1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

26 October 2012

Letter to the Editor – Causes of Compensated Dating (6D Lam Man Tao)

Dear editor,

I am the reader of your newspaper. After reading the article named ‘Compensated dating tactics change’ published on 2nd April, I would like to share my opinion on the causes of compensated dating and suggest ways to tackle the problem.

There is an astonishing increase of young lady to go on compensated dates, referring to the poll conducted by a local organization. This is a serious social problem as this is an immoral commercial activity. The following are the causes I suggest for girls to go on compensated dates.

Firstly, those girls want to earn money. Compensated dating refers to the girls being paid to go on dates that often involve sex. Certainly, those girls want to earn money. It is because the girls may come from low-income families facing the problem of poverty. In addition, some girls want to buy luxury goods in order to raise their self-confidence and to feel fulfilled. Therefore, those girls go on to compensated dating may want to earn money.

Secondly, the girls are facing problems. This is the under-lying reason for them to go on to compensated dates. The problems they face could be the bad relationships between them and their family. This leads to them to go on to compensated dates as they want to show they have already had the ability to earn money and hence their parents have no more control on them. Another problem they face could be they want to get attention from the peers. These show the troubles they are facing to lead them to go on to compensated dating.

Compensated dating is related to the moral values of teens and even the next generations. What is more the social atmosphere is affected if this phenomenon continues. We should stop it immediately via these solutions:

Providing counseling services. Most importantly, the girls go on to compensated dating to obtain suitable helps for them. More ways should be provided for those girls to get helps. On the other hand, social workers can go to search those girls actively to give them helps such as to chat with them. This helps social workers to know what they really need and hence help them to quit compensated dating.

The government should put some more resources on education. Schools need more resources to educate students the bad impacts of going on to compensated dating and raise their awareness. Furthermore, educating public through commercials promotions are needed. This raises public knowledge on this issues and also preventing the girls to go on to compensated dating and therefore this is the long-term measure but is the most effective way to solve the problem in the future.
The cops should strictly monitor the activity of compensated dating on the internet. Those girls usually look for clients on the internet. Occasionally, they find clients on the online game chat rooms, according to the results of a survey conducted by the DAB. This shows compensated dating depends on internet. In order to stop doing this, the police should strictly govern it. This threatens the girls and their clients and this helps to reduce the occurrence of compensated dating.

To conclude, the problem of compensated dating is extremely serious. We must stop it now. Otherwise the problem will get worse.
Yours faithfully,
Pat Chan

18 October 2012

6D Class Presentation – K-Pop

K-Pop is a musical genre consisting of dance, electronic, electropop, hip hop, and R&B music originating in South Korea. As an important part of the Korean Wave, K-pop has come from humble begimiings to gain a huge fan base not just in Asia but also other parts of the world. As South Korea continues to develop its IT infrastructure, K-Pop music is being shared over the internet and through mobile devices more rapidly than ever.
Fans come from all around the world and K-Pop is considered by some to be South Korea’s greatest export because of its popularity and growing influence.

Many K-Pop music videos have colourful visuals and a catchy beat. K-Pop multiple vocal genres, especially hip-hop and rap, and emphasizes performances and strong visuals. Dance is an integral part of K-pop. When combining multiple singers, the singers often switch their positions while singing and dancing by making prompt movements in synchrony. K-Pop is also recognized for pretty-boys and girl groups that are young and considered attractive.

South Korea is emerging in the 21st century as a major exporter of popular culture. K-Pop has been embraced by the South Korean government as a tool for soft power abroad, particularly towards youth. K-Pop music videos were viewed more than 2 billion times during 2011, almost three times the 800 million views in 2010. According to the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, K-pop has been a successful export of Korean culture in Asia. On its Korean Waves index, the top country in 2010 was Japan, in a list that includes Taiwan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Following BoA’s successful Japanese career, countless Korean pop acts have also made inroads in the market, including SHINee, Super Junior, BIGBANG KARA, Girls Generation, 2PM, and Brown Eyed Girls.