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  • Chinese New Year with the culinary savant

    It was fun while it lasted. But Chinese New Year is now over for those of us left in Hong Kong. There is still a great mass of bankers and lawyers and investors sitting on south-east Asian beaches, or sliding down mountains in Japan. But, for you lucky few at your desks and able to read this fresh off the press, I hope you had more fun than me.

    • 27 Jan 2012
  • Looking for tips in all the wrong places? Why not!

    CLSA has again issued its surprisingly reliable Feng Shui report, the product of its interviews with feng shui masters and its own analysts.

    • 19 Jan 2012
  • The surest way to bolster your salary: lai see

    Given the poor end to last year and the lack of activity in equity and loan markets, with Chinese New Year fast approaching, now is the time to think about how to fill those lovely lai see envelopes.

    • 12 Jan 2012
  • Between two celebrations, my resolve is gone

    Welcome back from your Christmas breaks, readers. I hope you all had a better time of it than I did. I don’t mean to sound like a Scrooge while the memories of crackers and mulled wine are still so fresh, but Christmas is probably the hardest time in the world for those in my position: an overweight booze hound trying to prove to his wife that he can live a nice and healthy lifestyle.

    • 05 Jan 2012