Tuesday, 20 February 2018

2048 Novel Name of the Day


Birdy Cheng Yu-pang (Mr), 25-year-old physics graduate who is the only Hongkonger among 1,058 candidates for a one-way space migration to Mars via Dutch foundation Mars One (that plans to establish outposts on the planet's surface in 2024); news article February 2014  

Mr Birdy Cheng

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Name Category: Creation; Nature-based

Sunday, 18 February 2018

2047 Novel Name of the Day

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Arion Wong Po-yin, G690xxx, notice of bankruptcy order (30 January 2015), Court of First Instance, Hong Kong

The name of a Greek poet and musician from about 700 BC.

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Name Category: Rare; Literature-based

Friday, 16 February 2018

2046 Novel Name of the Day


Clovis Wong Man-sze, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 29 January 2015)

Boy's name of Old German origin, and the meaning of Clovis is "renowned fighter".

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Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Hangry about Balloon Heads

This is a striking mugshot of a large baby-like head. Just saying so because I'm hangry -- hungry and angry at the same time! Or am I hemoting -- hungry and emoting?

Michael Knight, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Related Posts

Balloon Face and Balloon Heads

Balloon Head and Ping Pong Face



Reference

Chloe Kim: Why do some people get 'hangry'?








Wednesday, 14 February 2018

2045 Novel Name of the Day

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Finnie Tang Yuet-ngor, notice of bankruptcy order (23 January 2015), Court of First Instance, Hong Kong

BTW, Happy St Valentine's Day ... remember Cupid Chow (also sounds like "stupid cow")


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Name Category: Creation

Monday, 12 February 2018

2044 Novel Name of the Day


Karman Ip Ka-man, K745xxx, notice of bankruptcy order (23 January 2015), Court of First Instance, Hong Kong

This is a boys' name (also used as girls' name). Karman is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Karman is "song".

Carmen and Carman are somewhat more common in Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare; Phonetic-based

Saturday, 10 February 2018

2043 Novel Name of the Day


Supertrevor Leung Shing-tak, K395xxx, notice of bankruptcy order (23 January 2015), Court of First Instance, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Self-important

Thursday, 8 February 2018

2042 Novel Name of the Day


Ringo Cheung Sing-wong, D592xxx, notice of bankruptcy order (23 January 2015), Court of First Instance, Hong Kong


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

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

2041 Novel Name of the Day


Ieng Wu Tam Sao, K550xxx, notice of bankruptcy order (23 January 2015), Court of First Instance, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 4 February 2018

2040 Novel Name of the Day


Elson Ho Fuk-sing, E705xxx, notice of bankruptcy order (23 January 2015), Court of First Instance, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Son-suffix

Friday, 2 February 2018

Mayim Bialik lookalike

Mayim Bialik The Big Bang Theory actress (and actual neuroscientist) who plays Dr Amy Farrah Fowler has a broad face. There is a doppelganger.



Sara Botello, girlfriend of soccer player Aymeric Laporte who moved to Manchester City FC


Mayim Bialik


References

'I've Never Won Anything' (Daily Mail)

Aymeric Laporte leaves hotel with partner Sara Botello (Daily Mail)



Other look-alike or doppelganger or perceptions posts:

The Pot Calling the Kettle Ugly

The Pot Calling the Kettle Cute

Stand Out Face

Avatar Doppelganger Caricature


HK Doppelganger 2

HK Doppelganger 1





2039 Novel Name of the Day


Jojo Leung Wing-yi, G092xxx, notice of bankruptcy order (23 January 2015), Court of First Instance, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

2038 Novel Name of the Day


Yumi Wong Sheung-yi, Tiu Keng Leng, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 23 January 2015)

Another Yumi is 1998 Novel Name of the Day

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Name Category: Creation

Monday, 29 January 2018

2037 Novel Name of the Day


Yuki Lo Lok-yu, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 23 January 2015)

Other Yuki names at 1137 and 1675 Novel Name of the Day

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Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 27 January 2018

2036 Novel Name of the Day

Suki Li Yin-shan, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 23 January 2015)

Other Suki names at 0581 and 1364 Novel Name of the Day

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Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 25 January 2018

2035 Novel Name of the Day


Calcio Cheung (Mr), 22yo visitor to Ocean Park (Sept 2017). “I will still be playing in the haunted houses even though I am a bit scared getting in,” he said.

