I love a lot of things: food, trying new things, cycling, racquet sports, the West Coast of British Columbia, academic readings and abstractions, science.
I grew up in Vancouver watching Hong Kong television. Then I studied in Toronto, aiming to go to Asia. When I finally made it to Asia, I spent 2 years in Hong Kong trying to find good Western food that was not overpriced. Now that I am in London, I am homesick for Taiwan, Japan, and even a little bit of Hong Kong. :P
I suppose if anyone ever cared to read, my theory of biographies is that the major landmark moments that go down in history are rarely ever the ones that were the true root causes of the way people are the way they are.
I should put it somewhere that I am a product of growing up in a quirky open-minded-yet-'traditionally Chinese' family. My life story would be about my family's stories that I love hearing about. It's also about scampering around in the West Coast forests, and being cold because of the rain often. It's about liking the ocean breeze that picks up the smell of evergreens in the summer, sound of rain in the fall, the crackling of fire places in the winter, and the spring snow of cherry blossoms in Vancouver.
My views of the 'middle class' are very much coloured by my childhood experience. Joining the local badminton club was one of the best things I ever did - the mentor and friend I met there made such a long lasting impact on me - and I work with youth now. I don't know if either of us would have seen that one coming!