It’s a wrap! Finito! Done! Thanks to the magnificent Resolve Foundation for the opportunity to serve as a mentor on this year’s fellowship. It’s been a wild ride and I have loved every minute of it. Most of all, thank you for matching me as a mentor with the dynamo of creativity and enthusiasm that is Eny Bawse! The fellowship may have ended, but our collaborations are only just getting started! I could not be prouder of Eny for all she has achieved and all that I know she will go on to achieve with her talent, wit, drive and inspired Self-Love Cupid project.

To support Resolve‘s work empowering community leaders to bring about social change, click here!

Thank you to everyone who braved the filthy weather and turned down Thanksgiving to show up at Mind HK‘s poetry event Poetry for Mental Health: The Healing Power of Words in SoHo last night! The event was part of a week-long exhibition More Than A Label: I Was. I Am. I Will Be. I felt quite emotional after reading my poem, listening to the stories of the two other poets, the incredible Vish and Derek, and chatting about the stigma of mental illness in Hong Kong. There was an overwhelming amount of love and support in the air at the intimate event at the uber-cute gallery on Lyndhurst Street. I can’t wait for the next one!

Thanks to Mind for the endless encouragement, opportunity to read, and for curating such a powerful exhibition of letters and artwork. I loved reading every single one of the letters on display and the psychedelic 3D artwork of Mind HK ambassadors’ brains! Thanks especially to Odile for emceeing and sharing her own insightful observations. If you’ve not already seen it, you’ve still got a chance! The exhibition is open until Monday.

#More Than A Label #Poetry for Mental Health: The Healing Power of Words #I Was. I Am. I Will Be

I will be reading one of my strange experimental poems at a poetry event organised by Mind HK in Central Nov 24! The Healing Power of Words is part of an exhibition of art and letters by Mind HK ambassadors to celebrate the first anniversary of the charity’s More Than A Label anti-stigma campaign. Please join me and support Mind! I’m not really a poet but I will be pretending to be one by shouting and wearing a hat.

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-for-mental-health-the-healing-power-of-words-tickets-467482271057

I am away with the fairies that two of my strange experimental poems have received places in the 2022 Proverse Poetry Prize and will be published in Chinese University Press and Proverse Publishing‘s anthology Mingled Voices 7. The anthology will be launched at the Proverse Spring Reception in April 27, 2023. The winners and finalists were announced last night at the Proverse Autumn Reception at the Helena May. You can catch me reading one of them at a poetry event organised by Mind HK this coming Thursday! Click here for the lowdown!

My first poem, War of Voices, was awarded a place in 2020 and published in Mingled Voices 5. You can hear me reading it on VYP here. Thank you, Proverse! You have made me very happy.

The Foot In It episode of my RTHK Radio 3 and SCMP humour column, Sharp Pains, has just flown out of my mouth and trodden on VYP! PS. I’ve got nothing to do with the choosing of photos on VYP. My choice would be the one below.

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

Excited to be taking part in mental health charity Mind HK‘s exhibition of art, poetry and letters de-stigmatising mental health. The exhibition is a celebration of the first anniversary of the charity’s More Than A Label campaign and the theme is ‘I Was. I Am. I Will Be‘. I was, I am and I will be contributing a letter to my younger self, which will be among the many letters and artwork by Mind HK ambassadors on display. Please support! The exhibition is free to attend!

The exhibition will be held at 5, Sun Fung Mansion, 52-60 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong Nov 21-28. Details below!

https://www.morethanalabelhk.com/event-details/more-than-a-label-i-was-i-am-i-will-be

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/3199782/5-wellness-events-hong-kong-november-promote-fitness-yoga-mental-health-and-mens-well-being

The Moody Foodie will be making a return to the South China Morning Post as a spoof columnist and digestive supplement. After accidentally being published in the Food and Drink section of the SCMP’s Post Magazine TWICE (!!), I have been cooking up ideas with foodie editor Charmaine Mok for a tasteless new column. After my first offering was deemed “too outlandish” (I know, I know – shocking), we have concocted a recipe we hope has legs and a strong stomach. I’m not going to spoil the surprise by revealing the ingredients, but consider this a warning that you may soon need a bigger bucket…

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/3175408/recipe-disaster-how-quiet-day-baking-her

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/3188689/masterchef-wannabes-and-wildly-implausible-meals

These are coming out thick and fast! My latest humour column just hit VYP on YouTube! This one’s a painful one and called Scrub

Listen to Scrub on RTHK Radio 3 and read the goofy column in the SCMP here! Catch up on missed radio episodes of Sharp Pains here!

Scrub on RTHK Radio 3

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

Hong Kong has certainly experienced its fair share of changes over the past few years. The story behind this year’s HKWC anthology, A Book of Changes, has been a lot more dramatic than anything you are likely to read inside! Hats off to the editors who have somehow kept their sanity. My short story is a bit of a departure from the usual stuff I write and I am excited to see it in print when it’s published in March 2023 and launched at the 2023 Hong Kong International Lit Fest. Sneak peak of the cover art below!

Also launching in March 2023 is the Women in Publishing Society‘s anthology Imprint 21. The launch will be held at the Foreign Correspondents Club. A couple of my humorous short stories are buried deep inside, like splinters of smashed Heiniken bottles nestled amongst precious emeralds.

More anthology news Nov 18!

2023 HKWC Anthology

Transference has officially ‘gone viral‘!!! It has now exceeded 15M views on YouTube. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to co-produce this indie film with Raff, Contro Vento Films and Mental Ideas! Stay tuned for news of more film and TV collaborations! #mentalhealthmatters #controventofilms #mentalideas

Indie Filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola’s Film Goes Viral