Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Monday, September 1, 2014   

We're barking up wrong tree for tax help with medical bills
"Dear Mr Columnist: I have six beloved offspring but they are all cats. Can I list them as `dependents' in my tax form?"



Making a meal of austerity
New Communist Party chief Xi Jinping is promoting administrative austerity, and the new spirit of frugality is being extended to arrangements for journalists covering the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Crowning glory for car dealer
Crown Motors, the sole local distributor of Toyota cars, has once again recorded the highest annual sales among dealers in Hong Kong, a position it has maintained for 21 years.

Helping hands make a happy holiday
During the Lunar New Year holiday I had a day out driving to Tai Mo Shan Country Park and the wishing tree in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po. The first stop was the country park and, of course the summit of Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in the territory.

Showbiz more than just a sister act
Many media people play "multimedia" roles, working for television, radio as well as print publications at the same time, and Michelle Lo Mik-suet is a typical example.

It's hardly an educated guess that despots like fake degrees
Wanna buy a PhD? Your humble narrator got a bunch of junk e-mails offering fake degrees last week and deleted them. What idiot would order artificial qualifications off the net?

Masters of all they survey
The University of Hong Kong held its Lunar New Year celebrations on a balmy day.

Mess life leads to tidy friendships
We last looked at traditions that were followed within police messes before the handover.

Star makers may raise entry bar
Graduates from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts have been attracting a lot of attention lately.



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