Diggin’ it!

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What does a Hong Kong actor do when he's on break with his family in Australia? He helps his dad dig post holes :-)

Gregory digging post holes with his dad

Gregory digging post holes with his dad


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22 Responses to “Diggin’ it!”
  1. ming says:

    I think you wanted to say "watching his dad digging"....

  2. Jo says:

    Good timing, you're back here when the weather is starting to get lovely!

    Whereabouts in Australia are you?

  3. 河國榮 says:

    Gympie in Queensland. Have you heard of it? It started out as a gold mining town many many years ago.

  4. 河國榮 says:


  5. Belinda says:

    miss you a lot on TV, I'm big Leslie fans.

  6. Sam says:

    There's only evidence of you observing mate! LOL

    I guess you din go home due to Mid-Autumn Festival?

    Anyway, have a great time with family!

  7. Ordman says:

    It seems it's much warmer in QLD. If you didn't say it was in Gympie, I would have no idea. I first thought it might be Katoomba but then you both could not be in shorts if you were there.

  8. stephanie says:

    hahah i like how you're watching your dad intensely (perhaps thinking ... aahh dad can handle it!) happy mid autumn festival!

  9. 河國榮 says:

    Wow. Someone knows a lot about us, and about Australia.

    The Blue Mountains are wonderful, but they would be very cold right now, so yes, we wouldn't be wearing shorts in Katoomba, but we wouldn't be digging post holes either :-)

  10. 河國榮 says:

    Happy mid-Autumn festival everyone. No moon cakes for me this year, but that's ok :-)

  11. 河國榮 says:


    Looks that way, doesn't it?

    That 'stick' I'm holding is a solid steel crowbar. I loosen the dirt and Dad shovels it out. The holes are about 30" deep and about 12" in diameter. We stand hard wood posts in them. I'd forgotten how heavy the hard wood in Australia is until I had to lift one of the posts into its hole. My grandfather and father built miles and miles of fences this way when they owned a huge pineapple plantation here in Gympie many years ago.


  12. Jo says:

    Well I've heard of it now ;) I'm in Sydney and have only gone up to QLD a few times. About 15 years ago we drove up from Sydney to Cairns - we stopped at Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville, and a quick peek at the map tells me that I would have passed Gympie on the way up.

    I agree with a poster down below that said it looks a little like what you'd see around Katoomba, but yes, not exactly t-shirt and shorts weather there just yet! It's not long now until everyone feels like they're melting...

  13. Jia says:

    Hi, I think you're cool. I'm wondering however why you became an actor when you studied Medicine (according to Wikipedia). Then again I'm studying law (almost a solicitor) and I want to be an actor/screenwriter/producer in England (and I'm Chinese-Australian...go figure) so each to their own I suppose.

  14. 河國榮 says:

    Jia, being able to change is an important part of living. We experience, we learn, we change. It was while I was at uni studying medicine that I encountered Hong Kong people and culture. If I hadn't attended uni, I wouldn't have become an actor in Hong Kong. Strange but true.

    Don't be afraid to do the things that you really want to do even if you might fail. You never know where they'll lead you.

  15. Yi Lyn says:

    Great to be spending time with your family. Nice pictures! Is Queensland suitable for a backpacking adventure?

  16. 河國榮 says:

    Absolutely :-)

  17. 123 says:

    These are great the photos. I like Father & Son.

  18. cathryn says:

    Hi Greg, It is so nice to see you again and it is particularly nice to read your blog again. How are you and all your dogs? Oh. You look great and younger than ever. How sweet it is to see you and your dad worked together in the yard but looked like he was the one doing all the works and you were just there conducting. Just joke. LOL. Are you in HK now? Good on you mate and stay there for a bit because it is flu season here. I have used up more than '6 boxes' of tisseu due to seasonal allergy. No joke. See you soon and keep well. Oh, you look really nice in vibrant colour. :)

  19. nicolas ho says:

    hi hokwokwing

    just found out ur blog today and thought it was interesting.

    i read an interview with u in a magazine and heard u r workin with (/for, anyway) chow yun fat in hollywood or somethin.

    anyway, keep up the good work.

    by the way, i went to do uni in brisbane when i was 18 and had been there for nearly 8 yrs. i worked for 3 yrs after finishin uni there.

    guess what? i ve been to gympie before.

    anyway, just wanted to drop a few lines here.

    good luck.

    havent seen u for a long time on tvb now.

  20. Trueblue says:

    No wearing boot when digging hole, very dangerous.

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  22. Ordman says:

    Because I live in Sydney. :)