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Once upon a time in Hong Kong, a little Chinese girl's Grandma showed her how to staple a stack of small scrap papers and make her own little booklets. This little girl fell in love with papers & envelopes since. This was when the story began.

Every Chinese New Year, the little girl would spend her two week long school holiday at her Grandma's. Grandma would assigned jobs for her to help prepare for the New Year which included packing Lai-Sees (red money packets given to the youngers), which was her favorite...

She loved packing Lai-Sees even more than setting up the 'Candy Box'. She enjoyed filling those red vertical 'envelopes' with new coins or nicely folded brand new bank notes. She would carefully seal the Lai-Sees and arranged them in Grandma's cracker tin. In the little girl's heart, mass production from home ties with heart-warming joy and happiness forever.

When the little girl was not with Grandma, she often traded her pocket money for stacks of papers and envelops from stationary stores. She would count them, touch them, draw on them, write on them, roll them, fold them, tape them or, just played with them. Today, the little Chinese girl is no longer little and her love for papers grew with her too. And so the story continues...

Besides a passion for papers and paper products, she also dreamed of becoming a writer ever since she learned how to write. Her dream became true when she found her first writing job in 2003. When the magazine stopped being published, she realized that there's more in her life she would like to write about besides food and shopping. And so the story goes on...


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