Have you ever noticed that Hong Kong is not only a shopping paradise, but a paradise of languages? In this cosmopolitan city, we are interacting with people of a rich diversity every day. While most of us speak comfortably with cantonese-the official language of Hong Kong, how do the minorities make their language choices here? The first generations of ethnic minorities-Filipino, Indian and Pakistan will be our guests here, talking about their linguistic identities and how they position their mother tongue in this multilingual and cosmopolitan setting of Hong Kong. Interestingly enough, their attitude towards their first language has obviously impacted the language choice of the second generation here. What we think is, it's time to hear the voices of these special city dwellers!