Introduce us to your family.
I was born in Taiwan and grew up in LA. My wife and I have two sons,
Ocean (5) and Troy (2). We moved to
Beijing seven years ago, so my kids
have grown up here.
How do you spend time with your kids?
On school days, I get woken up
about 6am by my sons! They’re often
asleep by the time I get home from
work. Running my own company
means that I can be flexible, so when
I can I have lunch with my family or have a snack or a nap with my
younger son. Every Sunday we
spend time together as a family,
and we also go on holiday every
Where is your favourite
destination for a family holiday?
We go all around Asia, but my wife is in love with Okinawa (island in the south of Japan). It’s the most
convenient place for kids. It’s not
far, the people are nice, the weather
is perfect and there are plenty of
outdoor activities with enough space
for the kids to burn out! Plus, all the
facilities are family-friendly, with
nappy changing spots, kids’ menus
and easy access for strollers.
What do you do on Sundays?
We live in Lido, which is a great area for families. This means we
don’t waste time travelling. We love Chaoyang Park where I play
basketball and the kids go to the play
areas, then we might go for lunch at
a nearby restaurant such as The Rug
or in Indigo mall.
How do you entertain the kids
when the air quality is bad?
We turn the house into a play area by
moving the furniture to one side, and
just go crazy. We have a slide and
even play basketball!
Tell us about Le Kids.
It’s great for developing your child’s
hobbies. They can learn a language,
cooking, art and much more. We
build their confidence and get them
to really have fun!
What advice do you have for dads
who have just arrived in Beijing?
Settle in an area that you feel
comfortable – don’t save a penny on the rent! Pick a convenient area; you don’t want to travel at the
weekend because it kills 50 percent
of the fun. Then, explore the new
environment and make good friends
for a bit of support.