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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: schools of hard knocks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Jason Wordie

    ... of affairs eventuate? For decades, Cantonese was used as a medium of instruction in primary schools, with English taught as a second language. Those students whose grasp of English was deemed ... Hong Kong's colonial education policies have failed an entire generation and some are still paying the price, writes Jason Wordie Schools of hard knocks Free universal primary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1550965/then-now-schools-hard-knocks
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... and shakers, including Mao Zedong … Mao was probably the only serial dropout at Peking University in 1919, having already abandoned a police academy, a law school and a degree in economics. This time, however, he wasn't a student: he scored a job as a librarian thanks to his high school professor, Yang Changji, who considered Mao "intelligent and handsome". While many books have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1590227/six-degrees
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Ufrieda Ho

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... of four children. MADIBA WHO? Growing up, I'd never heard of Nelson Mandela. I didn't realise there were restrictions on the Chinese- where you could live, what school you attended. At school, we weren't allowed to talk about politics. The first time I got an inkling of what democracy might be was in 1989, when the Tiananmen Square protests happened. There were about 25,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572896/my-life-ufrieda-ho
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm

    ... King Heart Bar. The vegan, dairy-free treat, which blends berry sorbet with merlot wine, is to benefit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which provides life-saving cardiac procedures for those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1584315/six-degrees
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:51pm by Jason Wordie

    ... and “Old Girls” networks are what matter post-university. How do they function? Graduation classes from top local schools usually have monthly – yes, monthly – reunion dinners. On the third ... in the job search. As university degrees in Hong Kong – and elsewhere – become more devalued, extracurricular networking throughout one’s school life becomes even more vital than the overall academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1585031/then-now
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Faye Hung

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm by Bernice Chan

    ... my first ballet- it was either Swan Lake or Giselle- I told my mom I wanted to be a prima ballerina. She enrolled me in (Hong Kong's) Jean M Wong School of Ballet. I liked the strictness ... Angeles, Seattle and Blackpool, England. A MATCH MADE IN ITALY In 2003, my partner, who was a bit younger than me, decided he wanted to go back to school. I still wanted to dance, so I decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1585040/my-life-faye-hung
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: the shapie of things to come

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi Christy Choi The shapie of things to come We've had extreme selfies and yoga selfies- and the word "selfie" has entered the Oxford English Dictionary. Now one firm is taking it to the next level of narcissism: 3D-selfies. Previously used by the movie industry for CGI, and selfie-loving United States President Barack Obama, the 3D-imaging technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581404/something-new-shapie-things-come
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    My life: Ester van Steekelenburg

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... back at my childhood, it makes complete sense that my life took this direction. I was always playing with Lego and creating small cities out of cardboard. My high school, in Holland, was a bit alternative in that they paid as much attention to how you performed in the school play as to what grades you got in Latin. The most important thing I learned there was that you can choose your path ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581412/my-life-ester-van-steekelenburg
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... role was to translate the Queen's common English into impeccable Latin for all her foreign correspondence. Milton, a committed republican, was tormented by the difficult politics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572851/six-degrees
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    Rant: the app storm

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... not be a thunderstorm, or rain, today. We'd say there's about a 50 per cent chance in either direction." It'd give you more time for those Old English classes.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1568220/rant-app-storm

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