Mr. Chan, we have reviewed your resume. You have seen a great deal of life, but about your teaching experience… Actually, I have never taught before. We have a lot of troubled students
in our school. We need someone experienced. I think our school
is not suitable for you. I could write you a reference letter. Why don’t you go try other schools? Excuse me, Principal Lin. Here. RECOMMENDATION LETTER FONG SHU-REN Long hours, no allowance. Extremely low pay. Think carefully. I will do the cleaning as well. School starts at eight o’clock. Don’t be late on the first day of school. Mr. Chan. Why would you like to be a teacher here
all of a sudden? See you on the first day of school. Were you up all night again? We are late! Brush up and get changed! I’m almost done! Hey, give it back. Seriously? Yes. Hey, are you still mad? Save it. Let’s get going. Uncle Long. My dad asked me to cash in
these concert tickets. – Here.
– Hey! Are you dealing? Stand on the side! What’s in your bag? Open it. There’s nothing inside, sir. All right, run along now. What are you looking at? Get moving. Come, have breakfast. I have to go to school, I’ll pass. Don’t forget the pocket money. Don’t mix it up. The 500-dollar note is for your brother. Why is he getting more than I do? He is a boy. He needs it more than you. Unfair! Grandma, I’m heading out to school. I fixed your shoes. I told you it’s fine. The restaurant paid me yesterday.
I’ll get a new pair. Here. Pay the rent with this. Better hurry before someone bugs us. Good morning, class. Good morning, Ms. Leung. Fourteen students, just enough. It’s spacious
and there’s no need for class reduction. A new school year starts.
Be prepared to do mock tests every day. Keep in mind. You all have only one goal for this year. It is to ace the HKDSE. School ends at 3:45 p.m. I have to be ready to go at 3:30 p.m. Punctuality is an important virtue
to every secondary school student. Good morning. Good morning, Class 6B. Good morning. Come get it. Pay first. – I want more MSG.
– I’ll give you more MSG. – You put the entire packet of MSG in?
– What? Do you know there’s
1,000 to 2,000 milligrams of sodium in every packet of MSG? That exceeds the reference
daily intake standards of the World Health Organization. Eating too much sodium will lead to
high blood pressure. I suggest that you put at most
one-third of it in only. Eat up and put your things away. Lunatic. You should tune the G string first
and then the A string. Do… Good stuff. You know about cars? This is a great one,
top speed of 307 kilometers per hour. However, the speed limit in Hong Kong
is 110 kilometers per hour. Over 100,000 speeding tickets have already been issued
by the police this year. So, drive safely when you get
your driving license in the future. Okay. Are you done? Stop bugging me.
I’m going to break the highest score! Do you know the mobile phone
SAR level ranges from 0.27 to 0.58 watts per kilogram? I’m using an anti-radiation
screen protector. Just the screen is not enough, you got
to wrap it around the entire phone. If you have to use it,
take a break every 15 minutes. Wake up. Good morning. Starting today, I am your class teacher
and liberal studies teacher. I am Henry Chan. I lived in the United States for a while. My Chinese name is Hap Chan. Chan Hap? Chan is the surname. Look, he has a tattoo. HAP Hap Chan? This is my phone number. He’s even giving us his number? Those look like arrows. I’ve been living abroad for too long.
I can’t even write Chinese properly. Don’t call me if it’s not an emergency. What is he writing? – Hello?
– Henry, screw you. – What?
– Who hired him? He sucks. It’s ready. Help yourselves. Who hired him? – He’s crazy.
– What the heck are you doing, sir? Everybody. What is the new teacher’s name? Mr. Chan? It’s his first day
and he’s already messing with us. Luckily, my phone case is water-proof. Otherwise, my phone would have been dead. How dare he mess up my breakfast business. We cannot just let it be.
We have to do something. Relax. He will be gone in one week. Most of you didn’t do well
in the mock test today. Your homework is to write
the model answers ten times. Keep in mind. The best way to memorize is to write it
over and over again. Got it? Jenn got the highest score this time. Ask her if there’s anything
that you don’t understand. – Hey, he is checking Jenn out!
– Hey! – She’s the beauty queen!
– Who’s that? – Here. Have a look.
– Good taste. Did he do anything bad
with the photograph? – Gross.
– Let’s see Give it back. Gosh. What smell is this? What a smell. Of course, it smells.
Look at all these trash here. What are you saying? Nowadays, the pressure is real
for students who have low grades. So, they smoke their stress away here. Let’s see how their teacher
is going to save them this time. – Okay. I’ll report to their class teacher.
– So what if you have good grades? Are you going to tell on us, Jake? – Bob, catch it.
– Yes. – Hey, what are you doing?
– You want a fight? You want to fight? It could get you expelled. Don’t set your filthy foot
in basketball team premises again. Let’s practice. Okay, let’s practice. Guard! Hey, it’s your girl. I told you to run, not walk! Watch the ball! Run! Cover up! Nice shot! Cover up! – Why is there a bottle?
– Poor you. Do you need my help? You got what you deserve, idiot. Aren’t you all cool? Your fangirls better not
see you like this. You! Jack. You five come with me to the office
and write the school rules ten times. Why? What’s the penalty for? What now? Do we do it for real?
That’s a lot. I am not doing it.
I still have to go to work later. Hey, what can we do then? – Look.
– What? Ms. Leung, I’m done. You finished it already? Yes. – All right then, hurry home.
– Okay. – Gosh.
– Are you all right, Ms. Leung? My gosh. I hope we didn’t scare you, Ms. Leung? – Don’t stay behind for too long, miss.
