"To Be Here, It's Good" Tough but Tender featuring Cheaw
“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?
Tough but Tender featuring Cheaw
"Hello! I am Padiphan Kerdchutturat. My nickname is Cheaw. I came to Hong Kong in 2015."
"Since my first day of work in Hong Kong, I have been thinking, if I keep working, I can start my own Muay Thai gym in the future. I can do it. Since then, I started to upgrade myself, to learn how to teach Mury Thai and keep consulting experienced coaches on how Hong Kong people would like to learn Mury Thai."
"I have a Muay Thai gym student. She has a friend who lives in Discovery Bay. She introduced me to teach them in Discovery Bay. They wanted to have classes at 6am. We started with two students, my students and her friend. Then some people saw that I was teaching Muay Thai. They realized that there was a Muay Thai class at 6am. They said they also wanted to join. Later, more and more people joined and they learned together."
"Hong Kong is like my second home. Hong Kong has helped improve my family condition and make my parents' living standard better. And I want to live with my mother in Hong Kong. I want her to stay by my side. I want her to cook for me. I want to bring her to Hong Kong. Because Hong Kong is safe. And being able to work by her side makes me happy."