Friday, 30 October 2015

1646 HKSAR Name of the Day


Elsie Leung Oi-sie, 76, Former justice secretary and vice-chairwoman of the Basic Law Committee, Hong Kong



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Name Category: Common; Phonetic-based

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

1645 HKSAR Name of the Day


Rickie Chan Kam-cheong, Kwun Tong magistrate, Hong Kong (this is not a very "respectable" name for a magistrate) 

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Name Category: Common but strange for Hong Kong

Monday, 26 October 2015

1644 HKSAR Name of the Day


Kaliz Lee, illustrator, SCMP, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 24 October 2015

1643 HKSAR Name of the Day


Benson Ho Kar-lun, 43, accomplice of Keefe Chong Ka-hai, who were both jailed for five years and two months for financial fraud (October 2012), Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare; son-suffix

Thursday, 22 October 2015

1642 HKSAR Name of the Day


Keefe Chong Ka-hai, 42, cousin of Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po, jailed for five years and two months for financial fraud (October 2012), Hong Kong

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

1641 HKSAR Name of the Day


Carrel Kam Lin-wang, director of Yung Kee Restaurant (famed for its roast goose and fine cuisine) and son of Ronald Kam Kwan-lai who owned 55% shares in the family business along with elder brother Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing who owned 45%.

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

1640 HKSAR Name of the Day


Hardy Kam, son of Kinsen Kam, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare

Friday, 16 October 2015

1639 HKSAR Name of the Day


Kinsen Kam Kwan-sing, 66 year old who held 45% shares of his family's Yung Kee Restaurant (famed for its roast goose and fine cuisine) died in October 2012, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based?

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

1638 HKSAR Name of the Day

Char Kong Cheuk-him (Mr), fiance to Quintina Ho Nga-yee, Hong Kong (October 2011)

Char is a girl's name!

Name Category: Creation for Males; Rare for Females

Monday, 12 October 2015

1637 HKSAR Name of the Day


Quintina Ho Nga-yee, fiance to Char Kong Cheuk-him, Hong Kong (October 2011)

Latin origin and its meaning is "fifth"

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

1636 HKSAR Name of the Day


Timky Tam, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 9 October 2011)

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Friday, 9 October 2015

That Should Hold It

Hong Kong's Finest

Police cordon tape is supposed to be used to "surround" an incident. Instead, this policeman makes a good impression of trying to secure the car.



Reference (SCMP)



Authorities pluck mother and youngster from car as floods cause traffic chaos
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 October, 2015, 8:43am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 October, 2015, 3:09pm
Firefighters had to rescue a 37-year-old expatriate woman and her son from a broken-down car amid torrential rain that lashed Sai Kung this morning, causing severe flooding in the area.
The vehicle was stuck in 90cm of water on Tai Mong Tsai Road near Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp in Sai Kung. A police spokeswoman said the woman and her son were unhurt and their car was later towed away.
The spokeswoman said their car was among several vehicles that broke down in the area.
According to the Hong Kong Observatory, 102mm of rain was recorded in Sai Kung between 8.45am and 9.45am, coming in addition to downpours on Monday and yesterday.
The police also said that a three-storey retaining wall collapsed behind Hopes Villa off Tai Mong Tsai Road at about 10.30am. Sand and mud washed down from the hillside and blocked a section of the road. The spokeswoman said firemen were called in and no one was injured.
 
Pictures showed knee-high water covering roads in the Sai Kung area, in particular in Tai Mong Tsai.
Observatory scientific officer Tsoi Tze-shun said the torrential rainfall was very isolated with western parts of the New Territories receiving only 10mm.
“We expect there will be some more showers and a few thunderstorms in the afternoon and tonight,” he said.
 
Relief is on the way though -  autumn will finally arrive in Hong Kong over the weekend as temperatures fall to their lowest levels in months and the sky continues to clear.
A monsoon surge over southeast China will bring cool weather to the city, according to the Hong Kong Observatory, a welcome relief after locals sweltered through a hot and dry September.
Temperatures are forecast to fall to as low as 22 degrees on Sunday, with a maximum of 26, while humidity could drop as low as 55 per cent.
Tsoi said the cool weather would continue on Monday before warmer temperatures returned towards the middle of the week.
“The northeast monsoon will arrive over the weekend, so it will bring with it the cool air from over China to our vicinity,” he said.
While rain is forecast to continue to fall today, relatively drier weather is expected for the rest of the week.
"There will be rain upon arrival of the monsoon, on Friday and Saturday, but we think the drier air will arrive early next week,” Tsoi said.
Weather conditions related to the developing El Nino weather system in the Pacific Ocean meant Hong Kong sweated through an unusually warm September, with temperatures up to a degree above average and rainfall more than 200mm below expectations.


Thursday, 8 October 2015

1635 HKSAR Name of the Day


Sanford Yung, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 8 October 2011)

meaning: "sandy ford" in Old English

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

1634 HKSAR Name of the Day


Cristie Lam, Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 7 October 2011)

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

1633 HKSAR Name of the Day


Heyley Lai, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 4 October 2011)

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Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Friday, 2 October 2015

1632 HKSAR Name of the Day


Charleen Poon, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 3 October 2011)

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