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TED talkers, Man Booker nominees, Marlon James, Game of Thrones and Bridge of Spies among the things that divert the Hong Kong businesswoman

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 January, 2016, 6:39pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 January, 2016, 6:42pm

What I’m listening to: recently I‘ve become obsessed with TED talks. It started this summer when I had terrible jet lag after a trip to the US. I would wake up at 4am, take long walks and since Jay Z was a bit jarring at that time of day I switched from my usual playlist to Stephen Hawking on the universe, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on friendship and gender equality and Jill Bolte Taylor on having a stroke. I am completely in awe of the TED speakers who are willing to bare their souls and share their experiences, achievements and lessons with the world.

What I’m reading: every October I set myself the goal of reading all the books on the Man Booker Prize shortlist, so right now I’m making my way through A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. It is set in Jamaica, which is now on my list of places to visit in 2016.

What I’m watching: The Good Wife, Quantico, Blindspot, The Voice, Charlie Rose, basically anything and everything to fill the void between now and the next season of Game of Thrones. I just saw Bridge of Spies at the cinema. I love espionage thrillers and Tom Hanks is, as usual, outstanding.

Where I’m surfing: I am part of the newly launched TWF Women’s Entrepreneur’s Network. Its mission is to empower women entrepreneurs to start and grow their companies in Hong Kong. I am updating the group’s Facebook page and have been surfing the internet for stories about women business owners, who have built global businesses or had a huge impact on the larger community, to share on our page.