Japneet Chahal

Where were you born? India

Where else have you lived? Singapore

How long have you been in Hong Kong? Nine-and-a-half years.  Does that qualify me as a “local”?

Which part of Hong Kong do you live in? The green mountains of Pokfulam.

Children and ages? My daughter is 8 years old and my son is 6 years old.

Are you working in Hong Kong and what do you do? I am making sweet dreams come true — as a cake artist.  My company is called Partymatecakes. Fridays are my Mondays!

What was your career in your past life?  Human resources and recruitment. Though, I was never happy being an office bunny.

What brought you to Hong Kong and why have you stayed?  I came here with my husband for his work and fell in love with the vibrancy and efficiency of the city. We have made so many special memories in Hong Kong.  It’s our home for now.

What time of day do you check Hong Kong Moms? Mostly evenings or whenever I can find time.

What posts do you comment on and why? Which type of posts inspire you to respond? Social/ HK issues; posts where members need comforting for some unpleasantness they are facing; and when people ask where they can buy a particular item. I love being helpful!

What is the best thing you have learned from Hong Kong Moms? If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. It’s easy to get into confrontations online, but having said that I love how supportive and encouraging the moms on the group are.

What is your favorite Hong Kong Moms post? I love posts where the power of moms is able to achieve a positive change. Like the post where a baby was not fed for 8 hours at a stretch in a Hong Kong prison and moms were able to talk to the authorities and get that rectified.

What do you ask Hong Kong Moms? If I can’t find a particular item and I post my experiences (mostly good ones).

What is your biggest Hong Kong fave?  And frustration?  There are so many reasons why I love Hong Kong — efficiency, short travel times and of course food! My frustration would be the high price of rentals and property.

What is your craziest Hong Kong experience? I AM the crazy Hong Kong experience.

Does anyone ever recognize you or your name from Hong Kong Moms? Yes, all the time. I am “the cake lady from Hong Kong Moms”.

What kind of friendships have you made through Hong Kong Moms? My cake business requires me to work weekends, so basically I can’t have a very active social life. But I have so many friends to whom this fact doesn’t matter and our friendships are good as gold, even though we don’t meet often.

Which Hong Kong Mom would you like you to see featured next? Jill Carter — amazing mom, great photographer, and a lovely human being.

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