This page follows Johannes Haushofer, assistant professor of psychology at Princeton, as a reminder for myself and readers (including my students) that failures, though often invisible, contribute to successes. These failures have taught me very important lessons; so, it is better to list them as my learning experience.
Rejections from schools / academic programmes
MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge
BA in English for Professional Communication, City University of Hong Kong
BA & BEd in English Language and Literature & English Language Teaching, Hong Kong Baptist University.
All 25 choices of programmes at degree and sub-degree levels in Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS), Hong Kong
The academically best class in senior high school years following the science stream
Secondary 1 discretionary place at Tin Ka Ping Secondary School
Rejection from journals
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (once)
Journal of Memory and Language (once)