Hello Vick- The other day you & I talked as you served my late lunch/early dinner. I mentioned having lived in China for roughly 2 years as my wife & I taught English. We worked mostly with university students initially, then high schoolers toward the end of our stay there. When we moved to Yunnan province, based in Kunming, I worked in a newly opened international school in the tobacco-growing region around the town of Mile.
Being a Korean-owned school geared toward Korean students, administered by a non-academic unfamiliar with school procedure, it was poorly managed, resulting in a quick turn-over of teaching staff. The students were great to work with but the principal/manager was not at all on top of things & didn't listen to teacher needs or requests. Mostly we loved living in & teaching the students in Kunming, a lovely city. The surrounding countryside was amazingly beautiful with acres & acres of odd-shaped white stone fields unique to the area. We made many friends there & still are in touch with several of these via email & online social media. We've stopped in Hong Kong briefly a few times over the years of travelling in that part of the world & only wish we had taken the time to explore the city instead of just looking out from the airport terminal, wondering what was going on in the city streets/markets. We love going through fresh markets, exploring the new & different fruits & vegetables and meats we seldom if ever see at home in Canada.
Given the chance, we would go again to China - having so many great memories of the places == Beijing, Xiamen, Guangjo, Kunming, Wuhan etc. We hope to be in Victoria within the coming month & will try to stop by your place for another fine meal. We really enjoy your buffet which we think is about the best available in the Victoria area. All the best!