Chow’s First job Nostalgia

Chow’s First job Nostalgia

32 years ago, our parents and their four children (Jenny, Vicki, Michael and I) arrived in NZ from Hong Kong, speaking no English. My father worked in my uncle’s Chinese takeaway shop in Porirua whilst my mother worked at a Lower Hutt clothing factory, and all...
The Value of a McDonald’s Bin

The Value of a McDonald’s Bin

About 22 years ago, when Michael and I were eating at McDonald at Courtenay Place, we noticed that McDonald’s customers were well-mannered as they emptied their rubbish voluntarily. “McDonald’s encouraged their customers. Every time they finished...
Haircuts From My Mum

Haircuts From My Mum

My mother cut my hair until I was forty. Between the snippity snip of the silver scissor blades, were periods of peace. Haircuts to me were always about refreshing one’s self, almost in meditation, the idea of clearing yourself of head weight; literally as well...
From Flipping Burgers to Richlister

From Flipping Burgers to Richlister

We do have the true rags to riches story but I haven’t often taken time out to reflect how within 25 years we achieved such fortune. What I have always known was there was no luck involved. It was not luck that bought us to NZ from Hong Kong as kids. It was because...

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