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After graduation from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouve
r in 2008, she returned to Hong Kong, where she works as a freelance artist and illustrator.
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“The story of the little boy, named Dimoo, starts with his jour
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owever, with the support and love from his friends, he grows up in an intriguing world.”