DateSeptember 21, 2017 (Thursday)
Time12:30 - 13:30
SpeakerMarie Claire Lim Moore
ModeratorVictoria Caplan
VenueLG4 Multi-Function Room


Living Your Best Life

Most of us want to live the best life we can: prosperous, healthy, loving, and giving back to our communities. Many hope to learn and grow into this in our university years and after. But we sometimes forget that the life-lessons from our families and communities can help us learn to live our best lives too.

In this talk, Marie-Claire Lim Moore will talk about this, some of which she covered in her two humorous books: Don’t Forget the Soap: and more from my Fabulous Filipina Mother (Call no. E184.F4 M662 2013) and Don’t Forget the Parsley: more from my Positively Filipino Family (Call no. E184.F4 M66 2016).  She will address:

  • How we can learn from our parents advice & examples, yet make our own choices
  • How to balance being involved in a "passion" (art, community work, etc.) while giving good attention to our "day job" & family responsibilities.
  • Finding, keeping  & balancing your "self"  across multiple identities, communities, and responsibilities

Students may attain 1 hour in "Wellness and Personal Enrichment" of the "Activities" module in the HLTH1010 Course after attending the talk. Please show your student cards on arrival and leaving. Limited space, please register at Library Event Registration. For non-HKUST registrants, please email us at

Ms Marie Claire Lim Moore Book Talk

About the Author:

Marie Claire Lim Moore is a Filipina-Canadian-American working mother, author, and speaker. After spending her early childhood in Vancouver, her family moved to  New York City, where she attended the United Nations International School.  She went on to study at Yale (B.A.) and then went  into banking; climbing the corporate ladder at Citi, and traveling around the world.  She also holds an EMBA from Fordham University.

She met her husband while working in Sao Paulo, Brazil and they married in Manila shortly before they moved to Singapore, where she managed the Global Client business for Citi in Asia.  Marie Claire and her husband and three children now live in Hong Kong, where she works as Head of Visa Consulting for Hong Kong and Taiwan. Previously, she served as the Development Director at The Womens Foundation, a Hong Kong charity dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.




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