2008/09 SPECIAL SUMMER EDITION
HONG KONG PUBLIC AFFAIRS & SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY OFFICIAL MAGAZINE
Contents / 目錄 1.
Sate My Thirst for its Complexity Sate My Thirst for its Complexity (cont.)
écartez votre amour
Enrichment from an Act of Kindness
6TH MAR 09
sate my thirst for its Complexity
FROM THE EDITOR
by Karen Ng
You’ve waited long enough for Bling and finally it is here! This is a collectio n of the buzz and fuss happ ened during the last 2 terms. Hope you are all ha ve a bla st in th e summer heat w hilst me sm er izi ng th e lov ely days!
Year 1, Economics Student •••
Generally, there are six common t has been such a wonderful reasons for drinking – to quench thirst, to socialise, to enjoy the year with the HKPASS and a taste of an alcoholic beverage, to memorable first year at LSE. take par t in a religious or The last social event, a wine- traditional ceremony or custom, tasting tour at Vinopolis , has to get drunk and for a more marked the end of the year as obvious reason for alcoholics. To well as provided us a unique be honest, I am not a big fan of opportunity to learn about and alcohol. I usually drink without explore the world of wines. much thought, just like my
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LEARN IT RIGHT:
3 STEPS TO TASTE YOUR WINE Smell
fellow university students. Having noticed that social or “binge” drinking (i.e. consuming five drinks or more on an occasion) is very common,
VINOPOLIS SELECTION... Why not try... Medium Bodied / Dry / Dry and Full / Light and Fresh / Off Dry / Port / Rich and Sweet ...
this wine tasting tour has been a s e n s o r y e n j o y m e n t ; intoxication is but a devaluation of the wine itself. We were taught to taste wine with our three senses – sight, smell and taste.
1- Sight Examine the wine against a white background. The wine should be clear unless faulty. Its intensity may indicate the intensity of the flavour, and its colour would give you a hint on its age.
Grant Burge Lily Farm Muscat 2008 Tasting Notes: Vibrant floral, perfumed aromas with a hint of lemon follows through to the palate where a crisp finish balances the clean sweetness. Medium-dry with a deliciously cleansing acidity
amount of wine into your mouth, tilt your head forward and suck in air 2- Smell through pursed lips and through the Give your glass a swirl. This aims to wine. It should give you the actual release the aromas from the surface taste of the wine, a different taste of the wine. Look for the “legs” of the from just drinking it. wine as they run down the interior of the glass. The more significant the During the tour, we had the chance “legs”, the sweeter the wine. Then to taste 5 different red or white sniff gently. Good wine would wines. After rounds of tasting, we a g r e e d u n a n i m o u s ly t h a t t h e definitely smell like one! Muscat wine was the best. It has a 3- Taste floral scent, with an aromatic hint of Slurp the wine to experience its full lemon, and tasted deliciously sweet. flavour. To slurp, take a small
It would certainly make a nice dessert wine. A l u s c i o u s coconut Bombay cocktail marked a perfect end to the tour. It has been an unforgettable experience, to smell, to see, to taste wines in a different way. Despite our short stay, we all left knowing more about wine, and our red faces would have proven “how much” we have gained!
PREVIEW: SOCIAL EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO? Freshers’ Reception
Pre-departure Dinn er
We are planning to visit Athens, the city of cultures and mythologies for our annual Cultural Trip.
With 7 roller coasters and 5 water rides, UK's most thrilling
theme park put you on the ultimate adrenaline challenge!
Alton Towers Theatre Trip
and many more...!
辯論員日記 國際關係學系一年級生 李嶺亨
地點：香港劇院 參賽院校： 倫敦帝國理工學院、 倫敦大學學院、 倫敦國王學院及 倫敦經濟學院 二月二十日 (五)
收到了 LSE Forum 的消息一陣兒了，還是決定不了
LSE FORUM LSE Forum是個聯校辯論 比賽
學校分別有倫敦帝國理 大學學院、倫敦國王學 伍分正反兩方，每隊兩 賽模式仿照英國國會的 員將梅花間竹地發言，
不道德款項」 二、 「未成年母親 必須放棄 子女撫養權」
為五分鐘。第一回合的 勝負 投票決定，而至於第二
（汗）總是有點趕鴨子上架的感覺。算了 吧，你都有看Slumdog Millionaire ，
上了一連三個小時 的課接着還要就辯 論開會，真教人心力 交瘁。辯題是「大學應拒 接受不道德款項」，我們 是正方，站在道德的高台上，沒有理由勝不了，會議應 該很快就完結了吧。
二月二十八日 (六) 我昨天的想法未免太稚嫩了。正所謂「養兵千日，用
M: 羅鈞禧學兄 H:我
發言的是自己的時候，每遇到一個POI 我總是不寒而 M: 其實我們不需為「不道德」的定義而煩惱。我們只需 慄；準備功夫少了點的話，恐怕會當場目瞪口呆 。 要有個底線作參考就行，例如一些有公信力的志願組織 第二回合的辯題「未成年母親必須放棄子女撫養權」 所訂下的標準，因為辯題的大前提已經假設了那筆款項 是不道德的了。
十分相似，更重要的是，他 要明確， precise！就着兩條主線：大學比其他組織有更
二月二十七日 (五) 羅學長跟我決定攻擊對手人權 ，今天又上了一課。 的高地和擴展第一正方「撫養 滿以為在限制發言時間內可以完成一半的論點，剩下的 就留充當副辯的羅學長「善後」，怎知連第一個論點也 說不完！當務之急必然是要把辯詞縮短，但又何從入 手？羅學長說要刪掉所有的例子。換句話說，我的辯詞 裏的論點只剩下光禿禿的骨幹。可是那些論據都是我絞 盡腦汁才思索得到
長提到辯詞除了要precise (明確)，還要concise (精簡)，五 分鐘很快就溜掉，要我
權」的定義。在發言台上，我 沒有預計至中的結巴；但不在 我們預計之中的是第二反方大學
的攻勢。他們針對「必須」的字眼，攻擊我方的論點不 夠人道，太一概而論，於隨後的答辯環節，觀 發問好讓他們重申
P.S. 明天就是大日子了。聽說明天的辯論有個叫Point of
Information (POI) 的東西。它跟辯論隨後的問答環節不
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F u n d r a i s i n g w e e k f o r M S F 9 - 1 3 t h Fe b r u a r y 2 0 0 9
Love all around on Houghton St. a MSF doctor doing check-up at a medical centre
Médecins Sans Frontières,
“ an international, independent, medical
humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people aﬀected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made
by Brian Pak Year 1, Actuarial Science Student •••
KPASS held its first ever
fundraising week in history- raising money for MSF, Médecins Sans
Frontières. From organising to launching the event, every single Sub-committee fully played their part and I am glad to say that the outcome was fantastic! Over the week we raised a grand total of £442.51! There were three parts to this event “Spread Your Love”selling freshly baked cupcakes, handmade “pastry” gifts, and offering Polaroid services on Houghton Street. I owe a big thankyou to Gloria and the Production Team for their immense effort in making those delicate gifts! We took a lot of orders since the lovely cupcakes and “waffles” attracted much attention from passer-bys. They must have served as brilliant presents for couples and friends (especially when it was near Valentine’s Day!).
