Sunday, 25 June 2017

1947 Novel Name of the Day

Kinsey Ho, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 25 June 2013)

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Friday, 23 June 2017

1946 Novel Name of the Day

Helvin Wong Hau-yan, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

1945 Novel Name of the Day

Hagon Wai To-tsuen, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Celine Dionne or Celine Dion?

Hong Kong's "quality" English-language newspaper demonstrated below-par English reporting skills with its popular story Little Hong Kong girl with the huge voice wows ‘America’s Got Talent’ (South China Morning Post).

Celine Tam on America's Got Talent

This is no criticism of the incredible nine-year-old Celine Tam, who captivated the hearts of the US audience with her prodigious take of the Canadian diva's "My Heart Will Go On". We are told by reporter Raymond Yeung that Miss Tam was asked questions by AGT's panel of judges. Yeung writes:
She explained her parents were huge fans of Celine Dion and paid tribute by naming her and her little sister Celine and Dionne.
There are no more references of Celine's four-year-old sister in the news article, so the question remains ... how is her name spelled? Is it Dion or Dionne? Raymond Yeung, you have some explaining/clarification to do.

Four-year-old Dionne (or Dion?) with proud parents

Dion is both a boy's and a girl's name, but more regularly used for boys. It is of Greek origin and means "follower of Dionysius". For example, former English footballer Dion Dublin.

Dionne is a variant of Dion, and singer Dionne Warwick springs to mind. Are Celine's parents huge fans of Dionne Warwick too? Or are they going to claim that all their children (two, so far) will each be given one of the names: Céline Marie Claudette Dion? Sorry, Dionne!


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REFERENCE

Little Hong Kong girl with the huge voice wows ‘America’s Got Talent’

Celine Tam’s performance of My Heart Will Go On was just the latest example of her prodigious talent

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 June, 2017, 7:18pm
UPDATED : Monday, 19 June, 2017, 10:40am
Deciding on a career may be the last thing a nine-year-old needs to worry about, but Celine Tam Tsz-kwan’s path to success already seems laid out.

After making a name on mainland China and in Hong Kong with her powerful singing voice, Tsz-kwan showed there were no boundaries to her ambitions by stunning the audience and judges in the latest edition of America’s Got Talent.

A preview of her performing Canadian diva Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On has attracted 2.5 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube on Saturday, while the same Facebook clip drew 14 million views globally.

Her parents watched from backstage as Tsz-kwan told judges how she had realised her dream by appearing on the reality TV show.

Asked by Mel B how she discovered her talent, she answered: “When I was in the car, my dad’s driving and then suddenly I just sang My Heart Will Go On. And then he was like ‘wow’.”

She explained her parents were huge fans of Celine Dion and paid tribute by naming her and her little sister Celine and Dionne.

After the introduction, Tsz-kwan impressed the audience with her powerful rendition of Dion’s classic hit, drawing a standing ovation as she hit the highest notes.

Despite her performance winning overwhelming approval, viewers will have to wait to find out if she has progressed to the next round.

Tsz-kwan rose to fame in 2014 after entering Hunan Broadcasting System’s show Let’s Sing Kids, where she performed Secret Garden’s You Raise Me Up.

One year later she was invited by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to perform at the National Day reception, attended by the city’s elite.


Though there was no question about her talent, she might not have achieved the accomplishments without her father, Steve, a vocal coach who started training her at three. She began winning trophies from the age of age four, including numerous championships on the mainland.
But success on such a scale requires dedication – something Tsz-kwan has in abundance. Ahead of the National Day she put in 30 hours of rehearsal – 10 hours for each song she performed.
Such are her prospects that she signed a contract with entertainment label GME China in 2015.







1944 Novel Name of the Day

Xenia Au, Sha Tin, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 18 June 2013)

Greek origin, and the meaning of Xenia is "guest, stranger".

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

1943 Novel Name of the Day

Maximilian Chong, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 16 June 2013)

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

1942 Novel Name of the Day

Evelyn Lam Man-sai, Chief Superintendent, Hong Kong Police Force

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

1941 Novel Name of the Day

Paulette Yvonne Octavie Tsoi, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

1940 Novel Name of the Day

Titus Wong Koon-ho, former Wan Chai divisional commander, Hong Kong Police Force.

In June 2013, the HK$90,000-a-month 51-year-old veteran was jailed for a year for receiving discounts and whisky worth HK$5,500 from a Causeway Bay restaurant in exchange for turning a blind eye to it serving alcohol without a licence.

