Another amazing accolade from my friends in the migrant community: a certificate of recognition from Bethune House for being Top Fundraiser canvassing for their Coins for Bethune appeal! Delivering breakfast to the residents of Bethune House is one of the highlights of my week and I could not be prouder to support their inspirational work sheltering migrants in need!🙏 🙏🏽 🙏🏿

Thanks to everybody @HomeKongKitchen (especially Mojo who did most of the dog work) who gave so generously to support this brilliant initiative raising funding for migrants in Hong Kong! 💜 💜 💜

https://bethunehouse.org

https://www.facebook.com/BethuneHouse/

https://homekongkitchen.com

This is Wembley – if it all goes to penalties tonight…… 🤣

This is Wembley!

Check out the interviews with myself and the inspirational Daisy Tam on the Mission For Migrant Workers‘ Facebook page! Very proud and grateful to be a Happy Homes Award 2021 winner on behalf of Home Kong Kitchen!

Catch me hosting Mental Love Stories on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show with the brilliant Noreen Mir from September 2021 through to 2022! The weekly strand celebrates unusual love stories and explores the impact of the pandemic on relationships and mental health. The guest list is now almost complete and TBA soon! Catch up on Series 1 of Mental Ideas HERE

Until then, you can still catch me performing Sharp Pains, on the 123 Show. Binge on missed episodes of Sharp Pains on RTHK‘s Podcast One platform, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Player FM and right here on RTHK’s Miss Adventure

I’ll also be appearing on the 123 Show as a guest at some point in July chatting with the legendary Noz about my real-life Bake Fails at Home Kong Kitchen

This might be my fave photo hack ever! Mainly because the SCMP did make their cartoon of me an uncanny cross of Camilla Parker-Bowles and… her horse.

My latest humor column was published in the SCMP‘s Post Magazine July 1!

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/3139252/when-my-ugly-husband-lost-face-bathroom-beauty-product-raid

Harsh! 🤣

The column first aired on RTHK Radio 3 as Scrub. You can hear the radio version below!

My latest Sharp Pains humor column aired last Tuesday (June 29) on th123 Show. If you missed it, please don’t fret, pet! You can still catch it on RTHK and all the usual podcast places. This one’s a sticky one and called Bake Fail

Sharp Pains will be back on RTHK Radio 3 later this month!

https://www.scmp.com/author/sadie-kaye

https://muckrack.com/sadie-kaye

https://www.scmp.com/topics/humour

Episode 10 of my humor column Sharp Pains broadcasted June 29 on RTHK Radio 3‘s fantabulous 123 Show @ 2.50pm HKT! If you missed it, please don’t cry! You can still download it as a podcast by clicking any of the links below! This one’s a sticky one and called Bake Fail. (Although it was technically introduced by Noreen Mir as a Fake Bail. 🤣)

Links!

Bake Fail on RTHK Radio 3

Bake Fail on the 123 Show

Bake Fail on Apple Podcasts

Bake Fail on iHeart Radio

Bake Fail on Player FM

‘Fake Bale’
I haven’t made anything this disgusting since Eat Your Words.

Home Kong Kitchen‘s cheeky mascot Mojo has been awarded 1st Place for his efforts canvassing for Bethune House Women Migrant’s Refuge with his Coins For Bethune appeal. Many generous individual campaigners and community groups took part in the fundraising initiative but Mojo (with a little help from Home Kong Kitchen‘s incredible community of human donators) somehow managed to raise the most cash! What a Pup Star!

4 legs are clearly better than 2 when it comes to enticing passers-by to part with loose change. Mojo himself is currently unavailable for comment as I just kicked him out to negotiate me a better mortgage with HSBC. He will be handling all my financial affairs from now on. But he did ask me to convey his delight at having been made a woofbassador for Bethune House.

Thanks to everybody who supported this brilliant initiative to raise funding for migrants in need! 💛 💛 💛

They never met. But if they had, they’d have looked like this… 💜

Transference has surpassed 2.2M views on YouTube! No words (for once). 😂

Mental Milestone!

I will be reading an extract from my (very long) debut poem War of Voices for HKU Libraries at an event organized by Proverse Publishing this Thursday (July 15) from 6-8pm!

The poem was published by Proverse and Chinese University Press April 22, 2021 after winning a place in the 2020 Proverse Poetry Prize anthology, Mingled Voices 5. A film of the event will be available on the ProverseHKU websites.

I have to admit I’m a little nervous about this. Not because I’m a nervous public speaker. Just because War of Voices is the first thing I’ve written where I don’t hear my own author’s voice AT ALL! Whose voice do I hear? Unfortunately, it’s Aled Jones’ voice, circa 1980s, when he sang the Christmas hit, Walking In The Air.

Why is this bad? Why do you think!!! Because I sound nothing like an 8 year old choir boy with an angelic voice. I sound, at best, like a cat that’s being strangled slowly to death by a python. So I guess my greatest fear is of breaking into song midway through the reading.

