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With Spring and the Easter holiday (6 – 9 April) approaching, take the opportunity to enjoy a short break and rejuvenate on beautiful Lantau Island at Novotel Citygate Hong Kong. Hong Kong and Macau residents can take advantage of an exclusive Easter Skyrail package that represents outstanding value for money and a unique Hong Kong experience. Just a short distance by MTR to Tung Chung, this thriving area places you at the heart of Hong Kong’s newest attractions. Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail, Citygate Outlets and the recently opened SkyPlaza are on your door step. You are also perfectly placed to enjoy the beauty of Lantau and Hong Kong Disneyland.

For only $1,088, you will enjoy one night accommodation, 2 return tickets on Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail and many more privileges. The pre-booked ‘Skyrail’ tickets allow you to redeem tickets in the express line. Children can enjoy breakfast for free and families can book an additional inter-connecting room at a special rate of $550 per night.

To celebrate Easter, a special lucky draw will be held upon check in for each booking. Grand prize is an Olea dining voucher valued at $1,088. Other prizes include free room upgrade to next category, dessert buffet for two persons at Andante, a free drink or dessert at Moccato and Easter chocolates.

EASTER ‘Skyrail’ Escape
HK$1,088 nett per room per night

One night Superior Room accommodation
2 return tickets on Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail
Buffet breakfast for 2 persons at Essence
Free breakfast for children
Welcome drink for 2 persons at Andante
Free use of gymnasium & outdoor swimming pool
30% discount on spa and facial treatments in SPA MTM
Free overnight parking and extra bed for child
Upgrade to Deluxe Room for special rate of HK$80 per night

• Package valid from 2 – 9 April 2007.
• Rates are inclusive of 10% service charge and 3% government tax
• Package confirmation is subject to hotel’s availability at time of request
• Additional inter-connecting room excludes skyrail tickets
• Up to two children age 16 or below enjoy breakfast for free when dining with parents
• Reservations is required for 30% discount in SPA MTM
• Free parking and extra bed is subject to availability
• The package is only applicable to Hong Kong and Macau residents only, valid HKID card is required to present upon check in

Address:    Novotel Citygate Hong Kong
    51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong
Reservations Hotline: 3602 8800

(information provided by the hotel)

Qatar Airways presents a great line-up of previous and current Oscar- winning movies, now showing as part of the airline’s extensive in-flight entertainment package.

Three of the five Best Picture nominations for 2007 are available on board, including Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen and winner, The Departed. Other movies among this year’s Oscar winners being showcased this month on Qatar Airways include the hit musical Dreamgirls, which garnered this year’s highest number of Oscar nominations, Happy Feet, winner of Best Animated Feature, and Marie Antoinette, winner of Best Costume Design.

Best Oscar Movie Winners now showing on Qatar Airways:

2001 – Gladiator
2002 – A Beautiful Mind
2003 – Chicago
2004 – The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King
2005 – Million Dollar Baby
2006 – Crash
2007 – The Departed

To complement the Oscar movie theme, the March edition of Oryx Entertainment, the Five-star airline’s in-flight entertainment magazine, features an Oscars special, and highlights all of the Academy Award-winning movies, including Best Picture winners over the past few years such as Titanic and Forrest Gump.

Passengers will find details of the Oscar movies available in the ‘Oscar Winners Season’ section. The magazine also details programming for over 80 movies, 70 TV shows and 16 music channels, as well as more than 300 music CDs from popular and classical artists in a stylish and easy-to-use guide.

Qatar Airways consistently strives to offer its passengers the finest in world-class entertainment at 35,000 ft. The company believes its customers expect nothing less from one of the world’s best airlines – one of four to hold the coveted Five-star rating for service and excellence from independent aviation industry monitor, Skytrax.

For more information on the entertainment packages available on board Qatar Airways, please visit

Please note that the full range of Oscar-winning movies are available for passengers on Qatar Airways’ Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft, featuring fully interactive Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) systems. This enables passengers to watch entertainment at the time of their choice with features such as play, pause, forward and rewind functions.

(information provided by the pr company)

ImageEVISU is announcing the arrival of its LADIES line from the HERITAGE SS07 COLLECTION

Here are some selections from this collection and their prices: Ladies 3/4 Cropped Jeans HKD1,550
Ladies Slim Cut Jeans HKD1,525
Ladies Straight Leg Jeans HKD1,550
Ladies Denim Flare Coat HKD2,008
Ladies Cap Sleeve Tee HKD650
Ladies Twin Set Knitwear Cardigan – HKD1,250; Vest – HKD725

EVISU is announcing the arrival of its TEIBAN line from the HERITAGE SS07 COLLECTION...

Here are some selections from this collection and their prices:

Men’s “Kamikaze Phoenix” Jeans HKD1,975
Men’s “Self Paint” Jeans HKD1,875
Men’s “Tamashii Daicock” Jeans HKD1,875
Men’s Embroidered Dotted Daicock Jeans HKD2,100
Men’s Small Daicock HKD1,850
Men’s “Kamikaze” Tee HKD900
Men’s “Seagull” Reglan Tee HKD925
Men’s “Self Paint” Tee HKD800
Men’s “Wording Seagull” Guesset Tee HKD725

Official EVISU HK Stores...
OT 304, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui   tel.2376-1955
Shop 3097, IFC Mall, Central   tel.2234-7266

(information provided by the pr company)

EVISU is announcing the arrival of its UMI YAMA line from the HERITAGE SS07 COLLECTION

Here are some selections from this collection and their prices:

