A recent employment fair attracted around 5,000 fresh graduates, even though there were only around 800 vacancies. This shows the intense competition for jobs in Hong Kong.Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am
Single women can be happy and fulfilled
I dislike the show Bride Wannabes as it promotes gender discrimination. Single women are considered as 'leftovers' and something negative to be looked down on.
Why aren't single men branded as 'leftovers', too? Why must single women try to find a boyfriend or husband?8 May 2012 - 12:00am
Taking up a major challenge
I have had to learn many new skills - baking cakes, touch typing, swimming - which have all been easy. Practice makes perfect.
But my latest challenge scares me. I am going to take part in a public speaking competition.3 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Weight of the world
It seems students have to carry more books these days, especially in primary school, meaning they are forced to carry heavy backpacks.
According to a study, students should not carry bags that weigh more than 15 per cent of their body weight. But most carry heavier ones.16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Bags of controversy
The levy on plastic bags is a controversial issue.
Some people believe that the levy will help to ease pressure on landfills. However, others argue that it will not reduce the volume of solid waste in landfills.
In my opinion, the policy should be promoted by the government.12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Friends are very important
Do you have friends? I think friends are very essential to life. If you don't have many friends, I recommend you take action right now. If you don't, you will regret it forever.
If we are upset or frustrated, we can ask our friends for help. They will never refuse our request.8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Smaller classes for effective learning
I think the news that class sizes are to be cut is good for schools facing the problem of under enrolment.
However, the reduction in primary school class size is still not big enough. Most teachers would prefer classes of between 20 and 30 students.2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Learn a foreign language
Learning a foreign language teaches you about other cultures. It also gives you an advantage in the job market and expands your horizons.
Taking foreign language lessons can be quite expensive though. Instead, you can buy a book and learn the language yourself. I've done this and it works.19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Take responsibility for your life
People are able to enjoy a very high standard of living which includes all kinds of material comforts. However, this comfortable upbringing isn't breeding a generation of happy teenagers.13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Gifted children need more support
Hong Kong has many gifted children, but there's not enough support for them.
I think the government should offer more support to ensure that they receive a suitable education.
For example, they can study in university at an earlier age.6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Let's act to save our precious trees
Nowadays, people often see money as the most indispensable thing in life.
They completely ignore the environment, especially trees, in their pursuit of material comforts.
They have no time to take a stroll in tree-lined parks and enjoy the beauty of nature.31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Slim does not mean beautiful
I think lots of young people have the wrong perception of beauty. They think that being slim equates to being beautiful.
Because of this, more and more young people have started going on crazy diets in a bid to lose weight.18 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
All work and no play makes us unhappy
It is essential for children to have a balance between school work and play.
However, Hong Kong parents tend to have high expectations of their children and force them to study all day.6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Seize the moment and be happy
I'm writing in response to the letter 'Count your blessings (Young Post, May 22).
I agree with the writer's views. Happiness and sadness are part of life.
No one can avoid them.18 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Hong Kong and Macau share many similarities, but are also very different. Hong Kong is a former British colony while Macau was ruled by the Portuguese.
Both are now special administrative regions of China. People in the two cities can learn from both western and Chinese cultures.22 May 2007 - 12:00am