Whimsical Times: Memories from Hong Kong distills on its pages the sensations and reflections of Mukta Arya, a writer and poet who works as a human resources professional in Hong Kong. Over the course of her time in the city, she captured in writing her experiences and the thoughts and feelings that sprang from the events and observations of her days.
Even the small details of Hong Kong’s life prove worthy of reflection. For instance, the author draws in the reader by illustrating the wonder and mystery of the ordinary: “The glittering shops in Hong Kong with every possible type of bling available- for phone covers, bags, clips, purses, ipad covers..you name it and they have it. The glitter can actually kill a person by the combined strength of the coloured rays! I always used to wonder who are the target buyers for these really, really BLINGY articles which seem to be shouting boldly -LOOK AT ME. Why would someone actually buy these in-your-face things...and guess what? I was in for a surprise, a very big surprise.”
If you find joy in connecting with the deeply human moments of life, particularly when they arise from unusual and unexpected locales, then Whimsical Times: Memories from Hong Kong will satisfy you with its personal musings on life in that city. In the end, the lessons Mukta Arya extracts from her reflections reveal the universal truths of human life, whatever place one calls home.