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Independent Schools Foundation Academy (Hong Kong SAR)

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Our city: Hong Kong
Our country: Hong Kong
Our timezone: Hong Kong (GMT +8)
Our longitude is: 22° 15'
Our latiude is: 114° 10'

We wear these clothes: Chinese and Western fashion.

We eat these foods: People in Hong Kong eat a lot of food from different places around the world - including Japanese, Western, Italian, and Korean food - but most Hong Kongers prefer to eat Chinese food. And by Chinese food, we mean 'Dim Sum'. Dim Sum is very popular in Hong Kong. Dim Sums are baskets of delicacies that you order from a long menu. Xiao Mai (fish, pork, or beef meat balls wrapped in yellow wrappings made of flour), Xia Gao (tasty shrimp wrapped in chewy wrappings), Cheung Fan (Tasty pork wrapped in a slippery, soft wrapping made of flour in salty, soya bean sauce), and Cha Siu Bao (Traditional 'Red' pork smothered in sauce in a bun) are famous Dim Sum choices in Hong Kong. In addition to Dim Sum, Hong Kong people also like to drink sweet soup made of natural fruits and vegetables. This sweet soup is called 'Tong Sui', and there are lots of different kinds of this soup. People of Hong Kong love to drink Tong Sui for dessert but some people drink it because its ingredients make the drinker healthy. Another king of Chinese dessert is Tong Yuen, sweet dumplings in ginger water. Chinese people like to eat Tong Yuen because its name means 'Your family will be with each other', and Tong Yuen is also very yummy. These dumplings have sweet, crunchy ingredients wrapped inside, and a lot of people eat it as dessert. Lastly, Hong Kongers like to eat Congee, a porridge-like soup made of wet rice. It is popular because it is made of healthy ingredients (rice, boiled water) and it is easy to swallow. This is why Hong Kongers eat it when they feel sick, or are on a strict diet because of their health. It's healthy, it's yummy, and makes you full. It's the perfect dish for a sick person or someone that wants to eat something DELICIOUS.

We grow these foods: In Hong Kong Island there are no places for farming, but in the New Territories there are quite a few places for farming; they mostly farm fruits and vegetables. Some people live in New Territories, many people live in city. In our school almost all of us live in the city so we can't grow much. If we plant in Hong Kong Island the plants will die because of the pollution.

We practice these religions: Many people in Hong Kong believe in religions. Different religions are protected by laws, and these are some of them. Buddhism and Taoism: These are the two most common religions in Hong Kong and there are more than 600 temples in Hong Kong. One of the most famous temples is the temple in Wong Tai Sin. Many years ago, Hong Kong was a country based on fishing. So Hong Kong people believed in Matsu, the goddess that protects fishermen. There are over 24 temples to her in Hong Kong. Confucianism: Many people in Hong Kong believe in Confucianism, one of the holidays is the broom day where people go to their ancestor's graves to sweep them clean. Christianity is very common in Hong Kong. Islam: There are about 70,000 people in Hong Kong that are Muslim. Most are them are Chinese, but many of them are also from Asia and Africa. Hinduism: There are about 15,000 people in Hong Kong that believe in Hinduism. Sikhism: There are about 8000 people in Hong Kong that believe in Sikhism. Fa Lun Gong: It can't be called a religion but many people believe in it.

We speak these languages: In Hong Kong most of the people speak Cantonese. But most of the Hong Kong people know English, because it was ruled by England for many years. People from other countries also speak English. People from mainland China speak Mandarin (Putonghua). Indian people speak Hindi; Philippine people (most of them are maids) speak Tagalog. Many Hong Kong people like to go to Japan, so some Hong Kong people speak Japanese.

These animals live in our area: Hong Kong people like to keep pets. Most of the people like to keep dogs, cats, turtles, hamsters, birds, or fish at home. There used to be wild animals like tigers but they are all dead now. And many sharks are seen at the swimming beaches, that is why they have nets to protect swimmers. In the New Territories there are many wild cats and dogs. Sometimes when people move away they leave their pets in the parks and they live there. Also some of the parks have wild monkeys who can be dangerous because they try to get all your food.

These industries support our local economy: Service Industries - teaching, food, cleaning, transportation, musicians, sales etc. Tourism industries - tour company, landmarks, sales Money industries--- banks. *Tourism industries relates with all other industries because a tourist can come to HK and do whatever they want.

We use these types of transportation: There are lots of kinds of transportation in the community: Buses, MTR, KCR, Tram, minibus, Taxis, ships, airplanes, bicycles, Private cars, Private Jet, Motorcycles, Cruise, walking, Peak tram. Buses: We have many kinds of buses in Hong Kong. Kneeling buses, double-decker buses, one deck buses; most of them are double decker buses that cannot kneel. There are three bus companies in Hong Kong: Citybus, New World first bus and Kowloon Motor Bus. MTR: MTR stands for Mass Transit Railway. There are five kinds of MTR train cars. Most of them were made in Germany. There are different kinds of MTR lines that work in the city, airport and mountain. KCR: KCR stands for Kowloon-Canton Railway. There are two types of KCR train cars, one was made in Europe and the other kind which is new was made in Kuoka. There is the east KCR line and West KCR line; the east KCR line can even go to Mainland China, ending up in Guangzhou (Canton). Tram: There were trams in Hong Kong for over 100 years. A long time ago the Tram company even had buses. Nowadays the Trams go from the western side Hong Kong island, Kennedy Town, to the eastern side of Hong Kong island, Shau Kei Wan; the oldest tram still running was made about 1950. Minibus: There are two kinds of Minibus in Hong Kong: Green and Red Minibus. The Red minibus could stop whenever they want when a passenger calls for a stop, the Green minibus could only stop at bus stops. There are three kinds of Taxis in Hong Kong: Red Taxis, Green Taxis and Blue Taxis. The red Taxis can go all around Hong Kong, the Green taxis cannot enter Hong Kong island and Kowloon, the Blue Taxis can only go around Lantau island.

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Holly Lee
Resident:Hong Kong
Photographer:Emily Tsui & Zoe Horlacher
For our 100 people project, we interviewed a staff member of our school,Ms. Holly Lee. Ms. Holly is a devoted Buddhist and spends 10 days in each month being a vegetarian. She has been a Buddhist since a child because she was influenced by her family and loves the religion even though she is not allowed to eat beef.

Ms. Holly was born in the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. Her dream job when she was a kid was to be an auditor. She grew up and went to school in Hong Kong for 11 years before her family immigrated to Canada. She just moved back from Canada in the year 2000.

She takes bus to work like many other Hong Kong citizens, but if it was her choice, she would rather drive to school. In her spare time, she likes to listen to romantic music. Her favorite singer is Andy Lau. She also enjoys surfing on the internet and chatting to friends. Her favorite food is oranges. She is satisfied with her life in Hong Kong and doesn't have a big dream or goal.

During the interview, Ms. Holly answered all of our questions thoughtfully. She is kind and peaceful. She really liked the idea that we were learning more about Hong Kong and our world.

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