Titus Wong Koon-ho. Pic Sam Tsang

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Friday, 9 June 2017

1939 Novel Name of the Day

Lychee Lai, course coordinator, ATP Swimming Centre, Hong Kong

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

1938 Novel Name of the Day

Raphael Leung Lok-hin, Yuen Long, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 7 June 2013)

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Monday, 5 June 2017

1937 Novel Name of the Day

Chitty Cheung, director, corporate affairs, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong

Perhaps influenced by 1968 children's movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ?

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


Saturday, 3 June 2017

1936 Novel Name of the Day

Charlize Liu, public affairs manager, New World First Bus Services Limited

Perhaps inspired by South African actor Charlize Theron

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Friday, 2 June 2017

Audi Executives Fail Spectacularly with A5

When the Audi A5 was created, designer Walter de Silva described it as "the most beautiful car I have ever designed".

Audi A5

Be that as it may, the song “Pure Imagination” used in the Audi A5 car advert is the same creepy, terrifying and sinister tune that was in the 1971 children’s movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

The dark, sinister undertone of the movie, where children are killed off by the maniacal and sociopathic Willy Wonka, is reflected by the haunting song Pure Imagination.

Wacko Willy Wonka played by Gene Wilder

Why Audi executives—who are similarly aged with their prime demographic of middle-aged customers to remember actor Gene Wilder—would choose such a deranged song that most probably triggers unpleasant childhood memories in that generation is beyond comprehension. 

Audi has failed spectacularly by simply thinking that the name of the song Pure Imagination is all that is needed to inspire their customers. Songs, like names, have historical and social meanings ... and this song in particular haunts some people and gives many the chills (or willies)!

The company could, and should, have used a more upbeat, positive, awe-inspiring song to reflect the new creative design of the Audi A5. Opportunity missed!


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Thursday, 1 June 2017

1935 Novel Name of the Day

Uriah Tse Chak-tong, solicitor, Hong Kong

Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Uriah is "my light is Jehovah"

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

1934 Novel Name of the Day

Zillah Tin Lam-chun, solicitor, Hong Kong

The name Zillah means "shadow".

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

1933 Novel Name of the Day

Janny Tin Hau-ling, solicitor, Hong Kong 

The meaning of Janny is "God is gracious".

see other Janny’s

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Friday, 26 May 2017

1932 Novel Name of the Day

Tansy Tang Wing-yue, solicitor, Hong Kong

Not Tangy instead? Like Tammie Tam?

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

1931 Novel Name of the Day

Venantius Tan, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Monday, 22 May 2017

1930 Novel Name of the Day

Tammie Tam Mei-fung, solicitor, Hong Kong

Tammie means "twin".

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

1929 Novel Name of the Day

Lorita Tam Lo-fun, solicitor, Hong Kong

Lorita means "the bay, or laurel plant".

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

1928 Novel Name of the Day

Gere Treaecle Sit Chun-fai, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

1927 Novel Name of the Day

Ludovic Shum Kin-chi, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

1926 Novel Name of the Day

Myles Seto Ying-kin, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Friday, 12 May 2017

1925 Novel Name of the Day

Almon Poon Chin-hung, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

1924 Novel Name of the Day

Bunny Pang Shiu-bun, solicitor, Hong Kong

Who would want a solicitor named Bunny?

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Monday, 8 May 2017

1923 Novel Name of the Day

Szwina Pang She-kwok, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

1922 Novel Name of the Day

Feona Ng Yuk-yee, solicitor, Hong Kong

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

1921 Novel Name of the Day

Chlorophyll Yip-wai Yee, solicitor, Hong Kong

Chlorophyll is mentioned in this news media article.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

1920 Novel Name of the Day

Magnum Ng Yu-wai, solicitor, Hong Kong

Magnum is mentioned in this news media article.

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Sunday, 30 April 2017

1919 Novel Name of the Day

Iman Tse Bo-ching, K418xxx, notice of Bankruptcy Order (11 April 2014), Hong Kong

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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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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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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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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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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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Sunday, 16 April 2017

1912 Novel Name of the Day

Dackme Yu Kit-fong, G649xxx, notice of Bankruptcy Order (11 April 2014), Hong Kong

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Friday, 14 April 2017

1911 Novel Name of the Day

Sunny Leung, finance manager, InspiringHK Sports Foundation (www.inspiringhk.org), Hong Kong 



see other Sunny's in Hong Kong

Note: Happy "Sunny" Easter to all!!!

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

1910 Novel Name of the Day

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Victorica Lau, part-time administrative assistant, InspiringHK Sports Foundation (www.inspiringhk.org), Hong Kong 


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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Ugly Perceptions of Ugly Celebrities

For obvious reasons, controversial TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson says the most remarkable things. However, his largely exaggerated comments are based on some truths, which is why they can be funny. Here’s what he said about the following celebrities*:

Kiera Knightley is “just an ironing board with a face, and she works!”





