LINKS :- ~kjc


The picture on my home page is a self portrait from 1995. Evidently I have just returned from a backpacking trip to the Sierra Nevadas in California because I look reasonably fit and in good health, besides I'm still wearing the bandanna!

I was born Kenneth John Tung Sing Chan in Tabora, Tanganyika (now Tanzania) on 21st June 1958 at about 10.00 AM which means I am Sun in Gemini, Moon in Leo. Click here to see my natal chart(GIF) which indicates the position of the planets at the time of my birth relative to my birthplace as prepared by My mother insists I was born in hospital although my birth certificate indicates I was born at home, 14 Ujiji Street, Tabora.

Tabora is a railway crossroads town in the middle of the country linking Dar-es-Salaam (in the east) with Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika and Ndugu (in the south) with Mwanza on the shore of Lake Victoria. I don't remember much about Tanzania but people tell me it is a beautiful country - so here is some links that give a bit of history about the place and what you can expect to find there.

When I was three my family moved to Liverpool in the autumn of 1961. I am not a true scouser BUT I have spent most of my life here and have become adopted by the wonderful people of Liverpool as one of their own. I went to Lidderdale infants school, then Dovedale County Primary (John Lennon and George Harrison went here too!), then St. Margarets High School and finally University

I have spent most of my working career at the University apart for a brief sabatical in the early eighties when I stayed in London. During this time, I worked with my friends Gene Jones, Jesse Rodriguez and Felix Vidal (collectively known as Melange). They opened a wine bar called Incognitos in Lavender Hill and whilst I was there these guys fed me and put a roof over my head. I can't begin to express my gratitude for all they did ; I also enjoyed extended visits to Paris and Frankfurt with them and generally had a fantastic time. My other friends Roberta, Sally and Helen also deserve a special mention for putting me up (and putting up with me!) during those heady days.

When I returned to Liverpool, I was fortunate to re-join the University on a higher grade than when I left! This enabled me to buy a flat in the Lark Lane area of the city (piccys and text under construction) and the rest (as they say) is history.