Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, March 5, 2015   

The sanctity of space
This week's column is a response to the very positive reaction we had to our arguments surrounding the importance of boredom for young people a few weeks ago and it is not a reference to Hong Kong's often troubling population density or housing issues.

Finding right level
In the late 1990s, British politicians were racking their brains as to how to reform an A-level system that was coming under increasing scrutiny due to its prescriptive nature and the way it narrowed choice for pupils.

Battle of the big screen
All parents know that children need a balance between study, play and exercise, and that it is also a good idea to limit the amount of television a child watches each day.

Haute in the city
Vivienne tam, lu lu Cheung, Walter Ma - the list of fashion designers who were born in Hong Kong and made it big on the international stage goes on.

The Gruffalo's trip to HK
Author Julia Donaldson made a return visit to Hong Kong last month. Donaldson, who has received an MBE and was the UK Children's Laureate between 2011 and 2013, is perhaps best loved for The Gruffalo (which has been translated into 58 languages and sold more than 13.5 million copies worldwide) and Room on the Broom.

Smarter by far
Technology is developing at such an incredibly fast pace that it undoubtedly holds the key for social development and improvement.

Mom, Dad ... I'm bored!
Mom, Dad ... I'm bored! What parent has not heard such a complaint from their child at one point or another? Yet allowing your children to be bored from time to time may not be such a bad thing.

Getting the inside scoop
More than 20 students from Po Chiu Catholic Secondary School were recently treated to a guided tour of the offices of The Standard, providing them with a good opportunity to get an idea about working in the print media.

The internship
Internships can be a fantastic way to gain the kind of experience that gives you the edge on both university and job applications.

Saving a city
The tearing down of the Star Ferry Pier in 2006 ironically was a blessing in disguise for Hong Kong's heritage. It made a new generation of custodians rise up in defense of the city's remaining historic sites.

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