It’s a wrap! Finito! Done! Thanks to the magnificentResolve Foundationfor the opportunity to serve as a mentoron 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 isEny 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 inspiredSelf-Love Cupidproject.
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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 Mindfor 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! Theexhibitionis open until Monday.
I will be reading one of my strange experimental poems at a poetry event organised byMind HKin Central Nov 24!The Healing Power of Wordsis part of an exhibition of art and letters by Mind HK ambassadors to celebrate the first anniversary of the charity’sMore Than A Labelanti-stigma campaign. Please join me and supportMind! I’m not really a poet but I will be pretending to be one by shouting and wearing a hat.
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.
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’sMore Than A Labelcampaign 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!
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…
CongratulationsBethune House Migrant Women’s Refugeon reaching your 36th Anniversary! Thank you for inviting me to celebrate with you and the surprise certificate (which I share with everybody in my small but perfectly formed team at Home Kong Kitchen)! The work Bethune House and theMission for Migrant Workersdoes protecting the human rights and dignity of migrants in Hong Kong is humbling. Thank you for the opportunity to serve with loaves of bread and sweet treats. To learn more about and support Bethune House’s awe-inspiring work, click here!