Students Moving From Hospital to Jail

Around fifty exchange students came to Kristianstad, the southern part of Sweden, from 11 countries to study, and ended up in hospital and prison. When it comes to “hospital” or “prison” most commonly associated with misfortune, people tend to avoid it, not to mention living inside. But the landlord called Kerstin had an idea and…

Cheerleading sparkles despite lacking public support

  By Melissa Ko A group of energetic youngsters in Yuen Long district are dedicated to practice every week to be an award-winning cheering team. Local cheerleading team Legos was crowned the championship of the Best Performance, the Best Local Characteristics and the Highest Popularity in the 5th Hong Kong Games last year. All members…

Uneasy mothers’ lives tell a life of separation

    By Melissa Ko A 37-year-old English-speaking Filipino mother sweeping the dust in the living room into little piles has just finished her first year as a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong. She wakes up at 6am every morning and goes to sleep after the dinner dishes are clean around 11pm. She goes…

Graham St.

Click below: This Lunar New Year, a 80-year-old vegetables vendor felt blissful to receive several hundred lai see from the regular customers of the Graham Street wet market where the place is about to become a history. Wong Sau-chen, 80, a vegetables vendor who has sold on Graham Street for more than 40 years said…

Same , Different ?

“You have to be different.” The Siu Twinz said. The Siu Twinz, Jason Siu and Philip Siu are identical twins. They were born in Hong Kong, but raised in New Zealand. Unlike most of the teenagers, they left their parents when they were 19, and began their dancing journey. “We have stopped dancing for six…

Making Good Use of Social Media, Twitter

Twitter, an online social networking platform where users can freely tweet no more than 140 characters, attracts global citizens to browse, read and send messages via Twitter. It has been launched since 2006. Until now, over 500 million users around the world who tweet a lot per day are active users. As long as users…

SOPA Forum 2015

HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum 2015 is held on October 13 at Hong Kong Baptist University. Six speakers are invited to participate in discussions on the journalism profession. The theme of the SOPA forum this year is “Framing a story – The journalistic challenge to put issues in context”. Six speakers are: Ms. Hannah Beech who…

Audio Interview — Alam Husna

An university student, Alam Husnan, 20, lives in Hong Kong for more than 15 years. He is an indian but also a Hongkonger. Many people usually talk to him in English or other foreign languages because they think Alam is a tourist or an exchange student. He tries to break this misconception by explaining to…

Granny’s Relaxing Life

  Wong Liu-ying who is a 90-year-old woman has lived in Kam Tin since she came to Hong Kong in 1959. She made ends meet by raising chickens and then selling them. Day by day, she got used to living in the countryside which is tranquil. The connection between Kam Tin and her has become…