And he’s right … to think that these seniors have journeyed through decades of wildly different experiences and ended up sharing the same table… I mean, the thought makes my fingers tingle a little, even as I am typing this blog post.
Michael Chan/ Chan-Man-Tin
March 18, 2010
A Simple Life
I was born in Kin Yang, 300 miles from Shanghai on January 2, 1928. When my age reached 18 years old, I went to Shanghai and stayed there for five years. Then, I left Shanghai by the end of 1949 and arrived in Hong Kong by train on July 8, 1950.
I found that English was very important. Then, I started to learn English in evening school for five years. Afterwards, I built my own business, a garment business, during the years 1950 to 1970. Most of the garments, ladies fashion, were exported to the United States, England, and Germany until the twentieth century.
I changed my business to trading and became a member of the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong. I came to the United States in the year 2006 and retired. I enjoy a simple life with my daughter, here.