Elaine Fung (Hong Kong, AC 10-12)
We created culture.
There is no better place to embrace our creativity than in the Tythe Barn of our own St. Donat’s Arts Centre. Sitting on plush cushion chairs, it seemed as if we were eager story-loving 7-year-olds again as our principal Neil Richards told us a taleof an indigenous tribe: Squawky, an innocent child who always asks too many questions, annoyed his father, the tribal leader, by pestering him with an explanation to the sun. Following the story, we (as ‘wise elders’ of the tribe) were instructed to formulate theories of the sun to pacify Squawky.
Harvey Koo (Hong Kong, AC 09-11)
For many students, the Geography of Thought Conference was hailed as a welcome extension to our exploration of Theory of Knowledge that is already an essential component of our syllabus here in Atlantic College. Indeed, even for me, the aspect of questioning how and why we know what we know seemed to consume the entirety of the purpose of this conference. And while there were speeches that fulfilled this hunch, still there were others which completely threw any anticipation off the window. This was the keynote address given by Mr. Anders Breidlid at the start of the conference.
Eugene Tan (Malaysia, LPC 08-10), Ramanathan Kumar (Hong Kong/India, LPC 09-11)
It’s undeniable, the attention commanded by Li Po Chun in Hong Kong, and indeed Southeast Asia is staggering. Hence, it is almost inevitable that students are slightly disappointed to come to LPCUWC and find that it is not a perfect society; that it isn’t some magical utopian world of activists and upstanding young citizens of world. Continue reading