I made a YouTube channel named “Cantonese Craft” where my mother is showing some of her cooking and sewing skills. She does the voice over in her first language Hong Kong-Chinese, also known as Cantonese. I’m doing the whole video recording and editing thing, because my parents are not deep into tech. My father is always tired after work, but i might get him sometimes on the channel. I’m just trying to develop another revenue stream for them, so that they do not have to perform physically demanding work anymore.
My parents have met the first time in Germany. Both came here alone from the British colony Hong Kong to work hard. At some point they have found each other and later i was born in 1986, in a city that is now no longer the capital of Germany. My first years weren’t that bad. Father made enough money as waiter in a chinese restaurant, with a lot of people working for governments as customers, while mother was there for me in my early stage. But then they decided to run their own restaurant and things changed.