Searching for a Tail

Pottinger Street in Central, Hong Kong: named after Henry Pottinger, the first governor of Hong Kong; menace to all women in heels and many a drunken man. Known in Chinese as “stone slab” street, this uneven flight of stairs is famous among residents for being both the bane and saviour of partygoers in Hong Kong.…

Lookalike?

Throughout my life, I’ve been told that I look like my sister or my mom or even my dad. I’ve also been told on occasion that I resemble a cartoon or an elf or one of my friends. Sometimes I see what people are talking about; sometimes I chalk it up to ‘us Asian girls…

Po-ta-toes

Just a note here first in response to Stacey’s post about gratitude for the SOLSC writing community. As a new SOLS-er myself, I wanted to say that I wholeheartedly agree that there is much to be thankful for with this community. Although I’ve only posted a couple of SOLS, I was amazed by the welcome…

Call and Response Cheer

The sun was blindingly bright outside, but on this Monday afternoon, in the depths of the busy MTR (Hong Kong subway) station, it seemed to make no difference at all. The throngs of people trudged with their heads down, bags heavy and eyes glued to their smartphones. I was making my way back from one…