Meet the Team

Team Members

Nicole Nicole Wai Nicole Wai (Laam Wai) is a native Cantonese speaker from Guangdong Province who has spent considerable time in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Newcastle, where she studied linguistics, education, and cinema. In addition to working as an interpreter and translator in both Cantonese and Mandarin, Nicole is also an artist who has written stage plays. Her New Year’s resolutions for 2010 are to become a better guitar player and to bicycle to Tibet.
Matt Matthew Carey Matthew Carey was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest of the United States where he spent most of his adolescence snowboarding. After formal education, he joined the U.S. military out of a love of travel and languages and began his adventures in Europe. After a considerable spell in the Middle East, he ended up in Asia where he discovered his deep passion for all things Asian, especially the local cuisine. Matthew has spent several years in Hong Kong, and he loves the island.
Oscar He Oscar He A Hong Kong native, Oscar He is a freelance translator, author and voice-over actor. A graduate of Hong Kong University, he lives near Tsim Sha Tsui and can be found frequenting coffee shops in the neighborhood.
david David Lancashire David Lancashire is a translator, programmer and lexographer living in Beijing, China. He is a recognized figure in online Chinese education as the founder of Adsotrans, Popup Chinese and as former Chief Technology Officer for Praxis Language. David is well known in the Chinese translation community for his work on bilingual dictionary development and natural language processing.
melody Melody Loi Melody Loi was born and raised in Hong Kong, where she attended the University of Hong Kong. She is currently teaching, translating and pursuing ongoing studies in Chinese language and literature.
melody Olivia Cheng Olivia is a Canadian-born Chinese who has spent more than half of her life living in Hong Kong. Her mother, who saw the importance of having Olivia learn the Chinese language from an early age, enrolled her in nine years of local education in Hong Kong. When Olivia moved back to Canada at the age of 14, she continued to take Chinese lessons. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics and Japanese Studies from the University of Victoria. Traveling around the globe has given her the greatest motivation to learn different languages. She hosts the Learn Cantonese in 3 Minutes video series at
Teddy Li Teddy Li Teddy was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is a native speaker of Cantonese and speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, and Japanese as well. Because of a passion for K-pop idols, she is currently learning Korean as well. She did her studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Japanese Studies. She studied at Tokyo Gakugei University as an exchange student and Keio University as a government scholar for one year respectively. She loves cosmetics, fashion, travelling, and gourmet food. She is currently working as a freelance translator and interpreter.
Siuling Cheung Siuling Cheung Siuling was born in Hong Kong. She graduated from university in Taiwan and went to graduate school in Texas, majoring in educational technology. She also taught English in elementary school and secondary school in Hong Kong. She has also spent time living in Taipei and Los Angeles, and is currently living in Tokyo with her family.
Jinho Ng Jinho Ng Jinho was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Canada. He studied fine arts in the UK. Currently living in Japan, he’s been working in acting fields as well as teaching English. He speaks not only Cantonese but also English. He has been working as a video host for
Ada Fok Ada Fok Ada is a native Cantonese speaker from Hong Kong. She can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Japanese, German, and some Spanish. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a major in Japanese Studies. She also studied at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan as an exchange student. She is currently studying in Germany. Ada loves traveling and meeting new people of different cultures.
Sybil Sybil Sybil was born and raised in Hong Kong. She loves traveling and speaks Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. When she is home, she enjoys a nice cup of tea and a good novel.