This is a visit to the birth place of my passion of baking and love of software development . Before moving to Vancouver, I spent F1 to F3 (similar to grade 7 – 9 in North American system) in one of the oldest all girls school in Hong Kong: Ying Wa Girls School(英華女學校). Experience from Ying Wa has fundamentally shaped my life.
I can still vividly remember in the cookery class kitchen where I saw eggs turned into pale fluffy batter and baked into delicious sponge cake. The transformation was magical and I was hooked on baking ever since that sight! I was one of those geek who joined computer club and spending my after school hours sitting in front computer (Apple II ;-). It was fascinating to write some “for loops” with some “if.. then .. else” and see diagrams displayed on mono colour screen. One day when I was walking pass connecting corridor between the lower and upper building, I looked at career bulletin board which has posting about jobs in computer. At that very moment, I was determinated that I have to be a programmer (and I was only in F1 – grade 7)! I still feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to study in Ying Wa. This place has brought me so much good memory and also dearest life long friends.
This memorable building will soon be torn down. I am sad but I know I should not feel too sad because it is all for the best. There will be bigger and better campus for future Ying Wa Girls.
P.S. Specials thanks to Ms. Leung (from school office) who kindly let me visit the school and show me around to revisit this wonderful campus for one last time.
Click on the map to see how I “urban trekked” back to Ying Wa that day!