Your prayers that this will NOT happen on Thursday are very much appreciated at this difficult time.

https://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_22997.html

I imagine Young Aled’s expression will be pretty similar to that on the faces of the audience at this event…

So happy and honored to have been awarded a Happy Homes Award on behalf of Home Kong Kitchen by the Mission For Migrant Workers! 💜 🙏 💜 What an incredible way to celebrate HKK‘s first birthday! Doubly honored to be receiving this award at the same time as the inspirational Daisy Tam and our friends and collaborators at Breadline! Daisy and I intend to sink a cold one in celebration with our amazing volunteers at the earliest opportunity!!! Thanks to the MFMW and all our migrant friends!

You can read more about the Mission’s incredible work supporting and protecting the human rights of migrant workers in Hong Kong here: https://www.migrants.net 🇵🇭 🇮🇩 🇭🇰 Look out for an interview with me and Daisy on the MFMW‘s Facebook page to be uploaded soon!

https://homekongkitchen.com

You can now watch Transference for FREE on YouTube, where it has already received over 1.7M views!!! So proud of my involvement as a co-producer of this feature-length indie film to raise awareness of mental health! Congratulations Raff (director/ male lead) and to everyone who worked on it since its conception in 2019! 🙏 🙏🏽 🙏🏿

#Mental Health Matters #Mental Ideas #Contro Vento Films

Episode 9 of my humor column Sharp Pains aired on RTHK Radio 3‘s fantabulous 123 Show May 25 @ 2.50pm HKT! This one’s a filthy one and is called Tea Bag

Links!

Tea Bag on RTHK Radio 3

Tea Bag on the 123 Show

Tea Bag on Apple Podcasts

Tea Bag on iHeart Radio

Tea Bag on Player FM

Can’t believe Home Kong Kitchen has been baking, collecting and delivering bread and other treats to Hong Kong’s homeless, migrants in crisis and refugees for A YEAR!!!! That’s a lot of dough, amigos!

Thanks to all my homeless friends, incredible team of bighearted Homekongers, and inspirational collaborators and beneficiaries, including Breadline, ImpactHK, Bethune House, Loved Flock, Christian Action HK, Refugee Union and the Mission for Migrant Workers for being part of my first culinary miss adventure!

Here’s a few of my favorite faces and memories from the past year! Happy 1st Birthday Home Kong Kitchen!!!

https://homekongkitchen.com

https://mentalideas.org/home-kong-kitchen

Whether you’re a keen home baker or would like to donate a shop-bought loaf a week, help out as a delivery driver or as an artist on our sustainable bread boxes, Home Kong Kitchen would LOVE to have your support! Please take a mo to fill in the form below or email hello@homekongkitchen.com! Thank you for your kindness and support! 💜💜💜

Hong Kong Buzz published this little article about us ONE YEAR AGO TODAY! (So I guess that means we’ve technically been going for 1 year and 1 month but I only did the math today! 😂)

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/3104634/rthk-presenter-discovered-passion-baking-during

Woohoo! My first attempt at penning a poem was published April 22, 2021 by Proverse Publishing and Chinese University Press and my copy arrived today! Mingled Voices 5 is an anthology of poems on the theme of ‘Hunger’ by poets around the world that won or were shortlisted for the 2020 International Proverse Poetry Prize

All the featured poets are incredible and I can only put my own inclusion down to a fortuitous accident or a moment of drug or alcohol relapse on the part of the editors. 🤣 Mingled Voices 5 is available in paperback and as an ebook. It’s free to subscribers of Kindle Unlimited!

The 2021 Proverse Poetry Prize is now open for entries! This year’s theme is ‘Shielding’ open to interpretation any way the poet chooses. Submissions close June 30, 2021!

Also open for submissions by Hong Kong based poets is RTHK‘s annual poetry competition. This year’s theme is ‘White’ open to misinterpretation any way the reader chooses! Entries close July 12!

Last month’s humor column broadcasted on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show April 27! Apologies for the delay in getting it up! This one’s a messy one and is called Scrub… 

Sharp Pains will be back on RTHK Radio 3 TOMORROW @ 2.50pm HKT with filthy new episode Tea Bag. Look out for Scrub and Penguins as upcoming columns in the SCMP‘s Post Magazine!

Links!

Scrub on RTHK Radio 3

Scrub on the 123 Show

Scrub on Apple Podcasts

Scrub on iHeart Radio

Scrub on Player FM

Scrubber

Check out my new gig at Clever Films! CEO James Daly and his partners in horrific crime are producing a slate of intriguing horror movies following his horror producer debut with Let Us Prey, starring Liam Cunningham (‘Game of Thrones’) and Pollyanna McIntosh (‘The Walking Dead’). I am excited to have been offered a creative role as a script analyst and an opportunity to head the company’s ambitious social responsibility program – spending a generous portion of each film’s budget on social enterprise schemes that support marginalized people around the world.

Although Clever Films doesn’t accept unsolicited scripts, I’m happy to receive a one-page pitch! I rarely sleep and when I do, I tend to dream in horror anyway, so… 💁‍♀️

One little hit of dopamine I experienced last year was winning a place in the 2020 Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology for my first bash at writing a poem! War of Voices is my little rant on social media, populism and propaganda. The anthology, called Mingled Voices 5, will be published by Proverse and Chinese University Press as an ebook and in paperback THIS WEEK (April 22), but is already available for preorder on Amazon!

