Honorable Mention

Every morning I see these scenes at the entrances to some schools in Macau: Parents hold bread with both hands, begging their children to eat fast and then go in. I wonder it is because the youngsters have problems with their digestive functions, or because the parents, always in fear of starving their kids, overprotect them. Perhaps one day when Thousand- hand Guanyin sees the children walk into the casinos that outnumber schools in Macau, the deity will cover her tearing eyes with her one thousand hands.