It sums up how I feel about Hong Kong: the vibrancy, the drama, the sparkle, the incredible allure of the place. The way the towers soar out of the harbour towards the Peak, clinging to the sheer slopes as though everything is frantically racing uphill. And with all the frenetic human activity, the stunning natural beauty of the island waterscape, the lush subtropical greenery on the mountainsides, the rocky crowns and hillcrests. Sure, it may be cramped, hothouse, lacking in amenities, and often impossibly aggravating and frustrating. But all in all, it’s still the most exciting, magical place to live on earth, and I’m proud to call it home.