Hong Kong Reunion By Ivan Yuen (H, 1986)
On 20 April 2017, around 20 Hong Kong OCs attended a reunion at the UBS Wealth Management office in Kowloon hosted by Greg Ng (L, 1995). UBS is well known for its modern art collection and the Kowloon office boasts a magnificent view of Victoria Harbour. Greg dug deep into the cellar to unearth some 2010 Réserve de la Comtesse for us to savour. Such irresistible temptations enticed many OCs to cross over to the Dark Side (as Kowloon is known to Hong Kong islanders). Giles Selby (H, 1994), who only moved to Hong Kong a few months before, made a flying debut; hope to see him more often at OC events. Making a fleeting appearance
was Charles Wong (Xt, 2010) who had to leave early to work on an IPO though his spirit stayed was us all night. Also with us in spirit was the Rev. Harry Ching (NH, 2002) who was serving the Almighty in the Gulf but was toasted to as it was his birthday. Lubricated by the fine 2010 vintage, conversations flowed. Greenites inevitably started talking about Nick Lowton who shone a light over the best boarding house in the universe. Greg arranged a General Studies talk from serial adventurer, Matt Prior, on his journey from UK to Mongolia and back again in a clapped out Jeep. His exploits reminded many OCs of Edward Wilson.
During the talk, Janet Fong (Cha, 2012) and Maggie Li (Cha, 2012) exercised their ladies’ prerogative to be a little less than on time. The ex-prefects present found it hard to resist giving them 4 sides each. After the talk, OCs from over three decades continued to mingle, exchanging tales from different eras. Older OCs learnt about Ashmead and Westal while younger ones heard about Cheltondale. While many things seemed to have changed for the better, certain traditions have endured. The evening ended all too soon. Special thanks go to Greg for hosting this complimentary event. ■
L to R: Sherlock Ng (L, 2000), Sam Lee (BH, 2009), Andy Wong (NH, 2010), Henry Chan (NH, 2008), Charles Wong (Xt, 2010), Ivan Yuen (H, 1986), Gavin Yeung (L, 2010), Greg Ng (L, 1995), Giles Selby (H, 1994), Jolyon Ellwood-Russell (NH, 1991), Marco Yeung (H, 2007), the speaker Matt Prior, Michelle Chin and Kevin Chin (L, 1992) 32
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