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Lost in Translation: A Monolingual Girl in a Multilingual World

Hong Kong is not known for its paucity of human interaction. Indeed, as one of the most crowded cities on Earth, human contact is an inescapable truth. But when you are a monolingual foreigner how can you derive meaning from these exchanges?

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What Dreams May Come: Unleashing Creativity

I’m neither the first writer to think about dreams nor the first thinker to write about them but access is critical to creativity.

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A Room With A View: Dining As Italians Do

There’s a place in Tuscany, high in the verdant hills over Florence that truly understands the art of dining.

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Stop, look and listen

How often do you talk to someone you don’t know? I mean really talk. How often do you sit down and find out what makes them tick; their heartbreaks, habits, humanity? How often in the daily routine of waking up, consuming breakfast, going to work, coming home, decompressing and sleeping do you talk to someone […]

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The Write Life: A Cottage in Italy

Just as a sick dog needs a quiet place to die. A writer needs a quiet place to write. This cottage was all that. Without the dying bit.

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