I’m also writing a humorous short story for the Hong Kong Writer’s Circle‘s 2021 anthology. This year’s theme is After The Storm. I seem to have been mentioned in the same sentence asstormquite a bit recently, which is either profoundly disturbing or deliciously serendipitous. If I don’t blow myself out, the anthology will be launched at the HK Lit Fest and published in Nov!

https://cup.cuhk.edu.hk/MingledVoices5

Transference, the bipolar love story I co-produced in 2020 with Contro Vento Films, was one of the first films to be shown at the 2021 Arizona International Film Festival, which kicked off April 14! Director and actor Raffaello Degruttola gave an illuminating webinar on his inspirations behind the film on Zoom @ 3pm PST on Saturday. If you missed it, please don’t cry! You can still catch it on the festival’s YouTube channel for at least another week!

Thanks to the festival for selecting Transference (originally for its 2020 film festival, which was cancelled because of COVID) and to the Tuscon Weekly for mentioning our micro budget indie film in their article about the festival!

https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2021/04/12/2021-arizona-international-film-festival-begins-this-week

http://film-directory.britishcouncil.org/transference-a-bipolar-love-story

I put my foot in it AGAIN – this time in my monthly humor column for the South China Morning Post, published in the Short Reads section of Post Magazine last week! The column is now a regular goofy companion piece for my RTHK Radio 3 humor column Sharp Pains, which broadcasts on the 123 Show the last Tuesday of every month. This one aired on the radio as Foot In It

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/3126994/horror-and-humour-my-husbands-huge-ugly-feet

https://www.scmp.com/author/sadie-kaye

https://muckrack.com/sadie-kaye

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/729307

I flap about in my latest humor column for RTHK Radio 3, which aired March 30 @2.50pm HKT on the 123 Show! This one’s cute, fluffy, walks funny, and is called Penguins

Links!

Penguins on RTHK Radio 3

Penguins on the 123 Show

Penguins on Apple Podcasts

Penguins on iHeart Radio

Penguins on Player FM

Sharp Pains on RTHK Radio 3’s 123 Show!

Sharp Pains is now a regular humor column in the SCMP‘s Post Magazine! Follow my monthly misadventures in the South China Morning Post here: https://www.scmp.com/author/sadie-kaye

Is it my bipolar mind playing tricks on me or are there now more awareness days than unawareness days? What about an Unawareness Awareness Day? Has anybody had the awareness or unawareness to think of that? If there is an Unawareness Awareness Day, I am unaware of it.

NoooooooOOOOOOO! I missed Bipolar Awareness Day March 30! But I wish you all a happy Bipolar Unawareness Day today. To mark the unoccasion, I did some digging and found my elusive, best ever screenshot of Bipolar Express in Dropbox. You don’t get much more educaitonal than THIS!

Sadly, it was swiftly amended by somebody who doesn’t enjoy an amusing typo quite as much as I do. I guess I just didn’t see the point of subscribing after that…

Of course EVERY day is Bipolar Awareness Day if you have bipolar or care for somebody who does. And you shouldn’t have to face it alone!

Bipolar Hong Kong 躁鬱香港 started out as my humble blog in a some might say losing battle to try and keep myself sane. Over the past 7 years it has evolved into a leaderless movement of likeminded souls searching for enlightenment, empowerment and a platform to connect.

The group offers free, monthly support groups in Central and (since 2020) on Zoom for Hongkongers affected by bipolar disorder, their friends and families, including peer mentoring, the odd socially distanced social, and access to creative opportunities via Mental ideas. If you’re looking for peer support, a chance to vent and share ideas, join us!

Everybody welcome!

hello@bipolarhk.com

hello@bipolarsingapore.com

https://bipolarhk.com

COMING SOON:

https://bipolarsingapore.com

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/3120634/bipolar-disorder-sufferers-and-medical-experts-share-how

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/bipolar_express

Series 2 of my Mental Ideas Podcast (Oddcast??) will be back on the air @ RTHK Radio 3 in weekly episodes with a new twist, a live studio format and an electric mix of local and international guests!

The new series explores the impact of mental health on relationships in a humorously irreverent, offbeat, poignant & uplifting way. It will start broadcasting in Sept 2021. Meanwhile, stay tuned for news of S1’s release on other platforms and a sponsored TV spin-off! ✌️

Larry Feign, my guest in The Depressed Comedian episode of my Mental Ideas Podcast (clip of us yakking @ The AIBs below), has a new book coming out June 28! Instead of being The Depressed Comedian, he is now officially Happy As Larry.

Larry is bestselling author of some 15 comic books and children’s book series The Fart Brothers, the latter of which he wrote under the pseudonym MD Whalen (until I outed him on air). Presumably, he feared it was a stinker. The Flower Boat Girl is his first historical fiction novel and the culmination of over a decade’s work. You can preorder the book on Amazon and read the first rave review of it here! 🙌

The Depressed Comedian – Mental Ideas Podcast – RTHK Radio 3

I’ve made it into somebody else’s book!! It’s by Dan Davies, has just been published and is called The Rantings of a Madman on Facebook.

