February 24, 1985 |
The Health Ministry of Singapore has banned sales of Hong Kong-made tablets billed as an aphrodisiac containing ingredients taken from moose, reindeer and tigers. A ministry statement said Friday that the pills, sold in Chinese shops, contain enough lead and mercury to kill people if taken over long periods. The statement said stocks of the pills should be sent to the ministry to be destroyed.
June 2, 2002
I hope Peter Hong and his family were occupying first-class seats when they ate their box lunches of broiled mackerel, black-bean pork ribs and string beans wrapped in beef teriyaki ("Before Silicon Valley, There Was San Jose," Weekend Escape, May 19). Even then it would seem that the other passengers in that section would have to endure the smell but not the flavor of the box lunches. In coach it would be unbearable to be seated next to people eating food like that, not to mention the odor that would cling to their clothing.
October 19, 1986 |
She may be the only six-foot tall Chinese actress in Hollywood, but it isn't hurting the career of Shakti. You saw the Hong Kong-born beauty--who also happens to be an expert in the martial art of Mal-Aikido--in "Volunteers" (as Tom Hanks' bodyguard). She'll also be in "Golden Child" (a seeress pointing Eddie Murphy to fortune). And she's just finished tackling nasty Triads in Cannon's action thriller, "Three Kinds of Heat," in Elstree, England. A U.S.
October 27, 1985 |
Early this month, the Canton Evening News called for a ban on late-night disco dancing and other forms of "capitalist dissipative night life" in this city. Recalling an old Chinese expression, the newspaper said in an editorial that it feared the new forms of entertainment might turn the young people of Canton into "worms during daytime work but dragons at night."
February 24, 2007
Re "The $200,000 college diploma," Current, Feb. 18 As an alumnus of both an expensive private school and an inexpensive public one, I take exception to Peter Hong's supposition that "our finest institutions, including several with multibillion-dollar endowments, say they don't know the answer" to constantly increasing their already astronomical tuition and fees. I received a tremendous education at both institutions I attended. Our "finest institutions" are not necessarily the private universities Hong refers to. Many of our best schools are taxsupported and very affordable to rich and poor alike.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2000
Re "The Sage of Fortune Cookies," Nov. 4: I've saved some cookie fortunes over the years. I thought I'd share two: "You will get a new inspiration soon, but unfortunately it won't be any better than the others you have had." Hong Kong Noodle Co. (Ha!) "You will be fortunate in everything you put your hands on." Panda Express. (Wow!) The best slip I've found in a fortune cookie wasn't a fortune. I photocopied and enlarged this one and had it framed over my desk: "This person is serious and true and deserves to be respected."