Pet Sounds: Leo Lau

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Coldplay’s “Paradise” ‘Where is your paradise?’ At the age of seven, during a Chinese lesson, I was asked…

“The Dark Room” by Leo Lau

. *’Ethnic Minority’ refers to a group within a community with different national and cultural traditions from the main population. In Hong Kong, the term ‘Ethnic Minority members’ refers to citizens whose origins are in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and other subcontinental Asian countries. The phrase ‘dark room’, linguistically speaking, is polysemous—a literal ‘dark room’…