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PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 February, 2006, 12:00am

Don't feed monkeys in country parks

It is illegal to feed the monkeys in country parks.

But many people do so, even though it carries a fine of up to $10,000.

Some people feed the monkeys because they believe that they don't have enough food to eat.

But some human foods are unsuitable for them.

Also, the monkeys may lose their instinct for finding food in the wild.

So please think twice before you feed monkeys at country parks.

Wong Man-shan

Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Kwai Chung)

Minority group needs protection under law

The article 'Gay sex law a milestone for HK' (SCMP, August 29) is about a court judgment which has sparked a backlash.

According to the judgment, discrimination against young homosexuals is unconstitutional.

Homosexuals in our society are generally not respected.

All people should be equal under law.

Although the majority of our society is heterosexual, we need to protect minority groups.

The government should ensure that the heart of the judgment is equality.

I hope that those who oppose the judgment will have respect for others. We should protect the rights of everyone in society.

Tracy Chan

Our Lady Of The Rosary College

Wear a mask to stop spreading illness

Health is important. My Lunar New Year was ruined by the flu.

My mum got sick at the beginning of the holiday, and the illness spread like wildfire.

All my family members caught it, including me.

The next time anyone in my family gets sick, I will encourage them to wear a mask. It will help prevent the transmission of disease.

If you are sick, put on a mask. Don't worry, you'll recover soon and then you can take it off!

I hope that everyone will have a happy and healthy new year.

Wong Lok-ting

Parental advice a lifelong process

During the Lunar New Year, I visited a lot of my relatives, including my grandparents.

During the visits, I noticed that my grandmothers kept dropping reminders to my parents.

For example, one said: 'Although your job is very important, please try not to work until midnight all

the time, as it is bad for your health.'

In your parents' eyes, you are forever a kid, no matter how old you are.

Remember that your parents have much more experience than you.

Remi Wong

STFA Tam Pak Yu College

Robots may advance beyond human race

Man invented robots - machines without the ability to think.

But the advancement of science means that there could one day be a robot that will think as man does.

If this happens, robots could replace humans in doing difficult and elaborate work. Robots might even govern

the Earth.

Humans are over-dependent on machines. If they continue to do so, Earth may be taken over by robots.

Tang Wai-ying

Christian Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College

A terrifying ordeal

I was shocked to hear that a Egyptian ferry carrying 1,400 people sank in the Red Sea.

Images from the movie Titanic immediately came to mind. I can't imagine how horrible the ordeal was for the people on the ship.

I hope they will find more survivors from the accident.

Hati Ng Long-lin

STFA Tam Pak Yu College

Take a deeper look inside your dreams

I have a dream. So do you, along with everyone else.

What is your dream?

Most of us dream about our future - getting a great job and earning a lot of money, for example.

But I learned something new about dreams after watching the movie Honey.

The movie is about a girl named Honey who realised her dream of being a hip-hop dancer.

Her mother, a ballet dancer, opposed her daughter's ambition.

But Honey didn't listen to her mother and kept dancing.

She taught orphans to dance and gave them the chance to discover a new interest.

When offered the chance to be a music video choreographer, she discovered that her original dream was not important - teaching orphans was.

Many people have selfish dreams. Are fame and wealth really important?

Helping others can provide us with greater happiness, which may be the real goal of our dreams.

Lai Ki-hong


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