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Tasered in Florida

Posted in News with tags on 九月 18, 2007 by chauonline

The police held the student to the ground. The student cried out “Don’t Tase me, bro,". Then the police tased him.

反填鴨教育

Posted in News with tags , on 九月 16, 2007 by chauonline

Read a story about how history lessons are conducted in Germany:

如果這一個課是1870年的普法戰爭,那麼老師在上課前要求學生讀的會是很多第一手資料,譬如俾士麥首相的演講原文,要學生從演講稿中探討當時普魯士的外交策略,從而分析普法戰爭的真正原因。

第二個特徵是開放式的教學。教學的主軸不是讓學生去背誦任何已經寫進某本書裏的敘述或評價,而是要學生盡量從第一手資料裏看出端倪,形成自己的判斷。

If every school subject is taught like this, why do we need 通識科 ?

Source: Mingpao http://hk.news.yahoo.com/070916/12/2fq29.html

Don’t buy puppies from puppy mills

Posted in Dogs, News on 六月 12, 2007 by chauonline

How can you ensure that the dog joining your family isn’t from a puppy mill? In the next Your Whole Pet, I’ll take a look at how to get a pet from ethical sources. In the meantime, when checking out a breeder, be sure that you can meet the puppy’s mother and see where the puppies are being housed. And if the only test you have to pass to get the puppy is whether your check clears or your credit card charge goes through, that’s a pretty good sign the breeder doesn’t have the puppy’s best interests at heart — or yours.

Full story from SFGate

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重慶大廈 — best example of globalization in action

Posted in News with tags on 五月 16, 2007 by chauonline

Time Magazine elected Chungking Mansions (重慶大廈) as the Best Example of Globalization in Action. There is also wiki page of Chungking Mansions.

OMG, i txt spk my tst … & got A!!!!!

Posted in Elden's favs, News on 十二月 23, 2006 by chauonline

Starting this school year, New Zealand high schoolers can use text speak in national exam, meaning that they won’t lose points if they write b4 instead of before.

skul iz :) & EZ, isnt it?

Transl8it!