Quoted in SCMP news story about an actual dead body found in haunted house. 


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

2034 Novel Name of the Day


Gatwick Chan, photographer (found on Facebook), Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Geography-based

Sunday, 21 January 2018

2033 Novel Name of the Day


Miru Wong (Ms), 27, designer, 3rd generation Chinese embroidered shoes company (featured on lifestyle program Money Magazine in Sept 2017), Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 19 January 2018

2032 Novel Name of the Day


Selwyn Yu, barrister, defending former HKSAR Chief Executive Donald Tsang in his corruption trials. 

The meaning of Selwyn is "manor-friend".



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Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

2031 Novel Name of the Day


Rocky Tuan Sung-chi, new Vice-Chancellor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Rocky Tuan



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Name Category: Rare

Monday, 15 January 2018

2030 Novel Name of the Day


Kith Tsang (Mr), founder, School of Everyday Life, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion

Saturday, 13 January 2018

2029 Novel Name of the Day


Frankly Chu, 58, retired police officer, Hong Kong. Honestly speaking, Frankly was today (3 January 2018) convicted and sentenced to three months prison for abuse of Occupy protesters using a baton on 6 November 2014.

Frankly Chu. Pic KY Cheng.



About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Insertion

Thursday, 11 January 2018

2028 Novel Name of the Day


Gloomy Kwok, makeup artist, Tycoon Talk and the Next Generation (lifestyle program), Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

2027 Novel Name of the Day


Tango Chu, director, TVB News, Hong Kong (Nov 2017)

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

Sunday, 7 January 2018

2026 Novel Name of the Day

Elmy Lung (Ms), reporter, TVB News, Hong Kong 

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 5 January 2018

Caution At Macau Racing

Visited the Macau karting track over the holidays and, along with many others, was disappointed to be turned away. The reason? It had begun to rain lightly. This was on 28 December 2017, which remained sunny, bright and breezy despite the minute sprinkling of rain at around 1415hrs.

Although many people tried to reason with them, the government-employed staff stuck stubbornly to the fact that they had seen some rain droplets and therefore closed the track. This is obviously no way to run a business ... but it is typical of how government staff run things ... be safe, be conservative and be sure there are no ways to endanger their "precious" jobs.

The absurdity is that before anyone can go on the track, waiver forms have to be signed anyway so that there are no liability issues in the first place. Visitors race at their own peril, and everyone present that day knew that a little rain should not be an excuse to prevent them from racing.

Thanks to the staff at Coloane Karting Track for ruining everyone's afternoon of what should have been a fun day at the races !!





Coloane Karting Track
Address:
Estrada de Seac Pai Van, Coloane
Opening hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays & Fridays: 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.
Fees: MOP180 (per kart per 15 minutes). Tickets are available for sale on site only (No ticket will be sold to the public 30 minutes before the closing time).
Tel: +853 2888 2126
Website: click here
Bus routes nearby:  52, 55



2025 Novel Name of the Day

Venus Ng, director, TVB News, Hong Kong (Dec 2017)

see other Venus names at 1682, 1674, 1624, 1481, 1164, Novel Names of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare; Self-important; Common in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Lecturing Kids About Sharks Fin

I randomly came across this video of someone giving a lecture in English to 5-6 year old Chinese children in Hong Kong about the sharks fin industry.

At one point, Bertha Lo of the Hong Kong Shark Foundation told the audience that "26 million to 76 million sharks are killed [every year]" (1:08 on the video). Yes, this is a shocking number ... but what is more shocking is that these numbers have absolutely no impact or meaning to a group of 5-6 years olds !!!

I think the kids would rather see some real sharks or at least some videos of sharks swimming in their natural habitat. Providing children (at this young age) with the beauty of these animals is probably much more effective in getting them to first appreciate the wonders of our natural world. When it comes to giving them the "real and dirty facts" about the sharks fin trade (and other gruesome facts), perhaps this should be given to children of slightly older grades?


Teaching Hong Kong Kindergarten Kids About Shark Fin (YouTube video)




2024 Novel Name of the Day


Wynna Wong (Ms), reporter, TVB News, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Monday, 1 January 2018

2023 Novel Name of the Day

Ardyce Yik (Ms), naturopathic physician, Integrated Medicine Institute in Central and the OT&P medical clinic in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

Happy New Year EVERYONE !!!

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Name Category: Rare