Into the World of Theta

Into the World of Theta

By SARAH FANFAN YAN I lie on the bed with my eyes closed, waiting for instructions. My toes become cold and my calves tremble. I hold my breath and try to calm my drumming heart. “Relax, relax, relax,” a man’s low, rhythmic voice gently comes to my ears. “You can...
Escape to the “Land of Hope”

Escape to the “Land of Hope”

By JESSIE ZHANG Raindrops started to rattle the leaves on the night of Oct. 21, 1980. Chan Chun-man was biding his time on Wutong Mountain, facing the shallow headwaters of the Shenzhen River, with a boy and a young woman from his same village. The three sat in the...
The Christian Dreamer

The Christian Dreamer

By VICKY FENG The journey to find Kiven Siu-Ki Choy is long. One has to take a ferry from Hong Kong Island to Cheung Chau, an outlying island of this city, pass through the labyrinth of alleys and climb to the top of a hill. The Alliance Bible Seminary, where Choy,...
A wish upon a tree

A wish upon a tree

One woman’s pursuit of enlightenment By SOLAIRE HAUSER Chuen Yan Sik, 31, kneels before a table in a small room, her face illuminated by the sunlight streaming in through the dark wooden bars of a window in front of her. She is wrapped in a gray robe, her hands...