It's usually rather hard to put pen to paper on a stranger.
It's even harder to articulate clearly one's thoughts on a stranger who had passed before one has come of age. Candle in the wind – Elton John. ‘Nuff said.
Yet uncannily enough, I do not find the following a challenging task: to express in words what Anita Mui meant – or means. I suppose much of this stems from the fact that Anita's legacy extends far beyond an interpersonal relationship; it doesn't take a personal encounter for anyone to realise how important she was, she is to Hong Kong.
Anita was born in the tail-end of the 1960s – at the precipice of Hong Kong's incredible transformations and growth over the ensuing three decades. ...