One year. 

So much has happened.  

Blogging consistently is not my forte.  Posting pics on Social Media?  Well, that’s pretty easy, even our boys are doing it!!  

It’s hard to imagine that we have now been in Hong Kong for one year.  A year ago, we were on the way to the airport with our dear friends.  I can still remember it like it was yesterday.  Watching Malachi run back into our house, one last time, it was so difficult.  Saying good bye to my mom and brother – it was like having your heart taken out, yet we still came.  

Now that we’ve been here a year, it’s time to reflect on the lesson’s learned.  

We are thankful for God’s provision, His hand of protection and how He continues to sustain us and provide for our family.  Trust me, there have been many days where we’ve wanted to come home.  Days where we questioned God – why did you bring us to Hong Kong?  This has actually been a conversation that we have had more recently than not.  

This blog unfortunately is not all hype and excitement nor celebratory.  Just a heads up.

Our Facebook and Instagram pages may paint a different story – Food, travel, Food, adventures, however, the struggle is real.  We struggle with not having a vehicle.  We struggle with how the culture of Hong Kong is so different than home.  We struggle with the people.  We struggle with not living in our own home back in Brooklin.  BUT … we knew this coming here.  However, we still struggle. In short, it’s been a challenging year. 

On the other hand, we have been blessed and thankful for the opportunities to travel, to explore, go on adventures.  This past year alone, our family visited Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, Osaka, Kyoto, and Macau.  We’re already planning trips to Thailand and Taiwan.  We would never have had these opportunities if we were still living in Canada.  There are definitely trade offs.  

So what have we learned?  What has God taught us?  

Today also marked our 13th wedding anniversary.  Gloria and I celebrated by going out for lunch at Festival Walk.  Thankful for good friends who looked after our boys.  

During lunch, Gloria asked me how I’m enjoying Hong Kong.  On the surface, it’s okay la.  Experiencing the culture, the food, the sights and YET, there’s still a sense of wanting to belong, a longing to have community.  The friends that we have here, are great and there are those whom I believe will be life long friends.  

I shared that I do love the fact that we can travel and share this time with one another, with our boys.  These are memories that we will have.  

So what is God or what has God taught me?  

  1. I need Him.  We need Him.  We can’t do this on our own strength.  We need to rely on God daily.  He’s also the same God that lead us to Hong Kong.  God didn’t bring us here all the way from Brooklin, Ontario, just to leave us.  
  2. Everything is not always going to be perfect.  Need to recognize this.  We are living in Hong Kong.  Will share more at an appropriate time.  
  3. Humble dependence.  This really goes back to the first point.  

God continues to reveal so much about my heart. Areas in which I need to surrender more and more.  He must increase, I must decrease.

And so, the million dollar question for us at times is: When do we go home?  Or as Timothy would say, “Daddy, when are we going back to Canada forever?” My response to our son, pray.  Pray and ask God for His leading.  In the meantime, we are here.  

Pray that we would continue to be faithful.  Pray that we would seek out opportunities to continue to serve our Lord.  Pray that I would lead and shepherd my family better.  

Till next time. 


Donuts, Food and Life

Well friends, it definitely has been a while since we last posted anything and to try and catch up would be almost impossible.  Our family has settled more in Hong Kong and trying establish some better norms; however, that too poses difficulties.  I’ll share more in another Blog.

Let’s talk about Malaysia.  Our family took a long awaited trip to Malaysia during our Spring Break.  Long awaited because it’s been a desire of ours to travel and timing, of course is everything.  And so, our family embarked on our first ever overseas trip.  Follow #travelingthewongwayhk on Instagram for more pics of our time in KL, Malaysia, plus other trips we plan on taking … including this summer!!  We are going to …

Malaysia is such a beautiful country.  We experienced the sites, the sounds, and of course the food.  For this particular Blog, Malachi and Timothy will share briefly some of their thoughts and favourite places and foods!!


Malachi’s Top 5 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Memories.

1. Twin Towers – One of my favourite things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was going to the Petronas Towers because I didn’t know if I would ever see it! Also, I like that we found Wendy’s. I had a cheeseburger that tasted like home.

2. KL Aquaria – The second thing that I liked was visiting KL Aquaria. There were some fish that I have never seen before. It reminded me of the aquarium in Toronto, Canada.

3. China Town – When we were there, there was a big storm that flooded some parts of the road. Besides the flood, we had some yummy food such as Laksa. I also got an Ice Watch.

4. Central Market KL – At Central Market, in order to go to the toilet, we had to pay 0.50 RM. I had mint ice cream.  My parents also bought me a wooden keychain that had my name in it.

5. Bird Park – Lastly the Bird Park was super cool to see birds fly all over the place. It is the largest free-flying places that birds can fly. We saw peacocks, owls and some weird bird that made sounds that sounded like a computer.

This was a very a fun and memorable time in Malaysia!


Life in KL, Malaysia by Timothy Wong. 

Our family was in KL, Malaysia for 10 days.  We went to Chinatown to have Laksa.  Laksa is very yummy.  We also bought some Beef Jerky and it was juicy.  We stayed at Ambassador Row and Hotel Suites, and the beds were very, very, very comfy.  I also celebrated my 8th Birthday in KL!! For my birthday, I had Dominoes Pizza!!  While we were at KL, we visited KL Aquaria.  There were people feeding the sharks and fish.  I loved KL and I would like to go back some day.


Friends, there you have it.  Our family did enjoy ourselves quite a bit in KL and have already talked about visiting again.  This time we will probably go to Penang.  Thanks for joining us, for reading our Blogs and staying in touch.  If you’ve ever been to Malaysia, we would love to hear about your Top choices in Malaysia.

We will be posting a Vlog sometime soon on our YouTube Channel: Going the Wong Way HK as well.  Stay tuned!!

We’ll do our best to post / blog once a week … getting back on track!!

You are loved.