While I’ve written a bit about my mom’s family and their trips to Hong Kong starting in the 1960s, my dad also spent some time in Hong Kong visiting me over the years. He was always a big city person (my parents honeymooned in New York City) and took to Hong Kong as soon as he stepped foot in the territory the summer of 1991.
I recently found some photos from his other trips to Hong Kong. This one is from December 1994 in Tai Po, out in the New Territories.
And this one was taken two years later, when my dad visited for my graduation. Here he is on Elgin Street in the Mid-Levels.
Graduation in December 1996 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. My mom is standing next to him and flew out several days after my dad arrived in Hong Kong. Sometimes my parents visited me separately so my time with them would be spread out more.
And here’s my dad in Tsim Sha Tsui, also December 1996. What stands out to me is that the Convention Centre–site of the Handover seven months later–has not been completed yet.
I’m so lucky that both my parents supported my choice to live in Hong Kong in the 90s. If one or both had been opposed, it would have been much more stressful than it ended up being. And we know how crazy things got back then!