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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 ...

  2. Magazines - Style - SIGN-OFF

    Socialising with clients has turned into a nightmare

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:23pm by Andrew Sun

    ... to be thoroughly hosed and disinfected. And they assume because I went to an English boarding school I should somehow know every headmaster in Britain and can fast track their nephew into Eton next ... Cuban cigars in old egg roll tins. It's still less dodgy than some of the leery business proposals they want us to implement. Example? How about building a school for girls but using ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Courting the dragon: How Scotland is seeking to woo China

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:51pm

    ... longest-serving governor (1971-1982) and the last prominent Scot to leave his mark on Chinese terra firma. After the neglect of successive English governors, he modernised with signature Scottish ... present and future draw nothing more than the expected result. The English side do little better; gruff, impatient PR staff getting back after deadline and with fallow statements. St Andrew’s ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Shaxi, Yunnan

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by CHRIS BARCLAY

    ... Kuixing, encouraging students to do well in school; another might centre on a local god that protects its village or promotes prosperity. Until recently, the largest of these temples, a former ... involved excavating building walkways and hall floors down to the original foundations, installing pavers and replacing second-storey wooden floors. Next came new stonework around the tree ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Style confessions: Peggy Chan

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by TEXT AND PHOTOS BY AMANDA KHO

    ... school. Stones over diamonds, any day. Paddywax soy wax candle (glass jar with white label) This Apothecary Tobacco & Patchouli candle is from Home Essentials on Lyndhurst. I like their woody, ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... to anything. The very first scene, for example, introduces us to fabled English illusionist Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), heavily made up in yellowface, complete with a Fu Manchu moustache. Going ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso fuses pop culture with Buddhist iconography

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... was tasked with creating at school. "We didn't have art classes, but I was quite good at drawing, so the teachers made me do a new one on the blackboard each week," recalls the artist. ... to 1984. "Despite the school's name, there was absolutely nothing on Tibetan art," he recalls. "It was very strict. The whole four years was focused on skill and discipline ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FEATURE

    The son also rises, as Alex Drexler launches his own menswear brand in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Tessa Chan

    ... agent. "I dropped out of law school because I realised that probably wasn't the best route for me," he says, joking about whether his life might have been more exciting ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - CULTURE

    UK pop duo Pet Shop Boys bring their lavish stage show to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Richard Lord

    ... Among many others, it was followed by Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money), a satire of 1980s consumerist excess; It's a Sin, Tennant's excoriating take on his Catholic-school ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - FEATURE

    Ganga management

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... industrial effluent and rubbish being pumped into the river. In 1982, the elder Mishra set up the Sankat Mochan Foundation. Its aim was- and still is, since the river has become even dirtier- ... that have poured in from international aid organisations), it can be said with no disrespect that the foundation has failed totally. On a muggy, monsoon day with grey skies and clouds hanging low ...




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