A Search for Family Roots

U.S. State Department travel advisory: Exercise increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest.

Since June 2019, large and small political demonstrations have taken place in various areas of the city. Some have resulted in violent confrontations between protesters and police.

Ignoring all that, RHS'69 Reunion Committee chair Vincent Yim visited Hong Kong to see and learn about the part of his family he never met.

Back home he removes his flak vest and tells of a wonderous trip.

We are heading home.

During our travels we had five different currency exchange rates: Japanese, Hong Kong, People's Republic, Macao and now we have a 4-hour layover in Incheon, South Korea. 

At the airport I wanted to try the cream cake, so I bought these two cakes and when I signed my receipt it cost $13,600.00. 

Luckily there were 8 of us traveling together, the rest went different routes. 

I meticulously dissected each cake into eight equal slices. As they were eating it, I told each to savor the tiny slice for each of them will help me split the cost equally.

That's why I'm the Black Sheep of the family.

February 1, 2020

Editor's note: Vincent and the tour group left Hong Kong and China more than a month before the virus outbreak.