Thursday, 1 March 2012

In today's cultural differences 101 class we will be covering...

Just when I convince myself that Hong Kong is 'just like home' something in the local paper always makes me remember that we are not raising Prince and Princess PTT in Australia.

This was in The Standard (the free English speaking daily newspaper) last week. Check out the last paragraph... I read that a six your old student was the suspected victim of child abuse and thought, "isn't it wonderful that the school picked this up". It's only when you read to the end of the article that you realise the school took so long to report the abuse as previous bruises on the child's body were excused as the result of 'parental discipline' !? "Toto we're not in Kansas anymore"...

Yours in sadness today,

Pseudo Tai Tai xxx

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