A New Face in the CIS Alumni Office!

Hi, everyone. I’m Hok-Yin, the newest addition to the CIS Alumni Office. Here are some quick facts about me:

1. I’m a chicken fiend (spot me destroying a chicken thigh below).

2. I went to primary school across the road at Quarry Bay School, and secondary school at South Island School (yes, I have crossed enemy lines).

3. My favourite colour is blue, because that is the best colour lightsaber.

Read on to find out more about me.

1. Why alumni relations?

It is far from just another desk job; some of the best parts of alumni relations are the many people you get to interact with.

2. Why CIS?

This sounds like an interview question… email me at hyyiu@cis.edu.hk for my honest thoughts.

But joking aside, it is a fantastic group of students, staff and alumni. It has been amazing to see how tight-knit the school community is.

By the way, please do email me with anything alumni-related!

3. You’ve been here almost a month – what’s been interesting or surprising for you? Be honest!

The school still feels like a maze to me – I have run into my fair share of dead ends. I love the open rooftop area on the 10th floor of the New Tower and the breathtaking views it offers. It was also surprising – in a good way – to see how much emphasis the school places on wellbeing.

4. Describe your first impressions of the CIS alumni community in one sentence

One big, supportive family.

5. What would you like to see accomplished at CIS Alumni by 2033?

A huge turnout for alumni events. Especially for the Vision ’33 celebrations – it could potentially be a multi-generational event attended by parents and their children, both of whom could be CIS alums. I think that would be pretty special.

6. What do you like to do in your spare time (apart from attending alumni events)?

Going to the gym, playing pool or snooker, and playing football (soccer, for any American friends out there).

7. Are you a text, email, phone or face-to-face kinda guy?

Definitely text. We are all constantly glued to our phones anyway, aren’t we?

8. What are your pet peeves?

People who walk or stand in the middle of the walkways, leaving you no room to walk.

9. What are you going to do with your first pay cheque? 

I am not sure yet. But I am crossing my fingers that it will be something sensible, and not something I will regret the next day.