Issue 29 – Take a Break at Cat Café

by Jessica Lee (ELED Year 1 student 2020-2021) Scorching sun, incessant pace, sheen of sweat evaporated under the boiling heat, condensed to droplets and crawled down the pedestrians’ chin, leaving a trail of saline. Green light flared, noise pounded their eardrums, pulsating, ushering people to go faster, faster. Horns blared, impatience of drivers apparent, blending …

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Issue 29 – “That Girl”

by Viola Chan (ELED Year 1 student 2020-2021) Do you know who “that girl” is? You can see her everywhere nowadays – on TikTok, on Instagram, and on YouTube. It is now a trend to be like her, with so many influencers living like her.  There are also plenty of YouTube videos claiming to be …

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Issue 29 – Self-talk: Why do athletes talk to themselves before or during competitions?

by Kailey Yu (ELED Year 2 student 2020-2021) The Tokyo Olympics 2020 has brought much excitement and joy to our city. After 5 years of preparation, athletes around the world performed outstanding sportsmanship during competitions alongside their perseverance. While cheering for our Hong Kong athletes, I realised an interesting phenomenon among players. Most, if not …

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Issue 29 – Watching the Green Olympics – Are We Cautious Enough about Our Daily Actions?

by Jasmine Wong (ELED Year 2 student 2020-2021) The Tokyo 2020 Olympics had a perfect ending – overcoming numerous difficulties under the pandemic, having an array of fierce competitions, and piquing everyone’s, especially Hongkongers’, passion and interest in sports and athletes. Being applauded for its thorough planning on the ceremonies and matches, Tokyo 2020 also …

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Issue 29 – Eyes on TV!

by Minnie Tso (ELED Year 2 student – 2020-2021) Thanks to COVID-19, we have not been going out and hanging around for over a year, so perhaps watching TV is the most ideal entertainment. Before the pandemic, it is likely for people to conceive TV series as a daily routine after dinner. However, I’ve started …

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Issue 29 – Fancy a cuppa?

by Kristy Kung (ELED Year 4 student 2020-2021) Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, I wasn’t able to travel to the UK for the 8-week immersion programme. Instead, I sat in front of the computer from 4 to 9 on weekdays having online lectures and workshops. Even though I couldn’t get the full immersion experience, with …

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Issue 28 – #MoveforMentalHealth

By Elizabeth Lui (ELED Year 3 student 2020-21) Ever noticed the hashtag #MoveforMentalHealth popping up on your social media feed? The hashtag is a part of the Move for Mental Health challenge launched in 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with United for Global Mental Health and the World Federation for Mental …

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