Victoria and Jay - Experiencing Life in Hong Kong in the 1970s

In this episode I sit down with some long time viewers of my Periscope channel. Two Californians who used to live here in Hong Kong way back in the 1970s. Together we talk about what life was like for them both while here, how they met, how much has Hong Kong changed and much more.

NOTE: I’m not wearing a mic, so my voice is lower than Victoria’s and Jay’s.

#26 Jeff Rotmeyer (Founder of ImpactHK)

In this episode I sit down with Jeff Rotmeyer, the founder and director of ImpactHK, a charity he created that iams to help the homeless of Hong Kong. Jeff’s charity is a no-nonsense approach where people aren’t pressured to come to the aid of the services he provides. It begins with a simple act of kindness by giving something to a homeless person on the street and any future engagement is undertaken by the person who feels they are in need. The hope is, a simple kind act will create trust and then enable those in need, to seek out further assistance on their own volition. 

Together we sit down and touch on the many topics surrounding homelessness in Hong Kong. Hopw Impact HK started, their philosophy, how many are homeless in HK and the media narratives surrounding homeless people.

Show Links

www.impacthk.org

#25 Grace and Jenny (NGO Workers)

In this episode I sit down with Jenny and Grace of the HummingFish foundation to discuss how their charity works with farmers to create a sustainable farming practice for coffee growing.
What interested me most is knowing that there are charities in Hong Kong that help other countries and I’d neer know about them in the mainstream media.

I met Jenny at a coffee day at PMQ and her responses to my questions were really interesting that I asked them to come on the podcast.

Together we get in depth with knowing about what they do, what is Timor Leste all about, how wasn’t coffee growing sustainable in the first place and against their efforts is the ever approaching threat of global warming and what will that do to coffee production, not just in Timor Leste but the world.

Links:

http://hummingfish.org