 Kiera Knightley (reference to Women's bodies)


Sarah Jessica Parker “looks a like a boiled horse!”



There’s even a website called Sarah Jessica Parker Looks Like a Horse 


This site has previously commented on how people look, even on balloon heads like the largely-respected billionaire Lee Ka-shing and table tennis coach Hui Jun.

 Lee Ka-shing







Further Thoughts


We often hear that some people look remarkably similar to their pets. How about people looking similar to their occupations or hobbies?

So far, we have:
1) A popular tubby TV food critic who looks like a chubby fish (see here)
2) A certified balloon artist who has a balloon face (see here)
3) A table tennis champion who has a ping pong ball head




* reference (Top Gear Season 11 Episode 4)



Monday, 10 April 2017

1909 Novel Name of the Day


Bell Wu, part-time administrative assistant, InspiringHK Sports Foundation (www.inspiringhk.org), Hong Kong 


Q: Is "Bell" less feminine than "Belle"? ... Or is this just a clanger?

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

1908 Novel Name of the Day


Vincci Hui, parnership manager, InspiringHK Sports Foundation (www.inspiringhk.org), Hong Kong 

see 1136 Novel Name of the Day for other Vinci's, Vincy's, Vincci's and Vinchi's !!!!


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Name Category: Creation; somewhat common in HK

Thursday, 6 April 2017

1907 Novel Name of the Day


Garcia Lam, communications manager, InspiringHK Sports Foundation (www.inspiringhk.org), Hong Kong 


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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

1906 Novel Name of the Day


Feanca Chu, learning and development manager, InspiringHK Sports Foundation (www.inspiringhk.org), Hong Kong 


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Sunday, 2 April 2017

1905 Novel Name of the Day


Welton Leung, executive officer (sports), InspiringHK Sports Foundation (www.inspiringhk.org), Hong Kong 


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Friday, 31 March 2017

1904 Novel Name of the Day


Zimon Chan, chairman and executive director, InspiringHK Sports Foundation (www.inspiringhk.org), Hong Kong 


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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

1903 Novel Name of the Day

Wyman Wong Wai-man (Mr), "lyricist-cum-fashion maven" (as described by SCMP), Hong Kong

Wyman Wong by Jonathan Wong 

see 0933, 0701 and 0846 Novel Names of the Day  

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Monday, 27 March 2017

1902 Novel Name of the Day

Teddy Mars O Romulo, P276xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (29 July 2016)

Note: not sure what nationality this HKID card holder is! Can anyone help?

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

777 Unlucky Chinese Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will become Hong Kong's first female Chief Executive after securing 777 votes from the 1,194 member (s)election committee. The CE-elect's rivals John Tsang Chun-wah and Woo Kwok-hing gathered 365 and 21 votes, respectively.

But the important question here is: is 777 an unlucky number??

 


The current CE, the unpopular Leung Chung-yin, garnered 689 votes in the 2012 CE (s)election. Ironically, all three numbers 6,8,9 are considered lucky by Chinese but this auspicious triple number did not give much luck or goodwill to CY Leung during his tenure. 

To Chinese, the number 7 is undesirable because it sounds like "cheat". It is obvious Carrie Lam will face sarcastic "777" criticisms, particularly since she was not Hong Kong's popular choice compared with John Tsang. 

Also, there were 4 invalid votes, and we all know what that number means in Chinese culture! Death!

This blog has often commented on Silly Chinese Superstitions  and numerology is just one silly belief that is entrenched in Chinese culture. Nevertheless, because of this, there is much creativity and cleverness in how people in Hong Kong can provide social commentary about their perceptions, beliefs and feelings. Let the social commentary begin ...


Saturday, 25 March 2017

1901 Novel Name of the Day

Simone Chan, K941xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (18 November 2016)

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

1900 Novel Name of the Day

Wanting Qu, 32, Vancouver pop star and lover of 51-year-old Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson (reference 30 July 2016 SCMP news).

 Wanting Qu (right) with her mother, who is accused of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power 



Another example of a mainland China novel name Jessea Lu

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

1899 Novel Name of the Day

Henson Wang, 20, university student, had flown in [to Hong Kong] from Qingdao [China] and was hoping to get back to Melbourne, Australia before his classes started. His 12.30am flight, CX105, had been cancelled due to Typhoon Nida in 2016. (Reference: 1 August 2016 Typhoon Nida approaches HK)

see Jessea mainland China novel name

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

1898 Novel Name of the Day

Alvina Fok, 16-year-old 'whizz kid' and a Year 12 International Baccalaureate pupil at South Island School (Feb 2012). Alvina was one of 17 pupils in Hong Kong who achieved top scores (10 A* grades) in the Cambridge international examinations in June 2011.

see other Alvina's at 0607 and 1403 Novel Names of the Day 

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Modern Standards at SCMP

For those who may not know, Mike Rowse (also known as "Mickey Mouse") from Hong Kong is a retired civil servant from the British colonial era, who probably objectifies women like any old fashioned British gentleman does.



