Episode 13 of my highbrow humor column Sharp Pains broadcasted on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show Sept 28 @2.30pm HKT! Guest hosted by the relentlessly chipper Todd Harding, standing in for Noz, this one’s a windy one and called Pajama Farty

Links!

Pajama Farty on RTHK

Pajama Farty on the 123 Show

Pajama Farty on Apple Podcasts

Pajama Farty on iHeart Radio

Pajama Farty on Player FM

Excited to have been invited to perform an episode of my RTHK humor column Sharp Pains on Australian radio network CBAA‘s Breakfast Show. I’ll also be chatting to the show’s presenters about fighting mental health challenges with humor. Big thanks to CBAA‘s Abe Killian for inviting me! We’ve not fixed a date yet so keep checking this space for details of how you can tune in live or download it as a podcast!

Sharp Pains has been running on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show for A YEAR!!! It’s also been published as a humor column in the South China Morning Post and inspired a collection of short stories for two anthologies, After The Storm and Tales From A Barren RockThe first is set to be published by the Hong Kong Writers Circle and launched at the 2021 Hong Kong International Literary Festival Nov 12, while the second will be published by Blacksmith Books in 2022.

Home Kong Kitchen has been creating a difference for Hong Kong’s homeless collecting items you would find in a wash bag for a special Mid-Autumn delivery to ImpactHK! The project was inspired by a chat with Impact founder Jeff Rotmeyer who lamented that although HK provides excellent public showers, they don’t provide basic amenities like soap and shampoo. Thanks to HKK’s incredibly generous community, we collected enough amenities to fill over 100 bags!

The wash bags were designed and sewn using recycled cotton by a team of 7-16 year olds spearheaded by my aspiring costume designer 15yo niece, Mia Shroff! 🙏 Check out some of their incredible designs below! Thanks to fashion designer Evgeniya Menassa for providing guidance and allowing kids who don’t have access to sewing machines at home to create the bags using her facilities. Guess who we’ll be inviting to create this year’s Christmas Gift Socks? (Yes, I am already thinking about Christmas!!!) 😂 🎄 🧦 ✨

This was a stunning team effort by Homekongers aged 7-70! Thanks to all who contributed to our cutest project yet! 💜 💜 💜

My latest skewed humor column aired Aug 31 @ 2.30 HKT on RTHK Radio 3‘s fantabulous 123 Show, where smooth-talker James Ross was filling in for the legendary Noreen Mir. Get well soon, Noz!!! 💜

This one’s a hairy one and called Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Links!

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow on RTHK

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow on the 123 Show

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow on Apple Podcasts

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow on iHeart Radio

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow on Player FM

Sharp Pains will be back on RTHK Radio 3 in September! Follow me in the SCMP for more hair-raising humor!

Week 11 and my Cantonese is coming on thanks to the infinite patience of my tutor! In some ways, Cantonese is an easy language to learn because there are no tenses and everything is related to eating. In other ways it is fraught with flashing neon danger signs. Slight changes in intonation result in wildly different meanings. For example, ‘Gau’ is the number 9… and also dog… and also something too rude to mention.

Which totally explains the constipated expression on my vet’s face when I’ve been making innocent conversation about the welfare of my dog…

You filthy gau!
Just pop in to your local vet’s!

Something magical happened to me today that illustrates that magic is real and all around us. I received an email from a former fellow inmate at the Priory Lunatic Asylum in Bristol, where I graduated with a First in bipolar disorder in 2011. He was an addict and I gave him my lucky token with Carpe Diem engraved on it because it seemed to me (rightly or wrongly because I was very manic) that he had an even bigger mountain to climb than I did. The token was given to me by a friend and mentor who passed away from an aneurysm some years ago. But his magic lives on because he gave it to me and I gave it to another who gave it to others. We all have magic but it only really works if you share it with others. Never forget that you are magic and to pay it forward with a simple act of kindness. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

After reading my first poem for the first time at the HKU Libraries Reading Club and miraculously resisting the impulse to sing it, more potential peril looms this week when I’ll be recording War of Voices for Dr. Ahmed Elbeshlawy‘s Voice Your Passion poetry channel! The poem will be up Oct 18!

The poem was published by Proverse Publishing and Chinese University Press April 22, 2021 after winning a place in the 2020 Proverse Poetry Prize anthology, Mingled Voices 5.

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

My latest skewed humor column Sharp Pains aired July 27 on RTHK Radio 3‘s fantabulous 123 Show @ 2.45pm HKT! This one’s a smelly one and called Home Spa

Sharp Pains returns on RTHK later this month! Don’t forget to follow me in the SCMP for more silly humor columns! 

Links!

Home Spa on RTHK Radio 3

Home Spa on the 123 Show

Home Spa on Apple Podcasts

Home Spa on iHeart Radio

Home Spa on Player FM

Home Spa – Sharp Pains
Sharp Pains on RTHK’s 123 Show!

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

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

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!