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  1. Tough move to the US was an ordeal that needed bottle

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by David Phair, Jeannie Cho

    ... Jeannie Cho Lee is the head of education at The Fine Wine School. She was talking to David Phair. I was seven and spoke no English when I arrived in New York from South Korea in the 1970s, and I found it was determination to succeed that propelled me to t ...

  2. letters

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teachers, parents should praise I recently read an article which advised parents to praise their children instead of criticising them. A study and three assessments revealed that praise may help in the fight against children's behavioural problems th ...

  3. Colin Cowie

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... The South African lifestyle guru and party planner to the stars tells Yvonne Lai about his hectic career and how dining with guests at home is his idea of meditation. 'I'm awake by 7am. I would love to sleep in but there's always so much go ...

  4. School needled me, says art-loving Central tattooist

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... Sze C. Chow is a tattooist. She was talking to David Phair I was so stubborn during my schooldays, that's why I always used my Chinese name- then and now. Most local kids are made to choose a western name but I dug my heels in and said I didn't ...

  5. Enthusiasm and all that jazz to a kind of retirement at 32

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Webb is the founder of Webb-site.com, a non-profit platform to promote economic and corporate governance. He was talking to David Phair. My best memory of school was being about 14 in Yorkshire and discovering my first computer when the parent-teach ...

  6. Have Your Say

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You need to look for your chances I often hear students complain that the world is unfair. They say that only good students have a chance to do well in life. But they are wrong. Everyone has a fair chance. You just have to look for your chances sometimes. ...

  7. Life proves the best educator for worldly-wise oracle

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... Claire Graham describes herself as an oracle. She was talking to David Phair. Claire Graham Right from an early age I was aware of people who had passed away. Whichever house we lived in there'd be somebody or other who'd died there and I'd ...

  8. Tisa Ho

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Clare Murray

    ... Clare Murray Tisa Ho is the executive director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. She was previously general manager of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. My first job was as a research assistant back in the mists of time when I was an undergraduate in Hong K ...

  9. Question of the week: Are you musical?

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jennifer Cheng, 16 I once tried 'Stomp', which is creating rhythm by clapping your hands, stomping your feet and banging furniture. I have no sense of rhythm, so it was a disaster. I have no talent for creating music, but perhaps you can say I&# ...

  10. Christina Noble

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai HARD KNOCK LIFE I was born in the slums of southwest Dublin in 1944. As a child, I had hardly any formal education. My mother came from a countryside family- she was a very devout Catholic and well-educated. She came up to Dublin to study, but ...




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