I am flattered to be mentioned in a few of his rants after casting him, aged 53, as a 16 year old boy in Miss Adventure meets Motorhead, which was shown on Funny or Die. Thanks to Chicago radio hosts WC Turck and Kerri Kendall for reminding me of our madcap little escapade gatecrashing a Motorhead gig @ Madison Square Garden in their preamble to an interview with Dan about the book last week!

Dan has experienced international success as an actor and screenwriter. He was a recurring guest in the Trolls Anonymous & Death & The Frozen Tundra episodes of S1 of my Mental Ideas Podcast and will be back again in S2! His debut book is really quirky, funny and the first in a trilogy based on his Facebook rants from 2008 to the present day. Enjoy!

My Lunar New Year Sharp Pains humor column broadcasted on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show Feb 23 @2.50 HKT! Based on a revolting true story, this one’s called The End of The Rat

Links!

The End of The Rat on RTHK Radio 3

The End of The Rat on the 123 Show

The End of The Rat on Apple Podcasts

The End of The Rat on iHeart Radio

The End of The Rat on Player FM

Thanks to South China Morning Post journo Anthea Rowan for featuring me in her article exploring the stormy creative highs and lows of bipolar disorder in Monday’s SCMP!

Thanks to SCMP photographer Antony Dickson for an hilarious impromptu photoshoot on my roof, where for no particular reason (other than the weather was nice) we decided to recreate classic scenes from two of my favorite movies with my new poo Mojo Hobo Kaye!

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/3120634/bipolar-disorder-sufferers-and-medical-experts-share-how

I put my foot in it LIVE on RTHK Radio 3‘s fantabulous 123 Show in my first Sharp Pain of 2021! My latest humor column broadcasted Jan 26 @2.30pm HKT! Sharp Pains will be back in the Year of The Ox! Here’s hoping it will be a lot more lucky and a lot less plaguey than its Ratty predecessor!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!🐂

Don’t even ask!!!

Linkies!

Foot In It on RTHK Radio 3

Foot In It on the 123 Show

Foot In It on Apple Podcasts

Foot In It on iHeart Radio

Foot In It on Player FM

The Year of The Ox is upon us and to celebrate Home Kong Kitchen will be baking and serving cream teas for refugees @ Refugee Union in Sai Yin Pun THIS SATURDAY (Feb 13) from 2pm! Thanks to our collaborators @ Breadline for arranging this opportunity for us to mark the Lunar New Year in our own little way: the Cornish way! 

Cream teas have been steeped in Chinese mythology and tradition ever since 400BC when Confucius tried one, overdid the clotted cream and sagely proclaimed “You are what you… think I’m gonna barf!!!” (His publicist later shortened the quote to “You are what you think.”) Here’s hoping the Year of The Ox will be a lot more creamy and a lot less plaguey than its Ratty predecessor!

If you would like to help me serve teas to refugees on Sat or wish to contribute baking or other gifts of cooking utensils, oils, pasta, rice, old clothes or laptops/ phones/ tablets capable of running the Zoom app (for refugee kids to do home learning), please fill in the form below! 💜

Kung Fat Hei Choi & Sun Tai Kin Hong! 🐂

Incidentally, I did consider serving cow pies instead of cream teas, but living in such close proximity to these feral beauties is enough to turn even the most un-woke meat-stinking Gen Xer vegan!

Also, I’ve got no idea how to bake cow pies. Is it flour, eggs, clotted cream, bananas?

View the gallery for this event: https://homekongkitchen.com/2021/02/15/lunar-new-year-events/

Episode 4 of my humor column Sharp Pains aired Dec 29 on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show @ 2.50pm HKT! This one’s dedicated to all the knackered people out there and is called Tired

Links!

Links!

Tired on RTHK Radio 3

Tired on 123 Show

Tired on Apple Podcasts

Tired on iHeart Radio

Tired on Player FM

I normally pride myself on my ability to give at least a minute’s notice before a radio broadcast. But this one aired TEN WEEKS AGO, which is a dismal new record. This one’s called Flex & the City

More pandemic black humor from the Hong Kong Government this week when we were advised to open all the windows (COVID-dispersing ventilation) and not to go outside (air pollution). But it’s not all doom and fumes! This means two new episodes of Sharp Pains have already aired!

Links!

Flex & The City on RTHK Radio 3

Flex & The City on 123 Show

Flex & The City on Apple Podcasts

Flex & The City on iHeart Radio

Flex & The City on Player FM

Flex & The City aired on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show Nov 24 @ 2.50 HKT!

Last month, I announced my pie in the sky intention of making, collecting and distributing 100 Christmas Gift Socks to the homeless! Thanks to the amazing generosity and support of bighearted Homekongers, I can only ever find one sock and that target was nearly trebled!!!

