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CKYC Master’s Tea with Dr. John D. Ho: “Happiness: A Perspective Borrowed from Economics” / 蔡繼有書院院長茶聚:與何秩生博士探討「快樂-以經濟學來衡量人生觀」

CKYC Master’s Tea with Dr.John D.Ho, themed at “Happiness: a perspective borrowed from Economics”, was held successfully on 6th March. Dr. John D. Ho, who teaches at Lingnan University in Hong Kong gave us an insight into happiness using some concepts borrowing from economics.

The discussion went all over the place: we talked about ethical, social, legal and political constraints, spiritual and religious perspectives, hedonism vs. asceticism, risk as a source of Happiness.So, it’s not all just about money or enjoying a budget of one’s needs.

More than 50 students and a few fellows at at the CKYC Fellows Salon to explore the desire for or state of happiness. A lively discussion followed. The Master’s Tea came to an end in a most cordial manner.

蔡繼有書院於三月六日舉辦了院長茶聚,我們有幸邀請了於香港嶺南大學任教的何秩生博士,並與他一起用經濟學來衡量快樂及人生觀。

何秩生博士通過借用經濟學的概念,讓我們了解幸福。何博士並與學生談論了道德,社會,法律和政治限制,精神和宗教觀點,享樂主義與禁慾主義,風險作為幸福的來源。因此我們領略到快樂不只是金錢或滿足個人的欲望。

這次茶聚吸引了超過五十位同學及一些校內的教職員前來蔡繼有書院學人廳參與。最後同學及教職員與何博士進行生動的交流並在一個歡愉的討論氣氛下結束這次活動。

撰寫:
蔡繼有書院學生 李宇靖及張俏婷

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Mardi Gras, Pankcake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday on Feb 28, 2017

Pancake, pancake, everywhere! Feb 28, 2017 was Pancake Tuesday, a festival celebrated in many parts of the world. Nearly 30 CKYC Collegians, including the 3-year old genius Hinter, gathered at the Master’s apartment, frying pancakes! Many learned how to do the pancake mix and fry the pancakes for the first time. It happened to be Shuvoraj’s birthday, so we spontaneously broke out into a “Happy Birthday” song for him. Then someone made a mistake by asking why “Pancake Tuesday”. This gave Prof. Pong the excuse to give a mini lecture on Mardi Gras (variously known as Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday), its relationship to Easter, Lent, Ash Wednesday, and all that! Many did not realize that they had been unwittingly introduced to a secularized religious festival! Never mind, a good time was had by all – a Canadian, an Aussie, a couple of Americans, HongKong’ers , 3 Japanese, 2 Bangladeshis, many Mainlanders and Macau local. Now, after all the fat stuff have been consumed, the fast begins with Lent (when daylight begins to lengthen, which is “lent” in old English).

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The Second Choi Kai Yau College Open House for Principal’s Recommended Admission Students on Mar 4, 2017 / 第二場蔡繼有書院校長推薦入學學生活動日於2017年3月4日舉行

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Choi Kai Yau College held the Second Open House for Principal’s Recommended Admission Students on Mar 4, 2017. After sharing lunch with CKYC students and staff, the PRA students and classmates, together with 3 parents retired to the Fellow Salon for ice-breaking games. College Master, Prof. David Pong, Associate Master, Dr. Walter Ho, Resident Fellows, Administrative Staff, Representatives from House Associations, Floor Leaders, and Interest Groups introduced the residential life respectively to the PRA students. A tour of the College facilities and living quarters made a deep impression.

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蔡繼有書院於2017年3月4日舉行了第二場2017年校長推薦入學學生活動日。在書院飯堂享用了美味的午飯後,一眾校長推薦入學的學生、他們的同學及其家長一同來到書院的學人廳,進行緊張又刺激的破冰遊戲。接著,書院院長龐百騰教授、副院長何敬恩博士、駐書院導師、行政人員、院生會代表、樓層小老師代師及書院院隊代表分別向學生及家長們介紹多姿多采的書院生活。最後,校長推薦入學學生及其家長參觀了書院各樣設施和起居室。

 

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The First Choi Kai Yau College Open House for Principal’s Recommended Admission Students on Feb 25, 2017 / 第一場蔡繼有書院校長推薦入學學生活動日於2017年2月25日舉行

Choi Kai Yau College held the First Open House for Principal’s Recommended Admission Students on Feb 25, 2017. After the exciting ice-breaking activity, Dr. Walter Ho, the Associate Master introduced the Residential College system of University of Macau, College life at CKYC to the PRA students and parents. Dr. Wai Chung Li, Resident Fellow of CKYC and Ms. Ishtar Chan, Functional Head of CKYC were invited to introduce the College’s classes and interest groups. In addition, representatives from CKYC House Association and CKYC Cheerleading Team also shared their wonderful experience in learning and residential life to the PRA students. The Open House ended up with a College Tour and Luncheon at the College Dining Hall.

