Have Your Say
Hatred won't solve anything
Do you hate anyone? Or anyone hate you?
It's not a good feeling to realise that some people don't like you.
No one wants to be in such a situation.
Unfortunately, those who are disliked must have done something wrong or they may be different from others.
For example, there was a girl in our class who always picked her nose.
None of my classmates liked her, although she was brilliant in her studies.
She also couldn't get along with her classmates.
No one wanted to play with her because she always argued with others and wouldn't accept their suggestions.
But one of the girls in our class became friends with her.
This girl helped change our minds.
We no longer hate our classmate. Instead, we thought that we could improve our study skills by making friends with her.
You don't need to hate someone because they are strange. What they need is love and care.
If you don't want others to hate you, you shouldn't hate others. I'm sure this world will be full of love and warmth if people stop hating each other.
CNEC Christian College
Disney copy-cat spoils China's image
The Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park promoted characters similar to Donald Duck, Pluto and Snow White.
This was exposed on a Japanese television programme.
The park's banner reads: 'Disney is too far, so please come to Shijingshan.'
But the general manager denied that Shijingshan was copying Disneyland. This is ridiculous.
It's a shame that the mainland is getting negative coverage around the world.
All the structures inside the park, as well as the characters, look like those at Disneyland.
The slogan shows Shijingshan's true intentions.
Its owners are breaking copyright laws, which is a serious offence.
They only want to make profits and don't care about the creators' feelings.
Fake products are everywhere on the mainland and now there is a bogus Disneyland, too.
The quality of the fakes are not guaranteed. The facilities in the park, such as the rides, might pose a danger to the public.
I hope everyone in China will learn to respect copyright.
Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School
Failure can inspire you to succeed
Failure may upset you, but you need to find out the reasons behind your inability to achieve your target.
There are two common reasons - being lazy and having plenty of excuses for not doing something.
The two are linked. You become lazy because you have made up excuses and want to evade your responsibilities. For example, you may not want to do revision because you are tired.
People who are hard-working and energetic can reach the top of their profession.
We should learn from them and make failure a stepping stone to success.
Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School
Upgrade your skills
More and more Hong Kong students are opting to join mainland universities.
Some people say youngsters with a mainland degree will find it hard to get a well-paying job in the city.
This is because many employers here believe that tertiary institutes in China value the students' money more than their academic standards.
Although pursuing higher studies on the mainland is not the best choice, it could pave the way to a bright future.
Graduates who continue to upgrade their skills will benefit the most.
Monique Wong Man-yee
Hon Wah College
Don't be too proud
High achievers should not be arrogant.
I was recently ignored by a talented student who always looks down on his classmates. He wants to show that he's the best.
I totally agree with the Chinese saying: 'An army sure about its invincibility is doomed for defeat.'
Knowledge is an inexhaustible resource. You should never stop learning.
Pride can easily get in the way of success.
You should be humble and try your best in whatever you do.
If you think you're the best, be careful. Pride is often followed by failure.
Both men and women undergo plastic surgery to improve their looks.
They become happier and more confident.
But they often look unnatural after a facelift.
For example, after wrinkles are removed, the skin become hard and dull.
Artificial beauty cannot replace one's natural looks.
And people who have had similar surgery would look like clones.
I wonder if plastic surgery is a good idea.
Many parents scold their children about their poor academic results or behaviour.
Some children try their best, but parents think they can do better, and put more pressure on them.
The children feel nervous and frightened. Some parents believe that being strict is the best way to deal with children.
But persistent criticism and spiteful remarks can undermine children's confidence.
Parents should learn to appreciate their children.
Encouragement will make children happier and more confident.
TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College
A slim issue
I want to write about the negative aspects of being thin.
Being slim can be a big problem, too.
I'm the slimmest one in my family. Some people think I look strange. I've been teased about my weight.
When I was a child, I felt sad, but now I'm used to it.
I get sick easily. Besides, when I go to air-conditioned games centres in summer, I feel so cold that I have to wear a jacket.
I would be very happy if I were heavier.
My mother is worried about my health and hopes that I can put on weight.
My ultra-thin body is causing a lot of problems.
I don't want other girls to suffer like me.
Treasure your health.
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School
Losing a friend
She had been a good friend for the past two years.
But things have changed.
When we see each other at school, we only smile.
It seems there's nothing to talk about anymore.
Every time I try to talk to her, I run out of words.
I don't want to lose a good friend. What should I do?