Chuck Hillig's Travel Blog

Well, I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling over the next 6-7 months so I thought that I'd better re-activate my travel blog. The last time I posted anything here was way back in 2006 when I was traveling through SE Asia. Feel free to read my entries back then about my earlier adventures through India,Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines and Hong Kong. This time (at least for the next six weeks), I'll be traveling through Greece and Turkey.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Jackie Chan....

Last night, (Wednesday) Lorraine, Steve and I went to Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill down near the Star Ferry station at Central. Very nice atmosphere and it reminded me of many of the great restaurants that I have been in around my home town of Chicago.
Thursday morning, Lorraine had to pack for her quick 4-day trip to California. She's leaving at 11 P.M. tonight and won't be returning to HK until Monday. This afternoon, though, she had to play host to the film star, Jackie Chan. Today, he was the Guest of Honor at the Design School (which Lorraine heads up) at Hong Kong Polytecnic University. This afternoon was their formal graduation for the year and, with Jackie Chan in attendence, the Hong Kong Press was out in full force. There must have been more than fifty reporters and cameramen present from every local TV station...all vying for Jackie's attention. He was incredibly patient and gracious with everyone and took the time to make sure that everyone had an opportunity to take photographs, etc. Jackie is considered to be a full Professor at the Design School and has always been one of its biggest supporters. In fact, he stated that he, himself, had designed the clothes that he was wearing today. Lorraine, Steve and I (along with the University President and a few important CEOs of Design around HK) greeted Jackie when he arrived at the University and Lorraine provided the general introductions. Before the ceremony, I got a great shot of Lorraine and Jackie together and, later, the Webmaster who handles Jackie's website asked me for a copy so that she could put it up on his website.
My time in Hong Kong is getting increasingly short, and I'm acutely aware that, 48 hours from now, I'm going to be somewhere out over the Pacific on my way back to the States. (Sigh.) Well, as we all know, whatever has a beginning, though, must also have an ending. More later. After all, there's still one more day to enjoy in this very fascinating city.

1 Comments:

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