Lee Mang-yuen, 20, was born a dwarf. His appearance may not be appealing and his physical condition is weak compared to people of his age but he is determined to live a happy life. With shorter legs, Lee walks slowly and it takes extra time for him to get around. He often begins his trip to school early in order to be on time. Lee says: 'I can't walk very fast and I tire easily so I have to plan my time properly or I will be late to school and other appointments.' Lee, who has shorter arms and fingers, is a slow writer which hinders his learning efficiency. He was awarded extra time during the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), but this disadvantage rarely let him down. He scored 16 points in the HKCEE this year and was promoted to matriculation classes at Hong Kong Red Cross John F. Kennedy Centre, a special school for physically challenged students. Many of Lee's things, including his clothes, are tailor-made. The chair and desk he uses at school have been specially made by an occupational therapist so he is able to sit comfortably and his feet don't dangle in the air. At home, too, Lee studies at a specially made desk and chair. But he sleeps on a regular bed that does not have any adjustments. 'It's really cool because I get more room than other people,' he jokes. Lee is optimistic, with high expectations for himself. He aims to study economics-related disciplines in university and work in a bank after he graduates. 'I am not sure if the firm I am working with is willing to provide me with a specially made desk but I guess I will be fine,' he says.