Derek has been routinely featured in several international and local publications. He is a regular motivational speaker to children's schools, corporations, governments and professional organizations. Derek is one of the largest individual charity fundraisers for the Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA). Derek holds a world record in ultra-marathons for being the first Chinese to successfully run across the Sahara Desert, the Gobi Desert, the Atacama Desert and the South Pole. Derek is the author of a motivational book titled "Kwik Fix".