)?

Selected Reader Comments about Law Man United Dick:

     The last bit of his new name says it all.

     Actually, lots of Dicks support Man Utd.


At least we know now that the Hong Kong Immigration Department stipulates that English names have to be no longer than 40 letters and six Chinese characters.

see Monster Munch and Lancelot Chan (who claims he had trouble when registering Lancelot for his HKID card)

Hong Kong Loves Weird English Names


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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 September, 2015, 4:22am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 September, 2015, 11:12am
English soccer giants Manchester United's self-proclaimed biggest fan has legally changed his name to that of his beloved club, and he doesn't care what others think.

Speaking to the media for the first time, diehard Hong Kong supporter Law Man United Dick - previously known as Dick Lo Kin-fung - said his commitment to the club was unwavering, even if the Red Devils' English Premier League performance has been less than stellar.

The super-keen fan changed his name through deed poll, which he had to do through a lawyer at considerable cost.

Law then registered the change with the Immigration Department, which will issue him a new identity card on Wednesday. The department stipulates that English names have to be no longer than 40 letters and six Chinese characters, which puts Law well within the limit.

The 27-year-old, who works in the insurance industry, is one of only two known people in the world to legally change their name to include the team's name.

Bulgarian Manchester Zdravkov Levidzhov-United, a 52-year-old construction worker, last year won a partial 15-year legal battle with authorities to include the club in his name. However, he eventually aims to change his name to just Mr Manchester United, dropping his own name.

Asked if he would consider changing his name back to the original, Law was adamant: "Never, never, never. I'm serious about keeping my name." He added that he had the "guts and balls" to change it in the first place.

The super-keen fan changed his name through deed poll, which he had to do through a lawyer at considerable cost. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Six months in the planning, Law considered tattooing the club emblem on his body but "not everyone will know how much I love the club. Changing my name has much more impact," he explained.
Law said his girlfriend, family and friends had been supportive, even if internet users were dismissive. Given his new name, he is also changing his email address and company business cards.

Law revealed he was currently writing a 100,000-word "fan" book to share his passion for the club.
The book, which he hopes to complete within six months, is about "me and Manchester United" as he explores themes drawing upon "Why I love the club, and why I'm crazy about supporting the club," and he hopes other passionate fans will contribute to it.

However, perhaps one of the biggest ironies is that the official Manchester United supporters' club has yet to accept Law's new name.

"I dream of recognition from the club as the most loyal fan in the world. I want everyone to know I love this football team," he said. His next goal: making his first visit to the club's stadium, Old Trafford, next year.