It’s been 4 months since secrettourhk became our full-time career. We are giving a pause and feeling deeper what has happened and what we hoped it will happen next.
It was a grateful experience since we started everything from zero. Tourism has been a big thing in Hong Kong for a long time. Yet, we are not exactly doing ‘tourism’, but a new breed of industry that lies between tourism, culture, education, entertainment, idea exchange, media… sometimes we are confused. However, we are clear that it is something unprecedented and experimental. And it is secrettourhk. It happened without any guidelines and rules… Sometimes it does make us feel difficult: Without any examples for us to follow, without previous experience shared, without any case reference, we are lost at times and feeling uncertain if things will work well. Sometimes it does feel easy, cuz we are the boss and we have the say without the need to follow any orders or conventional opinions.
Courageous is the most used words when people are trying to describe us for the past months. Yes, I was courageous when I handed my resignation letter. But when I have really quitted and left my old job, it is pretty natural. Sometimes I think that all human should live like this: simply focus on things that they believe, excel in it. Let yourself work without counting how much we should be paid for having this piece of work done, but cherishing the process when we are working on it. And having the vision/faith that finishing this piece of work is on step further to the bigger dream in our mind. This is amazing and I am glad that i made the decision to have less salary, less shopping, less fancy food, but a much happier life.
As long as we still believe, we got the energy to carry on.
Very soon, we will put up some brand new tours for you guys to enjoy and experience the less-visible side of Hong Kong. I still believe these are the things that people should treasure. Though, majority of people in the city care less and thus they are disappearing one by one…
Nothing compares to all the happy faces in our tours! (photowalk on Feb11, 2012)