Canada 3.0

[tweetmeme source=”@paullaucm” only_single=false]Today, reaches a new chapter in its life. There is a new visual look and all the pages have been updated with new information. This is the 3rd generation of after having gone through a second major revision recently.

In much the same way, my life is also undergoing a major revision with a version 3.0 soon to reappear. After Canada and Hong Kong, I’m now moving to the UK to further my high-school studies.

I am told that the internet connection and access in Southern Wales is poor. Despite this, will not die off. In fact, it will be an even greater unifying force. Though there will be fewer posts, a more personal dimension documentation my experience will join the current array of debating and general commentary on news issues of the time.

Happy Blogging,
Paul Lau (Website Owner, Creator & Subject)

More Blogs!

Since I last featured blogs, a number of other people have decided to take the plunge and start their own blogs.

In Hong Kong, WEUer, who HAD and subsequently deleted it, decided to set up another blog to his passion, this time using a very canadian centric ‘Literature Eh!’ to focus on the English language, which as far as I understand doesn’t come from Canada and hasn’t been particularly helped by Canadians. Nevertheless, Kenneth took the name and even went as far as to set up an extra twitter account. He seems to be doing quite well despite having to toy around with blogger, wordpress and multiple twitter accounts.

Also in Hong Kong, the boys from Sha Tin have also picked up their pens (or rather keyboard) and started their own little bit of blogging. Also known as Annette’s minions, both Irving Teng and Justin Wong has got their own blogs, both on wordpress at and respectively. At least someone will be able to take over debating reporting once I fly out.

Another debater has dabbled his feet in blogging, albeit using Google Blogger. Hubrack, our beloved Qatari debater who hails from Jordan, has started his blog at

The only other blogsphere related news is that HKSDC’s wordpress website/blog is now up and running. It was launched a while back, but with exams soon to be over and a long summer before us, me and Heather hope to inject a few major improvements to the website in time for the next academic year. So keep checking at because the website will be undergoing furious development come July. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the site, feel free to drop us a word.

An athlete’s dilemma – Who to thank?

Sometimes, communist states do strange things like organizing lip syncing on the biggest sporting stage of the world when it was totally not necessary. Why not publicly criticize a world champion for not thanking the brutal state sport system, despite the fact that they just won a gold medal and brought ‘glory’ to the country!

18 year old short track speedskater Zhou Yang survived the brutal Chinese Sport System to win Gold in the 1,500m individual race and the 3,000m relay at the 2012 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Following the event, she was interviewed by CTV and choose to thank people from the bottom of her heart :

It’s my dream. After winning the gold I might change a lot, become more confident and help my parents have a better life.

She then thanked her coach and teammates but left out thanking the one million people involved in the state sport system. FAIL!
In fact, Yu Zaiqing of the China General Administration of Sport as well as an IOC vice-chair gave the following statement

It’s right to respect and thank your parents but you also have to have the country in your hear. The country must come first.

Gao Jian of the CPPCC even tried to back up Yu, saying later that

moral education is more important than physical training


Vancouver Olympic Torch Relay

Vancouver is set to host the 2012 Winter Olympic Games. The Olympic Torch Relay began on October the 30th and will continue until 12th of February Next Year.
Here’s a selection of my favorite photos from the torch relay so far. You can find more in this showcase courtesy of