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The battle never ends: Horrifying pandemics in human history

In a pandemic era when COVID-19 death toll has reached 2 million worldwide, everyone has been anxiously waiting for the vaccines reaching those in need and actually turning things around. But if you think twice about it, the whole human history is actually a continuous battle between us and different kinds of pandemics.

Smell of Money | Why you need a Burberry Scarf? Luxury goods and self-realization

Where does the value come from? For most people, an object's value depends on whether humans need it or not and how much they need it. For example, the value of orange depends on the amount of nutrition it provides to humans.

Japanese Sapporo 'lagar' beer to hit shelves despite misspelling

A new Japanese beer will hit the shelves next month despite a misspelling on its logo as "lagar," its maker Sapporo Breweries Ltd. has said, after the error set social media abuzz and drew consumer support.

A century ago: Jet-setting life of Guangdong people in China's Republican Era (Part II)

At the beginning of the 20th century, a radical commercial transformation took place in Guangdong, and the pursuit of foreign goods became the mainstream of people's consumption. The blend and merge of Chinese and foreign products, cultures, values, and life patterns boosted in the Republic of China, and new patterns of clothing, food, housing and transportation emerged. A hundred years ago, the sea-trade changed people's lives at that time, while the entry of imported products also promoted the gradual development and growth of national industries.

HK Int'l Film Festival to go hybrid this year

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) announces today (Jan. 13) that the 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF45), scheduled to open on April 1, will run for 12 days until April 12 and will be held for the first time in a mixed format with both in-theatre and online screenings.

A century ago: Jet-setting life of Guangdong people in China's Republican Era (Part I)

At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was a radical commercial transformation in Guangdong, and the pursuit of foreign goods became the mainstream of people's consumption. "Lai Lo goods" (imported goods) flooded into the coastal cities, where Chinese and foreign values, cultures, and life patterns began to meet and merge.

Smell of Money | May you be prosperous! Tri-fold wallets recommendation

With the Chinese New Year approaching, buying a portable and straightforward tri-fold clip may bring a river of gold flow into your pocket in 2021. The followings are some of the big-name brands' purses that may allow you to pick the right one for yourself!

Photos | 25 mind-numbing pictures about gigantophobia

All kinds of phobias exist out there, but a fairly well-known one is megalophobia, which is the fear of large objects. This applies to things like large sculptures, towering buildings, giant aquatic animals. The list goes on and on.

A Thousand Hamlets | 5 outperforming thrillers of 2020 to give you goosebumps

Some people say that watching horror movies is a good way to test one's personal limits in a safe environment, while other thriller enthusiasts regard this as a simple and effective way to relieve the pressure. What are the real charms of them that have earned a bunch of the most loyal fans in every part of the world?

Serendipity | HK nostalgia: Trams, neon signs, love hotels are time capsules never buried

Indeed, a city is getting old all the time along with its people, and things seem to be ephemeral in this ever-changing world. There are things, however, that don't age and stand the test of time. Despite the vast vicissitudes of life, those most cherished things about the city and the lingering memories of people never age. They are either carried by the slowly-trotting, jingling trams, witnessed by the dazzling neon signs, or simply treasured deeply within the hearts of HK folks.

To be or not to be: Modish HK Cha chaan teng go out of the woods by hot sale

Hong Kong may have a reputation as a futuristic, unrealistic city for many outsiders, but that is only a fraction of all. In reality, HK has its unique hustle and bustle of the secular life. Multifarious local eateries scattered among the shiny new skyscraper are serving delicacy to eager customers. Thousands of unforgettable HK's dishes and snacks were originated from these local restaurants. HK Cha chaan teng has gradually become the signature of HK's culinary culture.

The spirit of less-is-more: HK Cha chaan teng's heart-warming power

Some people say that Cha chaan teng, which refers to Hong Kong-style tea restaurant in Cantonese, is the first generation of the online sensation for catering industry in mainland China, while others call it many diners' "shining moonlight", something so beautiful that will linger in your memory forever.

A Thousand Hamlets | Best Chinese Albums of 2020 (Part II)

2020 has been one of the most depressing and challenging years to many with the whole world beclouded under the sweeping pandemic. It is in the most gloomy days that people need something to hold on to, something that sparks in the dark, something that gives you air on the brink of suffocating. Despite countless canceled live shows and concerts, the Chinese music world has seen a fair bunch of worth-listening-to albums, which have been shelters of comfort to those who are still struggling. Let's take a look at a personalized selection of the 10 best Chinese albums of 2020 (No.1 - No. 5).

Serendipity | The wisdom of have-it-all: 4 eye-catching canvas bags to embrace the New Year

2020 has been an extremely challenging and tumultuous year for the whole world where many people face unimaginable losses, haunting depressive mood and even mental breakdown. As we all reset for a brand-new year ahead, who doesn't want to treat oneself something rewarding? Luckily, here we present these must-have canvas bags which are perfect manifestation of the have-it-all wisdom.

A Thousand Hamlets | Best Chinese Albums of 2020 (Part I)

2020 has been one of the most depressing and challenging years to many with the whole world beclouded under the pandemic. It is in the most gloomy times that people need something to hold on to. Despite countless canceled live shows and concerts, the Chinese music world has seen a fair bunch of worth-a-listen albums, which have been shelters of comfort to those who are struggling. Let's take a look at a personalized selection of the 10 best Chinese albums of 2020.
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