Just two months after taking up his new post, Dr Yeung says he is already missing having dinner with his two children. As party vice-chairman and with a Hong Kong Island constituency, his workload was lighter, allowing him more time to spend with his family. Dr Yeung now has to attend many events, including traditional snake meals before the Lunar New Year. 'In previous years the socialising was less frequent, but now as well as going to three or four snake meals in Hong Kong Island district, I also have to go to the other four constituencies,' he said. And his seven-year-old son and three-year-old daughter have started to complain: 'As the new chairman I have to work extra hard, and of course my kids have complaints. I try as best I can to eat at home, but now I often cannot stay after dinner.' Previously, when reporters tried to reach Dr Yeung, his wife often said he had left his pager at home and he was out playing with the children. 'In the past when I returned home, it was sometimes bedtime and I could read the children stories. We really valued such times . . . but such chances are very rare now,' he said.