Sunday, April 24, 2011

Observation

Some times we have a lot of powerful means in internet we have iphone, Ipad, never out of internet connection to Google, Yahoo,.. Seem his is the era of information overflow… But somehow we have to keep a sharper eye on every minor detail of things we see in life.
As there are still many things that we can not find out from the internet.
When I was young I noticed out that there is a small hole on the tin box of the shoe shinning wax… Why.. This is my thoughts!?
They make a small hole as to release the air when they close the cover during manufacturing? Since the box is air tight.. But on the other hand, the small hole will case the wax to get dry faster?
So every time I buy a box of Kiwi shoe wax, I used a plastic tape to seal the hole… the wax seem never get dry and can be used for many years more.
Sometimes I think that was the purpose of the Kiwi as they know that small hole can speed up the aging of the wax and soon be dried, so that they can sell more… is that Right!? A tricky sales gadget!?
Nowadays people seldom goes into detail of small things in life…. You can ask post 80 kid who can tell you how many types of Japanese brand name of automobile he can tell you…probably less than three!
Or can they tell the two major Aircraft supplier in the world we can see under Cathay Pacific flights? Probably nothing!
Or even what are the major difference between the audio format of LP, CD, and Cassette to a post 70s? No one can…
So a simpler question, tell a post 80s student to tell you how may types of Fish he can name in English in one minute…. I can tell you most of them can tell not more than three!
Or Ask a University Graduate in Electronic what is the function of the Ground Pin our home electrical power plug! How does it work!?- They said this can be the thesis for the PhD of Electronics…
Ask a 10 years old kid where the milk is come from… most of the replies are 7-11!
You will be surprised that they know nothing of about something that is very simple things in life.
What can we do? What is wrong with our educational system whereby they can pass the examination with high score,. But they seem do not know anything more about it…
Well, partly because of the educational system, partly the kids never come out of the learning other than what they learn form school, and those tedious learning under his private teachers of piano, Violin…






HK Snob

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Fever,

對! 小朋友們飯來張口,所有玩具都是"現成"的,所有書本,所有課外活動,皆是源源不絕的被動供應! 小朋友沒有餘暇去理會別的東西!

"直昇機"家長們要為小朋友供應"最好的",學校為討家長歡心,教的課程愈來愈艱深,不斷向冷知識進發,於是普通常識被忽略,道德倫理教育都被忽略了!
司徒華先生於2000年的作品[大時了了,小未必佳],談談他對教育方式的感受.
http://www.hkptu.org/szetowah/?p=962

但是, 性格是塑造人生的主要元素. 別說80後/90後, 跟我年紀相約的朋友,擁有學位學歷,但對於時事, 或她的知識"領域"以外的事情,她就是胡里胡塗的! 現在她的事業,還是浮浮沉沉當中!

您是一個求知慾強、洞察力強和特別細心的人. 您是想像不了他們的世界唷! 他們可有直接向您投訴:點解我要知道什麼魚呀?!

CaCa

P.S. 曾加入聖約翰救傷隊的小女兒告訴我,他們的團隊特別推薦"飛鳥鞋油", 說比較擦得亮. 我方才拿出來看看那包裝,那個比kiwi大的小孔不在蓋面而在蓋側, 鞋油上面放了一片錫箔紙...是否一個比較細心的包裝呢?!

HK Snob said...

Hi Caca, interesting to find out that people would like to look for more... by the way, What "Flying Fish" Shoe wax?! Can we find in the PK or Wallcomb Supermarket!?
I am afraid now the youngster does not know how to polish hie/her shoes, as the Parents and or maid does it for them... I heard that they do not know how to tie up their shoes straps... haha! Funny!
When we were just 10, we ironed our clothes, we polished our shoes, and we cooked for the family then went to school.
The kids in HK are all unlucky ones. they have been spoiled by their parents!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fever,

大型超市沒有售賣"飛鳥鞋油",我是在屋邨的小型百貨公司購買的.

我小女兒學校就是規定初中同學必定要加入制服團隊. 在聖約翰救傷隊的日子裡,學會急救知識以外,還要學把鞋子擦得像鏡子一樣,制服要怎樣燙,怎樣挺站,怎樣步操和服從.

早前盛行的軍訓課程,可能為時較短,作用不大.

另外,家長不教,有學校索性把自理事兒納入課程. 家長的責任為何?!

CaCa

HK Snob said...

Hi Caca, right, I was told that we have to put some shoe shine wax, put one to two drops of lemon water and Brush... untiil it reflects your image on it like a mirror..

I appreacite kids that who can brush their shoes. When I look at men's dress. they might go with Amani suit, silk ties, but some time their shoes seems shabby and dirty... why they can afford to buy such kind of suits but never have time to show respect to their shoes... japanese said, men's shoes are the faces of the men...

HK Snob