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Chong Huang, Tay (4 of 30) Oral History of Wolff Olins.
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2002-01-25; 2002-03-12; 2002-04-12; 2002-09-12; 2002-09-16; 2002-10-01
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Oral History of Wolff Olins
Wolff Olins offices, London
Chong Huang, Tay, 1952- (speaker, male)
Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)
Part 4: Tape 2 (F10716) Side B: Continues talking about playing poker and bluffing as part of Chinese life- Not speaking until spoken to as a child- Importance of Chinese New Year- Describes some of the rituals including being given money if you are a child or are single- Becoming accustomed to humidity- Style within the home relatively Western and contemporary as well as good quality- Describes traditional style kitchen with clay oven run on charcoal as well as a refrigerator and a larder cupboard with its legs sitting in a moat to prevent ants getting in- Frogs, toads and snakes coming into the house in the early days- Animals and insects more tolerated than in the West- Not helping much in the house as a child- Big garden with fruit trees and chickens as well as pots of orchids and other flowers- Talking about music in the family- His own comfort with the notion of change- Family travelling but not for holidays- Concept of holiday not natural within family culture- Appreciating mother's cooking in retrospect- Enjoying cooking- Describing family picnics modelled on the British idea- Going to British Council shows as well as the ballet and concerts at an age when he did not appreciate them- The Beatles being banned from the house by older brother-