Overcome Laziness

Using a funny story about how the devils devising a plan to conquer the world through spreading laziness, Mr. Iu gave us a serious message today warning us the destructiveness of protracted laziness. He provided two tips in overcoming our lazy devils: 1) being aware and taking action against voices that lure us to relax; and 2) breaking up daunting tasks into manageable steps. As we are passing the half term mark, we shouldn’t let Mr. Iu’s message fall on deaf ears. Let’s do what Xaverians do best, be resolute in our studies.

Don’t Worry

Brother John gave us a comforting morning message today about letting go of our worries. We are indeed living in a world full of worries and uncertainties. But Brother John reminded us that something were certain. We can be sure that God’s unfailing love for us will not change because of the shifting circumstances. His infinite wisdom and power will always come through and lift us out of our valleys of trouble. So let us put our treasures in heaven and our trust in Jesus so that we can live a life not beat up by worries.

Filial Piety

Today, Mr. Shing shared with us a message on filial piety. It was a social concept very fundamental to any Chinese society. But Mr. Shing pointed out that we were losing this traditional spirit just by not doing some trivial things in our daily lives. Using easy to understand, contemporary life examples, Mr. Shing reminded to honor our parents and treat them well by simply doing mundane things, such as answering to their questions promptly and listening to what they have to say patiently. Mr. Shing made a good point. We Chinese are often characterized by our loyalty to our family and parents. Maybe as students, we have not yet come at the point where we need to take care of our parents, but we can definitely practice filial piety in our daily life by doing the “trivial things” mentioned by Mr. Shing

The Precious Independent Thinking

During the morning assembly on 9th October, Mr. Leung, our vice-principal, delivered us a message on the topic of “Independent Thinking”. Using the plot from the famous post-war avant-garde drama, “Rhinoceros”, written by Eugène Ionesco, Mr. Leung illustrated to us how difficult, yet important, for us to remain as independent thinkers. He also demonstrated his point by citing the life stories of history –making scientists Galileo Galilei, Gregory Mendel and Barry Marshall, who challenged the established knowledge and left noticeable marks in the history of scientific discovery. Mr. Leung encouraged us to be independent thinkers by accumulating knowledge, thinking logically, keeping an open mind and being sceptical. Let’s take Mr. Leung’s message to our hearts and be bold in our thinking, so that SFXC will be remembered as a breeding ground for avant-garde thinkers instead of mindless rhinos.

The Principles behind Goal Setting

This morning, Mr. Pong reiterated his important message about the principles behind goal setting. He used the acronym “S.M.A.R.T.” to help us remember these 5 principles: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound. He also used basketball legend, Michael Jordon’s famous life lesson as an illustration of the importance of “S.M.A.R.T” goal setting. Let’s take this lesson to our hearts and set our goals SMARTly. We may not all be Michael Jordon but we will all achieve something far greater than what we have now if we follow the formula.

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