She watched fog cloud the triptych panes of the door. “Don’t let me fall out of love,” Gwen Stefani sings through her nose with the rest of No Doubt. Her computer is shaking from a dissimilar voltage and she has already tossed the instructions for how to replace a blown fuse. The centre pane doesn’t close without a kick, and the rust drips cascading below the kitchen tap cannot be scrubbed away. She picked up powder to clean the refrigerator stains on the brown business carpet, and  is expecting the water to begin running again tomorrow when the porter comes back. Will the porter come back? He, when alive, was scaling the peach paint peels plastered on once-white tiles.

Hera Chan 陳思穎 is the director and curator at Videotage in Hong Kong. Committed to sustaining networks of solidarity through building up media infrastructures, she co-founded  Atelier Céladon in Montreal and speaks with diasporic peoples to socially engineer a future that is already possible. Otherwise, she has worked as a  researcher and community journalist. Hera has gathered news for the Eastern Door, the McGill Daily, and CKUT Radio. In the summer of 2017, she began her international search for Miss Ruthless. Hera was a finalist in Miss Chinese Montreal 2017. 

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