What is The Hong Konger?
Who am I?
I'm a Eurasian writer and illustrator from Hong Kong, currently living in San Francisco. Originally a corporate techie, I started my creative career in 2021 when I was left bedridden from autoimmune diseases.
I create work with a sneaky ulterior motive to fund and support advocacy and education initiatives for chronic disability issues, women’s rights, and the representation of Hong Kong in art and literature.
The Hong Konger Anthology
In 2021, I decided to compile 70 Hong Kongers into a book. At the time, I had been posting the backstories of each creation on social media, but wanted to aggregate the art and the histories into one bound volume. The book is available at most English-language booksellers in Hong Kong and on Amazon.
The Heist of Hooded Light
Ever wanted an art heist mystery novel set in Hong Kong? In 2022, I teamed up with K11 ARTUS as their Artist in Residence to write and illustrate a full-length crime novel for 8 to 13 year olds, set at the art residence. The story incorporates the actual paintings, sculptures, and secret rooms at K11 ARTUS and is available for free and on Amazon.
I love doing School Talks. I draw on my career experiences as a product manager, teacher, and now writer and illustrator to create workshops, assemblies, and programs that help students handle failure, express themselves through art and literature, and see profitable opportunities in creative careers.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT
Love this print as reminds me of my youth.
Remember my mum having her White Flower with her everywhere and it is a staple in my life too!
They're so clever, funny, and colourful. It's like there's one made especially for every Hong Konger.
I love our Hong Konger prints. Each of my family picked one and we now have them in a four-set in our living room.
As I am leaving Hong Kong this summer this book will serve as a great reminder of so many snippets of life here that I've loved to observe. Beautifully illustrated with some very insightful commentary and poetry for each image which makes it all the more special.
I started boarding school this year and my mom got me a Hong Konger for my wall. It always makes me happy to look at. I feel less homesick.
A beautifully illustrated and creatively written book that captured the heart of many HK experiences I have had with a dear friend now leaving HK. This was a gift that I know will be treasured as we all know even though you leave HK, HK never leaves you.
Last Christmas, I just gave everyone Hong Konger Anthology books as gifts. They were a hit with everybody and I had to run out and get more! Now whenever anyone needs a present, I just give The Hong Konger book.
Every time I have people over, they ask about The Hong Konger on my wall. I've moved it into the background of my Zoom calls now!
The only problem with The Hong Konger is there are too many good ones to choose from!