Hayley Ho

The best ways to beat boredom on your next holiday

Although going on holiday is great fun most of the time, there are often moments when it can be boring. Maybe you’re waiting for your next flight, maybe you’re on the flight and it’s a long-haul, or possibly you’re just waiting for the rest of your travel companions to get ready. Here are some tips for what you can do to pass the time when you’re bored on holiday.
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Posted Oct. 22, 2019

Why a family holiday is the best way to spend some family time together

While many of us are at the age where we are able to and happy to go travelling with friends, we often continue to go on family holidays. Family holidays are a nice way to spend time with your family and make nice memories, away from our  busy daily lives. Now that many of us are living away from home for the majority of the year, it’s difficult to spend much time with family. Even when you’re back at home, you may be meeting up with old friends, so it’s nice to exclusively spend time with family.
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Posted Aug. 27, 2019

Why it is not always a bad idea to take your gadgets on holiday

Going on holiday is a good time to leave technology aside for a bit, but at the same time, technology can be very useful when travelling, and make things run a little smoother. For me, I would always take my phone, for the obvious function of contacting people and taking photos. However, I would also use my phone to set alarms in the morning, so I can make the most of the day, or use the maps to find tourist spots and places to eat.
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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Food tour: Around the world in forty flavours

I think food is a big part of going on holiday, and if I were to go on holiday, I would take the cuisine of the destination into consideration because for me, going on holiday does include trying different cuisines, but maybe not necessarily dishes native to the country I’m visiting.
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Posted Jul. 30, 2019

Do flight attendant uniforms encourage unnecessary beauty standards?

There has always seemed to be a greater focus on the dress code of flight attendants even though other jobs equally require employees to wear a uniform. Maybe the difference between flight attendants and other similar jobs is that their uniform has to be very recognisable in order to leave a more lasting impression on clients as airlines wish to look distinct from their competitors.
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Posted May. 1, 2019

Racism in romance novels

Hayley Ho explores the issues of racism evident in the genre of romance novels and suggests what can be done to improve the problem.
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Posted May. 1, 2019

The rise of robot writers

Is the future of literature threatened by robots? Hayley Ho shares her thoughts on the use of artificial intelligence to imitate fiction.
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Posted Apr. 21, 2019

Sharp drop in sales of young adult novels

Recent figures from The Bookseller magazine show a sharp drop in the sales of young adult (YA) novels, with last year’s sales being the lowest in 11 years. This drop has been attributed to several things. Firstly, both public and school libraries have had their budget cut over the years,...
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Posted Mar. 19, 2019