that punctuality is a very basic and essential quality that every person should possess. In Hong Kong, everyone has busy schedules and short lunch breaks, so making it to multiple appointments in a short space of time is already a challenging task. Therefore, no time should be wasted. Being unpunctual not only delays your own plans for the day, it may also hinder other people’s schedules. When one is punctual in arriving for appointments and events, and in meeting deadlines, it shows your sincerity and respect towards the person and the occasion—letting them know that you care as much about their time as your own. It also helps you build a good image and reputation. As a mother, I have instilled the importance of punctuality in my three children since they were young. I believe that being punctual shows you are dependable and organised. Being punctual benefits you within the workplace, or in your own circle of family and friends. You are respected as someone who is always on time.