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Even fortune tally master needs to be bilingual
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Going to temple, putting incense in front of deities, worshipping, and drawing tallies, although dismissed as superstition, it is a part of Hong Kong's culture that has long been rooted in the hearts of many people. When people are somewhat unsatisfactory, they will worship the heaven, begging the gods to provide some guidance, particularly, and even more so in the times of economic downturn.
A fortune tally master reading tally in Wong Tai Sin Temple for nearly a decade, who wishes to remain anonymous says that recently customers are younger in age than ever before, and even students who did not graduate come to ask about their future that she could not help but persuade those anxious students to be responsible as a studen studying well first.
At the same time, being biliterate and trilingual, has almost become a prerequisite for modern job-seekers, but in order to keep up with the times, even the fortune tally master of this traditional industry have also mastered this one "skill". In a short span of 30 minutes, the fortune tally master who knows English, has successfully recruited two foreign tourists for business. As we can see, learning and mastering a foreign language can really help to develop and expand career!
Young 24 years old pending for sentencing for buggery crime
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A 24-years-old son of a owner of a engineering company went to his father's friends home and masturbated for the twelve-years-old son of his father's friend in a room. Later, the 24 years old induced the 12 years boy twice to his home for burning discs in exchange for masturbation and oral sex, and subsequently carried out anal sex with the boy. The victim found lower body part hurting in June last year, and he was confirmed to be suffering from venereal diseases. The boy was questioned by his mother that the mom finally discovered the incident. Yesterday in the High Court, 24 years old guy admitted guilty to three counts of indecent assault and buggery crime with a boy under 21 years of age. The judge decided to take the defendant's mental reports, and the case was adjourned until sentencing next month on the 13th.
Defendant last name was Lee, formerly charged with five counts of indecent assault and buggery crime with a boy under 21 years of age, but he only admitted its three crime, and the remaining two charges was dropped by the prosecution. When defense said in mitigation, the defendant came to Hong Kong from Mainland China, who was appointed in his father company for woodworking and air-conditioning repair jobs. His father and the boy's father were 'brothers' from the same village with no blood relationship, and the two family had good relationship. This event had not breached their trust.
Lawyer said the victim suffering from sexually transmitted diseases, "cabbage flower", but defendant did not have any sexually transmitted diseases after testing, so sexually transmitted diseases was not transmitted by the defendant. Defend Counsel also submitted a pleading letter from the defendant's parents, referring to the defendant as a hardworking and filial person with no abnormal behavior in general. The defendant also expressed his deepest sympathy and apology through a pleading letter to the victim.
According to the prosecution's case, both defendant's and the victim's family resided in Tsz Wan Shan District. First incident happened when the victim, X, was 12 years old. Starting April to May 2007, the defendant was invited as guest to X's home. Defendant took X into a room and shut the door, told X "not to say anything," took X pants off and masturbated for him until X ejaculated. Before the two left, the defendant told the victim not to tell others. In March to April last year, the defendant invited X to his home to burn discs, in which the defendant and X were naked in the bedroom with X masturbating for defendant and performing oral sex for the defendant. After the duo finished, they bathed together then X returned home.
From May to June last year, the defendant invited X again to his home to burn discs, in which the two first record discs before being naked helping each other to masturbate. Afterward, the defendant had anal sex with X in different postures, then X retruned home; the same year in June, X had discomfort in his penis, so his mother took X to see a doctor on July 10, and after which X was confirmed to be suffering from sexually transmitted disease, "cabbage flower". X finally revealed the sex to his mom after mom questioned him. X's father called the defendant confronting him, and the defendant admitted that he had "engaged with" X, so X mother called the police on the following day. Under caution, the defendant admitted the incident, but stressed that X was voluntary.
Gangs sent out false bereavement to cover up for drug manufacturing
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A "luxury" house in Yuen Long has recently hanged a huge sign of "mourning" character on the balcony that aroused the suspicion of police officers. The day before yesterday, someone was discovered sneaking into the house, so police questioned at the house, and accidentally smashed a center of drug manufacturing and arsenal. Police arrested a youth surnamed Wong (17 years old), and one police officer was injured in the operation. Police did not rule out someone covered up criminal activities under the false pretense of a "bereavement".
