Hong Kong

Bu qu. 不去. No-go

So it’s the beginning of the long goodbyes. Farewells to places and things and people.
I returned the borrowed Sax today. I didn’t get to play it as much as I’d hoped but I do feel that I’ll slide back into lessons and band a little more easily and confidently than if I hadn’t played for an entire three months. It’s like losing a small golden friend. Even having it in my room, unplayed, gave me comfort and a sense I could and would keep going with my musical endeavours, wherever I found myself.

Sax returned safely I then decided to invite all the people I’ve met who aren’t family, to say Goodbye tomorrow on a sculpture walk.  I sent an invitation that said :

To get, you must ask

To find, you must seek

Good morning. I’m counting down the days until I return home now. I’ll go back so much the richer, a family and a lovely lot of kind, supportive and encouraging friends.

Living in Tsim Sha Tsui has been amazing (thank you Winnie for the hot location tip).   But it also takes a lot of energy. So I’ve often come to Kowloon park, to swim, run, look at the trees, hear the birds and look at the sculptures. Watch tai chi, hear opera, chuckle at the comic stars and very occasionally eat a fillet of fish from Maccy Ds.  There are some very Hepworth esque sculptures that remind me of St Ives and also of Winnie’s amazing work!  I came to the park a lot. All different times of the day.  To come home to me.  Get strong. Stay calm and focussed during the up and down search for my family.

So on Sunday 10th February I will do the last sculpture park walk.  Would you like to join me?  To say, not Goodbye Laura, but see you again soon Tang Yuk Lan

I had not really expected many takers as it’s still Chinese NY. But tomorrow about 10 of us will meet, do the walk and say farewell. On the one hand I’m looking forward to it, but on the other I’m so not, as I’m not ready to part company so soon. We only just met!

By backstagestives

Looking for my long lost family in Hong Kong
And previously....
Fell in love with coastal living 5 years ago. And moved to stunning St Ives. A place to create and grow and flourish. Got me a home and a job. And never looked back. Everyone talks and writes about the famous dead people of St Ives. Virginia and Alfred and Ben and Barbara and Peter and Wilhelmina. Well I thought I’d introduce you to some very nice folk, and they’re all very much alive and make St Ives a much the better town for it.

4 replies on “Bu qu. 不去. No-go”

Your friends in Hong Kong will be sad to say goodbye to you and we will be so happy to welcome you home! It’s good to have people you are fond of in different places, it gives you an incentive to visit again, and I am sure it will not be too long before you return to Hong Kong! 😘😘😘


You’re not saying goodbye Laura just as revoir until you meet again. And you have created some amazing memories to bring back with you and share with your loved ones here. We’re all going to live having you back for a while. Big hugs xxx


Dear Laura your new found family and friends are just a flight away in this wonderful world we live in. I thank you for sharing all your magic moments with us. Your daily blog has been such a special part of our lives this last three months but we so do look forward to seeing you back her in St Ives but our so happy to share you with your family. Enjoy this last special few days of this trip it won’t be long until you see you brothers and sisters again I’m sure. Take care lovely love and hugs as always. Ann xxx


Chinese New Year will never be the same again for you, or your siblings. In this world of mass transit, HK isn’t far away and you will be back. Say see you soon, not goodbye. I’m looking forward to welcoming you home. Axx


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