– Goodbye, Ms. Leung. Chief Wong. It is our honor to have you here today
for our school evaluation. Tak Chi Secondary School cannot measure up
to the other elite schools in the district but we have a long history. If the Education Bureau
could grant us more funding, I’m sure we can do much better. Another word for historical is obsolete. Obsolete means
it is to be eliminated, right? Hey, he’s coming! Everyone have your camera on! Who came up with this crappy idea
to prank me? Do you want to skip my class? – What’s wrong with him?
– He’s crazy. If you want to skip my class, it is easy. Just answer my three questions correctly and I will let you go. Don’t bluff, Mr. Chan. I don’t like bluffing. I know a few students in my class
smoke at school. Jack, give me a pack of cigarettes. What do we do? Relax, I am not going to punish you. My first question. Do you know what the chemical
constituents of cigarettes are? Nicotine. You didn’t raise your hand. Nicotine. – And?
– Tar. – Any more?
– Carbon Monoxide. – Oh, wow. That’s cool.
– Correct. You may leave now. – Seriously?
– Of course. Can I really go? – Really?
– Hey! I can’t believe it! You guys enjoy the class, bye! I want to go too! – I want to go too!
– Awesome! No class for me. I want to go too! – Bye.
– I want to go too! Just go then! Hey! You are only excused from this class. Be back when the class is over.
Be on time. – That sucks.
– Anyone else wants to go early? Chief, shall we continue
in the meeting room? Please. The second question is, can anyone tell me what are the parts of a cigarette? – I know!
– I know! Bruce. Tobacco filler,
cigarette paper and filter. That’s right. Correct. A cigarette is made up
of three parts, cigarette paper,
tobacco filler and the filter. What’s special about the filter? It must be cotton. – Nonsense.
– That’s obvious. Shut up. – A filter is hollow.
– Not entirely correct. It is also made of tobacco. Wrong. There are weird little holes
on the filter. How is it weird? – How do I know?
– Found it. According to Wikipedia, “The small holes on the filter
draw in fresh air to reduce the amount
of harmful substances, like nicotine inhaled.” That’s it? It doesn’t say weird on it. – It doesn’t say weird on it.
– Are you lying to us? – Of course, I am not lying.
– Don’t play tricks with us. – It’s the tobacconists lying.
– What do you mean? Jack. Please show us
how you smoke a cigarette. Cool! Why aren’t you smoking yet? Enough. – You can sit down.
– How disappointing. Just now, in the demonstration, Jack clamped onto these
small holes with two fingers. Clamping on the filter
will allow less air to get in. What? This way, the nicotine intake
will be different from what it says on the box. You will then be addicted. When you’re addicted,
you’ll continue to pay for cigarettes. What if we continue to pay for them? Do you know the annual profits of the top six tobacconists in the world
is 35 billion US dollars? – That much?
– Really? Data tells us that… every cigarette you smoke deducts 14 minutes from your lifespan. Smokers fear no death. Dying is fine, everyone will die one day. However, there’s nothing worse than dying
and not knowing why, right? You jump from science
to economics to philosophy. It’s hard for us to follow. He’s a liberal studies teacher, isn’t he? I think he’s liberating our minds too far. That’s not what I meant to do. I am training you to think critically, to have your own judgment
so that you won’t be fooled. The more knowledgeable you are, the more analytical you become. Knowledge is power. I am not asking you to know everything. I just want you all
to have the ability to judge. That’s unexpected. In these few years, almost none of your students
got admitted to any universities. The enrolment in the past two years
were severely insufficient, less than 50 in total. The Education Bureau has reviewed
your school’s situation. According to our standards, if the enrolment situation
persists next year, we will terminate the funding. That means your school will be cut down. Chief Wong, by any chance, could we settle this
at the discretion of the Bureau? Good luck. Okay, that’s it for today.
The class is dismissed. Just a reminder, before you go,
I need all my cigarettes back. All right, go. I don’t care if you smoke outside, but we are on school premises. I hope all of you will show
some respect for that. I am taking this away. Captain. Trash. Hey, over here. I have a table here. You really love Coke, don’t you? Be careful with the bottle. It’s slippery. Watch it! Stop playing while you walk. – What the heck? You want to fight?
– How dare you trip him? Let go! – Don’t you touch her! You want a fight?
– Hit me then! – Come on!
– What’s wrong? Shut up! Didn’t your parents teach you not to fight
in public when you were little? Oh, right. I forgot one of you
doesn’t even have parents. – Shut up!
– Shut up! What did you just say? Stop it! Out of my way! I’ve had enough of you. THE BUILDING IS SOON
TO BE ACQUIRED Principal. There’s no need for discussion. The five students in your class
who took part in the fight are getting expelled. Stop it. Stop it! That’s enough! – Move it.
– You’re going to kill him. Stop it! Stop fighting! Stop it! – Stop!
– Stop! – Hey. Stop.
– Calm down. – You! Stop it!
– Screw you! – Stop it!
– Hey! He said I don’t have a mother. That’s right,
you don’t even have a mother. – Say it again, if you dare!
