Wednesday 16 March 2011

0782 HKSAR Name of the Day

Aloysius So, Yirk Yu, accountant, Hong Kong

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  1. aimlesswanderer17 March 2011 at 20:51

    The parents were kind of thinking of sending me to St Aloysius for high school, never mind that we are unbelievers.

    I have no idea how Dad managed to get a letter of recommendation from a cardinal.

  2. The name of that school made me think of St Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. It's an evil place in the Children's book series about the Owls of Ga'Hoole.

    Oh, I am quite sure any head of a religious organization would clap their hands with glee and write a recommendation letter. Anything to help the process of brainwashing young children to their way of thinking. Lol. Although, having said that, it all depends on how forcefully religious schools do this. In my experience, my religious school was pretty liberal. They very quickly reduced the frequency of church assemblies, and everyone regarded Religious Education class as non-taxing and a time to "muck around". Other people in other religious schools may not have been so lucky.

  3. aimlesswanderer25 March 2011 at 22:12

    Err, I've read a few books, but sadly not that one, at least as far as I can remember!

    The school I ended up going to was, in theory, religious, but we didn't even have RE classes. That suited me (and nearly everyone else) just fine!

  4. Aloysius is the name of the teddy bear in Brideshead Revisited.

  5. Thanks AW and Joyce. Interesting how both your comments are, or can be interpreted as being, religiously-themed.

  6. aimlesswanderer29 March 2011 at 21:00

    Oddly enough, I actually work near that school now. When I buy lunch, the annoying Alo's boys are loitering suspiciously.

  7. Lol. Any teenage boy loitering around at lunchtime should be eyed suspiciously. I admit I was probably the same, especially during lunchtimes when we were allowed to escape the confines of school and experience the "ordinary outside world".