Chris Pannell

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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  • Fluent in English, English; learning Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Japanese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Assistant Editor at Oxford University Press (China)
  • BA in English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
  • From Chester, UK
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About Me


Explore Hong Kong as much as I can


I'm at my happiest when I'm exploring a new place and making discoveries. I'm a very spontaneous person and laugh a lot, and yet I also spend a lot of time thinking and gazing off into the middle distance.

I recently moved to Hong Kong and am really excited to be here. It's probably my favourite city in the world and I'm really looking forward to what the future holds.


'Only connect' - E. M. Forster

'Better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety!' - Herman Melville

and more simply:

'Take it easy, take it easy. Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy' - The Eagles


I guess 'exploring' would cover a lot of what interests me. Obviously, that includes travelling, but it also means discovering things generally, like new ideas or activites. I love stories â

Music, Movies, and Books


Blade Runner, Children Of Men, Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, Double Indemnity, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Platoon, The Matrix, Dr. Strangelove, Garden State, The Shawshank Redemption, LA Confidential, the Monty Python films, The Graduate, Crash, Pulp Fiction


Nineteen Eighty-Four, Catch-22, All Quiet On The Western Front, Lord Of The Flies, The Catcher In The Rye, The Grapes Of Wrath, On The Road, Lord Of The Rings, His Dark Materials, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, the Mr Men books

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Where I've been

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Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United Kingdom

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