Emmy The Great's Blog:A sense of displacement

【明報專訊】I am in New York this week, shooting a video for a song on my next record. The video will feature an American author of Chinese descent named Tao Lin(林韜). He is the author of one of my favourite books of recent years - Taipei. In Taipei, Tao Lin writes about a man named Paul, who is the same age and has the same background as he and spends most of his time in New York, but takes a trip to visit his parents in Taipei over Christmas. The Taipei that he describes -shopping malls, fast food restaurants, clothing shops, fast-paced living - reminds me of Hong Kong and the time I spent there when I visited my own parents.