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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    That's not what I got from the article at all.
    1. Focus is in the headline. It leads the readers before even reading it.

    https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/headlines-change-way-think



    2. Comments floating around on the internet and chit chat. It’s as if people don’t know the reason and don’t want to label the real reason so they point to something they aren’t so as to remove themselves from it.
    Personal observation and conclusions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philips:
    The last two paragraphs sum up the problem:


    Rest in peace!
    how about few paragraphs before that?
    The two had been lovers, sources said, adding one of them had been visiting a social worker recently due to relationship troubles.
    I believe no one really knows what really happened to those poor souls, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
    According to my experience, some well-known or band 1 schools (not private schools) are not as "fierce" as their reputations. yes it is hard to enter, lots of qualifications, certificates, bla bla bla, but day to day activities are not like that. sometimes no homeworks, 40/100 marks to pass a test, clumsy teachers, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK:
    how about few paragraphs before that?


    I believe no one really knows what really happened to those poor souls, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
    According to my experience, some well-known or band 1 schools (not private schools) are not as "fierce" as their reputations. yes it is hard to enter, lots of qualifications, certificates, bla bla bla, but day to day activities are not like that. sometimes no homeworks, 40/100 marks to pass a test, clumsy teachers, etc.
    Absolute nonsense. The top tier schools burn the living souls out of kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK:
    how about few paragraphs before that?


    I believe no one really knows what really happened to those poor souls, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
    According to my experience, some well-known or band 1 schools (not private schools) are not as "fierce" as their reputations. yes it is hard to enter, lots of qualifications, certificates, bla bla bla, but day to day activities are not like that. sometimes no homeworks, 40/100 marks to pass a test, clumsy teachers, etc.
    Absolute nonsense. They want to remain band one, and the only way to do that is for the students to outperform themselves. The top tier schools burn the living souls out of kids.

    Thank god we left HK. My daughter had NO free time after coming back to school during weekdays, and AT LEAST one whole day on the weekend of homework (we always tried to have one day off). Now in Europe she has NO homework the weekends, and 1/2 hour of homework during weekdays evenings. It's night and day. Less rubbish to memorise and repeat, more creative learning.
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    HK Chinese in general are very conservative towards LGBT. My guess is they couldn't stand the pressure from their parents and school.

    It is very sad. HK need to be more open-minded.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    Absolute nonsense. The top tier schools burn the living souls out of kids.
    Quote Originally Posted by Philips:
    Absolute nonsense. They want to remain band one, and the only way to do that is for the students to outperform themselves. The top tier schools burn the living souls out of kids.

    Thank god we left HK. My daughter had NO free time after coming back to school during weekdays, and AT LEAST one whole day on the weekend of homework (we always tried to have one day off). Now in Europe she has NO homework the weekends, and 1/2 hour of homework during weekdays evenings. It's night and day. Less rubbish to memorise and repeat, more creative learning.


    What happened here?


    Quote Originally Posted by james_hklocal:
    HK Chinese in general are very conservative towards LGBT. My guess is they couldn't stand the pressure from their parents and school.

    It is very sad. HK need to be more open-minded.

    RIP
    From my relatives who went to this particular school, literally decades ago, it wasn't presented as a particular problem.

    I think this thread is full of people inferring far too much into a situation that none of us have any insight to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    I think this thread is full of people inferring far too much into a situation that none of us have any insight to.
    I live in an estate where lots of kids travel an hour to too schools in Kowloon. I’ve seen them change into stressed and somewhat lifeless beings. Its sad. That’s not to say international kids have an awesome time, but they certainly don’t come home looking like they just got robbed of their soul.
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