Michael Manho Mak
1974 - 2011
"Forever young. Forever in our hearts."
orn on 9 September, 1974 in Hong Kong to Michael Sai Kwong Ma and Queenie Lai Fong Liu, Michael grew up in Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia. Michael was a self made man, a visionary and a leader. His enthusiasm, intelligence and imagination led him to entrepreneurial endeavours by his early 20‘s, culminating in the creation of his technology and his company bCode in 2005, pioneering in mobile technology. His company led him to international investors and clients and he relocated to San Francisco, USA in 2010. Michael has travelled to all corners of the world, and sought to share love and understanding with all he encountered. A fervent reader and writer, he was always curious to understand the world in a unique way and with love and compassion.
Michael was a son who made his parents proud; a brother who loved and encouraged his sister; a partner who guided, loved and supported; a friend to turn to in the darkest hour; and a colleague who led, motivated and was trusted. He will be missed dearly.
“How should the soul not take wings
when from the Glory of God
It hears a sweet, kindly call:
"Why are you here, soul? Arise!"
How should a fish not leap fast
into the sea from dry land
When from the ocean so cool
the sound of the waves reaches it
How should the falcon not fly
back to his king from the hunt
When from the falconer's drum
it hears to call: "Oh, come back"?
What graciousness and what beauty?
What life-bestowing! What grace!
Oh fly, oh fly, O my soul-bird,
fly to your primordial home
!You have escaped from the cage now-
your wings are spread in the air.
Oh travel from brackish water
now to the fountain of life!
Go on! Go on! we are going,
and we are coming, O soul,
From this world of separation
to union, a world beyond worlds!”