The scene was a three-storey house in Yuen Yau Tam Mei Village, and outside of the house had a large garden and a metal gate. According to reports, Lok Ma Chau Division contingent police officers were on patrol at the site earlier, to which they saw the village house's second and third balconies with ab enormous "mourning" character hanging over the balcony that the police thought there was a funeral at the house. But a period of time after patrolling around the house, the word "mourning" had yet to be removed, and house was dark, so police became suspicious.
At five o'clock afternoon, when police officers patrolled the village, they found the village house's gate open, so they checked inside. A young man looked nervous, in panic, pushed down a police officer, and the police put him under control. Police found him in possession of 12 grams of "Special K", worth about 700 dollars. Later then in the house's garden, police found five butcher knives with pieces of cloths wrapped around the knives handles, as well as over 10 pipes. On the second floor, police also found about 20 grams of methamphetamine worth of 15,000 dollars while on third floor police seized a large number of drug manufacturing packaging equipment, as well as a small amount of non-manufactured goods.
14 years old scout had oil splashed on face during camping
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The injured had gauze on face the entire time when delivered to hospital
Scout lying injured on wood bench for treatment
the ambulance arrived could not drive on the ramp
1. Learning to cook
2. oil splashed on scout's hand, under pain, scout flipped the pan, and oil scalded his face
A fourteen-years-old boy was learning cooking techniques in an outdoor camp in Fanling when oil splashed on his hand during which he was cooking an egg. Under scaling pain, his hand let go of the pan but forgot he was holding a pan, and as a result, oil scattered. The boy's left and right face was scalded and his face had red dots. He was worried about his condition, constantly asking Ambulance staff, "will I be disfigured?". After he was sent to hospital, he was diagnosed to have 2nd degree burn, will need to be hospitalized.
Injured youth last name was Chung, who participated in Ma On Shan (South) Children and Youth Services Center of Shatin North 19th Brigade member. He joined the brigade for two years and there was three to four times each year that he took part in outdoor activities. Yesterday, the brigade held a one-day training camp, and the main structure of the training was learning to set up a tent, racks knowledge and field skills such as cooking food.
On 11:00am yesterday morning, three scout leaders led Chung and six other Scouts wearing civilian clothes to Fanling's Lau Shui Heung camp. At around 1 pm, two of the leaders took seven scouts to camp's barbecue field where they put a gas burner and cooking equipment on a wooden table, learning a variety of outdoor cooking skills. Each scout subsequently learned to make omelette. Chung fried a series of four eggs, until frying the fifth egg when suddenly oil splashed his hand, and under pain, he became frantic knocking over a fried wok with oil. Hence, oil in wok immediately scattered, Chung was unprepared that his face was hit by "rain of oil" that was like missle on the face. Under great pain, he called out. Leader seeing this extinguished gas burner, then called him to lie on the wooden bench to put first aid on him, at the same time calling the police.
Firefighters sent A154 ambulance to the scene to rescue the boy, but when the car was driving onto a ramp, due to narrow and steep road, left front wheel could not move. Ambulance staff had no choice but carrying first-aid equipment to the spot to give treatment to the boy while notifying to send reinforcement. In treatment period, Chung constantly asked, "will I be disfigured?", and Ambulance staff comforted him that he will be fine. Authorities sent another A332 ambulance to site, delivering Chung directly to Prince of Wales Hospital for medical treatment. Chung stayed in Burn Unit in hospital and was assessed as second degree burn but in a stable condition.
A person responsible for Chung's brigade said that Chung suffered only slight burn, not disfigurement, and the brigade had also bought insurance for scouts. Thus, Chung's hospital fee can be compensated.
Family doctor Kwan ka-mei said that if one had oil burn, one can use water to splash on skin to reduce skin temperature, and Hong Kong's tap water quality is very good therefore there should not be wound infection by the bacteria. To treat burn skin, reducing skin temperature is very important. The so-called second degree burn means injuries on surface skin, no endothelial damage, and the skin can be regenerated. Injured person is required to keep an eye on burns parts from getting dirty and bacterial infection.
Due to society getting affluent, some children grew up in "greenhouse" who are pampered in childhood lacking independent skill and autonomy. Therefore, parents hoping their children can learn to understand of how to be independent send their children to take part in a variety of training. However, a senior scout leader points out that forcing children to join scouting because many parents not knowing how to teaching their children, while the children are unable to meet requirement, will cause opposite effect of Scout training.
