Barbara Wong: “I have always considered myself a newbie”

Barbara believes that a love potion lasts at most three to six months.  Then, romance turns into daily learning. “One needs to learn how to love and get along with each another,” she added.  “That invigorating feeling of freshness diminishes as the relationship grows.  Everybody has a good side and a bad one.  I tend to delete the bad before sleep and wake up remembering the good.”

Poon Yuen-leung : Making an issue of Hong Kong’s situation? …As you like it

Cross-decade lyricist Calvin Poon Yuen-leung has the following to say about setting a theme for Cantonese-dominant stage performances: ”Creativity does not have to come with purpose. An interesting theme for a performance has to concern the audience, click with them and inspire feelings. This is how audience relations are built.”

Chui Tien-you : The Best Side of Life

Tien-you said: “Life seems to have turned sour for many people lately.   Sometimes I have questions on life’s meaning.  Regardless of social issues, we should always look on the bright side of life.  There is love between people.  We need to know about gratitude.” It might sound like a cliché, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Ladies of the night = fallen angels?

Social worker and expressive art therapist Winnie Fung says, “Putting together this exhibition was a journey paved with meanings.  That empowerment is not about having those girls out in the limelight.  Rather, it is more about letting them feel safe to express themselves and embrace dignity and recognition.  They come forward.  That’s what counts.”

Zero Chan : To brew the city its very own

If one will not, another will. This explains Zero’s choice of Aeropress as Number Nine’s signature. It is very much about taking on a challenge. It may also be an ambition to break away from the hand brew trend in Hong Kong.
“When it comes to hand brew coffee, the majority of baristas favour V60 dripper for its user-friendliness.” The AeroPress however looks like a syringe and requires presses and stirs, something that is not cool. ”Some have even pointed out that Aeropress keeps particles and makes the coffee rough.” He said that coffee lovers in Hong Kong can savour a good siphon or V60 hand brew from some well known baristas and coffee shops. Rather, he wanted Number Nine to be the first in Hong Kong to promote Aeropress brews.