Here you can find some of my poems as well as articles on things that interest or fascinate me me (e.g., social media, Japanese pop music, books, movies, lo-fi digital cameras) or that are related to my job (e.g., posts on education and school project). If I end up researching something, I will often write about what I found. Consequently, you will also find articles on technical things such as copyright law, video export settings and noise reduction techniques.

J-Pop & J-Rock Articles

When I first heard Japanese pop music, I wasn’t particularly interested in it. This is because, living in Hong Kong, the little Japanese music that I had heard was mainly from pop idols, boy bands and girl groups. Later on, people introduced me to singers like Kahimi Karie (electronica), Kojima Mayumi (hard to categorize—jazz/folk/punk/pop maybe) and Nana Kitade (rock & gothic lolita frocks). I began to realize that the Japanese music scene was much more rich and diverse than I had imagined.

J-Pop Girls and Guitars: Female Singer-songwriters

Girls & guitars: YUI, miwa, Rika Shinohara & more

J-Rock Mix (Volume 1): Introducing Five Bands:

J-Rock 1: the HIATUS, ELLEGARDEN & more

All-girl rock bands from Japan

All-girl bands 1:BAND-MAID, Scandal & more

Offbeat & Sophisticated J-Pop

Indie J-Pop: moumoon, ohasiTrio & more

Creative Writing

  • Original Poems: Field Exercises (a short poem about the environment), Ghost Writing (a poem about mortality), A Fisherman (and epitaph) and Just One (a short poem for a short life).

Essays and Creative Non-fiction

About Books

These articles include 27 min-reviews and book introductions that were originally published in Ming Pao (Sept 2006 – June 2008), a newspaper in Hong Kong. They introduce of novels and non-fiction that are suitable for teens, especially those who are learning English as a second language.

Other Music Articles

Film Articles

Other Articles (Education, Photography and Cameras)

You can find articles on other topics in different areas of my website: