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  • Apr 19, 2014
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For Jacqueline Sun, Zenaida Cabello is much more than just the Filipino helper who took care of her from the age of four. "She is part of my history and my family," she says.

15 Apr 2014 - 11:04am

Hong Kong cinema may be a far cry from its glory days of the '80s, but there's no shortage of young people dreaming of a future in the film business.

15 Apr 2014 - 10:25am

I am taking public exams this year. I have piles of revision notes and don't know where to start. Any advice?

15 Apr 2014 - 10:25am

In a few weeks' time the IB Diploma Programme (DP) examination will be held in the northern hemisphere for the 44th consecutive year.

14 Apr 2014 - 9:45am

Britain ranks among the top study destinations for students from around the world, but it has much catching up to do in driving innovation, says a leading academic.

14 Apr 2014 - 3:26pm

Scanning Hong Kong's schools, one feels sad to see them getting unhealthier by the year. Different sorts of student problems, whether emotional, interpersonal, or behavioural, crop up and plague...

14 Apr 2014 - 9:45am

When Wong Lai-chung learned in 2004 that urban renewal was coming to Sham Shui Po, he didn't think it would spell the end of his floral plaque business.

11 Apr 2014 - 12:21pm


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 63%
  • No: 37%
19 Apr 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 51

As most parents know by now, the experts say we should limit our kids' screen time or risk raising socially stunted couch potatoes.

8 Apr 2014 - 9:49am

Charities warn that drug users are getting younger and girls are using a wider variety of substances than boys. But official figures only tell part of the story.

7 Apr 2014 - 10:38am

In its early days, Chinese University was a haven for scholars who had fled the Communist regime on the mainland. One of its constituent colleges, New Asia College, for example, was founded by...

7 Apr 2014 - 10:12am

The recent protests in Taiwan - dubbed the Sunflower Movement - were the biggest student-led demonstrations on the island in recent decades.

7 Apr 2014 - 10:11am

I know I sound ungrateful, but my strong-willed six-year-old son has bonded with our nanny better than with me. She has been with us since my son was two months old. His twin older sisters are...

4 Apr 2014 - 5:41pm

For 20 years she thought it was true. "And then, poof, I discovered it was a big fat lie," says Isabelle Demenge, in her wonderfully Parisian accent.

1 Apr 2014 - 9:12am

Since coming to Hong Kong in January, Brian Cooklin has been busy making selections. The principal of Nord Anglia International School has been swamped with more than 1,000 teaching and 500...

31 Mar 2014 - 9:55am

Catering for student diversity in the classroom is an increasingly important issue for teachers and principals these days. Class sizes in Hong Kong have historically been big, which presents...

31 Mar 2014 - 11:38am

If Gary Yeung Man-yui had his way, Sha Tin would become a "cycling city". A keen advocate of bicycles as an eco-friendly and inexpensive form of transport, Yeung's first motion as Sha Tin district...

25 Mar 2014 - 10:29am

Prenuptial agreements are becoming an increasingly popular way for families to manage their assets in the event of a divorce. However, it is crucial to note that different jurisdictions handle...

25 Mar 2014 - 10:04am

A power couple in neuroscience, professors Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff were in Hong Kong recently to give a talk on their respective areas of expertise - emotional quotient and intelligence...

25 Mar 2014 - 10:04am

With barely 20 Lego bricks to play with as a child, former IT specialist Chui Wing-kin had little interest in the interlocking building blocks. "It's not that I didn't like Lego, but in the old...

25 Mar 2014 - 10:11am

For years, it has been the exception rather than the norm for local university graduates with a degree in China business studies to carve out a business career on the mainland. Opportunities for...

24 Mar 2014 - 9:48am

24 Mar 2014 - 9:48am

When the Education Bureau stated on its website last month that Cantonese was not an official language of Hong Kong, it struck a nerve with citizens. After all, the language is spoken by 97 per...

21 Mar 2014 - 9:15am

When Reika Shetty started maternity wear store Mayarya in June last year, she never expected to have any "regular" women as customers.

18 Mar 2014 - 10:50am

My Year 6 daughter is not very athletic and detests PE lessons. She is quite well developed for her age and has become embarrassed about her body. She makes all sorts of excuses to try to avoid PE...

18 Mar 2014 - 10:50am

My friend and I decided it was time to go back to nature at the Dragontail Farm in Mui Wo. This small farm on Lantau grows affordable organic food while promoting a more sustainable way of life....

18 Mar 2014 - 10:50am

Hong Kong now has its first dedicated interior design school. Opened a month ago, the school is currently offering short courses and in September will launch a one-year diploma.

17 Mar 2014 - 10:55am

Campus-based clubs and societies provide a valuable opportunity for students to cultivate networks and gain practical experience.

17 Mar 2014 - 9:45am


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