Jeffrey Ng Jeffrey Ng, founder of social networking website Zorpia, has had a rewarding year - members have reached 8.5 million worldwide, and he has just been awarded the Grand Forum of 2007 Chinese Innovative Enterprise. The 25-year-old businessman will attend a presentation ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. 'We have done an excellent job in press coverage in the past year. Besides, I'm glad that we've contributed to society by organising events such as the Human Z Project in the Philippines,' he says. Ng has ambitious plans for 2008. Apart from upgrading the website, he is seeking investors to expand Zorpia. 'Facebook recorded explosive growth in the past year because they've got investors and capital. We will start to do the same next year,' he explained. Phoebus Chan Chun-hin Renowned pianist Phoebus Chan Chun-hin, 28, described 2007 as a breakthrough for him and his production company PA House. 'After a two-year struggle, we're running smoothly and have done good business. We have successfully established liaisons with local musicians and linked them to performance opportunities,' recounts Chan. 'A few months ago I gained wide support at a charity concert in the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. It was the most successful charity music event I've ever organised and I am happy that I motivated so many musicians to do it for free.' Chan has two grand plans for next year - to publish a book and release a self-composed album. 'I want to share my experiences as a musician and a music manager in the book. The album will be composed of plain piano pieces.' Stephanie Au Hoi-shun The year of 2008 will be a life-changing experience for 15-year-old Stephanie Au Hoi-shun as the swimmer is set to represent Hong Kong at the Beijing Olympics. The Sacred Heart Canossian College student has won three entry tickets to next year's big event by reaching the 100m, 200m and 400m Olympic B standard in freestyle. She is the youngest swimmer ever to do so in Hong Kong. 'The past year has been the happiest year in my life. I never thought I would be able to take part in the Olympics,' she says. 'I'm trying to reach Olympic A standard, a level that has never been achieved by a Hong Kong swimmer. 'I'm doing full-time swimming training. I hope to get good rankings in the Olympics.' Nathan Leung Siu-kin Hong Kong Shue Yan University student Nathan Leung Siu-kin gained overnight fame in the West Rail explosion in February. The journalism major stayed behind and took first-hand pictures of the fire while hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the tunnel. His photographs were published on the front pages of major newspapers. 'The duty of a journalist is to help citizens know the truth of an incident; I'm glad that my photos served that purpose. This incident reminded me that, as an aspiring journalist, I should be prepared to do reporting at any moment,' says the 22-year-old. Leung is planing to study abroad after graduating next year. 'I have a strong interest in international news - it's more diverse and sophisticated. My dream is to work at a news agency like Reuters or Associated Press. To achieve that goal, I have to better equip myself and improve my English.' Karden Chan Ka-yuen Illustrator and graphic artist Karden Chan Ka-yuen, 25, is a member of activist group Local Action. She was the only woman hunger striker in the protests against the demolition of Queen's Pier. 'Years ago I was the kind of girl that couldn't live without a shopping mall. But the Star Ferry Pier incident changed all that - it made me stand up and become an activist,' says Chan. 'Big events took place last year like the Star Ferry and Queen's Pier demolitions and the ironworkers' wage battle. 'I was involved in many of them - either by attending the protests or creating billboards. 'I believe that art should relate to society, instead of just being something that people don't understand. 'My main goal for the new year is to improve my skills so that I can get more people involved in social movements by using good graphics.'