The crazy world of Private Tutor Groups in Hong Kong

A fabulously descriptive car number plate, a huge container ship and the rather awful Rainbow Hotel in Jordan District

 More like soap opera actors than Private Tutors

More like soap opera actors than Private Tutors

 He may look like a plonker but at least he is probably very smart1

He may look like a plonker but at least he is probably very smart1

Private Tutor Groups are big business in Hong Kong.. the article (see link above) was from a couple of years ago but is valid today and in fact the situation for parents has gotten worse... You can read the serious commentary in the article, from my perspective I just love the Keith Leung advert. 

Generally the "tutors" on offer look like movie stars / rock stars in other words like Daniel and Antonia, it is very refreshing to see Keith Leung as he fits the profile of a serious academic teacher (and yes, I still think he looks like a plonker), I have been told many times that the kids here choose their "tutor" based on how cool they look so I am now wondering if the new trend is picking a dorky tutor who may well have some teaching skills?

Only in Hong Kong. 

 Indeed

Indeed

I have to say that this is the 2nd best number plate I have seen yet (666 is still my favourite) and yes, it was a rather stunning young lady driving the car. 

We encountered this monster on the way back to Central from Cheung Chau on the slow ferry. 

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 Tacky

Tacky

 Interesting image

Interesting image

This "new' Hotel is over the road from the Novotel Hotel in Jordan in Kowloon, the location is brilliant but I fear this may not be enough. 

 Nice car, dodgy paint job

Nice car, dodgy paint job

 Same car, same paint job

Same car, same paint job

I do love cars but I am NOT a fan of matte paint jobs, lovely Ferrari hate the paint job

 Not bad at all

Not bad at all

This image came out rather well

 Love the blue sky

Love the blue sky

This is a couple of older apartment blocks in Tin Hau on Hong Kong Island looking quite lovely on a sunny day. 

 40 winks

40 winks

It took me a while to realise that this overworked restaurant worker was fast asleep. 


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Posted on September 1, 2013 .