Saturday, 30 December 2017

2022 Novel Name of the Day

Athena Chu Yan, devout Christian, local actress and girlfriend to local rocker Paul Wong Koon-chung, expectant with child in 2012 they are photographed in a nude embrace, with the caption: "Child, we want you to know that we love you even when the world ends."

Photo in 2012

Strange negative and pessimistic view of the world! If they are that pessimistic, why bother bringing a child into the world?

Anyway, Wishing All a Wonderful 2018 !!!

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare; Self-important


NOTE: the meaning of Athena is the virgin goddess of wisdom and war

Reference:

Athena Chu: “My Pregnancy Was a Terrible Miracle”

By  on July 18, 2013 in Hot Gossip!NEWSStar Interviews
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In April 2012, 41-year-old Athena Chu (朱茵) happily announced that she was three months pregnant with Paul Wong’s (黃貫中) child. As a devout Christian who once stated that she was against premarital sex, Athena’s pregnancy was met with some controversy. Netizens bombarded Athena’s Weibo with hateful comments, calling her out as a hypocrite.
To not bear the burden of being single parents, Athena and Paul quickly registered for marriage in late 2012. The couple did not even bother to hold an official ceremony to commemorate their marriage.
Athena and Paul’s daughter, Debbie Wong (黃鶯), was born in October 2012. For the next three months, Athena avoided the public’s eye and stayed at home to care for her. Athena made her comeback public appearance in January 2013, attending an event at Macau’s Sheraton Hotel.
Excited to share her new experiences as a mother, Athena will release her upcoming tell-all book, 6 Pounds and 10 Ounces < 6磅10安士>, this week at the Hong Kong Book Fair. Aside from sharing family photos in her debut book, Athena will clarify the claims of hypocrisy and reveal her thoughts on premarital sex.
“I Had No Choice”
In an essay titled “I Had No Choice”, she explained that had always considered Paul to be her life-long partner, even before their marriage in late 2012. Their reason for not tying the knot earlier was because they did not want the media and tabloids to negatively impact their marriage.
Athena also added that she never really believed in marriage, explaining that she has never been “emotionally touched” by a wedding. She attended countless weddings held for friends and colleagues in the past, but never had she cried in any one of them. “I never found myself to be emotionally engaged at any wedding. Even if I was one of those brides, I would secretly pray in my heart that everything would be over quickly….” She groaned that rehearsing for a wedding ceremony was even more difficult than rehearsing for a scene in a movie. She felt like she was betraying her own soul; she felt nothing, but yet she had to pretend to feel emotional.
Miracle Pregnancy
Athena called her pregnancy a “terrible miracle”, explaining that due to her poor health, her gynecologist told her that she only had a 1 percent chance of getting pregnant. For someone who had wanted to be a mother for entire her life, the news was devastating to Athena.
But Athena did not cry with happiness when she found out that she was pregnant with Debbie – she cried from absolute shock and terror.
“I was on my bed all day. The tears poured down. I was worried that it was true; I was worried that it was not true. The tears would not stop falling down.”
“Don’t be afraid!” encouraged Paul. “Both the child’s father and mother are here.”
Athena’s book, compiled with photos of herself and Debbie, will be available for purchase at the Hong Kong Book Fair this week.
Source: ihktv.com








Thursday, 28 December 2017

2021 Novel Name of the Day

Sunny Cheung Yiu-tong, chief executive, Octopus Holdings, Hong Kong

About Novel Names

Name Category: Rare; Somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

2020 Novel Name of the Day

Shermen Ho Man- chi, director, Natural Products Expo Asia 2011, Hong Kong

see 0868 Novel Name of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Sunday, 24 December 2017

2019 Novel Name of the Day

Cissy Wang, model and wife of Hong Kong actor and martial artist Donnie Yen Ji-dan

the meaning of Cissy is "blind; sixth"


About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 22 December 2017

2018 Novel Name of the Day

Carlson Tong Ka-shing, chairman, ESF, Hong Kong

see Carlson Tong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Phonetic-based? Rare; Son-suffix

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

2017 Novel Name of the Day

Queenie Tao, executive director, Harmony House (an organisation that helps battered women), Hong Kong

see 1627 Novel Name of the Day and other Queenies

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

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The Alpha Male Handshake

Very revealing ... the handshake photo accompanying the news about the new President and Vice Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, professor Xiang Zhang.

Alpha male "King" Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, the chairman of the HKU Council, as well as the chairman of the selection committee that approves the work of the Search Committee, is seemingly the one in charge here. His overpowering handshake is typical of the Alpha male (cf. Donald Trump handshake with Obama).


Arthur Li (left), Xiang Zhang, Brian Stevenson







Reference (SCMP)


Monday, 18 December 2017

2016 Novel Name of the Day

Euphemia Chow, assistant director for non-local recruitment and admission, Hong Kong Science and Technology University, Hong Kong  

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 16 December 2017

2015 Novel Name of the Day


Canna Kan (Miss), secretary for the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Hong Kong Government


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Job-based?

