Welcome to being, a zine stretching and seeking in the slow lane. In case you hadn’t guessed, it’s about being — being human, being conscious, being curious.

being was launched in September 2021 in Hong Kong as a print zine, an homage to homemade magazines and tangible little booklets of information from times gone by. It was distributed for free in a few lovely independent spots around Hong Kong. In February 2021, being’s editors had to relocate unexpectedly but didn’t want to stop making their humble little zine. So, they decided to continue creating and publishing it at an online address (here!).


Lovingly created by two people who are fans of the good life (and, incidentally, each other), being doesn’t generate any money (or hope to) and isn’t in cahoots with any brand or big dog. For us, it’s all about sharing nuggets of inspiration, knowledge, and usefulness, and offering a place of solace and slowness in this chaotic world.

being’s aim is to add value to your life in a world where true value is, well, undervalued. So, if you’re not feeling this zine’s vibe, no hard feelings!


Otherwise, let’s sloth around together and enjoy the many fruits (and comfy branches) life has to offer.



(If you’d like to get in touch, we can be found at: beingzine@gmail.com)