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.

3 June 2014

A short story (4C Kenneth Tong & 4E Lai Ka Yin Coco)

Kenneth Tong 4C

Last night, I attended a fashion show held by Hong Kong College at the Lucky Eight Restaurant to support my friend Mike, who was the model of the show. It was supposed to be a scintillating show. However, a fire alarmingly broke out.

The lights were suddenly turned off and the blackout made the crowd panic. I was totally dismay and I tried to escape promptly to get safe. Despite that, it was so chaotic and everyone tried to rush out of the door! The fire was approaching and I felt really hot.

“Help! Help!”, somebody screamed from the corner. I scampered to the corner and Mike was lying on the floor and he sweated a lot. After that, I carried him on my back and we tried to escape as the fire was flaming tremendously. To our dismay, the fire blocked the doors and we couldn’t find a way to escape! We had cold feet and we didn’t know what to do. I tried to comfort Mike because he was very ill and I hope a fireman could help us at that moment.

Abruptly, I heard the sirens of the ambulance and fire trucks from outside.

“Anyone there?” a man came into the restaurant.

“Help! Help!” I yelled, as loud as I could and the fireman came to rescue us. I heard a sigh of relief when we finally escaped from the restaurant. Mike was sent to the hospital immediately and fortunately he was all right.

I think Mike and I were so lucky that we were rescued but not perished in the fire.
4E Lai Ka Yin Coco
Dear Lisa,
How’s your life in America? I received your letter yesterday. And I start worried about you. Please listen to what I say.
I know you want to be a model for a very long time. But do you remember why did you go to America? It was because you wanted to be a doctor. Then you went to America in order to have better education. I know you will feel annoyed if I say this. But I really want you to know that mom and dad worked very hard to earn money to pay for your school fee. They also have lots of expectations on you. You can’t give up studying at this moment! You’ll break their heart!
On the other hand, modelling is not a stable job to do.  A lot of people want to be a model too. However, not many of them succeed. You need to work very hard and walk a very long road. It’s a dark road with lots of complicated relationships going on. Your boss may not like you. People may be rude to you and don’t give you chances to work. When you become famous, you’ll have lots of funs but also lots of haters. Just think about how would you feel if there are rumours that are not true around the world? You must not like that! What’s more, you may be a successful model only for a short period of time. What could you do when you get old? No one will care about you anymore.
You may think that I don’t understand you. But I convince you not to be a model because I care about you. Please remind yourself why you wanted to be a doctor. Being a doctor is a much better job. And I think you are very talented with it. You have lots of interest in biology and chemistry since you were young. You are on your way to become a doctor. Only a few steps left until you can do it. So don’t give up! Mom and dad will be so proud of you because being a doctor can help lots of people. Just remember that I will always support you. If you have any problem, you can always talk to me.
Please continue your studies and write back to me.

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