Posted by: sammerz | 26 April, 2014

3 years in Hong Kong!

I’m not sure how often we’ll keep this up, but last year we did a post on our 2 years milestone.  It’s quite obvious that as we anticipate the arrival of our firstborn, we’ll be staying in Hong Kong for a lot longer.  Read on for the year’s summary of  celebrating memorable momentsspiritual growing and church involvementtravellingexploring and experiencingworking and living in HK:

  • 25 May 2013: Helped out at Manna Ministry, giving the underprivileged a tour of the Noah’s Ark.
  • 31 May 2013: Invited to give a BGR talk at ICA Youth
  • 1 June 2013: Steph auditioned for the ICA Musical
  • 8 June 2013: Celebrated the birth of Adam & Betsy’s son, Christopher Lai (黎天納)
  • 9 June 2013: Sam went cycling in Tai Wai
  • 12 June 2013: Participated in our first Dragon Boat Race in Stanley
  • 26 June 2013: Said farewell to Rock
  • 13 July 2013: Sam said farewell to his 2nd class graduated from Primary School
  • 14 July 2013: Sam said farewell to Gennext
  • 17 July 2013 (Steph till 29/07, Sam till 11/08): Flew back to Melbourne, Australia to visit family and friends
  • 21 July 2013: Attended Alexius & Joanne’s engagement party
  • 22-24 July 2013: Took a trip to Hepburn Springs in country Victoria
  • 26 July 2013: Celebrated Sam’s birthday with family at Ocha
  • 2-4 August 2013: Steph took a trip to Bangkok, Thailand with Betsy and Joyce.
  • 8-9 August 2013: Sam took a trip to Brisbane, Australia to visit Peter & Julie Luu
  • 16-18 August 2013: Steph took a trip to Fuzhou, China for work
  • 23 August 2013: Joined Matt516 (after “graduating” from Rock)
  • 30 August 2013: Sam began Post Graduate Diploma of Education (PGDE) at The University of Hong Kong (2 years, P/T)
  • 1 September 2013: Began 4-couples Marriage Mentoring sessions
  • 2 September 2013: Sam began teaching secondary classes at Sear Rogers International School
  • 4-6 September 2013: Steph took a trip to Nanjing, China for work
  • 7 September 2013: Steph landed a main role and began rehearsing for the ICA Musical
  • 9 September 2013: Found out Steph was pregnant!
  • 21 September 2013: Visited the doctor the estimated due date would be 16th May 2014
  • 23-26 October 2013: Sam went on a school camp at Ham Tin / Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung Country Park
  • 26 October 2013: Celebrated Steph’s birthday with family at Gong Guan, a private kitchen
  • 2 November 2013: Attended Edward & Barat’s Wedding
  • 3 November 2013: Sam ran his first 10km (Gigasports)
  • 16 November 2013: Sam sang with Vocal Train, a “man-band”, at the Starfish Charity Dinner
  • 20 November 2013: Officially announced Steph’s pregnancy
  • 30 November, 6-8 December 2013: Steph performed in 3 of 5 shows in the ICA Musical
  • 14 December 2013: Moved to Kowloon Tong (3rd move in HK!)
  • 19th December 2013: Celebrated our 4 years anniversary at Amber
  • 21 December 2013: Attended Marcus & Hazel’s Wedding
  • 24-28 December 2013: Took a trip to Koh Samui, Thailand
  • 4 January 2014: Housewarming party
  • 6 January 2014: Celebrated the birth of Garry & Lili’s son, Joshua Sien (冼雋逸)
  • 12 Januray 2014: Sam ran his 2nd 10km (Panasonic)
  • 18 Janury 2014: Steph helps with Manna Ministry, Pun Choi banquet
  • 16 February 2014: Sam ran his 3rd 10km (Standard Chartered)
  • 9 March 2014: Signed off from ICA News
  • 30 March 2014: Sam participated in his first 5km hike (Hysan)
  • 30 March 2014: Experienced our first Black Rain Signal (and our nearest mall had a waterfall)
  • 6 April 2014: Sam ran his 4th (and final for the season) 10km (Panasonic)
  • 12 April 2014: Baby shower!
  • 18 April 2014: Officially announced Selwyn’s name
  • 22 April 2014: After Easter, Steph began her maternity leave
  • 26 April 2014: Sam began training for his second Dragon Boat Race with Steph’s company, SMS
  • 26 April 2014: Witnessed Tim & Rossella’s Engagement (where Tim hijacked his own surprise party to counter-surprise Rossella!)


Statistics (logged within the past year):

  • 185 visitors from overseas to date (+74)
  • 20 trips out of HK (+5)
  • 10 weddings attended (+2)
  • 13 weddings missed (+9: sorry Sebastian&Kim, Marcus&May Ann, Daniel & Maria, Wilfred&Melissa, Matt&Priscilla, Julianto&Tirza, Ken&Yvonne, Andrew&Ella, Minh&Nelly, Bryan&Shan)


  1. Wow!!!! What disciplined logging of events :))) Hope you guys come back soon 😉

    • Haha… we didn’t log it when it happened… just went to look back in our calendar – took about 2 hours! Oh and yeah… we 3 will visit Melbourne… not sure when 🙂

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