Hong Konger, ALAN CHAN is multi-lingual and have lived in Beijing and Vancouver. He explains why Hong Kong is the best place to live in.
My name is Alan Chan, I was born and raised in Hong Kong, and I am currently in my third year at the City University of Hong Kong as a Marketing student. I use to live in Beijing and in Vancouver, and I worked in Luxury Goods and Investment Banking.
I love to socialise with different kinds of people from around the world. I see myself as a debonair, approachable and an outgoing person. ‘Passion to perform’ is my motto, I love facing challenges because it makes me become a better person – work hard, work smart, and I love music (especially classical music). I have a great interest in watches and I love dressing up James Bond style, and Hong Kong is the perfect place for me because Hong Kong is a kaleidoscope of life.
“Hong Kong culture is my favourite.”
Both of my parents were born and raised in Hong Kong, so we are all Hong Kongers. I speak Cantonese, Mandarin, English and French. Learning different languages helps me to easily talk to different nationalities, and get to know more about them and their cultures. Hong Kong culture, of course, is my favourite. Celebrities like Stephen Chow, whose movies are on top of my list and legendary singer, Leslie Cheung, whose songs I know the lyrics by heart. My all time favourite movie is Internal Affairs with Richard Gere.
It is amusing that people sometimes mistake me for a Korean instead of Chinese because of my eyes and height. I am always proud to say I am a Hong Konger, Hong Kong is a lovely and beautiful place that I am proud to live in. It has a magnificent harbour and breathtaking views at night. We have very convenient public transport and wonderful people.
Home to me is a place full of love – sweet and safe. A place that you feel most comfortable in and with your family, friends and loved ones. It is important to feel that you belong to a certain place and accepted by everyone – the core value of living in Hong Kong.
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