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The Standard Goodies: Appreciating silence

The Sound of Silence

16th Apr 2018 IN The Sound of Silence, which is set in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Yoshio asks a musician, “Do you have a favourite sound?” She replies, “The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.”

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The Standard Goodies: Face up to problems

what do you do with a problem

9th Apr 2018 WHAT do you do with a problem that follows you around and does not seem to go away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get.  

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Hong Kong Economic Journal (2018-03-29) By :陳東紅

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Smart Parents (2018-03-29) By :陳東紅

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The Standard Goodies: Reversal of fortune


19th Mar 2018 THE Lost Horse is a wonderful ancient Chinese folktale about Sai, a Chinese man who believes everything happens for a reason. With every hardship – such as the loss of his horse and the injury of his son – he says, “You know, it may not be such a bad thing.” One […]

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The Standard Goodies: Never stay silent

The hundred dresses

12 March 2018 IN The Hundred Dresses, Wanda Petronski is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she does not and bully her mercilessly. Maddie, one of Wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is “never going to […]

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The Standard Goodies: Ingenuity and teamwork


26th Feb 2018 IN Swimmy, a happy school of little fish lives deep in the sea. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . .

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Seasonal notes of wild flowers in wilderness

Choi EE

Happy PaMa (2018-2-20) By :菜姨姨(書伴我行(香港)基金會社區閱讀發展總監) 讀樂樂:書中漫遊台灣山野 譜四季植物密碼

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