WHY NOT BOLD?

【WHY NOT BOLD】Roaming Across the Corners of the Globe: Interviewing Gigi Chang

That Year, She Became a Wanderer of the Earth “In a single, exhaustive day, I became a global nomad.” On September 11, 2022, a young woman commenced her worldwide adventure, sharing the beginning of her journey on Instagram from her first stop, London. Gigi Chang succinctly describes herself online: “Capturing stories with my camera, I wander solo across the globe. My home is in Africa for now.” At 22, the Taiwanese photographer chose to embark on an extensive journey. Like Phileas Fogg, the protagonist from Around the World in Eighty Days, her adventure started in London, but hers was not spurred by a wager nor constrained by a deadline. Her travels aimed simply to fulfill a childhood aspiration. “I want to tell my younger self: Look, you are more courageous and resilient than you ...

【WHY NOT BOLD】Behind Every Mom: Heroes and Villains – Interviewing Rosa Maria Velasco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXQGiidSKlY In “Time Still Turns the Pages (2023)”, the character of Heidi, portrayed by Rosa, is perhaps the most merciless mother imaginable. Her cruelty is vividly depicted through her actions of hitting and berating her child in the film, alongside a heart-wrenching declaration that any potential divorce would be solely the child’s fault, culminating in her ultimate decision to abandon her family altogether. However, it’s crucial to distinguish Rosa from her on-screen persona, for in real life, she embodies the very essence of maternal love.  The Right to Cry as a Mother Having been with her husband since 2001 and married after a 13-year courtship, they welcomed their daughter Mia seven years later. Rosa describes Mia as the culminati...

【WHY NOT BOLD】“Encyclopedia of Handsome Guy” – Interviewing Lai Ying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UonX9d92oCk Quickly name three “handsome guys” that come to mind. Don't overthink it, just shoot! See, Everyone has their own little black book of handsome guys. From the 90s heartthrobs like Takeshi Kaneshiro, Edison Chen, Daniel Wu, and Aaron Kwok, to the new kids on the block like Mirror, Jeffrey Ngai, and Terance Lau... Every era has its own batch of eye candy. So, for Lai Ying, whose fascination with handsome men knows no bounds, she decided to take the plunge and create a track called 《美男子圖鑑》 - teaming up with like-minded musician Serrini to pen the lyrics. Both are unabashedly smitten with good-looking guys. The song metaphorically likens love to a forest where everyone picks their own path. “《美男子圖鑑》 was one of those wild ideas I just had ...

【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...