Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

christina chan

with 2 comments

1 of the things that i enjoy seeing the most in hk is freedom of speech. whilst i was working at the bank of china tower, i walk past chater garden daily and I see constantly a group of what i call professional protesters. i adore that. back home where i am from, malaysia, we don’t enjoy the privilege – we get thrown into jail without trial under the internal security act.

we have been reading about a growing phenomenon call the post 80s- the generation of adults born after 1980. characterized as trouble makers, ungrateful and young adults with nothing better to do, i personally don’t think we are listening to them hard enough.  i don’t think Donald Tsang and his generation is getting it. it’s hard when you are all the way up there.

a few weeks ago, i sat next to Christina Chan Hau Man( 陳巧文)  when she was being interviewed. it is absolutely a delight to see someone young, beautiful and smart representing the young people of hk. i find it funny that people are slamming her about the make up, the tiny tops she wears at protests. i overheard her saying to the reporter – “it’s hard to be myself now that paparazzis are camping outside my house taking photos of me while i brush my teeth in my underwear”.

I don’t think so. Whilst I am sure there are many ardent protesters out there, i think Christina is the package we all want to see – no one wants to spy on Long Hair whilst he is brushing his teeth. i don’t think. the girl is playing her game well.

brand christina is extremely marketable and any smart man looking for a wife will tell you – i want someone good looking, smart , nice personality and good heart. while many of use don’t know how to quantify a good heart  – it’s good enough to be just good looking and smart!

i asked Christina for a picture which she obliged – thank you. she asked me questions about Malaysia – i like her even more because i appreciate inquisitive minds.my parting words to her were –  ” you go girl, look at me i am a f******g suit( not anymore though)”. i don’t agree with everything she does or say but it doesn’t matter , young people need to obsess and persevere over causes. every phase we go through in life, we go for the experience of it. that’s all!!

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Written by smalltroubleinhk

March 5, 2010 at 3:49 am

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  1. While playing to her looks may backfire in terms of changing minds in the Liaison Office, I do think it can attract more of the population by at least piquing their curiosity. I do agree with you that no society can be harmonious while ignoring its students (e.g. Iran these last 2 years, China in 1989, Europe and US in the 1960’s, etc.).

    Will

    March 16, 2010 at 8:24 am

    • You know scares me Will. We try so hard to ignore the problems young people are facing. If a generation collectively feel the same thing, we are not doing something well… Is it me, I think because of the hard times the world is through in the last two years, I have a feeling that a Hitler maybe in the makings. Hitler emerged after WWI and the Great Depression. It doesn’t surprise me there are some youth out there feeling completely alienated.

      smalltroubleinhk

      March 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm


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