A senior scout leader, Chow says that at present in Hong Kong, a lot of families have only one child, and they pamper the child doing everything for them, resulting in many children simply not knowing how to do housechore. Some parents who do not know how to parent their sons and daughters, hand over their responsibility to other people forcing their children take part in scouting hoping to achieve their parenting goal through Scout training. Yet, parents fail to tie in with the Scout training because once their children leave the training, the children return to their original state to have a domestic helper taking care of them in everything, which counters the training effect.
Also, some parents will take Scouting as a stepping stone into elite schools, mainly because Scout experience has been seen as independence and spontaneity, which is the same as the artistry of piano and ballet, that is, one of the strategy to be admitted to schools. Yet, because children do not volunteer to take part in Scouting combined with low self-care ability, that they are often clumsy in outdoor activities adding to the risk of danger. There is one 10 years old scout who does not know how to bathe that this scout refuses to shower in camping in order to avoid of making a fool of oneself.
Seventy years old man deceives another to give family heirloom in a Park
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Old lady becomes emotional after being cheated, is taken to hospital for observation
A 80 years old woman whose husband has passed away, met an unscrupulous 70 years old neighbor who cheated her yesterday morning. After morning tea in Chai Wan, the old man learned the old lady suffering from rheumatic disease, persuaded the old lady to take off her wedding ring which regarded as a family heirloom, falsely claiming that he will shop for a ring that cures rheumatic disease and go to goldsmith store to measure a ring size according to her ring size in order to buy the ring that cures rheumatic disease. Unexpectedly, the old man never came back and the old lady realized she was cheated that she became distraught. She had high blood pressure and was sent to hospital.
Old lady was Mak × Jing (82 years old), living with her family in Chai Wan, Wan Tsui Estate. Both Mak and her husband came from Foshan and they married in Mainland China. Mak husband's family had some assets and they opened a liquor store in China and Hong Kong. After post-war, they came to Hong Kong, but imported Japanese salted fish and coincided with people boycotting Japanese goods at that time that their business ended up closing down, thus Mak worked as a kitchen worker cooking for others to support her family. In the seventies, both registered in Hong Kong to become husband and wife. Their god-brother, Chiang, who was a doctor, saw their lives in straitened circumstances that he gave the couple a pair of wedding rings, which was the ring that was deceived away by the old man. The couple had a daughter, and she now is living in Yuen Long District, who had proposed to live together with Mak, but Mak was used to Chai Wan District that Mak declined. Although Mak was aging, but her spirit was quite good, who only used a cane when walking. Everyday, Mak was used to go to the same restaurant in the district to have breakfast and lunch.
The value of the gold ring was estimated only to be 700 dollars, but for Mak the ring had significant meaning. She explained that when she worked as a kitchen staff, she had always worn this ring, so the ring was concave or scrape. However, her husband had been reluctant to wear his ring, so it was still shiny. Two years ago when her husband was seriously ill, he proposed the two to exchange wedding ring, and not long after, Mak's husband passed away. Afterward, Mak was reluctant to take off the ring because she could remember her husband by the ring.
After Mak was rushed to the hospital, she kept asking ambulance staff, "Can I find my ring back?" Because there was little chance, all were reticent, to which Mak quickly understood and became teary. After Mak returned home from hospital, when receiving interviews from the media, Mak hoped the swindler could return the ring to her.
Yesterday morning, as usual, she went to the same restaurant on Chai Wan Road for tea. At noon, she met a 70 years old man wearing a black shirt and trousers dressing like a gentleman, claiming to be her old neighbor who had not seen her for a long time. Mak said immediately that she did not know him, but the man was sly giving a lot of evidence so Mak became uncertain. Eventually, the old man complained that he saw her on the street earlier but she did not respond. After such successive little chat, Mak gradually became less guarded.
Swindler seeing Mak on the bait, took her to a nearby open space park, asking about her well-being. After learning she had she has rheumatism, he said he could give her a ring that cures rheumatic disease, but he said he didn't bring pen and paper, so he lured Mak to take her ring off, claiming that he would go to a familiar goldsmith to buy the "cure ring" according to her ring size, and would return soon. Mak stayed in the park until noon 12:21pm, and the swindler did not appear again, thus Mak realized she was deceived that she called her daughter in agitation. Because she was not coherent, saying she got a headache when she was deceived that her family quickly called the police. Police rushed to the park to see the victim, during questioning Mak was still very emotional, constantly scolding the swindler was shameless.