What is your biggest surprise about the adult world? I recently read a book by Roald Dahl - Danny The Champion Of The World - and it stirred me to ask this question. Danny is the story about a nine-year-old who awakens to an incredible fact: his beloved father is in fact a poacher; he loves to catch pheasants illegally on rich people's farms. Adding to Danny's shock, he finds out his headmaster drinks alcohol. His headmaster's glass is not full of water as Danny believed, but gin. But back to my question. Have you ever been shocked to find that an adult you thought you knew well was capable of completely unexpected behaviour? I've got a story. It's about my English teacher in Primary Five, Mr Lee. I don't know his full name because we were never allowed to address him as anything other than Mr Lee. He was a righteous person. He always taught us obedience. 'Be good' was the first English phrase I learned from him. 'Be good' meant going to bed before 10 pm. I used to be good, but then one Friday night I waited under my blanket until everybody was asleep. I slipped out and switched on the TV. It knew it was after 11 pm because a new chat show called The Owl's Hour was on. This lifestyle programme was absolutely for adults only. You would not find Peter Rabbit here. It did not tell you how to search for a Chinese word in your dictionary or teach you how to add three and five. The hosts talked about dining and show business. Then I saw him. Mr Lee was on TV. He was on The Owl's Hour as a guest from the audience. I forgot what he said. And I have no idea what Mr Lee taught us the following week. I could only see the Mr Lee I saw on TV. I wondered if he knew that I knew what he did that Friday night. These days things are different: 10 pm is prime time and sometimes I dine with old school friends and laugh about Mr Lee being on TV.