Ball is life
~ And death comes in seconds, so if there’s one thing I know to be true, it’s that 2 cents is not enough change to buy your freedom
I remember my early days, when I used to be a baller. All I wanted to do is shoot 3 point’ers until the cows came home.
The game is more than swishes though, so I trained. I trained hard. I dribbled more than Pavlov’s dog and dog, best believe my handles had kids eating out of the palm of my hand.
Kids.. A daughter too. 🏀
I’d be kidding myself if I said I could have gone pro, but bro, it is people like Kobe that make that idea less comical.
It was, it was. 🏀
If you love life, don’t forget to give it a ring #ballislife
@hkladyliberty is the team behind the iconic statue we have come to know and love. They now sell versions of the figure and donate the proceeds back to the movement. Their statues have made it all around the world and have become a symbol of the movement.
The team has also put in a generous donation to sponsor part of our art exhibition.
If you want to get your hands on one of their 4.5cm tall mini figures, we still have a few thank you gifts left from our crowdfunding project. Simply donate AU$50 or more at this link: https://bit.ly/2TSKRnU, screencap your donation invoice with the timestamp and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will organise your thank you gift for pick up at the exhibition.
Oxford University Hong Kong Scholars Association at St Catherine's College Commencement Dinner for New Master, Professor Kersti Börjars
Discussion for the upcoming Academic Symposium 2020
1 2823 January, 2020
[Empowering Hope over Despair - COP25 Sharing]
I still recall sitting at the exact same spot in the audience last year participating in the Carbon Care Innolab COP24 Simulation, representing the USA. I didn't dare to speak much. Little did I realize I would have the opportunity to attend COP25, not to mention speaking at the negotiation table with world leaders and UN high level leaders.
So with the invaluable chance to speak to participants at the COP25 Simulation in Hong Kong this year, I focused my speech on "Empowering Hope over Despair", I encouraged the youth audience to dream big and take the leap. Just like how I wrote cold emails to NGOs asking for observer badges at COP25, you never know what a simple action will lead you and when will a seed planted blossom one day! As UN Secretary General said at the Conference of Youth, "We need not a message of despair, but a message of hope." Never underestimate your power and we as youths stand as one! 🌳
Thank you @carboncare_innolab for the support along the way!
1 3420 January, 2020
[What is your aspiration of a sustainable community?]
At CFT Sustainability Forum 2020, I moderated the fourth plenary on “Creating Sustainable Communities - An Ecosystem Approach” with four distinguished speakers from diverse backgrounds - Mr Ricky Yu, Dr Winnie Law, Mr Kyungsun Chung and Ms Lauren Sorkin. The plenary began with a poll on the aspiration of sustainable communities. I then shared four points of insight from COP25 Climate Conference, which are climate resilience, clean mobility, nature-based solutions and empowering grassroot movements.
From examples provided by speakers on community housing, rural revitalization, social incubator and resilient cities, we are witnessing the wave of change, the emergence of new ecosystems. Echoing with the keynote speech by Peter Bakker, we must redefine values and performance evaluation to shift from financial to sustainable capitalism.
As youths, we demand for transformative urbanism that creates resilient, inclusive and innovative communities with moral standing to nurture the wellbeing of people, place and planet. In the poll earlier, audience ranked sense of community and nature conservation as most important attributes of sustainable communities. How committed are you on co-creating a brighter future?
More Christmas festivities before we start the new year!🌲🌲
1 5830 December, 2019
Thanks for featuring in the CUHK Alumni Magazine Issue No. 100, published in Dec 2019 😊
3 3929 December, 2019
Always my inspiration.❤️ So grateful to catch up with Louise, my former DSE English tutor @xxlouisepagex
She started a non-profit to empower underprivileged secondary school students with better English education, assisted by a team of passionate voluntary teachers in universities. We shared our new year resolutions and future plans, wishing Louise all the best in her new page of life with bountiful blessing and wellbeing.😊 Proud to be a Pager! x
1 6229 December, 2019
2020 is around corner, what's your resolution for the new year?
Make up by @alittlesomethingveron ❤️
Shot by Photo Now ⛰️
Hong Kong delegates at COP25! Thank you @carboncare_innolab and Carbon Care Asia for the invaluable opportunity to attend COP. We will work on bringing more youth representatives from Hong Kong at international environmental conferences, building capacity for global changes🌿
Co-Founder of V’air Hong Kong and Member at Council for Sustainable Development
Natalie Chung is an environmentalist and social entrepreneur born and raised in Hong Kong. Inspired by a polar explorer since young, Natalie has devoted her life to climate action. At the age of 18, she co-founded social enterprise “V’air Hong Kong” to promote low-carbon local tourism as means to mitigate climate change. “Low-Carbon Tours” was published by the organization in 2017. Working as World Bank consultant and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Coordinator further expanded Natalie’s capacity in youth empowerment, corporate sustainability and impact assessment. In 2019, Natalie was appointed by the Hong Kong Government as a youth member at the Council for Sustainable Development. She is currently pursuing MPhil in Environmental Change and Management at University of Oxford as the 2019 Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholar.
Hong Kong’s two major theme parks were closed on Sunday until further notice as part of the emergency response to the China coronavirus.
Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announced the shutdown on the second day of Lunar New Year, the day after the government escalated its outbreak response to its highest level.
The administration’s new year receptions have also been suspended – and large-scale events such as the annual Standard Chartered Marathon were already cancelled – to prevent the spread of the infection.
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