Priscilla Wong Reflects on Turning 40

Turning 40 in October, Priscilla Wong (黃翠如) took stock of who she is after arriving in the midpoint of her life and experiencing unexpected losses and setbacks.

Taking time to reflect on what it means to reach such a major milestone in her life, Priscilla wrote emotionally, “To me, 40 years old is not a number, but rather an accumulated mileage. You must have had experienced enough challenges in life to be able to cross the threshold into 40. I’ve experienced death, and the fickleness of life. I’ve had many lessons in life which have forced me to grow up.

“It turns out that growing up or gaining maturity has nothing to do with your age. It happens in an instant. In that moment, only you will know. What you have lost, you cannot keep. Those that remain, it is important to be grateful for every little bit. Thank you to everyone who love me. Wishing myself a happy birthday,” Priscilla said.

Despite the deep inner reflection, Priscilla also celebrated her 40th birthday with her husband Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) in China where he was working. They celebrated at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Yunan and also went for a bike ride.


This article is written by Kiki for

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