Amy Wu

Angelina Jolie, breast cancer and me: a blogger's hope

Angelina Jolie in 2012. Photo: Reuters

Amy Wu is no Hollywood celebrity but she and Angelina Jolie share a few things in common: they are both 37 years old, have been affected by breast cancer and are now sharing their personal stories with the world.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 8:24am

Generation do

Generation Screwed is the newest name for today's twenty-somethings. As portrayed by media coverage, these people face uncertain and bleak futures amidst a lacklustre global economy. Yawn. Why does this story sound so old?

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Newer world

I am back in the US for the summer, for the first time in almost a year, and feeling Chinese. First there was the marathon flight from Hong Kong via Shanghai to New York. It had been nearly two years since I'd seen Shanghai and I was fortunate enough to again see at first hand the ever-changing city.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Quiet time

Hong Kong is as busy as a beehive. That is what a friend said when she came to visit. She sighed at the 'tick, tock, tick, tock' of the crosswalk signals. She stared incredulously at the woman in a queue on The Peak holding a high-decibel conversation just inches from us.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Top league

There's a new kid on the court, the basketball court that is. In case anyone has been stuck under a rock over the past month, the kid is Jeremy Lin, the new point guard for the New York Knicks. 'Linsanity' has hit homes and headlines, and beyond his basketball savvy, Lin's ethnicity certainly plays a big role in his new-found celebrity.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Single in the city

Hong Kong is a tough place to be single, especially during the holidays. In this dense city of seven million, singledom stares one straight in the face. A recent case in point: a shopping mall packed with couples, and the long queues of families awaiting their Kodak moment with Santa Claus. Singles are left on the sidelines, or are too ashamed to even make a showing.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Use it or lose it

I am speaking to the bank cashier in English, requesting a transaction, and she cocks her head in confusion. Guilty of speed talking, I slow down. Perhaps seeing that I look Chinese, am Chinese, she switches to Cantonese, and I follow her lead and show off my newly learned Cantonese. She switches to Putonghua. No problem. I swiftly change too.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am