Sunday, November 11, 2012

Success Realty - Real Estate Ads

Real Estate Ads

by Fred Herzog 

This is Dad's Chinese calligraphy while Mom did the English headings of the real estate ads at Success Realty in the early days of Vancouver Chinatown next to Carol Lee's Dad's Lee's Pharmacy at the corner of Pender and Main.

Fred Herzog
Real Estate Ads
Ink Jet
Image size: 20” x 29.5”

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dad's Extraordinary Life

A film on Dad by  the University of British Columbia

Thank you to Roseanne Sia and her team for producing this legacy on Dad

Favourite Christmas:

In Hong Kong with Dad at The Chinnery at the Mandarin Hotel

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Association of Women in Finance

For the second year in a row, Andrea Eng participated in an expert panel for a women's networking group specializing in corporate finance.   From bankers, lawyers, accountants, service professionals including tax and litigation professionals, this group heard from an expert panel from Economist, to Developer, to Deal maker and Global investor, and selected advisors, on the Vancouver real estate market.  >>  ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN FINANCE

    Saturday, June 09, 2012

    Celebration! Jack Lim Eng's 90th

    We recently celebrated Dad's 90th and he was pleased with the photos we selected.

    Reminding him that he has accomplished so very much in times that were as challenging as now.

    One of my long friend & colleague Avtar Bains travelled with his lovely Mom Devinder and Dad and I, and we sampled Hong Kong and Singapore when both our parents could.   Devinder is in heaven now - Surinder, Krishna and I celebrated her birthday this year.  

    We are so blessed to have experiences like this.


    93rd Birthday

    Dad was thrilled with the Bon Ton cake, and the visit from both of us.

    He's had really an extraordinary life.

    Chapter Lost

    A Sonoma County jury convicted Phang in 1988 of first degree murder in the premeditated, execution style slaying of his brother-in-law, Johnny Fong.   On May 21, 1987, Mr. Fong was found lying face down next to his vehicle in Petaluma. 

    Mr. Fong had traveled from Hillsborough to Petaluma to attend a pre-arranged meeting with a friend.   He was shot twice to the head.   His Rolex watch and wallet were missing. 

    Mr. Phang was stopped one week later at the Canadian border with his brother and a friend and his vehicle was searched.   The gun used in Mr. Fong’s murder was found in the car as well as Mr. Fong’s Rolex watch.   The gun was stolen in March of 1987 in a burglary of Mr. Phang’s former employer in Missouri while Phang lived in Missouri.   Two hours after the burglary Phang attempted to cash checks stolen in that burglary.

    Mr. Phang remains in jail and has been denied parole several times as he shows no remorse.

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Sing Tao

    據1977年溫市華埠小姐冠軍伍慧芬(Andrea Eng)表示,在她的父輩刻板化的觀念裏,女孩要安守本份和相夫教子,所以當初他的父親反對她參選。她說:「我當時是很聽話的女孩,後來母親讓我去參選,說可多認識些同齡華裔朋友。」
    伍慧芬還說,華埠小姐給予她機會,讓她在加拿大小姐及環球小姐比賽中,看到許多能力超群的女性。褪去選美常勝軍光環後,她說,選美為她奠定了人脈基礎,再加上她不服輸的性格及韌力,讓她成功在地產界發展,當上經紀,實現了自己的事業夢想。   Photo and article by Felicity Lu Wang  --  31 January 2012  SING TAO

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Year of the Dragon

    Happy New Year! Today we start a new year - the Year of the Dragon and the Vancouver Sun ran an article on UBC's project on Chinese Canadian stories which reminds me how quickly time has passed.

    The days of ol' Vancouver Chinatown remain dear to me as still many of my best friends are from the days when I attended Lord Strathcona school where both my parents had the same Grade 6 teacher - Miss Foster!

    The UBC project is an important one to remind us that it wasn't so easy for Chinese in those days. Both my parents were born in Vancouver but my Father went back to China for his formative years and did not return to Canada until he was a teenager. Neither parent got to finish high school because they had to work and contribute to their family. They worked hard doing mutliple jobs for a better life for my brother and I. If not for their hard work ethic, we would not be where we are today. We made it to Downtown Vancouver even though our parents were not given such opportunity.

    I remember still that at Colliers where I subsequently became a Vice President bringing in the global wealth from Asia into North America when the investment bankers weren't paying attention to Asians, the words from the Chair and Managing Director were "We've never had a lady in this company since 1898, why should we have one now?". If not for the forefronters like the late Milton Wong and David Lam, Chinese would not have the same prominence that we do now.

    My life has been full of firsts and I am grateful to Roseanne Sia of the UBC Chinese Canadian Stories project whose father helped me to translate this press clipping from the Miss Universe Pageant in Acapulco. It says:

    Cold? Canada surprised by sending an authentic Eskimo that has also distinguished herself for her kindness and good manners. Her name: Andrea Leslie Eng.

    Ha! How far we have come since then.

    -- VANCOUVER SUN , 2012 January 23