PERSPECTIVE

【WHY NOT BOLD】The Saga of Vengeance: Kiki Tam with Multiple Personas

This narrative revolves around vengeance, centering on Kiki Tam. Her identity isn’t just a public facade but her genuine name. Kiki Tam is a mosaic of diverse roles: from a rapper, a model, 𡁻海珠 of TVMost, to an actor, a host, or a proprietor. She personifies multiple dimensions and infinite possibilities, propelled by her zest for a multifaceted, colorful life. In the spotlight, Kiki is unapologetically breezy and jovial, known for sharing bold, sensual snapshots on social media. Yet, she effortlessly transcends the confines of a conventional idol, embracing her comedic side without reservation. Despite her outward exuberance, she rarely divulges her deeper emotions, sharing, “At heart, I’m intensely emotional. Some might misconstrue my cheerfulness as a pretense, but that’s far from t...

【WHY NOT BOLD】The Constituent Elements of P-A-N-G-J-I-N-G – Interviewing with Performance Artist Pang Jing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdyRXEZ7Wfo In her contemplative narrative, artist Pang Jing revisits the parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant, drawing a poignant analogy to the human experience. In a serene setting beneath a venerable tree, Pang shares, “We are akin to those blind men, yet simultaneously, we embody the elephant. Our multifaceted selves are pieced together through the varied perceptions and interactions of others.” Pang Jing, an artist of prestigious art schooling, has dabbled in an eclectic mix of media. After graduation, she ventured into life modelling, with a creative focus intensely orbiting the concept of “the body”. Pang epitomises the solitary artist, her oeuvre spanning painting, glasswork, fashion design, and photography, thriving in a realm dev...

【WHY NOT BOLD】Cooking Up a Storm: The 100% Chef – interviewing Rolling Stone Chef Ling Ng

Once upon a time, in a quaint city known as the Culinary Paradise, there lived a chef. While the townspeople relished international cuisines, local ingredients remained underappreciated, with few taking pride in their regional produce. This chef pondered, “How can I arrange my work freely and connect genuinely with food?” She firmly believed in a lifestyle perfectly suited to her. Meet Chef Ling (Ng Suet Ling), born into a family of Chinese culinary heritage. Her father, a master of wonton and beef brisket noodles, watched as his daughter gravitated towards Western cuisine. Self-taught in baking, Ling first worked in a patisserie before apprenticing in Western cuisine, handling everything from starters and salads to desserts. Describing herself as a 'hybrid' chef, she ventured to the U...

【WHY NOT BOLD】Baring Souls and The Naked Truth – interviewing Hong Kong Life Model Club

Watch on YouTube:https://youtu.be/_ki23G4rPos 人們說你要離開這陣營,我們無不覺得吃驚因為這不是你的個性,你生來是露體狂小丁 《露體狂小丁》— Forever Tarkovsky Club The Bare Utopia “I am not inherently drawn to nudity,” Siu Ding admits with a hint of shyness. “To wear or not to wear, I see it as a choice of freedom and a state of being.” The duo Ho Shan and Ah P form the band “Forever Tarkovsky Club” (永遠懷念塔可夫斯基) notable for their song 《露體狂小丁》. In reality, Ding is a seasoned life model., reflects on the humour and positivity she has brought to the term “exhibitionist” (露體狂), once used in jest by friends. “It's about redefining a concept from a negative connotation to a positive light,” she shares. Would a world without the need for clothes be ideal? “The perfect state,” Siu Ding says, “would be where people on the street...

【VOICE OF HER】「女生女人同樣長不大/平衡多身份姿態/但被太少理解」Vicky Fung

「女生女人同樣長不大/平衡多身份姿態/但被太少理解」 “Throughout my career, whether composing music or writing lyrics, I have always used my unique sensibility to articulate the identity of women. I’ve noticed that many works tend to adopt a male perspective on women,” says Vicky. She never saw herself as a typical woman, feeling strongly that inside her resides a man. “If I were to choose one of my more recent works that resonates deeply with the theme of womanhood, it would be Janice's 《我的視角》”. The 2022 concept album “DAUGHTER” deconstructs the theme of “female autonomy” from a woman’s perspective and is produced entirely by an all-female team. In 《我的視角》, Vicky chooses to eschew using any “he” or “she”, attempting to eliminate traditional stereotypes. In this era, everyone can define their own type o...

【WHY NOT BOLD】Travelling Soul and the Soul Walk: Interviewing Vicky Fung

https://youtu.be/1xMcN4nwJ6k?si=HKw7jgCa00H_ALiS Upon observation, Vicky Fung possesses distinct traits: A relentless ambition A mind teeming with questions A fondness for sake During her studies, she grappled with the desire to pursue music and science, yet ultimately chose law. In her music career, she's crafted both pop songs and community music. Not content with just songwriting and composing, she dove into being a singer-songwriter. Yet, producing alone didn't satisfy her; she yearned to be an artist. She remarks, “In truth, I don't engage in anything solely for money.” But isn’t lawyering about financial prospects? She quips, “Law isn’t the most lucrative path. If I were after money, I’d turn to stocks or real estate.” A valid point. Music wasn’t chosen for mon...

【WHY NOT BOLD】Challenge Accepted! – Interviewing Transgender Martial Artist Terry Hui

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWjSe1JLdNw Discussing sexual minority rights in Hong Kong isn't a novel issue. Since the decriminalization of homosexual acts in 1991, the implementation of the Sex Discrimination Ordinance in 1996, the formation of a consultative group to address discrimination against sexual minorities in 2013, and the push for same-sex marriage in recent years (despite some legislators still upholding traditional heterosexual marriage norms), it’s clear that Hong Kong’s approach to gender education isn’t cutting-edge. However, there has been gradual progress towards equality. Today, being transgender is still a minority status but it’s increasingly common. Rewinding to the 1980s, the scenario was different. “It was almost as stigmatized as drug abuse or s...

【WHY NOT BOLD】Mom’s A Bit Busy Today: Interviewing Hayley Chan, Former Hong Kong Windsurfing Champion

I understand that life has various facets, so I've chosen not to be a full-time stay-at-home mom.I also want to enrich other areas of my life. For this interview, we met at Stanley Main Beach in Hong Kong. The beach was a bit messy after a Typhoon No. 10. Hayley rushed over in flip-flops, apologizing, “Sorry I’m late. My kid bumped his head right before I was about to leave, and threw a little tantrum about me going out.” Taking care of a child under one year of age means every outing is a challenge. Throughout the conversation, Hayley, a new mom, often talks about her son. Even the reason behind her dreams and ambitions is to set a good example for him. Hayley wears many hats : she’s a mom, a university student, an amateur wingfoil surfer, a member of the Hong Kong Sports ...