– Stop it! Calm down! Stop! I don’t care whose fault it is. Fighting is in no way right. I don’t want any more nonsense. Tell me, we all took part
in the fight today. Why are we the only ones getting expelled? Why? It is because the world is unfair! Are you done? Are you throwing a fit? You are so cool, aren’t you? If you think the world is unfair,
starting from now, you should do your best in this class
and in this school. Let everyone know
you are better than that. Let’s go, Ms. Leung. Here are five letters of repentance. The school is giving you all
one last chance, think about it. I’ll leave them here. Everyone get back to class. Aren’t you tired of all the standing? Let’s resume class. Go. LETTERS OF REPENTANCE Ms. Leung, eating too much instant noodles
is not good for your health. Thank you. Mr. Chan, you should take a look if you have time. TEACHER’S GUIDELINES CLASS 6B STUDENTS RECORD My name is Faiyaz Ahan.
You can call me Gordon. My hometown is Karachi, Pakistan. But I was born in Hong Kong,
so I’m a Hongkonger. Ever since I was little, I like singing. I remember competing in singing contests
when I was a kid. People burst out laughing
every time I sing. I thought… Why do they do that? It turns out, my Chinese is so good,
they think it doesn’t match my skin tone. Everyone thinks I am weird. Some even consider us terrorists
because of our skin tone. The truth is,
our family set foot in Hong Kong since my grandpa’s generation. We’ve already immersed ourselves
in the local culture. I want to become a canto-pop singer
in the future, and I want people to accept me
for who I am. I am Gladys Wong. From my name, you could guess how eager my dad
would like to have a son. But, it’s all good. My brother was born five years later. To dad, it was better
than winning the lottery. He always said he loves us the same, in fact he loves only my brother. I grew up hating myself for being a girl. I started to wear my hair short ages ago. No person in this family cared about my feelings. They don’t even know what I like. They thought I liked stuffed toys
and kitchen toys. In fact, I like cars the most. My dream is to become a Formula One racer. My name is Chris Kwan. When I was eight, my mother went away with a man
with a golden watch.. Is Mom never coming back? You two, shut up! That was the day I lost my family. However, I found somewhere
way more interesting. It’s a place where you can start
all over again when you lose, unlike the cruel reality. All roads lead to Rome. I can be a world champion here. My name is Bruce Kwan. – Obviously, Chris and I are twins.
– Wake up! Go get me liquor! I will go get them for you. But I was diagnosed with
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I have difficulty concentrating. On top of that, my crazy alcoholic father makes a mess at home every day. Let’s go. All you do is play video games. Apart from the housing issue, I still have to take care of my brother.
How am I supposed to study? Give it a break. It’s time to eat. Go get liquor for me. What are you waiting for? No matter how hard it is,
I will study hard and earn more money. I will then move out with my brother and break free from my alcoholic father. For Jack and the other kids, the fact that they got into a fight
is a problem, but it doesn’t mean
we have to give up on them. If we, teachers,
are to give up on these students, aren’t they more likely to give up on
themselves too? Each year, the Education Bureau evaluates the banding of a school according to the results of its students. If we want to keep the school running, we need more students like Jake to have a good score
in the public examinations. If only 20 percent of the students
in Hong Kong are admitted, what about the other 80 percent? Do we give up on them? Do we let the majority serve the minority? We, educators, are not here to teach students
how to take examinations. Rather, we should be enlightening them
to take their own paths. Nowadays, education is all about
scoring high and getting into elite schools. The students are pressured, so am I. Must we drift along
with this ridiculous social norm? I think if we are to educate, we must have our own beliefs. All are educable. All can be successful. This is our school motto. Didn’t you say you could come to work
earlier if not for school? You had everyone waiting. Get to work! – Waiter. More tea, please.
– Okay. All right. Go over there. Right away. This way. Yes. Come on. Hit me with a left hook. A left hook? – All right.
– Dodge! Mr. Cheung, you really can fight. – You are flattering me.
– You can be a boxing champion. – Welcome.
– Hello. – Have a seat.
– Come on. Have a seat. Mr. Cheung, you are born to be a boxer. Isn’t that right? You are flattering me. Simon. Here. Look at this. This is a valuable piece of land
for developing luxury houses. Tak Chi Secondary School is here. Do you know where it is? I think so. So you know. Here’s the thing. The school will be cut down
by the government by the end of the year. After that, we can acquire the land
and develop it. How’s that? But there are many small shops around. We have some trivial problems
like ownerships. You know how to deal with them, right? I won’t disappoint you, boss. – Cheers.
– Cheers. Hey, give us one more of this. – …is leading.
– Okay. Game on! Go! You’ve won! Congratulations, Mr. Cheung. Let’s come and drink again next time. Of course. Be careful. All right. Remember to practice
at the boxing gym tomorrow at nine. Bye. Bye, see you tomorrow. Hey. Got a light? What? How dare you steal from my boss? How dare you steal from my boss? – Crawl along!
– Hit me. Keep moving! Did your mom ever tell you not to steal? Kill me if you dare! Well. You’re a tough one, right? What’s your name? It’s none of your business, jerk! Jack, a student of
Tak Chi Secondary School. Shouldn’t you be studying at school
instead of waiting tables here? Well? You can always come to me
if you want to make money. This, you can have as many as you wish
in the future. – Long.
– What is it? Here, count the concert tickets yourself.
We lined up all night for them. I am looking for Gordon. Are you his mother? Missing one ticket. That’s not possible. Darn. – You punk!
– No! What are you looking for? What do you mean no? What is this? Tell me. I want to go too. You want to go? Do you know
what is the price for one of these now? Do you? Hey! Help me get him, Long. Thanks. What the hell! Hey, Gordon. Mr. Chan? I was looking for you. Help me, Mr. Chan! Gordon. Mr. Chan. It’s not looking good. – Excuse me.
– Mr. Chan, what are you doing? – I’ll have to borrow this.
