Taai Sīgōng Ip Chun’s 葉準太師公 100th Birthday
We talked about Terrace Yip 葉培 moving to New York and how he sadly passed away, but his family and particularly his daughter Muse Yip is still keeps in touch with me. Unfortunately, her mother also passed away this year.
We talked about the first time I came to the UK back in 1987. Sīfú 師父 had been invited to teach a seminar by and Sīfú asked me if I would like to go with him. At the time I was a policeman in Hong Kong and of course I loved to go with him! So, in September 1987, I went with Sīfú to the UK. I had never been to the west before. Samuel Kwok and some of his students picked us up at Heathrow Airport and I remember it was a little cool. This was the first time I had seen Sīfú going a seminar and it became a sample for me that I used in the future.
We talked about walking from Didsbury in South Manchester, all the way to Manchester China Town and how it took us almost two hours. Sifu was in his late 60’s and I was 27, we were just like father and son. Sīfú did not speak any English and back then my English was bit stiff, so we spent most of our time in some of the restaurants Manchester China Town and Sīfú knew some the people there. In Manchester China Town I noticed the difference between Chinese society in the in UK and In Hong Kong, I saw that in the UK everything was but outdated compared to Hong Kong.
Then we talked little more about some of my students in the UK. Then Sīfú said he need to go back for lunch.