Jane Lo

Norah and Ben are a typical, young Hong Kong couple. However, Norah married Ben against her parents’ wishes and with barely any money of their own, they have no choice but to live in Ben’s rather tyrannical mother’s cramped apartment. But they love each other, and they are basically getting by.

It isn’t until their baby son, Joey, develops severe eczema, and Norah’s mother-in-law inadvertently puts […]

Woman at Work: KARMA CASTILHO

Karen (Karma) is a self-taught artist. She began painting in 2016 and has since completed more than 200 canvases. Her style reflects her own enthusiasm for life, in rich, often dazzling, colour. Her painting journey developed from the therapeutic to the expressive. Most of her work is abstract and intrinsic: she gives free range to her mind, and only sometimes will finish a piece with conscious touch-ups.

Karen took up painting at a […]

Connie Lee

Many people live through an emotional crisis, but few face the challenge of trying to negotiate someone out of one. Who Cares Wins is a compilation of true crisis negotiations conducted in Hong Kong as told through the eyes of local police negotiators with a contribution from a former US FBI special agent. The stories shared may inspire you to be an agent of […]

Woman at Work: JENETTE DEL MUNDO

Jenette del Mundo started her working life with a multinational company in the Philippines. Although embarked on a career in marketing and attending MBA graduate school, she was tempted by an airline ad on TV into taking a two-year break to “see the world”. Two years became five, five became ten – she eventually gave up counting. It only meant one thing: she wasn’t yet done with flying. The lifestyle allowed her […]

WiPS Podcast: SARAH BRENNAN

Sarah Brennan

Author of the best-selling Chinese Calendar Tales, Storm Whale and Dummies for Mummies (What to Expect When You’re Least Expecting).

Sarah joins us today to share her courageous journey from lawyer to writer to publisher. Her experience and insights will inspire you to get that inner tadpole swimming!

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PART 2

Woman at Work: LUISA TERNAU

Luisa Ternau hails from Trieste, in the north-eastern corner of Italy along the Adriatic Sea. Since both her parents kept strong connections to their native land of Istria, a historically multicultural and multilingual region, Luisa has always wondered how cultural identity is shaped and what is at its core.

It was at elementary school that Luisa wrote her first pieces. Decades later and in Hong Kong, Luisa resumed composing poems and stories. Her […]

Karma Castilho

Big Tree near Nam Sang Wai
Acrylic on canvas

Karma Castilho is a self-trained artist who for 10 years has worked mainly in acrylics. Nam Sang Wai in the wetlands of San Tin is one of Karma’s favourite spots in Hong Kong. Visiting it early one morning she was awed by its peaceful beauty. The scene she depicts – of a large, heavily rooted tree […]

Yoanne Ho

This children’s story is a whimsical tale about perspective – join Pearl the Panda and her animal friends on a hilarious adventure to uncover the bigger picture behind a mysterious umbrella floating innocently on a lake. The Floating Umbrella has won first place in the Children’s Picture Book category of the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards, and is a Red Ribbon winner of the […]

Woman at Work: TANYA SINGH

Tanya Singh is the creator of NAARI magazine. Her career began right after she completed her majors in advertising, marketing and public relations in 1995. Her first venture was with Magna Publishing, a prestigious group in India producing many high-end magazines, including Savvy, Society, Interiors and Star Dust. This began her fascination with the media world, since when she has grappled with many projects in the print and television industry, gaining […]

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