A slap - not a kiss - was what a Hong Kong tour guide got from his mother when he returned home from Phuket, where he had survived the tsunami which swept through the tourist resort. Initially shocked, Rano Lee quickly realised how much his mother loved him and how he had been taking her for granted. The slap was a wake-up call for Mr Lee, who decided to stay in the tsunami-devastated region to help the needy. His mother had asked him to come home as soon as possible. 'Love and treasure your parents and friends,' he said. And that's the message he gave to the girls at an assembly at Good Hope School in Clear Water Bay Road last week. He also told the students to improve their inter-personal relationships and learn survival skills to prepare themselves for the uncertainties of life. Form Six student Yuki To Sze-man said she did not think about her parents much before this. 'Now I know how lucky I am, and that I should care more about them and others.' Julius Leung, another volunteer who rushed to the affected areas to help, also shared his experiences with the students. The assembly was one of the activities initiated by the Good Hope girls to raise funds for the tsunami victims. They also made small cards and sold them to teachers and schoolmates. Those who bought the cards wrote their wishes for the victims on them and hung them on the Christmas tree in the school hall. The cards cost $1 each, but the students paid $10 or more from their pocket money.