Oscar Lin is a senior at the University of Hong Kong, majoring in journalism and finance. An energetic and adventurous guy who is always exploring the world, Lin loves chatting with people because it is the most useful way for him to know about different people and the world. In early 2009, Lin went on an exchange program in the United States, where he unexpectedly fell in love with the California sunshine. He used to dislike the beach but ended up spending his entire spring break on the beaches of Santa Monica.
Lin has a wide variety of interests, and his most recent muse is a play entitled "Man and Woman: War and Peace" by Hong Kong director Andrew Lam -- he has watched it three times already, but is keen to watch it again.
Yoshihiro Miyake is currently a third year student at the University of Hong Kong, double-majoring in journalism and politics.
An avid reader, Miyake was first interested in becoming a journalist at a young age. While he initially wanted to be a writer for a music magazine, his recent experience working as a research assistant to a professor who was doing a multimedia project on Hong Kong and Shanghai's history inspired him to pursue a career in television news production instead.
Outside of journalism, Miyake's interests include reading, video games and poker. He also enjoys playing and listening to music.
Carmen Ng is an aspiring multimedia journalist and traveling filmmaker majoring in journalism and international relations at the University of Hong Kong.
After a summer covering crime news at the Hong Kong-based Chinese-language newspaper Apple Daily, she spent a semester learning American journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park. She spent the following summer interning in Beijing as a copy editor at CCTV International Channel and as a production assistant for the program "Talk Asia" at CNN's Hong Kong Bureau.
Ng went on to help manage International Herald Tribune's Web content and assisted its coverage of major regional stories such as the Lehman Brothers mini-bond disputes and China's melamine scandal. Her last placement was at Bloomberg's Hong Kong bureau, where she had great fun writing real-time stories on Asian currencies and company earnings. A Hong Kong native fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Ng also co-produced a documentary on "cage dwellers" in Hong Kong -- called such because they live in squalid cagelike housing conditions -- for SBS Australia's "Dateline."
Lorea Solabarrieta has worked as a lifestyle TV presenter and script-writer, both in English and Chinese mediums with Hong Kong TV networks TVB and RTHK.
She currently presents business and financial news for the news and the "Asia Business Forecast," two programs on NHK World, the English-language channel for the Japanese cable broadcaster.
Lorea has danced from the age of 3 and was also a competitive swimmer and diver representing Hong Kong and British universities. She has received numerous scholarships such as the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to New York City and is an Omega and South China Morning Post honorary athlete-dancer and has represented Hong Kong as an Olympic Ambassador to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
She has backpacked to over 45 countries. Tibet, Hawaii, the South American continent, and Nepal are her favorite places so far. Her goal in life is to see the whole world before she dies -- and to have fun doing it.