You’re doing the best you can.

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Dear Best Friend,

You are doing the best you can. You are doing enough even if you don’t feel like it. Stop beating yourself up over what you didn’t do or could have done. You have done everything right.

I know you question your good intentions because people don’t seem to appreciate you for what you have done. You can’t help but let doubts cloud your perception of people and the world you thought you knew well.

You always show people how much you care about them through actions and words. …


Do this instead for love.

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Relationship and dating advice are at our fingertips these days. From how to make a good impression on a first date to tips on defining the relationship, there just seems to be a recipe for what we should do and how we should act in every particular circumstance. So that they can help us be on the right track of things and hopefully find something along the way — love. Granted, there is nothing wrong with wanting love. We all want to settle down someday. I guess we can all agree on that.

Relationships are hard work. Love is hard to find. If it were any easy, there wouldn’t be heartbreaks and divorces. …


And what matters more, and less.

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One weekday afternoon, alone, I sat down at an empty booth in a Chinese restaurant. I pulled the menu out of the rack, and ordered a set lunch and a hot lemon tea, my go-to beverage. Waiting for my food to arrive, I looked around me. Most people had resorted to mindless scrolling on the phone while eating their food.

“Do you mind?” a voice interrupted me. A mid-aged, friendly-looking lady filled my sight.

“Go ahead,” I said. She sat down on the other side of the booth and ordered the same food that I did.

“Do you like some water too?” she asked. “That’d be nice,” I said. She came back from the self-serve water machine with two cups of that. …


She can’t be out here alone. It’s not safe.

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On the night of 28th July 2019, I got dropped off by a friend somewhere in Hong Kong Island after our dinner. I had learnt from the news app on my phone that a protest that started in Sheung Wan, near where I lived, started to get out of control. If only I had known it was the first of many that followed over the course of the next six months in the city I call home.

I boarded the train. Suddenly, the PA system came on and said the train service had been partially suspended. …

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Millie Fung

I write to share experiences and make an impact. Hong Kong-based. Contact: msmilliefung@gmail.com

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