Thanks to everyone who donated their time, energy, creativity and baking to Home Kong Kitchen in 2020! It’s because of you that HKK is collecting and delivering bread, bagels, muffins and other gifts to homeless people living in unlicensed shelters and refuges most days! We are also making weekly deliveries to Impact HK every Friday!

There are many ways you can volunteer for Home Kong Kitchen: you can bake a difference as part of our community of home bakers, you can make a difference as a bread donator, or you can create a difference as an artist on our sustainable bread boxes!

Thank you for your kindness and support! 💜 💜 💜

Ho Ho Home Kong!

My virtual awards date was Hobo-dog Kaye (RIP 😢 – though he did at least wait until the awards show was over to do it). My attire was my dressing gown. The time was 2am. I’d run out of wine 4 hours ago so I toasted The AIBs 2020 with a cup of FUEL high protein instant porridge. It was an intense two-part awards program presented with unwavering gravitas. The lightest moment was when the AIB uploaded a mugshot of my leering face dementedly side-eying the award. Even I was scared my photo might glitch to life and shatter the screen of my iPad in a spontaneous smash and grab!

Luckily, it was all over before I could get in one good swing of my axe! Sky News StoryCast and Tortoise Media‘s My Mother’s Murder was announced the Factual Podcast category winner. Congratulations to the Association for International Broadcasting on two excellent awards shows and all the worthy winners! It was a bewildering honor to have been nominated and one of the highlights of my year (2020: sooooooooo gooooooooooooood!)

Hats off (because he has no hair) to the legendary Larry Feign, my guest in The Depressed Comedian episode, which the AIBs featured in their awards show!

Watch videos @ https://theaibs.tv/the-aibs-2020/

Thanks to Hong Kong Buzz for publishing this piece on my Mental Ideas Podcast‘s AIB Awards nomination, film Transference‘s release (available NOW on Apple, Amazon and loads of other indie film platforms!), Proverse Poetry Prize anthology place and other happenings in the buzzy month of November!

Transference: Global Release Nov 10!
AIB Awards: Virtual Awards Shows Nov 13 & Nov 16!
Local “Media Star” begs for help lugging bread around! 🤣

You can watch the 2020 AIBs live TOMORROW (Fri 13 – ha!) and next Monday (Nov 16) in a 2-part virtual awards event webcast at 11pm HKT/ 3pm GMT on the AIB’s website and Facebook page! My cheeky little Mental Ideas Podcast for RTHK Radio 3 is a nominee in the Factual Podcast category. As rank outsiders go, we are the rankest. (The program booklet below certainly provides evidence of that!!!) But I am still giddy with bewildered awe just to be included as a nominee at all! 

#2020 AIBs #Association for International Broadcasting #Mental Ideas #RTHK

You may have caught me looking slightly guilty a few weeks ago in the SCMP‘s Post Magazine chatting to the hilarious Kylie Knott about my tasty little Home Kong Kitchen initiative: Baking A Difference (geddit?) for Hong Kong’s homeless!

Home Kong Kitchen in the SCMP

BLOWN AWAY by the response to this article, solidarity and generosity of Hongkongers mobilizing support to help the most vulnerable! This project has never failed to rejuvenate my spirits and restore my faith in humanity, bringing me together with so many inspiring individuals and organizations that epitomize the spirit of Hong Kong!

HUGE thanks to bighearted artist Juliana Kung for designing Home Kong Kitchen‘s emblem! It has everything I love: character, beauty and flying bagels! (Actually, I think they’re meant to be orbs, but I saw bagels. I see bagels everywhere now. They’re plastered on every billboard, graffitied on every work of art. Mona Lisa’s smile? Bagels. Munch’s Scream? Bagels. Birth of Venus? Bagels. Map of the MTR? Bagels. The New Fragrance by Christian Dior? Bagels. Leonardo’s Last Supper? What else?? Bagels.)

I’ve discovered every homemade bagel weighs the same as a brick and that lugging vast quantities of bricks bagels around has really paid off in terms of honing my hump! (Sadly not the lovely lady lumps kind; more the Quasimodo kind…) If you’re interested in volunteering for Home Kong Kitchen, please fill in the form below! I’m especially keen to hear from volunteer drivers to assist with deliveries on a one-off or regular basis!

If you’re unsure how to pronounce my name correctly, this is it!! 💜💜💜

In this preview of a series of podcasts I am making about Hong Kong Writers Circle, I interview HKWC Chairman Chris Maden and Nathan Laurer, Chief Editor of the Circle’s 2020 anthology, Masking the City: Hong Kong in Allegory. The anthology (which has just received a rave review in the SCMP) is being launched at a Hong Kong Literary Festival event at the Hong Kong Fringe Club this Friday (Nov 13). It’s free to attend so check it out!!! The anthology is now available to buy at Bookazine and on Amazon!

For the next few weeks, up until Christmas, I’ll be posting an interview with a different author from the Writer’s Circle each week! Each writer will read a short excerpt from their allegory. Don’t miss it!!!

