It’s one thing to say that age is but a number. To live it, under the spotlight and scrutiny of the entertainment world, is another. Two celebrities are doing just that. Kathy Chau Hoi-mei and Christy Chung are each finding their second wind in their respective careers, showing that age is no barrier to success or opportunity. Chau, 53, took on a coveted role last year and has been raising awareness about Covid-19 by sharing tips on social media. At 50, Chung has been relishing the challenge of being on a popular Chinese reality TV show that required her to venture far beyond her comfort zone. In doing so, she is pursuing dreams she had harboured for decades . Rather than be constrained by societal norms, they say women should be able to live their best lives independently and succeed regardless of age. Perhaps, the fact that they’re doing so in Chinese culture makes their examples all the more empowering. Said Chung: “In Chinese culture, people think women should get married at around 20 years old and have two kids by the age of 25. They think that women my age should be a grandma looking after grandkids and playing mahjong at home … As long as you have dreams and motivation, you can attain whatever goals you want.” Know of someone who is defying age and stereotypes? Tell us about it on our Facebook page , and encourage them to share their advice on Lunar Voices . The Lunar team Stories worth sharing From daughter of immigrants to Dublin’s first ethnic-Chinese mayor Hazel Chu came from humble beginnings. Today, she is the first ethnic Chinese mayor of a major European capital city . Working tirelessly to break glass ceilings while facing issues like racism, her ascent has been no luck of the Irish. The humble photo booth, still in vogue after 25 years Before selfies, there was the “purikura” photo booth . With an array of cute enhancements available, they remain hugely popular in Japan particularly among women – a quarter of a century after they first came on the scene. Cambodian women protest dress code law with swimwear A proposed law prohibiting women in Cambodia from wearing anything “too short” or “too see-through” has received flak for encouraging a culture of victim blaming. In retaliation, women are posting photos of themselves – wearing precisely what they’re told not to. Tired of your window view? Try someone else’s A Singapore-based couple’s apartment doesn’t have great views, and they felt cooped up staying home amid the pandemic. So they started to ask friends from across the world to send them videos of their views . Their idea took off with many others. Asians in Europe are no longer afraid to talk about racism Some Asians in Europe have long felt no one stood up for them. Even among themselves, a dialogue felt lacking. Tired of the racism they face daily, they're finally speaking up about their struggles with identity . From running cutting-edge global companies to speaking out against sexism and stereotypes, women in Asia are making their voices heard around the world. Here at Lunar, we want to provide a platform to elevate and celebrate these voices, while exploring issues that affect women everywhere. Each week, we’ll bring you a curated selection of news, interviews and features about women, by women and for women. Sign up now !