Mr Simon Cheung 張世文先生


Date 16 May 2011 Interviewed by Frances Lam
Language English Audio Edited by Chong Goh
Venue Ming-Ai (London) Institute     

Mr Simon Cheung is a home cook and IT consultant from Hong Kong. His wife, a British-born Chinese, decided to move closer to her family after living in Hong Kong for over 15 years. Therefore, Simon relocated to London in 2005, spending the first year studying for another Masters degree, then started a WiFi solution company with two business partners, one in the UK and the other in China. Simon likes foods, especially Chinese cuisine, but it's not easy to find everything he likes in the UK. So he learnt from his brother-in-law, who is a very experienced cook, about how to prepare decent but simple Chinese dishes.

Personally, Simon likes meeting people of different backgrounds and reading books of different subjects. In particular, he is quite obsessed with detective stories by British and Japanese authors. Besides, he will read all different titles as long as he'd like to know more or find interest about the topics. Therefore, his readings can range from philosophy to economics; from political affairs to science; sometime he'll even read comic books.