[THE GROWN UP CHILD ACTOR] INSECURITIES

People can say whatever they want, but I think it only hurts because we believe it.

[THE GROWN UP CHILD ACTOR] HOW IT ALL STARTED

If you know me you would not believe that I was an incredibly shy kid. So shy that I found it difficult to say hello to anyone in a room full of adults. Like any spoilt child though, I had a lot of attitude when it came to my own family. I think the weird…

Please Like “Please Like Me”

Can we please talk about the TV show Please Like Me? It’s not a new show (piloted in 2013; is ‘piloted’ a real word?), and I only stumbled across this show a week or two ago on Netflix. I have to be very honest here, I’m a bit ADD, which means when I watch anything…

Old Hong Kong: Tai O Fishing Village

Catch a glimpse of the old fishing village with traditional stilt houses on the Western Side of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Before Hong Kong became a global financial hub, Tai O was famous fishing village which was well-loved for culture, seafood snacks and stilt-houses. Separated by a small river, Tai O is a quaint village…

[The Grown Up Child Actor] Hi

My name is Rachel. Born in Hong Kong, raised here as an actress. I was maybe four years old when I first started acting, 24 when I finally walked away from it all. I was younger than most of my colleagues, but had the most experience at least in terms of years. For twelve months…

Nara, Japan

Nara is only about 40 minutes away from Osaka by train, and is definitely worth the trip. Famous for their free-roaming deers, Nara Park is only about 10 minutes walk from the station. It is a straight shot and you know you’ve made it when you see the stalls selling deer crackers. Nara Park is…

Kaiyukan – Osaka Aquarium

Growing up in Hong Kong means that when I travel, aquariums rarely make it onto my to-do list. We have Ocean Park and we take these things for granted. As a “been there done that” kind of traveler who sees a sight and does not know what to do with it, being in Osaka posed a small…

Weekend Taipei Trip

Sometimes (all the time) work just gets too crazy and you get really desperate to GTFO. Well I didn’t have the balls to actually walk away from my life so a friend and I went to Taipei for a weekend. I left work 2 hours early on a Friday (with permission, thanks for checking), and…