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Life and everything

November 2017

Christmas carnival

A great European carnival returns 

Here’s an alternative if you’re deciding to go without the office party this holiday season. Gather the colleagues after work and head to the AIA Great European Carnival, which returns to the Central Harbourfront for its fourth year running.

The carnival, which runs throughout Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year, promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Apart from new thrill rides, there will be over one million cuddly toys to be won at game booths, sports activities, entertaining live performances, and a seasonal European market. Grab a hot dog between rides or enjoy a variety of food from all over the world.

Dates: 21 December 2017 – 25 February 2018 (except Friday 12 January 2018)

Location: Central Harbourfront

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Website: www.TGEC.asia


The management book

Using a variety of stories and examples, Ego is the Enemy by author and media strategist Ryan Holiday offers lessons on how to fight ego and the desire for recognition to help you become a successful and humble leader.


Scrooge! - The musical

Get the family in the festive mood with a musical adapted from the well-loved Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge gets transported, thanks to some ghostly intervention, from the past to the present then future, to learn valuable lessons such as the truth about happiness and the importance of family.

The show, sponsored by Chan Dang Social Services Foundation, has previously won three awards at the Hong Kong Drama Awards, including Best Actor (Tragedy/Drama), Best Makeup and Image Design and Top 10 Most Popular Productions. The musical is performed in Cantonese with song lyrics in English, and with Chinese and English surtitles.

Dates: 16 December 2017 – 1 January 2018

Venue: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Tickets: www.hkticketing.com


Coat season

Now that the notorious humidity levels have dropped, it’s time to layer up and bring out the coat – or find a new one.

Single-breasted wool coat, HK$1,900
Website: www.cosstores.com/es/


COS’s clean, slightly A-line single-breasted wool coat is made from a wool blend with silk, and features wide kimono sleeves. Available in cool mint and go-with-everything black.


Oversized nylon trench coat, HK$1,750
Website: www.cosstores.com/es/

Perfect for both work and weekends, COS’s oversized trench coat features a large collar and statement cuffs that can be tapered with removable bow ties. It’s designed for an oversized fit, with lightweight nylon.