Thursday, 14 December 2017

2014 Novel Name of the Day

Maxim Kwok Mei-sum, Detective Chief Inspector, Hong Kong Police

see other police individuals with novel names ... 1435 (Sammual Lam) ... 0999 (Shylock Wong) ... 0937 (Demon Ng) ... 1099 (Winco Woo) ... 1408 (Spencer Foo) ... 1329 (Aneka Wong) ... 0833 (Xavier Tang)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare; Phonetic-based; Self-important; Brand-based?

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

2013 Novel Name of the Day

Hoiz Au, Tai Wai, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 4 June 2011)

see 1741 Novel Name of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 10 December 2017

2030 Novel Name of the Day

Chelsea Ho Ka-po, Choi Hung, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 4 June 2011)

see 1665 Novel Name of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare; Geography-based

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

2029 Novel Name of the Day

Sonija Kwok Sin-nei, 43 years old (in 2017), actress and 1999 Miss Hong Kong. Of mixed 3/4 Cantonese and 1/4 English parentage.

Miss Hong Kong 1999

About Novel Names
Name Category: creation, insertion

Monday, 4 December 2017

2028 Novel Name of the Day

Cleve Wong Hin-chai, finance manager, Precious Blood Hospital (private hospital), Hong Kong 

Cleve means "land of cliffs; hilly area; cliff, slope".

Reference: see comments at 1130 Novel Name of the Day 

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 2 December 2017

2027 Novel Name of the Day

Sigmund Leung Sai-man, president, Hong Kong Dental Association, Hong Kong

The meaning of Sigmund is "victorious hand or protector".


About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 30 November 2017

2026 Novel Name of the Day

Aarif Lee, actor and Cantopop singer (of Malay-Arab-Chinese ancestry), Hong Kong 


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

2025 Novel Name of the Day

Wellington Fung, secretary general, Hong Kong Film Development Council, Hong Kong 

see 1058 and 1192 Novel Names of the Day 


About Novel Names
Name Category: Geography-based; Rare

Sunday, 26 November 2017

2024 Novel Name of the Day

Ayesha M Lau (Mrs), council member, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Of Persian origin, and the meaning of Ayesha is "small one".


About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 24 November 2017

Know What You Are Protecting

The Hong Kong Cancer Fund has a fantastic health advertisement advising men to protect their balls, er, crown jewels, er, assets. It's clever and, er, cocky. Ballsy, even!


However, it seems one of the men doesn't know his asset from his elbow, perhaps because he has never played football before. Who puts their hands there (look at the big red arrow in the above picture; man far right) when a football is being blasted straight towards you?

Good message though! Real Men Protect Their Assets

Here's the sequence of events as shown in the video: Hong Kong Cancer Fund x The Wynners: "Be on guard against prostate cancer!"


















2023 Novel Name of the Day

Mimi Li Shuk-ping, consultant dietitian at Children 818, Hong Kong

see 0852 Novel Name of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

2022 Novel Name of the Day

Bart Cheng, key account manager with Hutchison Hain Organic (HHO), a Hong Kong-based distributor of natural and organic products

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 20 November 2017

2021 Novel Name of the Day

Rabeea Yeung, TV presenter, Dolce Vita, TVB, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 18 November 2017

2020 Novel Name of the Day

Yannis Mak Ka-yan, Tai Wai, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 19 Nov 2012)

see 2012 Novel Name of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based

Thursday, 16 November 2017

2019 Novel Name of the Day

Charling Wong Hei-lam, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 16 Nov 2012)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

2018 Novel Name of the Day

Dayo Wong Tze-wah, comedian and actor, Hong Kong


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 12 November 2017

2017 Novel Name of the Day

Yuffy Wong, Aberdeen, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 12 Nov 2012)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 10 November 2017

2016 Novel Name of the Day

Lucetta Kam Yip-lo, assistant professor of Humanities at Hong Kong Baptist University and author of Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi communities and Politics in Urban China 


About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

2015 Novel Name of the Day

Carlie Chan Ka-lai, Kowloon City, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 7 Nov 2012)

Carlie is a female name is of Old German and Latin origin, and the meaning of Carlie is "free man".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Phonetic-based? Rare

Monday, 6 November 2017

2014 Novel Name of the Day

Berlin Chu Chim-ying, Sha Tin, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 6 Nov 2012) 

Of German origin, and the meaning of Berlin is "borderline".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Geography-based; Rare

Saturday, 4 November 2017

2013 Novel Name of the Day

Nallie Fong Wong Kut-man (Mrs), chairwoman, Promotion of Young Artists Foundation (www.poyaf.org.hk), Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Thursday, 2 November 2017

2012 Novel Name of the Day

Yannis Mak, Tai Wai, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 1 Nov 2012) used the term "glass cancer" for the problem of falling and breaking windows affecting some high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

2011 Novel Name of the Day

Natalis “Nat” Chan, actor and local celebrity, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 29 October 2017

2010 Novel Name of the Day

Hacken Lee Hak-kan, canto-pop star, actor and local celebrity, Hong Kong

Note: Hacken's children are named Rex Lee Lik-sze and Ryan Lee Lap-yan. The names Rex and Ryan appear to corroborate the truthful stereotype that Chinese cannot pronounce their R's !!

