The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. – William H. Gass

您好!I’m Christy, and this blog was born on an afternoon of procrastinating from revising for my IB mocks. I write poems, review books, take photos and make whatever I fancy into an essay prompt. Thanks for stopping by!

Where’s home?
I was born and raised in Hong Kong (New York City on steroids), but I lived in England for two years.

So do you speak Chinese?
I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English, and un peu de French. I tried (and failed) to learn Latin (salve, amicus!).

Tea or coffee?

Cats or dogs?
Both! But I’m the human of only one dog, a pseudo-Pomeranian called Opal.

Favourite books?
This changes so frequently. Right now, my top five are North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (of course). Check out my Goodreads.

Favourite films?
3 Idiots (Bollywood), 我少女的時代/Our Times (Taiwanese), What If, Love Actually, Singin’ in the Rain, La La Land, The Martian, The Lion King, Mulan and Cinderella (2015).

What else do you do besides blogging?
I finished my first year of medical school, which should take up most of my time. If you are studying medicine in Hong Kong too, maybe I’ll see you around!

Christy Lau

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