A LOT OF WORDS ABOUT 2017 AND MANY PEOPLE THINK THEY NEED TO SAY SOMETHING: LOVE YOUR COUNTRY & LOVE HONG KONG -- OTHERWISE YOU CANNOT BE CE IN 2017 ! BUT WHO WILL DECIDE IF YOU LOVE..................?
2046 IS AROUND THE CORNER - SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE !
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
and in my opinion this decision is 100% CORRECT ! Domestic helpers when they come here know they are coming here under a 1-contract system. They are not "normally residing in Hong Kong" - they are completely dependent on some employer who gives accomodation, food, daily neccesities etc to them. Therefore the idea for the HKG minimum wage (HKD 30 / hour from May 1st) applied for foreign domestic helpers can also be scrapped herewith. Read the story about the Court of Final Appeal decision here:Click to BBC Asia !
Monday, March 18, 2013
Are the people getting totally nuts here in Hong Kong ? Son killing his parents - hacking them & storing their heads in the fridge...... Another son attacking father & mother with a knife because they have asked him to stop his non-stop computer game playing - father dead - mother in serious condition Just right now the next case - a woman killed her boyfriend after filling him up with sleeping pills & then she jumped - they have lived in a DUPLEX close to Kowloon station Something is terribly wrong here !
Sunday, March 17, 2013
First sorry for long time no posting ! Here the story of Henry Tang's wine collection - just under auction some days ago - fetched HKD 48 Million ! FROM SCMP: Secret of former chief secretary Henry Tang's wine cellar remains bottled up After illegal basement scandal during election, auctioneer refuses to disclose the location of former chief secretary's fine wine collection. A wine expert given a rare glimpse inside former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's wine cellar is remaining tight-lipped about its location. The question of where Tang stored the 810 lots that went under the hammer at Christie's this week is an intriguing one. His campaign for chief executive was wrecked last year when it was revealed he had a huge illegal basement under his Kowloon Tong home, featuring among other things - a wine cellar. Without saying if he had been to the Kowloon Tong site, Simon Tam, head of wine in China for Christie's auction house, said Tang's wine was stored in a "handsome cellar". The 810 lots that went under the hammer in the two-day auction represent just a fraction of Tang's collection, amassed over 30 years. "From these wines, I see how his collection changed with him over 30 years of passion for wine," said Tam. "Some of these wines were bought in small villages, so tiny you would need to scrutinise a map to find them. The collection represents Tang's personal taste." Tam said that Tang does not consider himself a "collector", as he buys wine for personal enjoyment rather than as an investment, drawing on comments the politician made in a promotional video produced by Christie's. In the bidding catalogue, Tang wrote: "I am never deterred, and zealously try to get my hands on as many bottles as possible, sometimes to the point of threatening my supplier with an unmentionable deed. "I assembled a collection that many would die for, but alas, I am mortal. I realised I have far too much wine, and would be unable to consume it even across multiple life times." He also advised bidders that there are some "matches made in heaven" that would "warm my heart and stir my soul", such as foie gras paired with Sauternes, or charcoal-grilled steak with cabernet sauvignon. During the two days of bidding, which ended last night, one buyer paid HK$1.21 million for bottles said to be among the rarest wines in the world - six magnums of Romanee Conti 1995. Christie's had estimated the total sale would raise up to HK$29 million. But on the first day of bidding on Friday - which featured just a third of the collection - HK$22 million was raised. Tang has many wine cellars in Hong Kong. The basement that housed the cellar in his Kowloon Tong home also featured a Japanese-style bath and gym.