Sunday, July 11, 2010

More lies - But then they never tell the truth

Nothing these people say is true. They are all liars, all the time.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hold on to your Hats

I thought that I was the only one who could see this coming.

The Chinese boom is actually a Chinese bubble. Not only for the reasons listed in the article but because of the one child policy which will mean there are fewer workers to work in the coming years thus each worker will be worth more; but also the fact that 1/2 the smokers in the world live in China and what is going to happen when those 30 year-old  smokers become 50 year-old cancer stricken coughers?

This is actually a huge oportunity for Hong Kong if the government and people here are smart enough to see it.

Until Next Time
Fai Mao
The blogger who still lives in China

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

On Patriotism

As a Hong Konger who is from somewhere else I find the expression of and lack of expression of patriotism by the general population in Hong Kong to be quite odd. It seems that either the population is somewhat rabidly pro PRC or distrustful of it and have a suitcase packed in case the tanks roll down Queen's road. There is no in between. We are either fully supportive or just here for the money. Indeed, perhaps the most loyal Hong Kongers that I have met are the expats from really slimy and oppression places Rwanda and London where they understand the problems that come from living in a society that lacks respect for basic human dignity. Thus, I am not sure how much the article I've linked too above can be extrapolated into similar feeling about Hong Kong. I would still  like to know how many citizens here describe themselves as "patriotic?"

I watched the parade and demonstrations here in "The Pearl of the Orient" on July 1st. Since I live in Causeway Bay I had very little choice! Group against group and party insulting party. What should be a day that is a celebration of the return to China, which no matter how imperfect a nation is the proper place for Hong Kong to be part of; has instead become a day that has been turned into just another chance to show how intolerant and childish we are of others.Why can't we have a holiday where we simply express how happy we are to be Hong Kongers; where we put aside, if only for a little while political differences and squabbles and celebrate the good things about each other and the city where we live?

Until Next Time
Fai mao
The Blogger who likes where he lives

Friday, July 02, 2010

Looking foward to fall

This is turning out to be the summer of my discontent. Last spring was ridiculously busy and I had trouble finding time to post  Summers are always problematic because I am often out of Hong Kong. I am something of a technology Saboteur in that I do not carry a cell phone or one of those devices which would allow me to post from wherever I am. I post from from home or from work.  If I am not one of those places I don't post

I am home for the next couple of weeks.

Yesterday was a trapped in the flat day as the yearly mish-mash of protesters, party sympathizers and running dogs and radicals were all out marching and waving their banners and shouting slogans. I actually think that the people who are worried about Hong Kong being a free place should take a step back and look at Victoria Park yesterday.

Until  Tomorrow
Fai Mao
The Blogger who needs to get back in the habit of posting everyday