re why HK people prefer pictures rather than words – firstly, in primary education, most of the schools wouldn’t ask/teach students to write book reports. I gather only in secondary schools students are required to write book reports (however even so they are mostly restricted to english novels. Secondly, I don’t recall remember any promotion of “reading week" or “story reading" events organized by HK’s Public Libraries. All summer events/camps organized by Community Centres may well too concentrated on “playing" rather than on “academic enrichment". Demand is one thing and supply is another. The book market seems to be concentrating only on selling text books. It is only until about 15 years ago when we saw “city novels" for sale in MTR stations. However, these books are more of “leisure" nature and they are certainly not “academic". I remember visiting Zhengshen Book City, they have all kinds of books, academic and non-academic, arts etc etc. I don’t think HK has a singly book store that incorporates a large variety of books. Finally, I thought reading habit is best taught at primary schools. Habits die hard when we were young!! Good habits live with encouragement and die without it!!
re news re gal robbed by 3 guys on her own driveway at midnight – I recalled watching TV news that the incident happened when she got home after palying mahjong. If my memory doesn’t fail me, she is the author of her own incident.
as to the similar accident happened in a prestige apartment, I thought it has to deal with the security of the condo itself. Perhaps she should launched a complaint as a good security measure should include “closed circuit" in all underground garage in addition to “patrols" by the superintendents.
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By: 2KO on 八月 3, 2006 at 7:22 下午
By: 木然 on 八月 3, 2006 at 8:30 下午
Your text is VERY HARD TO READ. Tiny grey prints on a white color. Although it looks fancy but not practical. Especially when the messages are written in Chinese, almost illegible.