More PRA students have signed up for our Second Open House on Mar 4, 2017!

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第一場蔡繼有書院校長推薦入學學生活動日於2017年2月25日舉行

蔡繼有書院於2017年2月25日舉行了第一場2017年校長推薦入學學生活動日。在一輪緊張刺激的破冰遊戲之後,蔡繼有書院副院長何敬恩博士向到來的同學和家長介紹了澳門大學住宿式書院體系和書院生活狀況。而駐書院導師李慧中博士和書院行政主管陳錦鑾小姐亦分別向學生介紹了書院不同的活動和興趣班。除此之外,蔡繼有書院的院生會以及啦啦隊成員更與同學分享了在書院生活的樂趣和意義。最後,校長推薦入學學生及其家長參觀了書院各樣設施後,一起到書院飯堂共聚午膳。

節目預告:第二場蔡繼有書院2017校長推薦入學學生活動日將於2017年3月4日接續舉行!

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CKYC Master’s Tea with Prof. Xinhua Gu – “Casino tourism, income inequality, and housing bubbles in Macao ” 蔡繼有書院院長茶聚 – 與顧新華教授探討 “澳門歷史與社會”

Macau is a special city with an unusual role in politics and history. The University of Macau is a center for studying Macau from many perspectives, including political, economic and social developmental.Prof. Xinhua GU is a Professor of Business Economics in the University of Macau. One of his many scholarly interests is the study of economic development of Macau. He also pays a lot of attention to the economic problems in Macau.

At the invitation of Prof. Pong, the Master of Choi Kai Yau College, Prof. GU gives a talk on “Casino tourism, income inequality, and housing bubbles in Macao” in the Master’s Tea series in the evening on 14th of November in the evening. To begin, Prof. GU briefly introduced the economic development of Macau. Then he went deeper into analysising the problems about Macau’s economy. There were 3 main problems about the economic development of Macau, he says . For instance, he points up the side-effects of gaming-biased economic growth, which are(1) VIP-based, gaming-biased, foreign-dominated tourism, (2) income inequality , widening gap in wealth and consumption distributions, and (3) ballooning housing bubbles. These, he says, are sources of social discntent. Prof. GU thinks that analytical studies of these issues will have policy implications for Macau. The government can base its actions on these implications to benefit society.

More than 40 students and some UM academic staff gathered at the Fellows’ Salon of CKYC to listen to Prof.GU. A lively discussion followed. The Master’s Tea came to an end in a most cordial manner.

Prepared by:
Year 2 Choi Kai Yau College student Mr. Ouyang Mingcong

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澳門擁有著不平凡的歷史及政治的地位。澳門大學是一所研究「澳門」的中心,並在多方面對澳門進行分析和探討,例如政治、經濟以及社會發展等等。澳門大學商業經濟系的顧新華教授一直致力於澳門經濟發展方面的研究,而且對澳門與世界的經濟發展問題亦長期表示關注。

顧教授應澳門大學蔡繼有書院龐百騰院長的邀請,於十一月十四日晚上為「蔡繼有書院院長茶聚」系列擔任演講嘉賓,並以「澳門賭場旅遊,收入不平等和住房问題」為題,向參加者闡述澳門的經濟發展上的處境。在開始的部分,顧教授先以簡短的篇幅介紹了澳門的經濟發展上與世界的關係以及情況,然後再一步一步地深入探討澳門的經濟發展上的處境以及種種問題。他集中討論澳門經濟發展存在3個主要問題。顧教授指出遊戲偏向性經濟增長的副作用并舉例,例如,基於VIP,遊戲偏向,以外國為主的旅遊業增長,收入不平等,財富和消費分配的不斷加劇,以及膨脹的房地產泡沫作為一個的社會動蕩的非常根源。談論這三個問題之間的關係。另外,顧教授認為這些正式研究可能允許我們得出對解決問題有用的政策結論。政府可以將其行動建立在這些影響上,以造福社會。

這次茶聚吸引了超過四十位同學及一些校內的教職員前來蔡繼有書院學人廳參與。最後同學及教職員與郝教授進行生動的交流並在一個歡愉的討論氣氛下結束這次活動。

撰寫:
蔡繼有書院二年級學生 歐陽銘聰