KVA veterans recently marked the 61st commemoration of armistice in Korea, my country of birth. I am always humbled and privileged to call them "dads" because it was their bravery, their honourable service and noble sacrifice that has given birth to the modern Korea and people like me. Thank you. I am so proud to know you all. And once again I bow my head to you out of respect, gratitude and LOVE.
It's always a pleasure to attend events like these which celebrate New Zealand's diversity and excellence in our communities. I joined Minister Hon Nikki Kaye for this wonderful celebration of vibrant music and dance. We also heard a very heartfelt speech from a young woman who told of her struggle with abuse and addiction and how she has managed to escape the downward spiral, it was truly inspirational.
I joined fellow MP Dr Jian Yang to see the fantastic talent on display at the NZ International Youth Music Festival recently in Takapuna. It was hosted by the Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles.