Linda Chung Plans to Move Back to Hong Kong with Kids
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) moved back to her hometown after starting a family with husband Jeremy Leung. Though now the mother of two young children, Linda would still make time to return to Hong Kong for some work.
A few days before the Lunar New Year, Linda made a whirlwind solo trip back to Hong Kong to appear at a New Year’s event. She shared her plans for the New Year, as well as revealing her intentions to move back to Hong Kong “for a while” with her kids.
“Chinese New Year in Canada isn’t as festive as it is here in Hong Kong,” shared Linda. “Coincidentally my in-laws are pretty westernized, so they would actually ask me about Chinese New Year traditions. I actually don’t really know a lot myself. I just follow whatever my mother does.”
Whenever the clock struck midnight on New Year’s, Linda’s mother would take her and the family out for a stroll around the neighborhood. “It was a stroll for good luck,” explained Linda. “I hope to maintain this tradition with my kids. Although my husband is rather westernized, the house is still decorated with fai chun. We have a candy box and the kids are wearing cheongsam. We teach them phrases to please the family elders.”
Linda’s two kids, 3-year-old Kelly and one-year-old Jared, speak English, but they are able to understand Cantonese. “I’m 90% sure that they can understand Cantonese. I speak Cantonese to them, but they choose to respond in English. As Chinese, we should be able to speak our own language, and learn others as well. It’ll only benefit them in the future. I plan to move back to Hong Kong with them for a while so they can practice their Cantonese.”
Linda is grateful for the opportunity to stay in Vancouver to celebrate the New Year. “For years, when I was still doing dramas, I couldn’t go back home, so I always spent Chinese New Year alone. It was sad. New Year’s is supposed to be a time for family, but I couldn’t be there.”
For the year 2020, Linda said she will focus on bettering herself. “I’m born in the year of rat, so I feel obligated to work even harder this year. I hope to be able to discover more of my potentials and use the experience I’ve gained in the last thirty-some years to bring positive energy to the audience.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.