"To Be Here, It's Good" May in Hong Kong featuring Mayumi
“To Be Here, It’s Good” is a brand new interview series brought to you by the Youth Development Commission, in connection with the “Youth Development Blueprint” of the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau. The series not only depicts the appearance of Hong Kong as a city but also reveals the stories of the non-locally born citizens who have already regarded Hong Kong as their “home away from home”. Starting from “852”, the international area code of Hong Kong, the series invites foreigners who have been living in Hong Kong for various durations to share their stories. Each of them came to Hong Kong for a different reason. How did they adapt to Hong Kong and, deal with the difficulties? What does Hong Kong look like in their eyes? And how did they discover the uniqueness of Hong Kong?
May in Hong Kong featuring Mayumi
"Hello everyone. I am Mayumi. I came to Hong Kong in 2014. My name is Mayumi. And you can call me May."
"I wanted to communicate with Hong Kong people more easily and to better integrate into Hong Kong society. I think that to integrate into a new place, mastering the local language is crucial. Also, I find the tone (and pronunciation) of Cantonese very beautiful. "Chop-chop la", "Lets go together la", "No way gwa". I think these"la","jei","ar ma"are really pleasing to my ears."
"And meet people from different countries every day. It is very different from Japan. Hong Kong is very attractive to me. That's why even though I knew nothing about Hong Kong back then. I still decided to come to Hong Kong. Till now, I have no regrets. It was my dream to live in Hong Kong and I have made my dream come true. I am so haapy to stay in Hong Kong now. I will continue to discover Hong Kong and a better me."