Henry was the PIC of the Polaroid booth and he has indeed done an excellent job! Members of the Sub-committees tried to
get as many people to come over as possible to pose with lively speech bubbles, flowers and teddies, so that we were able to sell quite a lot instant films. With lovely stickers and colour pens for decorations, each generous donor brought home a unique photo.
Priscilla and I were the PICs for the edible cupcakes. To be honest, I have never made them before, and was at one point quite fed up with the baking trials. But after several attempts, we finally succeeded in making beautiful and delicious cupcakes, and managed to sell about 150 in just two days! On the last day, a massive batch of the delicacy - 80 cupcakes - was sold out on Houghton Street within three hours.
Other PICs and Subcommittees have put a lot of effort into this event, and HKPASS has also contributed useful ideas and opinions. Without their support, I don’t think it would have been such a fruitful week. The event has enabled me and other Subcommittees to gain an insight into how one would organise an event. As the newly elected Social Service Officer of HKPASS committee 2009-2010, I shall be in charge of the fundraising week next year. I sincerely hope we will be able to raise as much money, if not more, for good cause!
Enrichment from an Act of Kindness.
by Teresa Lo Year 1, Law Student •••
Try to imagine waking up early in the morning for a 9 o’clock class, but this is on a Sunday morning. Yes! That’s how early one has to wake up for Food Chain. Though doing Food Chain means a Sunday morning traded off, when I think of how desperately I want love and care whenever I fall ill, I would immediately gain motivation to get out of bed and willingly offer a helping hand to those in need. For those who are not familiar with what Food Chain does, let me give you a brief introduction. Food Chain is a charitable organisation providing nutrition services including home-delivered meals, essential groceries and nutrition advice to men, women and children who are chronically sick as a result of HIV related illnesses. As many would know the HIVpositive have weaker immune system, therefore by balancing their diet, we make sure they are healthy, or at least have better strength, to fight against their illnesses, to get well and to stay well. As a passionate cook, I enjoyed my experience at Food Chain even more. I still remember my first browniemaking session in its kitchen in Kentish Town with Joyce. It is a relatively small kitchen and not very well equipped. Imagine having to melt 6 pieces of standard-sized chocolate without a microwave! We had to stand in front of the fire and keep on stirring to melt them - we felt like we were giving ourselves facial steaming. Anyway, it was a simple task and all we needed to do was to follow instructions from the recipe. By the time we finished removing fresh brownies from the oven, we felt so proud because they looked and tasted heavenly. I really have to say my experience at Food Chain was incredible - apart from baking brownies, I got to cook different cuisines such as African. I never knew I was capable of preparing a meal for 80+ people within 4 hours! To me, it was a really a big achievement because I normally cook for a few people. This proves nothing is impossible.
“I have not eaten properly fo r we e k s before I got m y fi r s t meal from you… I cannot not believe the wonderful food you sent me and my daughter and I thank everyone.” These quotes which can be found on the Food Chain website truly reflect how people in need feel when they are offered a helping hand. Doing voluntary work can make one’s life more fruitful and rewarding. It is not only about helping out, but also about gaining a sense of accomplishment by getting involved. For those who love cooking and helping others, do join us at the Food Chain! Translate your knowledge and interest into action so that you can enrich yourself and others. I am sure that you guys would know exactly what I mean.
終的輸家只會是香港市民而已。況 且此等資產並非一時三刻之間可以 出賣，時間上的成效自然成疑，更 其者在於外滙基金其中一個重要功 能是維持港元與美元的聯繫滙率， 大幅減少外滙基金資產
引起國際炒家的注意，重演1998年 亞洲金融風暴的一幕，令港元的穩 定性受壓。
協。政 府官員考慮到金融海嘯對各行各業 的影響還會持續一段時間，而且最
預算案背後的理財哲學，從而對 預算案有更深入的剖析。 •••
有低收入、低學歷及低 技能的「三低」 青少年，更不滿政府資 源錯配，未有幫 助他們就業。
「對於沒有入 息的市民，能 幫 助 到 幾 多？」
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