Men’s “Umi Daicock” Jeans (Japan Fabric) HKD2,675
Men’s “Umi Yama” Jeans D56 (Japan Fabric) HKD2,675
Men’s “Umi Yama” Jeans D836 HKD3,925
Men’s “Yama Daicock” Jeans (Japan Fabric) HKD4,075
Men’s “Umi Yama” Tee 1 HKD900
Men's "Umi Yama" Tee 2 HKD1,000
Men's "Umi Yama" Tee 3 HKD1,000
Men's "Umi Yama" Tee 4 HKD1,000

(information provided by the pr company)


On the 1st March ZUJI launched its “World On Sale” promotion featuring a month of hot travel deals from Hong Kong to all parts of the world.  Starting March 1, a series of ZUJI “World On Sale” deals will be updated every Tuesday for 4 consecutive weeks until March 30.  These deals are simply sensational – travel to Bangkok from HK$799, Sydney from HK$2,999, Guam from HK$2,388 and Paris from HK$2,999!  Now the question is no longer how to spend your lucky money or where to go, but to how many destinations – because with such great deals, even a tour around the world is possible. What are you waiting for?  Visit and start booking on March 1.

(information provided by the pr company)


H & M store will be opening its doors at 11am on March 10th (Saturday). This great value and fashionable international store will be opening in Central on the old site of Lane Crawford.

Check out all their fashion line at 68 Queen's Road, Central.


British women looking for love fancy 'Mr Average' men in middle-ranking jobs more than high fliers, according to a new study of female students in Lancashire. Northern England.

Lead researcher Simon Chu said women suspect 'too good to be true' high status men are more likely to stray, with teachers and travel agents offering more reliable prospects.

"High socio-economic status in males can be subtly counter-productive in terms of attractiveness as a long-term partner," he told the BBC.

"We suggest that females see physically attractive, high status males as being more likely to pursue a mating strategy rather than a parenting strategy."

The study results were published as acclaimed US rave historian Barbara Ehrenreich published an angry feature on the pressures afflicting middle management under America's increasingly compulsory 'be positive' culture, which also provided clues as to why women might shun bosses.

"Smiles, at least in human society, are gestures of submission, and routinely demanded of women as a token of subordinate status. The happy slave smiles; the well-trained 'lady' smiles," she wrote.

"Now even the male white collar striver has to keep his lips pulled back in an expression of eager compliance. Only the top guys get to snarl and snap their way through the day," she added. (

In more relationship news, UK psychotherapist Brett Kahr unveiled the results of his study of 19,000 Brits' secret sexual fantasies (the British Sexual Fantasy Research Project) and said almost everybody regularly visualizes secret sex fantasies, almost always involving lovers other than their partners.

"Many fantasies contain strong imagery of sadism, masochism and other forms of harm," Dr Kahr added, "If any of us could manage to put many of our more aggressive fantasies into practice, we would end up in prison."

Article by Jonty Skrufff

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Giant electronic conglomerate Philips Norelco have launched a new body shaver product for men which promises to add 'an extra optical inch' for men who use it for shaving their crotch.

Philips suggest 'women prefer a well groomed man' on the Bodygroom's website and predict women will be so impressed with 'a new you in the bedroom' that they'll 'eat yoghurt off your ***".

"Let me tell you, this whole issue used to make me quite uncomfortable," an actor on the site admits, "But now, with a hair-free back, well-groomed shoulders and an extra optical inch on my c -- , let's just say life has gotten pretty darn cozy," he adds.

The product received enthusiastic backing from San Francisco Chronicle writer Mark Morford who suggested it's already huge commercial success means American men are accepting that 'the general trimming of body hair isn't just for transvestites and gay porn stars and metrosexual writers anymore.'

"In other words, caring about this sort of thing doesn't make you gay, or stupid, or emasculated. It just makes you hot," he added, "And besides, who wouldn't want the pleasure of an extra optical inch?"

In more underwear news, Newsweek reported that sales of men's knickers climbed 14 percent to $3.6 billion last year, as more and more men buy designer pants such as C-in2's package enhancing wonderbra style briefs the Sling.

"We have a customer from Wall Street that swears by our thong because he doesn't want a visible panty line," C-In-2 chief Jason Zambuto told Newsweek.


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EVISU has launched its SS07 COLLECTIONS...
To kick-off the new season is the Heritage No.1 Special Edition Collection.

EVISU’s premium denim “Heritage” collection is divided into four main groups:

Teiban (meaning “classic” in Japanese)
Umi Yama (meaning “sea” and “mountain”)

The collection is logo driven and designs feature many traditional EVISU styles.]

The No.1 collection includes the denim purist’s Chinese selvedge denim that is hand-dipped in a dark-blue or bronze wash.
These jeans are all produced in non-shrunk denim that will twist when washed — a natural feature of this type of denim weave.
Sweats are in muted colourways of light pink, grey, ecru and sky, featuring long-sleeve jumpers or short-sleeve polo shirts.
All pieces from this range are presented in a special No.1 box.   

The prices for the No.1 SPECIAL SS07 COLLECTION are...

No.1 Special Jacket   HKD5,675
No.1 Special Jeans-D80   HKD2,350
No.1 Special Jeans-D836-Bronze   HKD4,700
No.1 Special Jeans-D836-Indigo   HKD4,950
No.1 Special Knit Polo Shirt   HKD1,175
No.1 Special Raglan Sweater   HKD1,850
No.1 Special S/S Raglan Sweater   HKD1,775

(information provided by the pr company)

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