– They are here! – I will return it later.
– Help, Mr. Chan! Stand behind me. What’s the matter? We can talk about it first. What’s the matter? You little rascal, ganging up
with an outsider against your dad? Your dad? Yes. I’m sorry. It was a misunderstanding. All that for a scalped ticket? I stole it only because I wanted to hear
the music live. Have you thought of singing on stage? I hate singing on stage. Stage fright? Me? Yes. Why would I? I sing better than
the singers out there. – For real? Don’t bluff.
– For real. – I’m not bluffing.
– You’re not scared? – Of course not!
– Then sing, right here. – Here?
– Yes. – Seriously?
– Just do it. Stop messing with me. Watch me. What? What? Excuse me. Let me sing for a while, may I? Look over here
The girl across me Look over here
Look over here I can do it. Believe in yourself. You can do it as well. Come on! Look over here
Look over here Don’t be scared by the way I look I am very lovely indeed I look to the left, look to the right
Look up and look down I found every girl complicated I think and rethink
I guess and I guess it again Girls have strange thoughts on their minds So strange
Come on There is no more beer.
One of you get it for me! Do it yourself. What did you just say? You punk. You go ahead! Go buy it yourself. I worked very hard to raise you two. But you won’t even do
a simple thing for me? You work two days a week at most! When were you ever sober? – Are you going or not?
– No! Don’t you see I am doing my homework? Homework your ass. Don’t you come back! Mr. Kwan. Mr. Kwan. I am the class teacher of your sons. What’s up? Any questions on your homework? Do you know this one? The answer is 27x minus y equals 35. Why are you so dumb? You are the smart one.
Come over and teach me. – I don’t understand this one.
– X plus 35 equals 28 How about this one? 28 plus 3… It’s for saying I’m dumb all the time. – You are so done.
– Help me, Dad! Are you interrupting
your brother’s studies again? Here, – these are yours.
– What is this? Makeup products. Don’t you know putting makeup on
is how a girl shows respect to the others? Come to lunch with me tomorrow. Lunch? I have school tomorrow! Mr. Chu wants you to meet with his son. It’s a good opportunity for you
to meet a new friend. Treat it as accompanying me
to a business meeting. That’s medieval. I’m not going. Since when do you have a say? It’s all set. All right. Stop arguing with your dad. I can’t read your mind. You don’t study well. Don’t you see? You could be married into a good family
right after graduation. That’s the dream of every girl, isn’t it?
And you say you don’t want it? Dad, perhaps Gladys still wants
to continue her studies? Would she be admitted by any university? Mind your own business and study hard. Ace the entrance examination next week. All I want is for you to study in Boston. Work hard! Do you know how to put on makeup, Gladys? I can try. Did your sister sneak out again? You scored full marks in Mathematics. Are you confident
about another full score? Sure. What happened to you? Gladys was practicing
how to put on makeup. Mr. Chan? Gladys, I finally found you. What are you doing? What’s wrong with it? I’m just driving
my dad’s car around the parking lot. First, you broke the law. Second, you don’t have
a driving license. And third, I guess your dad does not know
about this, does he? I just really want to drive. All right. You want to drive? No problem. Are you ready? You are up next. Of course. Aren’t you racing with me? Someone will, but it’s not going to be me. Then who? It’s you? I am here to race with you. If you win, I won’t say a word
about what you want to do anymore. If you lose, you will finish school
and then get married. No more complications. Then it looks like
I’m never getting married. Nonsense. Keep your word. What word? You really think you are so great? You were just driving around in circles. I still haven’t said a word about you stealing my car
and driving it out of the parking lot. We will talk when you can drive
on the roads. No problem. Hey! You brat, are you done? Do you know how serious I am
about driving? It is never just for fun. You told me to drive on the roads.
I am just doing as you said. Am I wrong again? Do you know how dangerous it is? So you are finally caring about me. I am worried about the car.
If you ruin it, it will cost me a fortune. Just leave me alone! Hey! Stop! That hurts! It does hurt! Dad. Gladys! I wasn’t scolding you. I was just eager to tell you,
but you thought I was scolding you. I was not. I really do love you, Gladys. I care so much about you. Answer me! Where are you? Please don’t blame your dad. I was just eager to tell you,
I wasn’t scolding you. I care too much about you. Why else would I run right after you? Sweetheart, get out, please. Who are you crying your heart out for? What? Weren’t you under the car? Thank God! It hurts. What is it? Are you okay? It hurts. You sure had a rough fall. Stop messing around! It’s dangerous! I know. Are you all right? I am worried about you. – I am fine.
– Does it hurt? – What a mess.
– It hurts. – All good?
– All good. Actually it doesn’t matter
who wins or who loses. You two are family. Right? Yes. You lost! I can do whatever I want. All right. Do whatever you want. This is a big mess. I’ll treat this as a challenge for us. Was it really a challenge? This is the challenge. You’ll have to pay for it. I’ll pay first if you didn’t bring
a credit card. Thanks, Mr. Chan.
I’ll leave my dad to you. I’ll get going now. Hey! Bye! Take a cab back, please. You little brat! Hey! – Hey, aren’t you her dad? Go after her!
– How? Hey, Bruce. He’s gone. Come up and get changed! Okay, you wait for me. Hurry up then! Is Mr. Chan messing with us? We are the only ones in the entire
Campus Reporter Program visiting those… Is it rehabilitated offenders? – Oh, wow!
– What is it? Excuse me,
we are from Tak Chi Secondary School. Tak Chi Secondary School. – Mr. Chan has everything set for you guys.
