Our Desk | Be careful from whom you take advice

We all seek advice in many occasions in our lives. Sometimes it’s because we really need someone with expertise to help us to solve a problem or make

Insight | The meat we eat – Kobe’s exception

One of the well-known advantages of living in Macau is that you can, within a relatively short travel period, find yourself in such disparate and enticing locations as

Kapok | Choice matters

Despite all the loathing at the pre-screening of candidates for the 2017 Chief Executive election in Hong Kong, having a somewhat contested selection process, with a few candidates

Made in Macao | Addicted to sleep or staying up late?

These days, I seem to hear more young people saying that their hobby is sleeping. For some, sleeping is not just a hobby, but a ‘talent’. Could it

Macau Matters | The right to privacy and charitable good governance

I have helped local charities publish several annual reports. While published annual reports are very common for charities internationally, very few are done in Macau, which is very

Our Desk | For the well-being of domestic workers

The appalling, horrendous story of abuse that Erwiana faced in Hong Kong as a domestic helper raises awareness of how modern slavery is still present today. I

Rear Window | La La Land

We perceive as good and sound the idea that 2017 will be the year best remembered both in Macau and Hong Kong for setbacks and erosion in the

Bizcuits | Award inflation 

Among the peculiarities of Macau is what seems an exaggerated lauding of certain individuals. In public we tend to bestow labels of “expert”, “specialist”, “media mogul”, “pundit” or

Letter to the Editor | Non-pruning of trees can be a matter of life or death. Who cares in Macau?

Dear Editor, We have had in Macau incidents of trees and branches falling with resultant fatalities. The same in Hong Kong because, as we know, trees have to be

Girl About Globe | Man tights

It’s 9.30a.m. and 11 degrees at Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong. And there are a lot of men in tights. Super hero convention? Upon

Legal Wise by MdME | Trump escort service When defense trumps offense

Recent developments in Mainland China regarding the preliminary granting to Donald Trump of the rights to the word mark TRUMP raised eyebrows worldwide. Not only did such approvals

Our Desk | Heterotopia is not a theme

The theme for the 28th Macau Arts Festival, “Heterotopia,” was announced last week at a press conference and was poorly explained by the new president of the Cultural

World Views | What restaurants can take away from Chinese takeout

It’s never smart to keep hungry people waiting for their food. They turn “hangry.” No one has mastered this idea better than Chinese takeout restaurants, which

Kapok | Clubbing sessions

It’s once again this time of the year when the unique institutional design of the People’s Republic of China displays its highest degree of sophistication: March corresponds to

Made in Macau | Only Facebook

Social media has not only become a big part of our lives but a modern buzz word. There are language classes specifically on writing for social media; teachers

Macau Matters | 3-D Printing – the Future of Manufacturing?

Long ago I completed a PhD wherein I studied metal machining production processes. At that time, 3-D printing was unheard of but now I frequently see articles touting