When I told my parents I wanted to move to Hong Kong at the age of 19, they started planning trips to visit me there.
For my mom, having a daughter in Hong Kong didn’t seem out of the ordinary. In her teens, she traveled to the Philippines, her first excursion to Asia. When she was 23, she moved to Nagoya, Japan. For fun, she visited countries like Cambodia, Afghanistan, India, and Nepal, among others, in the mid-1960s.