– Thank you. – Buy me buffet lunch.
– Am I right? – Why?
– Everyone, – We’re having buffet lunch.
– Mr. Kwan is waiting inside. He recently joined our Sobriety Program. You may go ahead and talk to him. – Okay.
– Take your time. – Buy me buffet lunch.
– No, you do that. I can’t wait until it’s lunch! Morning, Mr. Kwan. – Morning, Mr. Kwan.
– Good morning. Did you prepare the questions for today? No. No one asked me to prepare. I just thought of one. May I know who’s in your family, Mr. Kwan? I have two sons. I have been divorced
for more than ten years. Was it because of your drinking? I started drinking because my wife was having an affair. I drink to get drunk. When I am drunk,
I don’t want to sober myself up. Who knows I would be drunk
for more than ten years? More than ten years? How about your sons? They don’t care about me. Is it you who doesn’t care about them, or is it them who don’t care about you,
Mr. Kwan? I don’t know. You don’t know?
How could you say you are their father? I know if I do not quit drinking, I will regret it my entire life. I have already lost so much. I don’t want to lose my two sons as well. What would you like to say
to your sons then? We don’t talk. I don’t know how to communicate with them. Initially, I plan to wait till they grow up, and explain to them
about their mother’s departure. The truth is we don’t even talk now. If I have a chance, I want to tell them that I really love them and that I am sorry. I am sorry, kids. I really am. FAMILY DINNER Hey! Coffee is here. Help yourselves. Give me that. – Coffee.
– Coffee? Give me some. Hey, give this to boss. Be smart. – Mr. Ying.
– Yes! Coffee. It doesn’t hurt. Again! You are the best, boss! It feels great! Next song. Got it. Nocturnes by Chopin. Coffee. Where’s yours? I don’t drink coffee. Have you gotten used to
not going to school? It’s okay. When I was at your age, I was an idiot like you. How is that possible? It was until I understood one thing and became who I am now. Do you know what it is? The fist must be ruthless! Come here. We hired this MMA Champion
for the competition tomorrow night. I am the broker.
Everyone is betting on him. I have already collected the money. I told him to lose the competition. He said no. You are smart enough
to know what to do, right? Take this. What is it? Does it kill? Not that easily. Americans use this in wars. It’s Mydocalm. If he takes this, worst case is that
he’ll be paralyzed for a while. You won’t understand anyway. I’ll give you one more. Try it at home.
It won’t hurt. When this job is done, your time will come. Hello? Coming. – Who are you looking for?
– Hello. I am Jack’s class teacher. Are you his grandma? – Yes. You are?
– You can call me Mr. Chan. Mr. Chan, come on in. Have a seat. – Do you mind sitting on the bed?
– Not at all. Have a seat. What are you doing, grandma? Just a little handicraft, white orchids. This is a lot of work. I know nothing. I can get a little extra money
from doing this to make ends meet. You and Jack have been living here
for a long time. Yes. We’re still waiting for
a public housing flat after so many years. Jack and his parents were new immigrants. Then, a traffic accident took his parents’ lives. However, Jack is a good kid,
and smart too. You know, look at this, teachers always have good words for him. Look. He doesn’t have many friends. You can see from all these photos. It’s just us. He usually does part-time jobs
after school. Does he have a part-time job these days? He used to work at
a Chinese restaurant every night, but he started working
at a boxing gym lately. He doesn’t want me to work too hard. And my health isn’t so good. I am really worried about him. Oh, right. What brings you here? Did something happen at school? Yes. What is it? Actually, I came here today on behalf of the school,
to give you his scholarship. What? What a good kid he is! Thank you, Mr. Chan. Don’t thank me. Jack is a great kid. Yes, he is. – I am so proud of him.
– Let me help you. – That’s not what a teacher should do.
– I am good at doing this too. Am I doing it right? That’s right. Hi, Champ! – Mr. Ying!
– Shut up! What now! Since when do you have a say? Shut up! Say nothing. Drink it… Let me out! A young man called Jack. Mr. Chan, I’m here. Help! Mr. Chan! – He told me to drug him, sir.
– You said it’s not you. – It really wasn’t me!
– Then tell me who it was. Are you really a teacher? Yes. This wound looks like… It’s from a bullet? I didn’t know teaching
is so dangerous nowadays. He made me do it, sir.
It really wasn’t me! – He even hosted a bet, sir.
– Sir. Think before you speak! Why would I drug him?
I am the biggest victim here. Do you know how much
the damage in the locker room costed me? You want to pursue legal actions? Come with me to the station,
and we’ll take a detailed statement. – Let’s file an investigation then.
– Wait. No need. No need. It was my fault. I wouldn’t want to bother you.
And he still has school. Right? I’ll let it slip. Sir, can we go now, sir? All right. – You can give him back his identity card.
– Copy that. Thank you, sir. He really was holding a bet, sir! You are under 18. Go back to the station with me.
We will find someone to bail you out. My grandma is my only family.
I can’t let her know about this, sir! – I don’t want her to be worried.
– I will bail him out, sir. Who are you? I am his class teacher. If you want your grandma to be happy, you should study hard. It is hard for the elderly. Mr. Chan. Is it too late to mend
what I have done wrong? School starts at eight, don’t be late. Got it! By the way,
why are you so great at everything? I am nothing compared to your grandma. I can’t make that cart move. – Go and help her.
– I’m going now. Let me help you, grandma. What are you doing here? What happened to your face? Nothing. I bumped into something. Why are you so careless?