Reference from SCMP

Note from the editor-in-chief regarding Mike Rowse’s column: ‘How women manage to dress so well in cold climes’

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 March, 2017, 3:53pm
UPDATED : Friday, 17 March, 2017, 4:57pm
The SCMP takes very seriously our role as a forum for meaningful discourse in society. We welcome diverse views and never shy away from controversial issues. However, we will not be a platform that perpetuates the objectification of women, nor the demeaning of any group in society.

In this case, our online posting of the column “How Hong Kong women manage to dress so well in cold climes” represented a serious lapse in judgement. We realised shortly after posting the column online that it did not meet our high standards. We removed the article from our website and deleted the relevant Facebook post and tweet as soon as was practicable. We also removed it from the list of articles to be published in the next morning’s print edition.

We did so not because the article was controversial, but rather because it goes against the SCMP’s editorial and company values. We have notified the author of our decision and stand by it.

We take full responsibility for this mistake and apologise to our readers for not living up to the standards that they deserve from us.

Tammy Tam,
Editor-in-Chief


1897 Novel Name of the Day

Sunny Chan Dart-sun, restaurateur, Slow Experience (organic food) cafe, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Note: could have named himself Datsun!

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

1896 Novel Name of the Day

Howie Lee, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 20 August 2011)

see 1093 and 1175 Novel Names of the Day 

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Monday, 13 March 2017

1895 Novel Name of the Day

Athena Chu Yan, actress, Hong Kong and new face for American skincare brand Kiehl

 Athena Chu visits the Spastics Association's Shek Wai Kok kindergarten (Feb 2012)

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Brain Surgeon Cuts Wrong Side of Patient’s Head

A neurosurgeon in Hong Kong made a major medical blunder when performing urgent brain surgery on a 54-year-old woman at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The right craniotomy began on the patient's left side of her skull with the neurosurgeon removing a bone flap. The anaesthetist realised the error during the operation, at which time the neurosurgeon replaced the left bone flap, while a second neurosurgeon performed the craniotomy on the right side of the patient's skull.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong



UPDATE UPDATE

A Hong Kong brain surgeon who operated on the wrong side of a patient’s skull may have made a crucial error well before surgery even began, according to the city’s health minister.

Secretary for the Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man described an incident at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in which the left side of a 54-year-old woman’s skull was cut open instead of the right, as “a serious mishap”.

He stressed that doctors had followed procedure prior to the surgery, but it was possible the doctor involved wrongly identified the correct side of the skull from the brain scan images.

Update Reference (SCMP) 11 March 2017, 11:38pm




Reference: (SCMP.com)

Hong Kong brain surgeon operates on wrong side of patient’s skull


The medical mistake was promptly corrected and the patient’s family informed, according to the Hospital Authority; a probe is under way

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 March, 2017, 8:33am





A serious medical blunder at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in which a doctor operated on the wrong side of a patient’s skull, has led to an investigation by the facility.


The doctor cut open the left side of a woman’s skull, when it was actually the right side that was bleeding and in need of surgery.


The 54-year-old woman was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday night.


A brain scan conducted the next day showed that the patient suffered from an aneurysm in the right brain causing an increase in intracranial pressure.


The woman was battling a critical and life-threatening situation.


“The neurosurgeon arranged an urgent craniotomy to drain the cerebrospinal fluid to release high intracranial pressure, but removed a bone flap on the left side of the skull inadvertently,” the Hospital Authority said in a statement on Friday.


The surgeon only realised the mistake when an anaesthetist spotted the error while reviewing the report during the operation.


“The neurosurgeon immediately placed back the bone flap on the left side of the skull while another neurosurgeon performed a right craniotomy.


“The neurosurgical team explained the situation to the patient’s family in the afternoon on the same day,” the statement further read.


The correct operation drained the patient’s cerebrospinal fluid and removed blood clots. A clipping of the aneurysm – to prevent risks from bleeding – was also performed.


The authority said the hospital noted that the medical team had provided prompt clinical treatment to the patient and that it had apologised for the mistake.


The patient is still hospitalised and in a stable condition.


The authority is expected to receive the investigation report in eight weeks.