Sharing Stories (故事分享) - Mr Lau [full version] (Season 2, Episode 4)

In this special episode I sit down with Stella and Mr Lau. Stella was kind enough to join me and help translate and share our guest’s story by Mr Lau in our first dual language episode. This is the full version where we share portions of Mr Lau’s life story. I’m happy Mr Lau could share his time with us.

Some background, Mr Lau came from China to Hong Kong in the 1950s where he started to aspire to work his way through various jobs and achieve his life goals. We talk about what life was like in Hong Kong and along the border, the jobs he held and how he lived before retiring from his last job in the late 1980s.

This is part 1 and hopefully we can speak to Mr Lau again soon.

今次除了我,還有Stella和劉伯跟我一同參與這次節目。這亦是我首個以廣東話及英語廣播的訪問,藉次要多謝Stella當日充當我的翻譯員與劉伯細談他過去的生路歷程和點滴。我亦很感謝劉伯願意抽空跟我們分享他的故事,讓大家知道一些舊香港的事蹟。

 劉伯於50年代由中國來到香港。透過訪問可以知道劉伯過往在邊界以及來港後的生活。初到香港,他透過同鄉介紹於現時仍屹立於油麻地的美都餐廳當過清潔及外賣。再展轉經介紹做過其他工作。最後他在油麻地渡輪公司工作了30多年,直到94年退休享受自由自在的生活。從訪問中,可得知劉伯對工作的熱情和他對人生及生活所追求的目標。

希望大家喜歡劉伯的故事,我們期待劉伯很快跟我們再分享更加多的故事。

Show Links

www.jonathanjk.com

https://twitter.com/HelloFromHK

Sharing Stories - Mr Lau (english)

In this special episode I sit down with Stella and Mr Lau. Stella was kind enough to join me and help translate and share our guest’s story by Mr Lau in our first dual language episode. This is the english version where we share portions of Mr Lau’s life story as translated by Stella. I’m happy Mr Lau could share his time with us.

Some background, Mr Lau came from China to Hong Kong in the 1950s where he started to aspire to work his way through various jobs and achieve his life goals. We talk about what life was like in Hong Kong and along the border, the jobs he held and how he lived before retiring from his last job in the late 1980s.

This is part 1 and hopefully we can speak to Mr Lau again soon.

Show Links

www.jonathanjk.com

https://twitter.com/HelloFromHK

Gabriel Yeung - Founder of HarmlessHK (Season 2, Episode 3)

Welcome to the podcast, where I sit down with someone related to Hong Kong and share their relationship with the city, with you. In this episode I sit down with the founder of HarmlessHK, a small company that is making and selling a straw that is entirely made of paper. Now I know what you’re thinking, a paper straw is probably going to collapse after the first sip. Well Gabriel rated his straw as having a 2 hour ability to satisfy your consumption of liquids and I put that to the test without his knowledge. There is a youtube video I made in the show notes showing the outcome of that test. Spoilers, it passed.

Together we discuss why his straw is necessary when there are movements underway to remove ourselves from our use of single use items, his motivations for starting his company and how does Gabriel though his company hope to contribute towards helping the environment.

Before we begin, if you enjoy this podcast and many of its episodes, please don’t forget to give it a short review and rating on iTunes. Also if you’d like to support the podcast, consider the patreon which opens up other benefits and allows me to put more time into preparing and getting interesting guests for the podcast. Or just share it, on your timeline, you never know who else will be interested.

Having said all that, Thanks for listening, and Hello from Hong Kong.

Show Notes

YouTube version

HarmlessHK

Testing the straw

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