Ho Wai-On 何蕙安 aka Ann-Kay Lin

I Remember Hong Kong 我記得香港

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Updated with new Buddha Song web page 11 March 2020


I have spent most of my life in England, yet my earliest memory was about Hong Kong, when it was a British colony.  Hong Kong followed the British legal system and judiciary, but the government more or less left the locals alone and there was freedom of speech.  English was a compulsory subject in all schools (Chinese was not), and in Anglo-Chinese schools all subjects were taught in English, though in Chinese schools most subjects were taught in Cantonese, which was spoken by the majority of the population and Cantonese culture was predominant. However, it was also a haven for people who had fled Communist China from many provinces in the mainland.  As a vibrant and cosmopolitan city and one of the world's most densely populated regions there was much Western influence – more American than British. It had an identity of an unique Hong Kong Cantonese culture as influenced by the West. This is my attempt to record what I remember of this unique culture which may not stand the passage of time and other factors.


我大部分人生在英國渡過,但最早的記憶是香港,那時它是英國殖民地,遵循英國法制,言論自由,政府不干預本土風俗文化。英語在學校是必修科,英文學校用英文授課,中文學校用粵語授課,大多數人講廣東話。是一個充滿活力的國際城市,人口稠密,地小,然麻雀雖小,五臟俱全,除了廣東人,有大陸各省的人因為政制來香港生活,香港繁榮亦吸引來自世界各地的人,香港受到西方的影響,以美國比英國為多,東西交流形成其獨特的香港廣東文化。這種獨特的文化有可能無法經受時間和其他因素的侵蝕干預,因此我試圖記錄下我對這種獨特文化的記憶。



There are already a number of pages that are related to the title of this page, such as:

My autobiographical creative PhD has a lot of material related to what I remember about Hong Kong and how such memories affected my creative work. So are my CD and Book Music is Happiness and the project Theme Hong Kong.

However I will include more independent pages which include the following pages that I am working on:


我網站已有多個與此標題相關的網頁,例如:我的博士論文有很多我對香港的記憶,以及這些記憶如何影響我的創作和人生。我的CD和附同小冊《樂在其中》,以及我的創作和演出項目《香港做主題》。我將包括更多新網頁,包括正在工作中的以下網頁:



Buddha Song 佛曲 now a new web page

Though the only religion I know is Christianity, this page is about what I noticed of the interesting Buddhist influence on Hong Kong life.

雖然我唯一有認識的宗教是基督教,但小時候在香港對佛教有些有趣的回憶。


Magic Banyan Tree 神奇老榕樹

What I remember of the old world charm of the New Territories which was very different from the city life of Hong Kong island and the Kowloon peninsular and has almost vanished by now.

這是對我童年住過的新界的美好回憶,現今已面目全非了。