Doris Wai

Hong Kong

Doris Wai

Multimedia Producer, Young Post

Doris worked in educational publishing, including the BBC and Cengage prior to joining the Post in 2018. She specialises in creating graphics and digital learning content, and has a particular interest in issues related to mental health and wellness.

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When an obsession with exercise becomes a big problem: here’s what you should know about bigorexia

The quest for the perfect body can lead to muscle dysmorphia, and a personal trainer shares why teens should be wary of exercise trends on social media.

The quest for the perfect body can lead to muscle dysmorphia, and a personal trainer shares why teens should be wary of exercise trends on social media.

28 May 2022 - 2:00PM
Hot Topics: How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is sowing seeds of hunger around the world

Critical supplies of grains, cooking oils and fertilisers face massive barriers to reaching the rest of the world, raising the risk of global food shortages.

Critical supplies of grains, cooking oils and fertilisers face massive barriers to reaching the rest of the world, raising the risk of global food shortages.

23 May 2022 - 6:45AM
5-minute listening: Most beloved dog breeds in the US based on American Kennel Club’s 2022 popularity rankings

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

27 May 2022 - 3:57PM
Hot Topics: What to know about the cross-harbour section of Sha Tin-Central link that just opened

After repeated delays and cost overruns, the East Rail line extension has commenced operation, but Hong Kong’s bus and minibus operators are dreading the loss of business.

After repeated delays and cost overruns, the East Rail line extension has commenced operation, but Hong Kong’s bus and minibus operators are dreading the loss of business.

16 May 2022 - 6:45AM
DSE 2022: Liberal studies exam free of controversy; touches on Covid and plant-based diets

This year’s exam required candidates to rely more on their own knowledge, putting those used to using a data source at a disadvantage.

This year’s exam required candidates to rely more on their own knowledge, putting those used to using a data source at a disadvantage.

16 May 2022 - 4:58PM
5 facts about our tuxedo-clad pals for World Penguin Day

Learn all about these funny flightless birds as we mark the start of the Adelie penguins’ annual migration to Antarctica.

Learn all about these funny flightless birds as we mark the start of the Adelie penguins’ annual migration to Antarctica.

25 Apr 2022 - 8:00AM
Hot Topics: After hamster cull, Hongkongers question amendment ordering pet owners give up their animals

Government officials have dismissed residents’ concerns, saying most pets present a low risk of transmitting coronavirus.

Government officials have dismissed residents’ concerns, saying most pets present a low risk of transmitting coronavirus.

25 Apr 2022 - 6:45AM
5-minute listening: Swedish selfie ‘museum’ gets super liked

This week’s podcast features an interactive museum where art, social media and selfies meet.

This week’s podcast features an interactive museum where art, social media and selfies meet.

25 Apr 2022 - 6:30AM
DSE 2022: How to excel on the Economics exam

Candidates should focus on hot topics of 2021 without neglecting ‘high frequency’ theories that usually come up every year, writes Doris Wai

Candidates should focus on hot topics of 2021 without neglecting ‘high frequency’ theories that usually come up every year, writes Doris Wai

19 Apr 2022 - 7:00AM
DSE 2022: Tutor’s tips for making the Liberal Studies exam less daunting – ‘transform’ the data; don’t copy and paste

While general topics such as education and health are bound to appear every year, read up on issues specific to Covid-19, advises Liu Tin-yan from King’s Glory Education.

While general topics such as education and health are bound to appear every year, read up on issues specific to Covid-19, advises Liu Tin-yan from King’s Glory Education.

18 Apr 2022 - 7:00AM
How to resume your routine once Hong Kong relaxes Covid social-distancing restrictions

You’re probably not used to being around groups of people right now, and that’s completely expected over a long period of isolation. One therapist has tips for easing yourself back into social interactions.

You’re probably not used to being around groups of people right now, and that’s completely expected over a long period of isolation. One therapist has tips for easing yourself back into social interactions.

16 Apr 2022 - 9:00AM
Hot Topics: As we fight Covid-19 with masks and rapid tests, another battle rages against plastic waste in our oceans

A study last year found that mismanaged plastic waste had surged amid the coronavirus pandemic, with an estimated 87 per cent coming from hospitals.

A study last year found that mismanaged plastic waste had surged amid the coronavirus pandemic, with an estimated 87 per cent coming from hospitals.

11 Apr 2022 - 6:45AM
Hot Topics: Student stress put to the test – why DSE and IB exam candidates are worried amid Hong Kong’s fifth wave

Thousands of secondary school pupils are scheduled to take examinations at the end of the month, but many worry about what will happen if they get sick.

Thousands of secondary school pupils are scheduled to take examinations at the end of the month, but many worry about what will happen if they get sick.

4 Apr 2022 - 6:45AM
5-minute listening: Pop star Harry Styles announces new solo album to be released after Coachella

This week’s podcast features the youngest member of famed boy band One Direction, who recently announced his third solo album.

This week’s podcast features the youngest member of famed boy band One Direction, who recently announced his third solo album.

4 Apr 2022 - 9:03PM
Hot Topics: Hong Kong’s plan to hire mainland Chinese care workers struggles amid local outbreak, lockdowns across border

The city’s care homes urgently need more staff to care for elderly and disabled residents, as many employees have either caught Covid-19 or have been quarantined.

