Helen

Who do some teens go astray?

My cousin is a Form Five student. When she was in primary school, she was very sweet and playful.

Monday, 7 April, 2008, 12:00am

Friendship is about give and take

I have always believed that I am lucky. It's because I have many reliable friends.

I remember the moments when we laughed at silly things, studied together, embraced each other and cried.

Together we've shared many precious moments. We don't know what would happen tomorrow.

So, I should treasure every second I spend with my friends.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Respect and cherish your family

Our family is our greatest asset. They provide us with the best and we should respect them at all times.

When we get back home, we feel more relaxed. Our family helps us in many ways. Perhaps we should ask what we can do for them in return.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Beauty is skin deep

In our society, beauty gives us many advantages, such as having a good social life, making friends and getting a job or a promotion.

Good-looking boys and girls give people a good impression, and they get all the advantages.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Think about others before you do something

Different kinds of people look at the same situation with different attitudes.

Some people are conscientious in the way they take their responsibility, others never are. But some people concentrate on their work so much that they may ignore or even hurt others.

We should all take our work seriously, but we must think about others at the same time.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

London Born - A Memoir of a Forgotten City

London Born - A Memoir of a Forgotten City

by Sidney Day (compiled and edited by Helen Day)

Harper Perennial, $112

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Be that as it may

Half-way up Cotton Tree Drive, near Hong Kong's Central business district, is a beautiful old colonial building. The main entrance has a set of white wooden french doors topped with a glass arch, and at the rear is a small garden that comes alive at night with the flicker of fairy lights.

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Teaching is not all books and exams

Can you imagine a 16-year- old girl not having any friends or interests, not going anywhere except to the library? This behaviour is very unlike that of today's teenagers. But that is how one of my students in Form Five behaved.

She seemed strange in the eyes of her classmates because she never talked to anybody. She always sat by herself in a seat next to the window.

7 Jun 2000 - 12:00am