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/books/article/3107355/hong-kong-writers-circles-anthology-masking-city-uses

Episode 1 of my new monthly humor column, Sharp Pains, broadcasted live on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show Sept 29, 2020 at its new regular time of 2.50pm HKT! For those who missed it, you can download it as a podcast by clicking any of the links below! The first episode was called ‘Ghost

Podcast Links!

Ghost on RTHK’s Podcast One
Ghost on RTHK Radio 3’s 123 Show
Ghost on Apple Podcasts
Ghost on iHeart Radio
Ghost on Player FM

The Association for International Broadcasting have just published their shortlist for the 2020 AIB Awards – and I am blown away my quirky Mental Ideas Podcast is among the nominees in the Factual Podcast category! 🙏 The winners will be announced at a virtual event, streamed live by Al Jazeera Nov 13 & Nov 16. Oh 2020: what a rollercoaster of highs and lows (mainly lows) you have been! If I hadn’t started the year with bipolar disorder, I’d almost certainly have developed it by now… 🤣🤣🤣

https://theaibs.tv

https://mentalideas.org

Brace yourself for the first episode of my humorous new audio column, Sharp Pains, which launches on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show Sept 29! The series will also feature actor Philippe Joly voicing the part of ‘Daddy’.

I’m also super-excited to be producing & presenting two new podcast series: Writer Unblocked & Hong Kong Marriage Stories. The former is now in production and the latter in pre-production for next year!

In a daze to learn my first (and only) poem, War of Voices, has won a place in the 2020 Proverse Poetry Prize and will be published in Proverse Publishing‘s 2021 anthology next April! Which place (last place?) will be announced at a reception in Hong Kong Nov 19!

My late grandfather, a poet, who also dabbled in banking, would be proud! I’d love to say he was an inspiration but since his legacy is all in Welsh (and it’s a sin to translate Welsh poetry into English) it’s impossible for me to tell if he’s been much of an influence or not.

Thank you, Proverse! You have made a wannabe poet with more issues than Vogue very happy.

This summer I’ve been on a roll and making a lot of dough! Thanks to the amazing team effort of Ying, Moira, Chriz, Raquel, Mercy, Michelle, Emma and Amy, we were able to donate ALL THIS to Hong Kong charity Breadline! (And this was just Week 1…)

The food waste charity, founded by Daisy Tam Diers, does a cracking job of feeding the homeless, elderly, migrants and refugees living well below the breadline on the streets or in shelters. The charity usually relies on food waste donations from cafes and restaurants, but with most operating restricted hours at low capacity, Breadline and other food waste charities have been unable to keep up with demand at a time it has never been higher. So after reading an article in the HKFP, I rallied a few of the neighbors together to see if we could feasibly bake our own to help the charity continue its work during the pandemic.

For the past couple of months we have made this a weekly initiative and we’d love to have your support! If you’re based in Sai Kung/ Clearwater Bay/ Tseung Kwan O and would like to join our Baker’s Dirty Half Dozen, fill in the form below! We’re all novices so don’t let a trivial thing like experience put you off. My first loaf came out of the oven not just burnt, but on fire! It still tasted pretty good though, once I’d given it a good hose down with the fire extinguisher. 

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We were also able to donate at least 12 shop bought loaves to Feeding Hong Kong, who had received an anonymous tip off about my baking and decided their insurance policy didn’t cover it.

We are now exploring the possibility of setting up an online bakery, Home Kong Kitchen, where you can order home made breads, pastries, muffins and other yummy treats online and we deliver it to your home. We can’t promise it’ll be the best you’ve ever tasted but we can promise every cent we make will be donated to homeless charities. We are also collaborating with local artists to create sustainable bread boxes out of recycled waste with doodled designs and messages of solidarity to our homeless friends.

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Covid-19: Hong Kong food charity struggles to assist needy as partners suspend donations

疫情已經歷了3波8個月,。如果您沒有工作,沒有薪金,減少了工作時間,缺少食物或生活必需品,請不要讓您孩子們會空著肚子睡覺。不要害怕或尷尬地向我們發送私人消息。我們將竭盡所能幫助您,這可能只是將食品包裹放在您門前然後離開的情況。您不必與我們見面,沒有人會知道。就其他人而言,這從未發生過。請與您所認識並且在精神上和財務上都在掙扎的任何人分享。謝謝!

Crazy is a cheeky little fiesta of madness and the last episode of the first series of Mental Ideas Podcasts so DON’T MISS IT!!! The Mental Ideas Podcast will be back in 2021! You can download all the episodes from this series on RTHK‘s Podcast One platform. Stay tuned for news of spin-off Mental Monologues and the first series’ launch on BBC Sounds!

You can catch me presenting my humorous new audio column on Noreen Mir’s fantabulous 123 Show on RTHK Radio 3 from September 29, 2020! I’m also cranking into production of two new podcasts, Hong Kong Marriage Stories and Writer Unblocked. If you’re interested in taking part as a guest, get in touch!!!