The city’s care homes urgently need more staff to care for elderly and disabled residents, as many employees have either caught Covid-19 or have been quarantined.

28 Mar 2022 - 6:45AM
5-minute listening: Bengal tigers rescued from captivity get new home in sanctuary in South Africa

This week’s podcast features four Bengal tigers who finally get a new life in a sanctuary in South Africa after they are rescued from being prisoners on a train.

This week’s podcast features four Bengal tigers who finally get a new life in a sanctuary in South Africa after they are rescued from being prisoners on a train.

28 Mar 2022 - 6:30AM
7 English idioms about the environment that set alarm bells ringing on Earth Hour

You can use these expressions to start a conversation about the climate crisis and get your friends to join in Earth Hour 2022.

You can use these expressions to start a conversation about the climate crisis and get your friends to join in Earth Hour 2022.

26 Mar 2022 - 9:00AM
Hot Topics: Russian censorship law targets ‘fake news’ about war in Ukraine – how it affects media outlets, protestors

Recent legislation in Russia criminalises spreading information that goes against the government’s position on the war in Ukraine.

Recent legislation in Russia criminalises spreading information that goes against the government’s position on the war in Ukraine.

21 Mar 2022 - 6:45AM
5-minute listening: How to handle rejection after a first date

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

21 Mar 2022 - 6:30AM
How to negotiate with your parents for more freedom once Hong Kong’s Covid cases drop

Here’s how to ask for some wiggle room to see friends and go outside once Hong Kong’s coronavirus situation stabilises.

Here’s how to ask for some wiggle room to see friends and go outside once Hong Kong’s coronavirus situation stabilises.

16 Mar 2022 - 11:42PM
Hot Topics: Hong Kong government urges end to panic buying over lockdown rumours, as refugees struggle to buy supplies

Ever since rumours of a possible large-scale lockdown emerged, worried residents have been sweeping food and other necessities off supermarket shelves.

Ever since rumours of a possible large-scale lockdown emerged, worried residents have been sweeping food and other necessities off supermarket shelves.

14 Mar 2022 - 6:07PM
5-minute listening: Hero sniffer dog given highest honour for saving British soldiers

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

16 Mar 2022 - 10:24AM
Hot Topics: What’s the deal with Hong Kong’s digital vouchers? Financial secretary’s reasons, concern groups’ pushback

The city’s government has announced another round of digital consumption vouchers, though some worry about how effective this scheme will be.

The city’s government has announced another round of digital consumption vouchers, though some worry about how effective this scheme will be.

7 Mar 2022 - 6:45AM
‘Social anxiety is not a sign of inferiority’: psychologist on how this mental health condition affects teens, when to get help

An expert discusses common symptoms of this condition, debunks misconceptions and shares how exposure therapy can be a useful treatment

An expert discusses common symptoms of this condition, debunks misconceptions and shares how exposure therapy can be a useful treatment

8 Mar 2022 - 3:59PM
Quick, healthy meals you can make with frozen or canned vegetables

With Hong Kong’s supply of fresh food at risk of being disrupted, many are considering alternatives to fresh produce. One dietitian nutritionist has two recipes for meals you can make using longer-lasting veggies, which are just as nourishing.

With Hong Kong’s supply of fresh food at risk of being disrupted, many are considering alternatives to fresh produce. One dietitian nutritionist has two recipes for meals you can make using longer-lasting veggies, which are just as nourishing.

2 Mar 2022 - 8:00AM
Hot Topics: Foreign domestic workers who test positive for Covid-19 in Hong Kong forced to sleep outside

Some helpers have been sacked by employers after testing positive, others denied treatment at hospitals, says coalition of groups representing migrant workers.

Some helpers have been sacked by employers after testing positive, others denied treatment at hospitals, says coalition of groups representing migrant workers.

28 Feb 2022 - 6:45AM
Hot Topics: Amid fifth wave, Hong Kong’s public health care system overwhelmed, paramedics overloaded

The fifth wave of Covid-19 has seen an unprecedented surge in cases, overloading hospitals and emergency services as thousands of patients wait days to enter isolation facilities.

The fifth wave of Covid-19 has seen an unprecedented surge in cases, overloading hospitals and emergency services as thousands of patients wait days to enter isolation facilities.

21 Feb 2022 - 6:45AM
5-minute listening: The world’s longest-reigning monarchs

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

14 Feb 2022 - 7:00AM
Hot Topics: While government worries about Hong Kong youth ‘lying flat’, experts argue other reasons for lack of drive

The trend of working the bare minimum to get by has worried city officials, but some social workers and academics argue there are underlying issues affecting young people’s drive.

The trend of working the bare minimum to get by has worried city officials, but some social workers and academics argue there are underlying issues affecting young people’s drive.

17 Feb 2022 - 11:04PM
Hot Topics: At Winter Olympics, concerns about athletes’ free speech, restrictions on Chinese activists’ social media

The Games have begun amid worries that Olympians speaking out on sensitive issues can be penalised despite a 2021 rule change allowing them to express opinions in certain settings.

The Games have begun amid worries that Olympians speaking out on sensitive issues can be penalised despite a 2021 rule change allowing them to express opinions in certain settings.

17 Feb 2022 - 11:05PM