I’m a chemist by profession. I currently work in the coatings and construction industry as part of product research, design and development. I’m an enthusiast of Chinese-Filipino language and culture. I’m interested in how the Hokkien dialect has evolved and integrated (if not assimilated) in the Filipino language and vice versa. The Hokkien we are accustomed locally today is very much different from the Hokkien currently used in China. It still bears the ancient Hokkien of our ancestors mixed with the hybrid of modern Filipino and English that is distinctly Chinese-Filipino. Thus, I hope to be able to contribute to the initiatives of The Chinoy Archives.