"When you walk inside the bookshop, the first thing that hits you is the wood smell from the bookshelves. We had them made by a local furniture maker/carpentry workshop which is probably one of the last of its kind left in Hong Kong, with most furniture now being made in the Mainland or wherever else one might find cheap(er) labor."
"I asked a journalist why so much gun-violence reporting lacks context—that only three to five percent of all violence, not only gun violence, is attributable to mental illness—and he said it’d be too clunky if a reporter always provided context. But if it’s between clunkiness and an omission of facts, I’ll take clunkiness."
"I wanted to make a similar gesture here, using a person’s spoken language as a way of revealing the changes to their personality. We reveal so much about who we are, and where we are in life through the words we use."