Contributors (Issue 2)

 

Abel

Abel Han Song (Year 4, BA in English Language and Literature) Abel loves all the Wikipedia articles about streets in Hong Kong, which are actually novels about changes. The hardest question for him is “where are you from?” His hometowns include Hebei, Hubei, Hainan Island and probably more in the future.
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AnnaAnna Tham Wing Yin (Graduate, BA in English Language and Literature) Anna seeks inspirations in reveries and flowers, in tea and jazz. She experiments with different types of handicrafts. She would like to try Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn. She has a phobia of the sound of undoing Velcro. She has complicated feelings for hardcovers.
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EdgeBenjamin Lam Tak Shun (Year 3, BA in English Language and Literature) Benjamin struggles to introduce himself with anything more than “I’m Ben” and prefers to just “be” as opposed to “be something”. After those two syllables are uttered, Ben becomes entranced: adrenaline rushes to his heart and down his arms all the way to his fingertips, and then a different character possesses him.
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timCheng Tim Tim (Year 4, BA in English Language and Literature and BEd in English Language Teaching) Tim Tim does not know how to answer “how are you”. She sometimes gives too much information.
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ChloeChloe Heung Po Wun (Graduate, BA in English Language and Literature) Chloe is an introverted poet who spent two years exploring Melbourne (her “spiritual home”). A fan of Radiohead, she channels the inspiration of Thom Yorke, strangers and randomness into her words. Her poems veer between minimalism and nostalgia. She has a slight obsession with the term “Déjà vu”.
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Daniel Ng Chun Lung (Year 4, BA in English Language and Literature) Daniel Daniel Ngis an English Literature senior at Hong Kong Baptist University. Inspired by various poets, he believes in the power of poetry to heal this chaotic world.

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EdgeGeorge Lam Ka Kwok (Graduate, MA in Comparative and Literary Studies) George has been experimenting with free verse, the sonnet, pantoum, haiku and other poetic forms while working on the craft of poetry writing over the past few years. His favourite villain is Judas Iscariot, who is one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus. Though controversial, Judas may be deemed as a crucial figure who shouldered a historic role in triggering the crucifixion of Christ and the salvation of humanity.
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GiGiGiGi To Man Chee (Year 4, BA in English Language and Literature) GiGi enjoys drawing. Last summer she spent a month in Shangri-La, China to produce a Thangka painting.
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Grace WongGrace Wong Hiu Yan (Year 4, BA in English Language and Literature) Grace is an undying supporter of good books and all things fluffy. She has yet to discover her favourite word.

 

JamesJames Au Kin Pong (Graduate, MA in Comparative and Literary Studies) James is a research student in Transcultural Studies at Tokyo University, a writer, translator and language maniac. If he could he be any age for a week, he would like to be thirteen again when he was one of the most carefree and happiest boys in the world.
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janet lauJanet Lau Pui Ling (Year 4, BA in English Language and Literature and BEd in English Language Teaching) Janet enjoys occasional solitude. Her greatest hobby currently is watching movies on her own at home. She is addicted to having pop and rock music accompany her on her bus commutes, otherwise she feels nauseous. She is fairly cheerful, but is often told she has a cold face.
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JerryJerry Choi Yik Hin (Year 4, BA in English Language and Literature and BEd in English Language Teaching) “A small man with a pen and a notebook, take those away – what are you?” Jerry is a member of the University Woodball team, former sports captain, poet (maybe) and procrastinator. His favorite villain is himself, for being wicked and twisted. Don’t call him sick, as it makes it sound like there is a cure.
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EdgeKlara Yau Ka Hei (Graduate, BA in English Language and Literature) Words, to her, are a combination of many art forms – it constructs, it paints, it sings. Writing is, possibly, a scientific attempt at using words to bridge artistry and reality. She is, in this case, a scientist who experiments with life and the chemistry between words. In short, may it sizzle and boil.
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LaurèneLaurène Assailly (Year 3, Exchange Student) Laurène is an exchange student from Strasbourg, France. She has enjoyed her stay in Hong Kong and will miss it when she leaves! She likes to draw, write, cook and most of all, creative activities. She loves reading stories and creating them – the reason why she spends a lot of time day-dreaming.
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NicolaNicola Chan Oi Ching (Graduate, BA in English Language and Literature) Nicola is good at deceiving herself, especially when she pretends not to know how perfume affects her hormones. Very often, when hearing the rain’s pitter-patter at home, she craves to write. Alas! If only John Donne could read and write her sonnets! Currently, she imagines herself sowing as she speaks and writes.
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PamelaPamela Wong Wai Yi (Year 2, BA in English Language and Literature) Pamela was one of the finalists in the HKBU English Poetry Competition in 2014 and 2015. She reveals her emotional world through poetry. She loves what she is learning and enjoys her time in the English Department at HKBU.
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VL.pngVesper Liu Yang (Graduate, MA in Translation and Bilingual Communication) Vesper’s special talent includes the ability to bore a cat. Her current favourite curse, in case one needs to enrich their inventory for cute curses, is: “zolst farliren aleh tseyner achitz eynm, un dos zol dir vey ton”, which is Yiddish for “may you lose all your teeth but one and may that one ache”.
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WilliamWilliam Ng Wai Lam (Year 4, BA in English Language and Literature and BEd in English Language Teaching) William likes playing Chinese Whispers only when he is the last person of the round. A scar on his right index finger reminds him of his childhood fear of being left behind by close ones. He now enjoys exploring different ways of walking home on his own.