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  1. The tutor dynasty

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Many of us were tickled pink by the sight of the super English tutor, who rakes in HK$22 million a year, testifying in Cantonese at his own trial over a contract dispute. ... little fighting spirit left. We now churn out graduates who are too timid to try and too jaded to care. Fortune, however, will smile only on our fat-cat super-tutors. Philip Yeung is a Hong ...

  2. All the world really is a stage

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... Philip Leung Watching stage shows can be enlightening, but performing yourself is an entirely different learning experience. 'When you speak to people, you can tell the difference between someone who has performed and someone who hasn't,' says Brian Chiu See-yee, a former drama student. 'Learning drama helped me develop as a person.' This is why Hong ...

  3. Overseas, overrated and overpriced

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Fix that, and Hong Kong people can save a lot of money and tell the people from Durham to go back to the obscurity of northeast little England, where they belong. Philip Bowring is a Hong ...

  4. Dad gives up time with kids to get ahead

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem FOR IT PROFESSIONAL Philip Wong, doing an MBA means sacrificing time spent with his wife and two children. But it is a sacrifice he is willing to make in his commitment to learning. 'The business environment changes very frequently. Without a deep understanding of the challenges involved, it is difficult for us to move up,' said Mr Wong, assistant director ...

  5. Language point

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We hope you find the tips on this page useful. When in doubt, simply exercise some common sense and courtesy. Below is a draft e-mail; try your best to improve it. dear mr philips i'm ... in joining this year. We want to participate in the vocal and instrumental categories. We would apreciate if you could share your opinion with us. Ben Leung, F.5A Suggested answer: Dear Mr Philips ...

  6. Gaining of precious knowledge makes sacrifice worthwhile

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PHILIP WONG has sacrificed three years of precious weekends with family and friends to work for a double master's degree with Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) in Australia. But the assistant director of technology at the South China Morning Post has no regrets. 'I have been in the IT industry for 10 years. Without gaining IT knowledge outside of work ...

  7. Local champs on mainland mission

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell The Philips Hong Kong Universities Football League champions, the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) (below), are on a mainland mission this week. Following an appearance in the Philips Lighting Soccer 7's at the weekend, HKIEd will represent Hong Kong's tertiary institutions in the Philips China Universities Football League (PCUFL) this week. ...

  8. Boarding school left author with much to write home about

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... Philip Ardagh, an author best known for his Eddie Dickens Trilogy, was a contributor to the 2008 Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival. He was talking to Paul McGuire. I'm afraid I was a victim of private education. In all, I went to five schools and none of them really worked for me. Two actually closed down while I was there, so I think I had a kiss-of-death ...

  9. Scholarships up for grabs

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Form Six and Seven students have the chance to win valuable scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge under the Prince Philip Scholarship Scheme. The scholarship ... a year in financial subsidies covering tuition fees and living expenses. Applications close mid-October. For more information visit http://www.cambridge.org.hk/PrincePhilip/index.html ...

  10. Land of snobs fails to look beyond race

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Writer Plagued by seven deadly sins in teaching, Hong Kong English is on the critical list. Two that prove dangerously viral are vanity and artificiality. We are living ... colleagues. So next time you see a Filipina at a teachers' conference, don't shoo her away as a straying maid. She may be your son's next teacher. Philip Yeung is a Hong Kong writer. ...




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