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based

Friday, 27 October 2017

2009 Novel Name of the Day

Dodo Cheng Yee-ling (she saw the light and changed her English name to Carol), actress and local celebrity, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

2008 Novel Name of the Day

Cherry Yau Wing-yan, Sha Tin, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 24 Oct 2012)

see 1357, 1222, 0482 and 0026 Novel Names of the Day

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

Monday, 23 October 2017

2007 Novel Name of the Day


Bremen Sun, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 24 Oct 2012)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 21 October 2017

2006 Novel Name of the Day


Yumiko Cheng Hei-yee, wannabe local celebrity, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 19 October 2017

2005 Novel Name of the Day

Natural Yip (Ms), apparently not a golfer (!) but a cricket representative in Hong Kong women's squad selected for 2012 Asia Cup

Note: The Hong Kong Women's 2012 Cricket Squad possessed some women with weird and wonderful names! Does this say something odd about female cricketers !?

The Females in question are:
Natural Yip
Godiva Li
Alvina Tam


About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

2004 Novel Name of the Day

Duffy Wong Chun-nam, chairman, South China Athletic Association, Hong Kong

The name Duffy means "swarthy".

see news article

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 15 October 2017

2003 Novel Name of the Day

Pull To (Ms), cricket representative in Hong Kong women's squad selected for 2012 Asia Cup

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Do Not Mess With Big Brother

Instead of calming public fears, the Hong Kong government's propaganda, I mean promotion, of its newest and biggest railway station—West Kowloon Station—has only added fire to the controversial project. The carefully crafted and cartooned Big Brother video actually uses a noticeable icon that warns the audience not to mess with the authorities. Check out the face of the train.

The face of the train is clearly Aggressive, Angry and Authoritarian

Don't mess with Big Brother! Do as you are told! The message from the Pro-China authorities is abundantly clear.

Compare this with the friendly approachable face of Thomas




References

Chinese officials to enforce mainland laws in Hong Kong train station (Reuters)

HONG KONG’S PORT AREA IS ‘IN MAINLAND CHINA’ (SCMP)





Friday, 13 October 2017

2002 Novel Name of the Day


Bowser Ku Chun-yin, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 9 October 2012)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

2001 Novel Name of the Day


Milton Lam, Lam Tin, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 8 October 2012)

The meaning of Milton is "mill town".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 9 October 2017

2000 Novel Name of the Day


Koey Cheung, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 6 October 2012)

See other Koey individuals at 0618 and 1055 Novel Name of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Saturday, 7 October 2017

1999 Novel Name of the Day


Kico Chan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 6 October 2012)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Thursday, 5 October 2017

1998 Novel Name of the Day


Yumi Au (Miss), 20, a student from Hong Kong (among the 39 victims of the Lamma Ferry Disaster on 1 October 2012, Hong Kong's worst maritime accident in 40 years)

R.I.P.


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

1997 Novel Name of the Day


Pieta Leung Ka-kit (Mr), 23, a Hong Kong Electric trainee from HKU (among the 39 victims of the Lamma Ferry Disaster on 1 October 2012, Hong Kong's worst maritime accident in 40 years)

R.I.P.


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 1 October 2017

1996 Novel Name of the Day

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Pales Lam Ka-man and wife Mani Lau Man-lai, 26, newlyweds who married on September 17 (among the 39 victims of the Lamma Ferry Disaster on 1 October 2012, Hong Kong's worst maritime accident in 40 years)

R.I.P.


About Novel Names
Name Category: Pales is a Creation; Deletion (from Palles). Mani is a Creation

Friday, 29 September 2017

1995 Novel Name of the Day


Godiva Li (Ms), cricket representative in Hong Kong women's squad selected for 2012 Asia Cup

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

1994 Novel Name of the Day


Alvina Tam (Ms), cricket representative in Hong Kong women's squad selected for 2012 Asia Cup

The meaning of Alvina is "elf or magical being, friend".

See other Alvina names

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 25 September 2017

1993 Novel Name of the Day


Raena Leung Hou-ling, equestrian competitor (who can speak Cantonese, Putonghua, French, German and English, using only the latter to talk to her horse), Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion; Substitution

Saturday, 23 September 2017

1992 Novel Name of the Day


Devin Yu Tai-fung, solicitor, Hong Kong

Rare boys name, and even rarer girls name.

Of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Devin is "bard, poet".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 21 September 2017

1991 Novel Name of the Day


Betheny Yu Pui-ling, solicitor, Hong Kong

Betheny is an alternate spelling of Bethany (Hebrew): possibly means "house of figs".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

1990 Novel Name of the Day


Benita Yu Ka-po, solicitor, Hong Kong

The meaning of Benita is "blessed".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare