Being Stephen Au

Stephen Au Kam-tong is best known as a local TV actor and presenter but he's also an outspoken advocate on causes such as the recent campaign against national education, a Bruce Lee devotee, filmmaker, stage actor and director. He has fought depression, the breakdown of his marriage and come back fighting. Varsity asks what drives him.

Listen! Don’t look

She's a former school teacher who goes by the name of Lung Siu-kwan, which means "little fungus". She says she's just as hardy as a fungus that can survive against all odds with the scantest of resources. She also sings from behind a costume that covers every inch of flesh, including her face. Varsity finds out why.

Voiceover Maestro

You have heard his voice hundreds, perhaps thousands of times but you might not recognise him in the street. Lam Pou Chuen is the voice behind Doraemon, the lovable cat with the magic gadgets formerly known as Ding Dong on Hong Kong's TV screens. Here he talks about his love for his favourite character and also being the voice of Sammo Hung Kam-po and other stars of the silver screen.

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."

The Show Carries On

As a boy, Sam Wu dreamed of being a DJ, a singer, maybe a journalist. He wanted a stage, he wanted to perform but he became a teacher instead. Three years ago Wu was briefly famous after winning the Amazing Race Asia. Out of the limelight, Wu continues to teach and, as he tells Varsity, he realises he has found his stage after all.

Educating Idealists

Chow Po-chung is not interested in the academic rat-race, where publications are the currency of fame and promotions. Instead, he counts his achievements by the number of students he has taught who have gone on to be leading members of Hong Kong's social movements.

The Animated Storyteller

Home-grown, award-winning animator, John Chan prefers to think of himself as a storyteller who wants to bring cheer and optimism to Hong Kongers.

One-man Crusade

Pong Yat-ming's one-man campaign to spend a year living without patronising Hong Kong's big conglomerates has ended. But the activist tells Varsity the crusade has already become part of his everyday life.

Big Canvas for a Small-screen Villain

Chan Min-leung is a familiar face in TVB dramas - he usually plays villains and unsavoury characters. Here he shows Varsity his other side as a dedicated and accomplished Chinese ink painter.

An Unlikely Activist

She dropped out of school at 14, became a receptionist and then a full-time mother. But Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam has many more roles than that. She founded the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group and the Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothers' Association and is also a part-time farmer. Varsity finds out what drives her.