I’ll fix you up later. A secondary school teacher
barged into the locker room and fought the MMA champion to a draw! According to our sources,
the teacher was once a US marine. Impressive, right? There’s more. There are sources saying, he is a graduate
of Tak Chi Secondary School. Who is he? He is… Henry Chan. – That’s Mr. Chan.
– Is it really Mr. Chan? So he was a marine,
that’s why he fights so well. A soldier became a teacher?
That’s a first. He is also a graduate from our school. I wonder if anyone knows how he was like
when he was a student. For sure, I remember. He was a naughty kid. He was not at school much. And if he was,
he would get himself into trouble. Look, he was the one who broke the nose
of the principal’s statue. That year, he singlehandedly ruined
the graduation ceremony. What are you doing, Henry? Henry! You again? Henry! See me in the principal’s office! My hand! That hurts! Hurry and get him to the medical room. Gosh. Mr. Chan? He was one of the naughtiest students
in the school. For a period of time,
I didn’t see him around anymore. It turned out that he was expelled. I’m sorry, Henry has been expelled by the school. Forget it, Principal. He is a bad kid.
No one can change that. His mom died young and his dad ran away. As his aunt, I am doing everything I can. I am even taking him with me
to the United States. This is a recommendation letter
to the military school for Henry. I suggest that Henry go study
at a military school in the United States. Only until he learns to obey rules would he be taking the right path. You should be grateful the principal
persuaded them not to report to the police. Or else, you wouldn’t be going
to the States with me. Go be a good boy in the States. I heard he went to study
at the military school the principal recommended. Soldiers… could die at any given moment. Why did he quit and come back to teach? Someone said, war breeds peace for the flourishment
of the next generation. Yet, all I saw… was endless inhuman destruction. My daughter is not with me. She’s still in the war zone. Some people struggle to live, but the cruelest thing is… no matter how hard you try, you see countless of lives
sacrificed for nothing. What is the meaning of life? I decided to make time for myself and to rediscover this world. It was a long journey of wandering. I traveled back to the East from the West. Along the way, I had a feeling
that an eagle was following me around. I looked at the eagle. No matter how far or high it went, it would always go back to where
it started to breed its next generation. In that moment, I understood, the person who wanted me
to depart from where I began, did not want me to give up on myself. He just wished for me to find my own way. DEAR PRINCIPAL FONG Have you thought of coming back to teach and look after your juniors? Mr. Chan. Good morning, principal. Morning. Mr. Chan? Mr. Chan, let’s take a selfie. Make sure I look good. If you don’t hand in your homework,
you are going to detention. – Mr. Chan.
– Good morning. Mr. Ben. Hey. I didn’t know you could fight,
Mr. Chan. Breakfast is on me. I know what you are going to say.
Sure, you can pay for lunch. In you go, time for class. If you like Mr. Chan so much,
you may join him in Class 6B. Stand up. Good morning. It has been a few days since we last met.
Let’s begin with some revision. Morning, Big Brother. Morning. All right. Sit down. Let’s begin class. Who put an apple here? Pulling pranks on your teacher again? – Is it poisoned?
– Mr. Chan. That’s from me. Bye! What? Teachers can’t eat apples? Anyone knows the answer? – I know. I got it.
– You answer. It’s 62 percent. That’s incorrect. Last chance. Say it. It’s 66.5 percent. That’s correct. Next question. Mr. Chan. I haven’t even asked. No, Mr. Chan. I have to pee. How disappointing! – Be quick with it.
– Be quick with it. Let’s continue. Jack. The mock examination is drawing near.
Are you ready for it? You may come to me anytime
if you have any questions. INTER-SCHOOL SINGING CONTEST 2018 It’s always not working. Mr. Chan. You hit it too hard.
There’s an extra bottle. For you. May I have a copy of your teaching notes? I’ll treat you to dinner. My notes are not on past exam papers. That’s not why I asked. Actually, I want to get to know
my students more and make the classes
more interesting for them. Okay. Then you decide what we are eating. All right! Let’s go home. Bye, Mr. Chan. Bye. Have you guys ever thought about
what you want to study if you get into a university? That will be
mechanical engineering for sure. I want to fix all the luxurious cars
in the world. For me? Of course, it will be music. In order to code my own game, I’ll be studying computer science. Stupid. You are stupid! Why aren’t you saying anything? I want to be a teacher. – What?
– What? I said I want to be a teacher.
Is there a problem? – You? Save it.
– No way! Take a look at yourself! I am not dreaming as big. I want to get into a good business school. I want to do business
and make a lot of money. That’s not easy. You’ll need at least
two top grades in the HKDSE. Even combining the grades
of all of us wouldn’t be enough. Says who? You think I am like you guys? What did you just say? Mr. Li. You think you are so smart? Mr. Li. I’m sorry, okay? My bad… Can I have some smart drugs? Smart drugs? Ritalin? Have you got a prescription? No. No? Don’t forget it next time. Thank you. MOCK EXAMINATION
LIBERAL STUDIES, PAPER ONE Everybody, the examination starts now. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? This is only a mock examination. Your results are not the focus here. What’s important for you guys
is to keep it up. Mr. Chan. My score should be 49. How come I got a 50? Jack’s actual score is 49. I gave him one extra mark. On the passage by Mr. Yin Hai-guang, “The Meaning of Life”, he didn’t choose A, B, C or D.
He added an option E. He wrote, “To grow from making mistakes”. I think his answer deserves
some encouragement. Great! Give me five. What score did you get? About the same as you guys. That is? Yes, what’s wrong? We are best friends. – What is it?
