This month we interviewed the technical mastermind behind the Alumni website – Tamix Wong. In this interview, Tamix talks to us about his colleagues in the School of English, his fashion choices, and his fondness for Disneyland…
Hi Tamix, thanks very much for agreeing to do this interview. Could you tell us a little bit about your background?
Thank you for inviting me for this interview. I graduated from a BBA programme at the City University of Hong Kong. I previously worked in administration at different institutes in Hong Kong, such as HKU SPACE and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Finally, I moved to HKU to meet you all.
We’d like to take the opportunity to get to know you a bit better. What are your hobbies?
Just like others, I like music, movies, travelling, shopping, eating, gathering and Disneyland. I think all of you know that my seat is a mini Disneyland. Haha!
What attracted you to HKU? Did you study here?
I think HKU is an internationally well-known university in the world. Many students in Hong Kong including me have thought of studying here. I could not study here before but at least I can work here now. This was also one of my reasons for choosing HKU.
What are your duties within the School of English?
I am responsible for assisting other colleagues in event arrangement, administrative work for the undergraduate and postgraduate progammes, managing the School and Alumni website, etc.
What’s your favourite part of the job?
Working with other colleagues in the office is one of the best parts, as they are all very nice. I feel very happy when working with them. I also like designing the promotional materials for events, such as posters, leaflets, website layouts, etc. You can also find these at our school website.
What do you do for the Alumni magazine? What are the most interesting aspects of that job?
I am mainly responsible for member registration, and I upload articles for the magazine each month. Interestingly, after sending the monthly Alumni magazine update I usually receive some emails from alumni members asking me to reset the password. Also, I am the first person to read the articles before they are launched to the website.
What do you like most (and least!) about the city of Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is an international city. We can eat and buy different things from all the countries of the world in Hong Kong. Living in Hong Kong is very convenient. We can get what we want easily. We can find out what is happening in the world easily. However, Hong Kong is a very crowded place to live in. There are many people everywhere. Queuing and traffic jams always occur.
What do you see for the future of the School of English?
This is a very difficult question to ask junior staff. Haha! But for the immediate future, I can foresee that there will be more students majoring in the School of English, as double the amount of students have joined the BA programme this year. So there may also be more new colleagues joining us. But I am sure that the School of English will keep going strong in the future.
We’ve noticed that you always look trendy. Is fashion important to you?
Oh! Really? Haha! I am not sure if I dress trendy or not but I’ve always just worn what I like and made myself happy. I also don’t know whether fashion is important to me but I just want to give a good impression when meeting others. At least I don’t scare others with my look.
What 3 items would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
In order to leave the island, I would choose an airplane, an airport and a pilot. If you limited the situation so that I couldn’t leave the island and have to live there, I would choose a functional, electricity- and internet-connected computer with a huge hard disc and ram, a wifi connected smart phone with whole life batteries and an unlimited credit card for ordering takeaway food and other things I need.
It’s good to know there’s someone so practical in the School of English!
Thanks very much Tamix.