Jimmy Lai was born in Communist China. When he was just nine years old he went to work carrying luggage in the Guangzhou train station. A customer offered him a bar of chocolate and the first bite changed his life. “Where you from?” Jimmy asked; “Hong Kong,” said the traveler, and from that moment on, Jimmy knew he had to get to Hong Kong. The story of Jimmy Lai’s escape and what it cost him to become one of Hong Kong’s richest men is told in his own words in A Taste of Chocolate.
Excellent. Emotional reactions of Jimmy Lai make it easier for me to convey the importance of economic freedom to my students, who don’t know what it’s like not to have it. I use this to tell my students how important it is not to take our freedoms for granted!
James Buchanan Economics - 11 / Special Education - 10,11,12 Collier High School, Wickatunk, NJ
I thought this video was amazing! Hearing his story was truly inspirational! The izzit videos keep getting better and better!!
Karen Kummerlen Business/Voc/Tech - 10,12 Palm Beach Gardens High School, N Palm Beach, FL
My students really liked this video because they realized how important one single event can be in their lives. We had a great discussion concerning that it wasn't about chocolate, but the taste of it propelling a human being to make incredible strides in his life and the effects his future decisions had on so many others on our planet. Keep them coming.
Brian Bostic Social Studies - 7 Shafer Middle School, BENSALEM, PA
Great video, especially in these difficult economic times! My students were renewed with a "can do" spirit and were encouraged at the prospect of their own success in the future.
Michelle Flynn Current Events - 9 / Geography - 9 / Goverment/Civics - 9 Fleming Island High School, Fleming Island, FL