#23 Reflection on High Table Dinner

For those who were at the high table dinner last night, I hope you have enjoyed the food and the interview with Mr. Anthony Wong Chau Sang. His candid sharing of his life experience, both on and off screen, was entertaining and thought-provoking. A couple of lessons I took away:

It too shall pass. Mr. Wong talked about the unreasonable people and situations he encountered at work. His attitude is admirable: We cannot control what others say about or do to us, but we can still maintain our professionalism and integrity, and make the best out of it. Of course, it sucks when things don’t go the way we want, but it is a good reminder that disappointments, small or big, shall pass and do not have to define our days.

Be genuine. Mr. Wong is more approachable in person than how the media portrays. I was really impressed by the ease he presented his thoughts, whether the thoughts may be perceived favorably or not. He is just himself. I guess experience and stature help, but more deeply, he exudes genuineness and a down-to-earth approach to life that may not characterize similarly famous and successful people.

Looking forward to be inspired by other College events. Wishing you a good start of Spring!

Harold Chui, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Associate Dean of Students, Lee Woo Sing College

The Chinese University of Hong Kong