“Cyber-Realism in Practice” by Lam Man Tsun

The HP Series showcases excerpts from excellent Honours Projects by students from the Department of English Language and Literature. [Read all entries here.] Supervisor: Dr Jason S Polley Borders that divide our world have largely been eliminated these days, the result of globalisation. In “The Masses: The Implosion of Social Media”, Jean Baudrillard demonstrates the…

Pride of Place: Lam Man Tsun

Pride of Place: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a place in Hong Kong. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Pet Sounds” series.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Whenever I am asked where I live in Hong Kong, I always reply…

Pet Sounds: Lam Man Tsun

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Swing’s “The Other Side” . You know what? Over the past two decades, around 1000 people per year…

“Stress Caused by Unrealistic Expectations” by Lam Man Tsun

The news reports of three young secondary school students committing suicide after the Lunar New Year holidays is alarming. There have been a number of these tragedies over the past few years. Some people put the blame on the education system in Hong Kong. As a teacher, I completely agree that students face too much…

Headspace: Lam Man Tsun

Headspace: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department write about a place or space they go to write, read, study or create. [Read all entries.]  [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] It’s the twenty-first century so it is inevitable for most people to write, read, study or create…

“Ten Years” by Lam Man Tsun

“Who wanted to deal with politics? I do it just for a living.” Explicitly or implicitly, the directors of the five stories in the movie Ten Years, a low-budget indie film made and released in 2015, tell us the same message: no matter what, we are doomed in the end. All set in 2025, I…