Narratively

Ysabelle Cheung

Ysabelle Cheung is a writer and researcher of art and culture.

Stories By Ysabelle Cheung

Playing ‘Street Fighter’ With the Chinese Mafia

In a dank Hong Kong gaming arcade, a pimply teenage boy challenges a stoic gangster to a hadouken-filled duel as a crowd watches in nervous silence.

What Will I Hear When My Ears Stop Working?

When I was diagnosed with a rare hearing disorder I embarked on the unusual mission of preparing to go completely deaf—while archiving the sounds I never want to forget.