Friday, October 28, 2016
“My dad’s a horse fan and they’ve got a big horse-racing industry in Asia. We lived in Macau, which is a Portuguese colony on the south coast of China. Gambling is illegal in China, but not in Macau. It’s like the Las Vegas of Asia!
I’m quite used to being the ‘new person’, but I don’t have much faith in the longevity of friendships because I move a lot. When you live in a place like Macau, you’ve got a transient community coming through...and being white in a predominantly Chinese culture, you’re definitely ‘the other’. You tend to hang out more with the other white kids, but they’re only there for 18 months to 2 years because of their parents’ contracts. So I don’t think I find it hard to meet people, but I do find it hard to make friends with them.”