I found out something odd today. I went to school with Jackie Chan.
Jackie’s parents have, for years, run a suburban Chinese restaurant in Canberra, where I grew up. Everyone knew they were his parents because Jackie would come and stay in Canberra several times a year. He’d hang out at the restaurant and indulge all the kids who pestered him.
Recently Lee-Lee, Jackies mother died, and the funeral received lots of coverage in the Canberra Times. My mother sent me the piece because it revealed that Jackie had gone to school for a while and worked as a labourer in Canberra.
So, even though I don’t remember Jackie at Dickson, like mum says “how many people can say they went to school with a big star?”
Well, how many?