The term 'jack of all trades, master of none' doesn't apply to James Wong Jim, who is good at everything he does and can talk about any topic. The 64-year-old actor, composer, lyricist, talk-show host, screenwriter, columnist, MC, novelist - just to name a few - is keeping a low profile. He says while talent is important, he owes much of his success to luck. 'Here's my advice to the younger generation,' he says. 'Work hard until your luck lasts.' Taking his retirement easy, Wong doesn't like to travel, relaxes a lot at home and still writes 'a little bit' for overseas publications. He keeps busy by exercising every day on The Peak and trying to settle in with a good book. 'I love to read, but it's hard to find good books in Chinese. It's sad because it's a language I love, but there are very few good Chinese authors.' Funnily enough, Wong has resorted to sticking his nose into blockbusters such as Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. 'Now why can't there be a Chinese novel like that? It was fascinating and so cleverly written.' When CitySeen encouraged him to write one, he just laughed that famous laugh and proceeded to discuss one of his favourite writers, Henry Miller.