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Shek Wai Kok

Setting the stage for the future

I believe I am a creative person and can express myself well in front of an audience. I want to be the centre of attention and for people to appreciate my talent.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2010, 12:00am

Learn English from the heart

English is still one of the most common and popular languages in the world. Many people want to learn English, but not everybody knows the best way to learn. They say it is very difficult.

1 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Competition is inevitable in life

There is intense competition in Hong Kong. For example, students try to outdo each other in tests and exams. Their ultimate goal is to enter a top university and become a successful person.

Some people think competition can help them learn from others, thus enhancing their skills and performance.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

A lesson learned in the Philippines

Last year, I went to the Philippines with my family. On the second day of the trip, we went to a small island and had lunch there. After lunch, there were some leftovers on our table. 'Let's feed the stray dogs!' my brother suggested, as there were several stray dogs loitering around close by on the beach.

25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Preparing for the future

My cousin goes to a famous school. She is only seven years old but she is under intense pressure to excel in her studies.

24 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Slam-dunking pupil hurts head in fall

A 17-year-old schoolboy suffered head injuries when he fell after slam-dunking a basketball at a school in Tsuen Wan. Chan Wing-hung, a Form Five pupil at Po Leung Kuk Yao Ling Sun College, was playing basketball in the school's outdoor court on Shek Wai Kok Estate when he fell. He was in a stable condition in Princess Margaret Hospital.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

An eye for an eye gets you nowhere

If someone does something bad to you and then you do something bad to them, the situation will not improve.

If you fight with someone and you win, they are likely to take revenge.

After that, you would want to fight with them again. It is a vicious cycle.

28 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

The dangers of doting parents

I think parents dote on their children too much. The problem is getting more serious. It's really not good for the children.

Too many children enjoy a high standard of life from the moment they were born.

The result is they rely on their parents for all their comforts. They are unable to stand on their own feet.

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

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Improve our education system

Hong Kong is an international city. But the education system is not good enough.

There are ways to improve the system.

Firstly, we should use small-class teaching. This will give students a chance to ask their teachers more questions.

Also, teachers can pay more attention to their students.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

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Keep the Olympics free of politics

Are the Olympics a political event?

No, it's an international sporting event that symbolises world peace and the spirit of sport.

16 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

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Give helping hand to the needy

Low-income people have a tough life in Hong Kong. After they set aside money for rent and transport, there's not much left.

So they have to rely on cheap food, mostly vegetables, and eat every single bit without throwing anything away, even if they are not very fresh.

13 May 2008 - 12:00am

Treasure what you have

I'm writing in response to a newspaper article, 'Indian girl born with two faces', which appeared earlier this month.

I was totally shocked when I read the report. Although this type of story isn't new to us, it helps raise our awareness of the less-fortunate and make us sympathise with their plight.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Police motorcyclist injured

A policeman was slightly injured when he lost control of his motorcycle in Cheung Pei Shan Road outside Shek Wai Kok Estate, Tsuen Wan, at 6.53am. He told officers he had hit oil on the road. The officer, 42, was treated at Yan Chai Hospital for minor abrasions and bruising on both arms and his left knee.

Pair arrested for fighting

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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It's ok to be late but don't make it a habit

There's a saying: 'It's better late than never.' Have you ever been late for a meeting?

Usually, your friends or colleagues may forgive you or remind you that you should not be late the next time. But what would happen if you never came to the meeting?

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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Strengths and weaknesses

Exam results are a really good way to learn where your strengths and weaknesses lie.

When I got my results, I found that I am quite weak in English and Putonghua, but I am much better at science subjects, Chinese language and Chinese culture.

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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