I hope this Forum will remain our link to Simon in the coming years.
By: mpe on 八月 9, 2008 at 6:22 上午
All the best!! Kahoo. I am very disappointed to find out you will not be hosting anymore political radio and tv talk show in Toronto. However, I am very happy that you will be teaching the Political Science in H.K and have a Professor position. Take care and will miss you for very long time.
Whenever you try to do in life, you try to do it well. No matter in great matter or small, you try to do it with ernest. You never believe it possible that any natural or improved ability can be immunity. With hard working quality and hope to achieve its ends, now you have found that this is you golden rule.
【明報專訊】北京奧組委事無大小都有「相關規定」，德國重劍運動員杜普利策說，「人們連跑錯地方的可能性 都沒有，到處都站著服務生，都在說『This way please』。」令他們只能看到「規定看到」的東西。此外，奧組委規定禮儀小姐站立的姿勢要一致，展露笑容時規定要「露出8顆牙齒」，就算台上的中國觀 眾想為國家隊加油，奧組委亦建議使用「奧運加油、中國加油」的口號，且有志願者引領做統一手勢。
By: 鏡花水月 on 八月 12, 2008 at 5:24 下午
Simon, so sad to hear that you will be going back to HK. However, I believe you will be able to achieve more in HK. Do let us know when you ever come back in futue…we are waiting…One Kahoo..One Belief…and One group of us……
By: Charles Lam on 八月 12, 2008 at 5:32 下午
Google has stopped using those olympics08_diving etc. graphics on its web page starting noon. Someone is watching and is not happy about them too.
Prof Li, Best Wishes. Toronto’s loss for not able to keep you here.
By: No Longer 1540 Fan on 八月 14, 2008 at 8:03 下午
By: 見仁智 on 八月 14, 2008 at 10:54 下午
One Dream = surround you and eat your lunch
鬼老 may believe in their lies about ages, but not real Chinese!
By: dodge on 八月 14, 2008 at 11:14 下午
京奧之外的噪音: how about you? are you chinese?
By: 訪客 on 八月 14, 2008 at 11:39 下午
By: 孵一 on 八月 15, 2008 at 7:11 上午
Opening Ceremony: Not Exactly as Billed
Who could not be charmed by the children featured in the Olympic opening ceremony, representing China’s 56 ethnic groups, dressed in native costumes, clustered around the Chinese flag?
It turns out that those children were actors and not necessarily members of the ethnic groups they represented. The Wall Street Journal first reported that the children actually were members of the Han majority.
IOC orders investigation into He Kexin’s age
By Chris Chase
The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin, The Times of London reports. Faced with almost insurmountable evidence which suggests that He is two years younger than the birth date listed on her Chinese passport, the IOC has launched an inquiry that could result in the stripping of He’s gold medals.
This news comes on the heels of another Times report that details the findings of a New York computer security expert who found official Chinese documents that list He’s age as 14 years and 220 days. Mike Walker used a Chinese search engine’s cache feature to find He’s actual date of birth on spreadsheets from a Chinese government website. The spreadsheets were taken down off the site recently and He’s name had been removed.
Assuming the IOC is committed to a real investigation and not some dog and pony show, the revelation that the Chinese government covered up the ages of gymnasts could end up being the defining moment of these Games for the host country. Officials wanted the Olympics to be a coming out party for a new China. But while the Games have been a huge success, there is a legitimate possibility that China’s legacy from Beijing ’08 will be that of a massive government cover-up, not the magical Opening Ceremony or the transformation of Beijing or anything else positive.
All the good work China did to put on these Olympics could be forgotten because of an unnecessary, arrogant move by the government. Why risk everything to put a 14-year old in the competition when they could have replaced her with an of-age 16-year old gymnast? Sure, He is a better gymnast than the Chinese gymnasts who were eligible to compete, but with the judges they had at the Olympics, would it really have mattered?
The minimum age for Olympic competition was raised from 14 to 15 in the early 1980s. In 1993, the North Korean gymnastics federation was barred from the world championships for falsifying ages. At one point, the federation listed one of its gymnasts, Kim Gwang Suk, as 15 for three straight years.
Kim, 4-4 and about 62 pounds, showed up at the 1991 world championships missing two front teeth, prompting questions.
Bela Karolyi, the coach of gymnastics legends like Mary Lou Retton and Nadia Comaneci, said he thought Kim must have been younger than 11 at the time.Her coaches said she had lost her permanent teeth years before in an accident on the uneven bars.
Karolyi was just as adamant about the Chinese gymnasts in Beijing being underage, particularly when Deng Linlin smiled and he noticed she had a gap in her top teeth.
“Her teeth are missing!” he said. “She is a baby! How can the Chinese get away with cheating the world? They are backed by their government and doing this in front of our faces.”
His wife, Martha Karolyi, the United States women’s national team coordinator, said the age requirement should be done away with.
“It just causes problems, and you can’t prove if someone is following the rules or not,” she said. “It causes too many problems.”
By: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? on 八月 22, 2008 at 10:50 上午
過完癮，唔該哂 ! 交番比你，Gawa哥 !
By: 分離姐 on 八月 22, 2008 at 11:21 上午
By: 加香中 on 八月 22, 2008 at 6:50 下午
By: 無間道 on 八月 22, 2008 at 7:41 下午
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你老闆呀！當時我笑笑口，無咩出聲，只係噫噫呀呀YE YE YE 打發咗去，將張紙渣成一舊係手掌，比完錢，出門，掉咗張垃圾紙入垃圾桶！完全無提咩嘢號碼阿呢阿路！
你老闆呀！當我白痴老呀！完全無的禮貌，無的收齒，係人都知你地收佣做嘢，呢的都無可厚非；但係你完全無比過任可服務比我，我自己揾到減價貨，貨架上衰到連價錢牌都無貼上，打擊顧客知道價錢便宜，因為２G,4G都有價錢，廿幾元四十幾元，如果８G標埋價錢出嚟係３０元，你話會點啦！另外，你想人提及你個職員代號，想話有的油水，我都唔該你禮貎的用英文老老實實請求吓我啦＂DO YOU MIND IF YOU COULD MENTION MY NAME WHEN YOU PAY FOR THE SD CARD?"咁樣我條氣都順的呀！你無澄澄質張紙比我，多謝都無講句，就叫我咁做，分明當我水魚白痴，你唔好彩啦貨架陀地，今次你遇著呢個，唔係普通嗰的華人呀！我係好難啃架！
Say 劉翔 was really unfit to play. Whether or not he was under tremendous pressure to play for the honor, hope and pride of the people was not important. The most important thing is how he could back out of the event without yielding a huge public uproar, irrational slandering, and risk to personal safety. A little bit of acting was therefore definitely necessary in this case. To be fair, I can’t prove that he acted. But, if I were him, I would for sure.
By: cytodex on 八月 22, 2008 at 9:42 下午
Game is game, game rules have to follow without excuse. When chinese government appointed Ho to join the game, they simply make her new identity (their usual practice). Why not appointing one fitting the age limit of 16? Mostly because no better one meets the gold medal dream. Smaller size body is a benefit in these type of gym games. They hunger for medals, not merely for participation.
In China, everything is mission possible. This is lying to their own people, but cannot hide from the eyes of audience around the world. See evidences here:
how are you? 我唔係又扮友善咯!學足你的文化!一講到咖啡煙仔,自己賣咯,千奇唔好同人比!你地見唔到新聞有個華民買個飯盒比條西鬼人員,點知比人告佢行賄!仲唔死!唔死都一身潺呀!西鬼笑騎騎,唔好以為係好嘢,有時要笑騎騎對返佢,拉個平就最好!