"To Be Here, It's Good" The curiosity of filming featuring Paul
“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?
The curiosity of filming featuring Paul
"Hello everyone, I'm Paul Shepherd. I'm from San Francisco. I live now here in Hong Kong."
"I teach animation at the Hong Kong Baptist University. I spent a lot of my younger life living in different places. Just before moving here to Hong Kong, I spent about seven years in San Francisco. I was working at Stanford University, making films in the healthcare setting."
"I had some difficult time trying to order food and just kind of pointing and getting stuff. But of course, now I can say a few things in Cantonese."
"And I think actually Hong Kong is a very curious place. There's a lot of interest in trying new things. To be here, it's good. People want to make sure that the young people have a future, right? And that's very important. I really hope the youth of Hong Kong do feel encouraged. I think there are a lot of opportunities. It will take a little bit of time."
"Honestly I think they do have a much better future. If you win through COVID, especially as a young person, it's time to be young and be excited again. So I hope you, you will be. And the reality is no matter what's going on, no matter where you are, you have to find your happiness wherever you are. If things are difficult, it's more about waiting. Waiting it out. Waiting out the bad and trying to find the thing that makes you happy. What is your happiness?"