A HUGE thanks to all my mental guests: Mat RicardoChristina YungLarry FeignFlorence WongRuben MJosh WaltersDan DaviesKiki WongJackie ChanPhilippe JolyEugenia KimRaffaello DegruttolaIfat Hyndes, as well as to Nick Samuel for composing the mental music, Angie Mann – and especially to the legendary Noreen Mir for exec producing and all her endless encouragement, guidance and support!!!

Until then amigos, if you can’t stay sane, stay crazy!

Podcast Links!

Crazy on RTHK Radio 3

Crazy on the 123 Show

Crazy on Podcast One

Crazy on Apple Podcasts

Crazy on iHeart Radio

Crazy on Player FM

Mental Ideas Podcast: Full Series 1 (2020)

The Depressed Comedian

A Bipolar Love Story

The Agitated Air Stewardess

The Psychopathic Actor

The Criminal Sleepwalker

Death & The Frozen Tundra

Virtually Eugenia

The Depressed Banker

Trolls Anonymous

The Unwellness Entrepreneur

Money

Crazy

https://mentalideas.org

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I talk dirty. Great big wads of dirty cash! You can’t use banknotes anywhere in Hong Kong since the first wave peaked. Too dirty! Toilet paper is our cleanest currency now…

This week’s episode of my Mental Ideas Podcast explores the relationship between bipolar disorder and money. It features an array of new and returning guests, including filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola, Christina Yung, Ruben M, Kiki Wong, Jackie Chan, Josh Walters and Florence Wong.

Join me on RTHK Radio 3‘s fantabulous 123 Show this Thursday (June 18) in about… ooooh… ONE HOUR!!!

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/689137

There’s no show next week as it’s a public holiday in HK but the Mental Ideas Podcast will be back the following Thursday (July 2nd) @2.30pm HKT! Don’t miss Crazy!!!

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Podcast Links!

Money on RTHK Radio 3

Money on the 123 Show

Money on Podcast One

Money on Apple Podcasts

Money on Player FM

Money on iHeart Radio

Previous Podcasts!

The Depressed Comedian

A Bipolar Love Story

The Agitated Air Stewardess

The Psychopathic Actor

The Criminal Sleepwalker

Death & The Frozen Tundra

Virtually Eugenia

The Depressed Banker

Trolls Anonymous

The Unwellness Entrepreneur

First chance to see a film I co-produced Transference: A Bipolar Love Story online at the New York Socially Relevant Film Festival! The indie film recently picked up awards for Best Dramatic Feature at the Anatolia and Zoroaster film festivals and has been officially selected by the Arizona International Film Festival. It is being distributed by 1091 Media/ The Orchard.

As well as being the film’s world premiere, there’s a live Q&A on Zoom with the film’s director/lead actor Raffaello Degruttola and lead actress Emilie Sofie Johannesen. Both are incredible! Transference: A Bipolar Love Story is one of four films shortlisted in SRFF‘s Narrative Feature category that will stream online for 48 hours from June 26 (5pm NYT) to June 28 (5pm NYT). Click on the link below to reserve your place! 

https://www.ratedsrfilms.org/narrative-features-2020


 Transference: A Bipolar Love Story (2019) on IMDb

On today’s episode – I coin a new catchphrase from an interview with wellness entrepreneur Ifat Hyndes and try it out on a taxi driver. Mat Ricardo talks about the power of acceptance. I say something that is unacceptable in a lunchtime slot on the radio. (Whoops!)

Join me LIVE on RTHK Radio 3 in about… oooh… NOW!!!

Podcast Links!

The Unwellness Entrepreneur on RTHK Radio 3

The Unwellness Entrepreneur on the 123 Show

The Unwellness Entrepreneur on Podcast One

The Unwellness Entrepreneur on Apple Podcasts

The Unwellness Entrepreneur on Player FM

The Unwellness Entrepreneur on iHeart Radio

Previous Podcasts!

The Depressed Comedian

A Bipolar Love Story

The Agitated Air Stewardess

The Psychopathic Actor

The Criminal Sleepwalker

Death & The Frozen Tundra

Virtually Eugenia

The Depressed Banker

Trolls Anonymous

Mat Links!

Mat’s website

Follow Mat on Twitter

Ifat Links!

Ifat’s website

Follow Ifat on Instagram

Check out Ifat’s new gig as a global ambassador for Operation Smile and find out how you can help: https://www.operationsmile.org/act-now

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On this week’s episode Mat Ricardo reminisces about the time he was starting out as a street performer and a member of the public walked onto his pitch and took a dump. Left to raise the tone (uh-oh…) Trollywood actor Dan Davies gives a moving account of his own experiences with internet trolls. Only he has another word for them… and he uses it a lot…

Catch me LIVE on RTHK Radio 3 in about oooh 2 hours!!! You can now download all the podcasts in this series in one mental place! Check out my new page on the RTHK website by clicking HERE! I’ll be adding more links to this post after the show airs!

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/686422

Podcast Links!

Trolls Anonymous on RTHK Radio 3

Trolls Anonymous on the 123 Show

Trolls Anonymous on Podcast One

Trolls Anonymous on Apple Podcasts

Trolls Anonymous on Player FM

Trolls Anonymous on iHeart Radio

Previous Podcasts!

