August 30th, 2012


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Welcome to the weekly free forum post.  Here you'll find the week's Top 5 News Stories, any comm announcements and a list of celeb birthdays for the week.  This is also an anything-goes post.  Comment on the news, wish your fave a happy birthday or go completely off-topic, as long is it isn't against general comm rules.  Post will be made every Thursday.


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Jolin Tsai releases new MV: Great Artist

Legendary Thai film producer Charoen Iam-Phungphorn dies

Typhoon Tembin Hits Taiwan...Twice

Playboy Perv turns himself in, huge amount of videos found

Obligatory #teamhanhan News


Vietnamese singer Tran Thu Ha turning 35 on August 26

Hong Kong actor Chilam Cheung turning 41 on August 27

Taiwan actor Bolin Chen turning 29 on August 27

Hong Kong actor and singer Nicholas Tse turning 32 on August 29

Hong Kong actress and singer Niki Chow turning 33 on August 30

Hong Kong actress Tavia Yeung turning 33 on August 30

If there are any birthdays not mentioned here between August 26th and Sept 1st, please let us know in the comments.

Work, mahjong and tea: Hong Kong's secrets to longevity

Covered in smog and cramped apartment towers, Hong Kong is not usually associated with a healthy lifestyle. But new figures show that Hong Kongers are the longest-living people in the world.

Hong Kong men have held the title for more than a decade and recent data show women in the southern Chinese city overtaking their Japanese counterparts for the first time, according to the governments in Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong women's life expectancy rose from an average 86 years in 2010 to 86.7 years in 2011, while Japanese women's longevity was hit by last year's earthquake and tsunami, falling to 85.9 years, census figures reveal.

So what is Hong Kong's secret to a long life?

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