The downsides to being extremely beautiful, intelligent or wealthy might make you grateful you’re just Joe or Jane Average.Continue reading
“Kashtanka” — Anton Chekov’s short story about a dog with two masters — is a fable about the conundrum of the creative life.Continue reading
What Kim Kardashian, Nike and the Dalai Lama’s bowing to political correctness says about censorship in the Information Age.Continue reading
A summer afternoon in the life of a Hongkonger.
It was time for Kenny’s lunch break. His bony buttocks, which had been parked in a cheap IKEA swivel chair since 8:35am, felt numb. His eyes ached, and when he closed them, he could still see the bright light of his computer screen emanating from the back of his eyelids. The photo of his wife and two young children, thumbtacked to a corkboard in front of him, was lopsided, so he straightened it. He dislodged himself from his cubicle and made his way out of the building.Continue reading
Positive and negative implications of the term “intense”.Continue reading
Hongkongers simply don’t identify themselves as Chinese.Continue reading
On peer pressure, late-life motherhood, and why I won’t be having a baby in my fortiesContinue reading