The Depressed Comedian

A Bipolar Love Story

The Agitated Air Stewardess

The Psychopathic Actor

The Criminal Sleepwalker

Death & The Frozen Tundra

Virtually Eugenia

The Depressed Banker

Dan Links!

Dan on IMDb

Dan Interview – Post Crescent

Dan Interview – USA Today

Mat Links!

Mat Ricardo’s website

Mat Ricardo TEDX Talk

Connect with Mat on Twitter

Trolls Anonymous on RTHK Radio 3

Brace yourselves for another “slightly strange” (yeah… thanks Noreen 🤣) episode of my Mental Ideas strand of RTHK‘s 123 Show! This week my guest is the inspirational Christina Yung! She banks. She cares for her Mum. She writes books and takes magical photographs of Hong Kong old shops. She’s in tears twice during the interview and has the most infectious raucous laugh I’ve ever had the pleasure of developing tinnitus from!

Bit of an emotional rollercoaster this week as we discuss dementia and the Hong Kong Protests among other topics. Obviously this was recorded way back in BC (Before Coronavirus), hence all the hugging. I’d be arrested (again) for all that Friends BS now.

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/685085

On next week’s episode of Mental Ideas veterans Mat Ricardo and Dan Davies return and recount their most memorable experiences with internet trolls in Trolls Anonymous. Only Dan has another word for them… and he uses it a lot…

Catch me LIVE on RTHK Radio 3 in about… oooh… TWO HOURS!!! You can now download all the podcasts in this series in one mental place! Check out my new page on the RTHK website by clicking HERE!

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Podcast Links!

The Depressed Banker on RTHK Radio 3

The Depressed Banker on the 123 Show

The Depressed Banker on Podcast One

The Depressed Banker on Apple Podcasts

The Depressed Banker on iHeart Radio

The Depressed Banker on Player FM

Christina Links!

Christina’s website

Small Shops, Big Hearts

Christina in SCMP

Previous Podcasts!

The Depressed Comedian

A Bipolar Love Story

The Agitated Air Stewardess

The Psychopathic Actor

The Criminal Sleepwalker

Death & The Frozen Tundra

Virtually Eugenia

Virtual Reality dance-maker Eugenia Kim explains how her bipolar disorder has fueled her creativity and inspired her latest VR film! It’s called Lithium Hindsight 360. And yes, it IS better than Avatar

Virtually Eugenia broadcasted on RTHK Radio 3 May 21 and explores the much-hyped relationship between bipolar disorder and creativity. Is there any truth in it? Or is it just a dangerous delusion of grandeur?

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/683736

This week’s Mental Ideas Podcast is a real emotional rollercoaster as I’m joined by inspirational photographer, author and banker Christina Yung! Join me live on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show Thurs May 28 @ 2.30 HKT!

All my quirky little podcasts from this series can now be located in one convenient mental place! Check out my new page on the RTHK website HERE!

Podcast Links!

Virtually Eugenia on RTHK Radio 3

Virtually Eugenia on the 123 Show

Virtually Eugenia on Podcast One

Virtually Eugenia on Apple Podcasts

Virtually Eugenia on iHeart Radio

Virtually Eugenia on Player FM

Eugenia Links!

Eugenia’s City U Profile

Eugenia Kim Biography

Lithium Hindsight 360

Previous Podcasts!

The Depressed Comedian

A Bipolar Love Story

The Agitated Air Stewardess

The Psychopathic Actor

The Criminal Sleepwalker

Death & The Frozen Tundra

I’ve got a criminal record as long as your arm, but most of my heinous crimes were committed while I was in Nod. At least that’s what I told the popo…

Catch my cheeky one-hander The Criminal Sleepwalker on this week’s Mental Ideas Podcast live on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show in about ooh TWO HOURS today (May 7) @2.30 HKT!

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/681284

On next week’s episode I am joined by the power of virtual technology by two lunchtime legends: showman Mat Ricardo and actor Dan Davies in a deadly episode, Death & The Frozen Tundra.

More Podcast Links!

The Criminal Sleepwalker on RTHK Radio 3

The Criminal Sleepwalker on the 123 Show

The Criminal Sleepwalker on Podcast One

The Criminal Sleepwalker on Apple Podcasts

The Criminal Sleepwalker on Player FM

The Criminal Sleepwalker on iHeart Radio

Previous Podcasts!

The Depressed Comedian

A Bipolar Love Story

The Agitated Air Stewardess

The Psychopathic Actor

https://mentalideas.org

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Excited to be joining the brilliant Noreen Mir on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show talking about Home Kong Kitchen, which recently celebrated its first birthday and received a Happy Homes Award from the Mission For Migrant Workers! Keep checking this space for details of how you can listen live or download the interview as a podcast!

Meanwhile, catch me on the 123 Show performing my regular humor column Sharp Pains (the last episode was rather timely and aptly called Bake Fail) and get ready for the return of Mental Ideas on RTHK Radio 3 as a weekly strand of the 123 Show in September! 

https://homekongkitchen.com