– Whatever, forget it. What’s your score? – About the same as you guys.
– Let me see your answers. What did I do wrong here? MOCK EXAMINATION
LIBERAL STUDIES, PAPER ONE If your result is unsatisfactory,
do it better next time. Starting today, I will be giving you tutorials
after school. All right? Thank you, Mr. Chan. Are you really not going to school? I don’t feel well. Call in sick for me. All right. I’ll go now, bye. Chris. What? What is it? Nothing, go to school now. Bye. SIXTH FLOOR I AM SORRY. I TRIED MY BEST. How is he, doctor? The patient is out of danger now. But he had an overdose
of the psychiatric drug, Ritalin. Therefore, he is still in a coma. We will have to give him some more time. There’s another case
of attempted student suicide. I am sorry, Mr. Ma. Actually, I don’t think it is the best
for the Board to make a decision promptly, just because the media
is stretching the truth. Transferring is not something
that could be done right away. Mr. Chan didn’t intend
for this to happen… Hello? The class teacher is the focus
of this incident. I am confident
about the professional ethics of every single one of our teachers. I hereby ask the media
to allow some space for our school to tackle the incident. The student suicide rate
is on the rise again. The public has pointed the finger
at the Hong Kong education system. Many people are criticizing
the Hong Kong education system. In fact, the Education Bureau
employs a regular mechanism. We constantly seek advice from the public. Relative adjustments are made
after data collection. For Tak Chi Secondary School’s
student suicide incident, I believe it is an individual case. Initial investigation reveals that the teaching methods
of the student’s teacher could be related to the suicide attempt. An internal hearing
with the teacher involved will be held, in hope of unveiling the causes
of the problem. Mr. Chan, this hearing aims to re-evaluate
your qualifications as a teacher. You haven’t been teaching
according to the curriculum. Your teaching methods
are in great difference with the principles
of education of the Bureau. Recently, the media had a coverage
on your participation in a gang fight. As a teacher, you failed even to discipline yourself, how can you teach your students? You have only taught for one year and you already have a student
attempting to commit suicide. What’s your explanation? No. I have no explanation for that. There were 19 cases in 2014, 33 cases in 2015. In 2016, another 23 cases
in the first eight months. There are so many students
committing suicide in Hong Kong each year. Is it the problem of the students, the parents or the teachers? Or is it our education system? Shouldn’t we spend time talking about how we could prevent something like this
from happening again? Take a look at question number 3
on page 67. It is easier to understand
than question number two. Hey! Mr. Chan is back. It’s Mr. Chan! Where are you all going?
The class isn’t over yet. Excuse me. Mr. Chan. Where is Mr. Chan? Where is Mr. Chan? Mr. Chan is gone. After the incident, do you think he could still stay? What? Mr. Chan. Mr. Chan! Don’t go! – Mr. Chan!
– Come back! Get back to class. Mr. Chan! Please don’t go! Don’t go. – Don’t go.
– Don’t go, Mr. Chan. Remember, you can do it. Don’t go! Go after him! Mr. Chan. Don’t go. He can tame even these punks, but still lost his job in the end. Was that even worth it? Mr. Chan! What can we do to bring Mr. Chan back? The world is saying
Mr. Chan is a bad teacher and that he is not a good influence. What you guys need to do
is to prove to the world that Mr. Chan is a good teacher. Do your best in the HKDSE
if you want to repay him. We, teachers, will take care of the rest. There is no need for you to be worried. Just focus on your studies. Don’t let others look down on you. – Let’s go.
– Please don’t go. Don’t listen to her. Let’s go. – This is our…
– Let’s go. What the heck? Don’t waste my time. Parents. Please hang on for a moment.
Please listen to me. Will you listen to me, please? I am not hoping
this parent-teacher meeting will change your minds, but I have the responsibility to clear the names of all the present
and past teachers and students of Tak Chi. Shut up! Let’s go. Please don’t go. You are a bad influence on our children.
We are dropping out. Please listen to me. Why are the gates closing? What is this? – Is that…
– How do we leave now? – Who is he?
– Parents, as the principal
of Tak Chi Secondary School, I am greatly responsible for what is happening now. However, I am asking you
to spend just a little time to listen to what Ms. Leung has to say
about our vision. If after listening, you are still not
having any faith in Tak Chi, I, Patrick Lin, will cease from working
in the education sector. You better keep your word. I guess we could trust Principal Lin
for now. Now, you can all see this chart which shows
the principles of education of Tak Chi Secondary School
in the coming years, with students’ virtues and morality
as the core. We will be giving them
all-round supervision, including their assignment,
attitude and behavior, we will try our best
to provide them with guidance. If we teachers are to give up
on these students, aren’t they more likely to give up on
themselves too? If we are to educate,
we must have our own beliefs. All are educable. All can be successful. This is our school motto. If you have any questions about English,
ask me all you need. I won’t ask you even if I have any.
You are a PE teacher. I like teaching PE
because I like finishing work on time. Today, I like tutoring you guys more. As an English literature major, I am confident that I can help you guys
get through the HKDSE. This is grammatically wrong. That is “the” question.
