Tammy Cheung Documented

She has exhausted her savings and has long given up the pretty clothes and make-up she used to wear on a regular basis. Tammy Cheung Hung tells Varsity how the documentary-maker's life has transformed her "from being seen by others to seeing others."

An Englishman in South Lantau

British engineer Andrew Brown made history as Hong Kong's first expatriate village representative under the dual-heads electoral system. He's won three elections since 2003 and has revitalised San Shek Wan village. But Brown faces an obstacle, the indigenous head, Mo. How does he fight against the "feudalism" of traditional New Territories villages?

From Hell to Heaven

Ricky Yeung Sau-churk worked for years as a salaryman, reinvented himself as an edgy artist and found peace and fulfillment as an art teacher in his 40s. He's retired now, but still contributing to community art and teaching.

One best shot: Vincent Yu

Internationally acclaimed Hong Kong photojournalist Vincent Yu on taking "one best shot" for every story and running his Upper Station Gallery.

Cecilie Gamst Berg’s Canto Crush

She's just crazy --- about Cantonese that is. Meet Cecile Gamst Berg, the Norwegian who has made it a life mission to make Cantonese a world language, starting with her unconventional language classes and outlandish online videos.

The Solar-Powered Geek

How a student project led Hong Kong youngster Charles Watson to become a social entrepreneur providing solar-powered computers to developing world. By Cherry Ge

It ain’t Over when it’s Over

Rosanda Mok Ka-han was one of the long-time district councillors who lost their seats in last year's local elections. Instead of calling it a day on her 15-year political career, she's taken up the leadership of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood - and she pledges more opportunities for younger members and a tougher line on democracy.

The People’s Lawyer

Jeffrey Tam Chun-kit wanted to be a politician so he could help bring democracy to Hong Kong but his mother persuaded him to choose law instead. Now, the Oxford-trained lawyer from a Tuen Mun housing estate is a barrister known for defending pro-democracy causes and activists.

Szeto Wah’s Long March

From Varsity May 2010 Reporter: Margaret Ng Yee-man, Photos: Nicole Pun Democratic stalwart, dedicated educator, proud patriot - these are all terms that can be used...

Viva la Diva!

Known for her deep and emotive voice and iconic costumes, Cantopop legend Paula Tsui Siu-fung looks back on her 40-year singing career and shares her views on the music industry, as well as her unexpected popularity among young people.
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