Sharp Pains

I take a sideways look at life, love and parenthood in my skewed humour column for RTHK Radio 3! The first monthly episode broadcasted Sept 29, 2020. The series inspired goofy columns in the South China Morning Post, including my ‘3 Terrifying Short Stories‘, published in the festive edition of Post Magazine Dec 12, 2021.

Sharp Pains was shortlisted for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program by the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards. The Bake Fail episode was also chosen by the 2022 On Air Fest in Brooklyn, New York, as one of their Official Selects. In Sept I was nominated for ‘Moment of Comedy Gold‘ by the 2022 International Women’s Podcast Awards in London for Bake Fail.

The columns have spawned short stories for anthologies, including After the Storm, launched at the 2021 Hong Kong International Literary Festival. Two others are set to be published in March 2023, one of which will launch at the Hong Kong International Lit Fest.

Since 2022 Sharp Pains has been growing an unlikely new audience of poetry fans on the Voice Your Passion channel on YouTube!

Sharp Pains on RTHK Radio 3

Bake Fail
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Home Spa
Secret Santa
Caffeine Free
Tea Bag
Pajama Farty
Scrub
Dream On
Foot In It
Cats
Penguins
Tired
End of The Rat
Home Skool
Flex & The City
Ghost

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

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3159075/3-terrifying-almost-true-new-parent-stories-hong

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

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

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