about me

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I was born in Hong Kong in the 1980s when it was still under the British colonial rule.

I grew up there, went to kindergarten, primary school and high schools in this city simply named “Pearl of the Orient”.

And in 2002, I decided to abandon my university offer, and headed to Sydney, Australia in early 2003 to pursue my studies in journalism.

I was granted a place straight to Year 2 of the B.A. Journalism course at the University of Technology, Sydney after completing my Communications Dipolma in 2004.

In the following two years, I spent my days mainly in the Bon Marche Building at the UTS city campus; Beaconsfield, Alexandria; and Gosford, Central Coast.

I came back to Hong Kong in early 2007 after completing the university course at the end of 2006. I was planning to stay in Australia for one more year to do some more travelling and work experience – so i thought getting a Working Holiday Visa should not go wrong.

My life came to a crossroad again when I was lucky enough to be offered a journalist position in a new English daily newspaper in Macau.

Everything seemed to be perfect for me. But I have to admit that I did struggle before I could finally make up my mind – cancelled the Working Holiday Visa and grabbed the chance in Macau.

So here I am, in Macau – a former Portuguese colony and another SAR besides Hong Kong, and with no doubt a true casino city with gaming revenue having already exceeded that of Las Vegas.

I hope everyone of you will enjoy reading my stories here 🙂