It’s not “a”. Scratch that. All right, together. If the students at Tak Chi
get breakthrough results in the HKDSE, the school is likely to gain
more attention and save itself from the danger
of being cut down. You heard that? We cannot delay the project anymore. Boss, are you okay? Relax. I will handle this. I’ll be watching then. I would deal with Tak Chi Secondary School
even if you didn’t ask me to. Big Wai. Get Henry Chan’s number for me. TEACHERS WITHOUT BORDERS AGREEMENT 6B STUDENTS, I WILL SEE YOU ALL
AT SCHOOL AT 1:00 P.M. TODAY NO PROBLEM You are back? Have you seen Mr. Chan? He told us to meet at 1 p.m. Where is he? I haven’t seen him. There’s no one else in the school. I don’t know where Mr. Chan is. Where are the others? In the classroom. He is not downstairs either. Let’s wait inside the classroom. How is it? Have you found him? No. We’ve looked everywhere. What do we do now?
The examination is starting soon. How about we go and take
the examination first? I’m afraid we won’t make it. Yes. we’re going to miss it. Yes. Let’s get going. Let’s just wait for a while. Yes, Mr. Chan is always on time. We’ll message him again. Five minutes, that’s the maximum. WHERE ARE YOU? THE WHOLE CLASS IS HERE. MR. CHAN. IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR OUR EXAMINATION.
WHY DO YOU WANT US ALL HERE? You all have received my message, right? Students. No examination for you today! Happy? What are you looking at? Hey. Don’t smoke on school premises. Go! Be quick! It’s you? Go! Walk faster! Hand over your phones. What are you waiting for? – Give it to me.
– Be careful! Hey! What do you want? It’s time for us to take our examination. Hey. If you don’t let us out,
we will call the police. Call the police? With what? Then what do you suggest we do, man? Wait. Do we have a choice? Wait? Till when? We will miss the examination. I’ll go fight them. – What?
– They’ll kill you. Are you serious? Just joking. How disappointing. We need to take the examination. No smoking on school premises. Hey. It’s Mr. Chan! Oh, wow! Great! Mr. Chan! Be careful! Now I’m going to teach you
the last lesson. Go ahead! Oh, wow! Cool! Are you guys not taking the exam? Go now! Let’s go! Stop! Stop! Jack! Your admission form! Go to hell! Take this! Go to hell! Are you done? Come on, break my other hand too. It won’t be the first time you do it here. What is it? Don’t you know me? My hand! It hurts! The Taekwando first runner-up
for the year is Ying Law. The Taekwando champion
for the year is Henry Chan. Henry Chan? Apart from his Taekwando first runner-up, Ying is also the piano contest champion. I told you to spend less time
on the piano and practice boxing more. You are a shame. What are you looking at?
Look at your hands. Do you think you can still compete? Move! You are Ying Law? You don’t call the shots
at Tak Chi Secondary School. You ruined my dream. Now… I will ruin yours. You like teaching, don’t you? Now, let me teach you. In this world, money is everything, and it’s all about power.
No one plays nice in reality. Actually, I have been looking for you. I know I owe you an apology. I am sorry. I really like playing the piano. Listening and integrated skills
examination begins now. The following track is Yin Hai-guang’s “The Meaning of Life.” Hu Shih once said, “Without dreams, is it not an ample life.” Now, you all have aspirations. Yet, it could all change once you have
stepped into the real world. You will then go your own ways.
Reality will strike you in all different aspects. All these will cause you to hide away
your sublime dreams. It is how reality challenges our morals, our idealities, the sincerity of our pursuit
for the truth, good and beauty. It’s all the same around the globe. Whether we will make it through or not depends on this exact moment. It’s time for our challenge now. THE MEANING OF LIFE Grandma. Grandma. What’s the rush? What is it? NOTICE OF HOUSE ALLOCATION – We are getting our own place?
– Yes. Really? This is great! We are finally moving! It’s him! Freeze! I have a question for you. I know nothing, sir. Tell me when will your new song
be available on your channel? The whole station likes your singing. Really? Thank you, sir.
I’m going to do the recording now. – Good. Go ahead!
– Thank you! What is this? It’s yours. APPLICATION FOR A DRIVING TEST What are you looking at? We will go hand in the application
after breakfast. This is your car. You are only driving it
after getting your license. Thanks, Dad. Gosh. Stop it. You are getting the grease on my face. Chris. You are having
your university interview later. I have to work
and can’t be there with you. Don’t go on an empty stomach.
You can do it. Dad, I promise you, next year,
I will get into a university too. Of course, you will. Chief Wong. Principal, have you been waiting long? Not at all. Are they keeping the funding to our school the same for the next school year? I am sorry to inform you that the Education Bureau
has rejected your application. Is there something we could do
to change the Bureau’s decision on… NOTICE FOR EXTRA SCHOOL FUNDING The Education Bureau is taking Tak Chi
Secondary School’s case at its discretion. Your school will have an additional
20 percent of funding next year. Also, fix your air-conditioning and restrooms. It gets me sweating every time. Remember, school starts in September, all right? Understood. I will do that. Good morning, class. Ms. Leung,
are you giving us mock papers again? We already have those. No. These are the application forms
for extracurricular activities. Besides examinations, I am hoping you can
explore your interests in other areas and take part in some
extracurricular activities. Got it? Morning, Mr. Ben. What did you just call me? Starting today,
I am the Dean of Discipline. If you guys don’t behave well this year,
I will go on and on with you guys. I’ll be giving tutorials at school
from dusk to dawn. Here’s an advice from me, since all the air-conditioning
at the school has been fixed, you are reminded to put on enough clothes
or bring along a jacket to school. Stay warm and don’t catch a cold, okay? – What the heck?
– What is happening? – What the heck?
– Everybody. We’re all wet. Subtitle Translation by Juno Mak