RI or HCI

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RI or HCI

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:40 am

Dear Parents

If you have offers from both RI and HCI, which will you choose ? Please justify the choice made.

(I know this is a wicked question!)
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For RI

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:41 am

Reasons for choosing RI :

1. Distance & culture
2. Multi-racial environment
3. Leadership modules
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For HCI

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:41 am

Reasons for choosing HCI :

1. Distance & culture
2. Direct entry to China's top universities
3. Chinese culture and value system (Pen88n)
4. The China connection, rise of China
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Postby LKVM » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:46 am

Both are good hence I will choose based on the distance then :P

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Postby HyperKiasu » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:12 am

熊掌鱼翅二者不可兼得...

can students of HCI choose to go to RJC and vice versa?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:23 am

HyperKiasu wrote:熊掌鱼翅二者不可兼得...

can students of HCI choose to go to RJC and vice versa?


heard of such transfer before
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Postby TwaTau » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:41 am

It depends on what kind of culture you want your child to be expose to. My impression of both school is that RI is more of the "potato" culture and HCI has more of the "chinese" heritage. Both are good schools and it sure is a difficult decision to make but a good problem to have.
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Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:42 am

TwaTau wrote:It depends on what kind of culture you want your child to be expose to. My impression of both school is that RI is more of the "potato" culture and HCI has more of the "chinese" heritage. Both are good schools and it sure is a difficult decision to make but a good problem to have.
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so what is your choice given the situation ?
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Postby TwaTau » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:51 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
TwaTau wrote:It depends on what kind of culture you want your child to be expose to. My impression of both school is that RI is more of the "potato" culture and HCI has more of the "chinese" heritage. Both are good schools and it sure is a difficult decision to make but a good problem to have.
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so what is your choice given the situation ?


I am "potato", so will have nudge my child to RI if he is given that "difficult" choice.

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Re: RI or HCI

Postby markfch » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:10 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:Dear Parents

If you have offers from both RI and HCI, which will you choose ? Please justify the choice made.

(I know this is a wicked question!)


This type of wicked qn I liked. Cos I hope that by talking about it, somehow will increase the probability this becomes my problem in future :drool: It's like asking between Watten Estate & Coronation Rd, which bungalow you want to buy? :please:

My choice? I will always go for RI. There's something about the prestige of RI that is compelling. When someone tells me that his/her kid is in RI, I straight away feel utmost respect them. Cos 虎父无犬子

But HCI people don't :clubmyself: me ok. I'll break an arm for ds to go HCI too.
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