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Lifestyle 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Escalating nightmare

Books featured in B>Reading Room/Bthis week: Suspicion of Madness by Barbara Parker, The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine, The Pilots by James Spencer, Spies by Michael Frayn, and The Beauty Game by Anita Anand.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dejunking my life


Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Face to face with facts of life

The end of the year can be likened to coming to a traffic light that#8217;s red. To stop, wait and go. It#8217;s a time to stop, reflect over the past year and to look forward to new things to come.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dear Jean...

Our mailbox was filled with letters from people who wanted to #8220;date, console or roast#8221; Jean Senthil for her provocative lament about being female and single at 30 (I>Is 30 a Single Number?/I>) last week. We publish a sample of such responses, except those (at last count, six) asking to date her!

Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A mother's descent into Alzheimer's


Lifestyle 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mother tongue

READERS' New Year resolutions to improve thier English.

Lifestyle 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cyber-code of Chinese chatterers

THE Chinese liking for homonyms and convenience has resulted in numbers and English abbreviations being used by cyber chatters, writes DOUG YOUNG.

Lifestyle 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Colour with collocations

Oxford Collocations Dictionary reviews by SHARON BAKAR.

Lifestyle 06 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

You should have a choice

WHILE Dr Lim Chin Lam (Jan 27) and Greg Barlow (Jan 29) are correct to highlight the fact that comprehensibility rather than grammatical accuracy is more important in communicating in English, nonetheless, the issue has to be contextualised in terms of the needs and demands of users.

Lifestyle 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sleeping giant awakes

WHEN Emile Heskey headed that dramatic equaliser against Arsenal last Wednesday, the forward affectionately called a #8220;sleeping giant#8221; by his Liverpool manager, Gerard Houllier, seemed to have awoken in spectacular fashion.