Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Friday, November 23, 2007

It's been too long...Hong Kong

It's been a while...I haven't been back to Hong Kong since 2001. Actually, we realised that we have never been to Hong Kong or China together as a family before. Odd, but I guess one of the folks was always too busy working to get away when we were younger.

So, what has changed? Tina is still here, and has bought an apartment (and gutted it) near her old place in Mid-Levels. Grandma has passed away now; Aunt and Uncle Wong have returned from Toronto; cousin Catherine has married (well) and had two kids...and sneaker street is under threat ;-)

My first night in town was a USC IBEAR MBA night as my classmates, James and Wallace, were celebrating the arrival of Tak from Tokyo. I passed on that night of revelry and headed to Tina's apartment after my 14-hour United flight into Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong International. Even though it's better in many ways, I kinda miss Kai Tak and that amazing Star Wars "Death Star" landing of the plane between the apartment blocks!?

So what are my plans? The family is here so there was a fair amount of meeting and greeting. Importantly, we also met up with Aunt and Uncle Siu and cousin Grace to go see Grandma's grave. It's the first time I've been there since her passing. But, the highlight was a trip to Guangzhou, China to see Dad's childhood neighborhood that Tina organized.

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