What Lisa Tse’s Childhood in Scotland Was Like
Due to the political landscape in Hong Kong, many locals are considering emigrating to other countries and the United Kingdom has become a popular choice. The newest episode of TVB talk show, Young and Restless <後生仔傾吓偈>, discussed life in Scotland and the episode appears to be tailor made for Miss Hong Kong winner, Lisa Tse (謝嘉怡), who grew up in Scotland.
The other guests were very curious and discussed their knowledge of popular Scottish cultural references such as kilts, Scotch eggs, and the Loch Ness Monster. However, it turns out that they were most interested and envious of the educational system.
While growing up, Lisa had a very carefree education with lots of flexibility. There was a great balance between school and life, and she was able to play every day after school. She would use about 15 minutes every night to complete her homework and students only received about one to two assignments each week. When she was a child, she did not have to attend any tutoring classes, and she learned French when she was 10 years old. Lisa actively played soccer until she was 15 years old. Lisa’s father wanted Lisa to compete in Miss Hong Kong, so he prevented her from taking part in such tomboyish activities such as soccer.
As there are many universities in Scotland, there is no need to go through a standardized exam and compete for a spot like in Hong Kong. The cost of university education is about £3000 British pounds and as Lisa studied to become a nurse, the government covered the cost. Though she joined the ski club in university, Lisa was unable to partake in many activities since the course load for nursing was quite demanding.
Another perk in living in Scotland is that travelling within Europe is quite cheap. For £300 British pounds, Lisa was able to travel for a week including the cost of food and lodging. Lisa would seek a new place to explore every year, she likes travelling to Australia the most because she can ski.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.