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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Name Category: Creation

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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Name Category: Creation; Insertion

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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Name Category: Creation; mainland China novel name



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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Name Category: Creation

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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Name Category: Creation

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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Name Category: Creation

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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Name Category: Rare; somewhat common in Hong Kong

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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Name Category: Creation; Insertion

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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Name Category: Creation; Deletion

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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Name Category: Creation

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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Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 2 April 2017

1905 Novel Name of the Day


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


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution