Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

a child was born today

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jaden han miller also known as husky boy because he has brown and grey eyes

if i tell you that i love children too much to want to have kids, would you believe me?

i am the one of the strangest people you will meet because there are days i think so much, i wake up in the middle of the night in cold sweat. i think a lot about our children not being able to reach their actual potentials because the world had become too easy for us and for them.

before you disagree with me, please let me continue.

a child’s mind is the most beautiful thing in the world for me.

i was child who grew up in the 1980s. i belonged to a generation call the Ys.

the 1970s and the 1980s were the most amazing time in asia. many of our parents became rich. we became the privileged generation. our parents gave us everything and anything our little hearts desired. we learnt musical instruments, we were tutored by the finest tutors, we were taught from a young age that in order to prosper in this society, there is a set of rules that we need to play by.

everything is so god damned easy for us. we need very mediocre results to get into university. most of the time, you just need to be able to afford it. when we start to work, a lot of our parents’ connections landed us with the so called dream jobs.

we work but at the back of our minds, we know that we always have our parents to fall back on.

this is what frustrates me. my great grandfather was sold to malaya as a slave to work in a mine. he made his money after a few years. he was a man of steel.

i look at my grandfather – he raised six children. he could do anything.

i look at myself. i don’t even know how to slaughter a f**king chicken.

we live in world complete with everything and yet are unfulfilled in so many others.

i feel sorry for children for the same reason. they go school, they learn musical instruments, they learn everything because they have been lied to – they need to play this game.

there is very little left to the hope that life would find a way.

we have no imagination. we have no innovation. we have nothing that drives us because we have no opportunities to develop passions. in fact if you are a little different, your life is a nightmare. you would laughed at, ridiculed and treated with so much alienation.

and this why i  feel so sad for children today because – how many of them live lives that truly belonged to them?

and this is why i love children too much to want to have my own kids.

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Written by smalltroubleinhk

July 28, 2010 at 9:34 am

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  1. Still, there are many new roles and opportunities that didn’t turn up before. They may not make big money or do something really dramatic, but many of them create their own culture and identity, as well as help bringing our lives more colors. I dun think this is easy.

    Of cos not every one could come off well. But overall the Ys’ not that bad.

    Thanks for sharing. Your blog is a nice read.

    Lori

    July 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    • dear lori,

      i don’t mean making money or the prospects of making money. we are very good at making money albeit however short term our views are. i meant more of the general mechanization of the human race in general.
      teaching a kid to lie at 3 just to get into a tier one school is NOT OKIE.
      teaching a kid model answers to expected questions IS NOT OKIE.
      making them believe that life has a chronological order is NOT OKIE.
      i have a brother who is dyslexic, i wished now i knew how to help him when we were younger because life for him is so tough… i just wish that more people could have more guts to be whoever it is they want to be..

      smalltroubleinhk

      July 29, 2010 at 2:53 am

  2. i believe you. coz i don’t want kids for the same reasons.

    recently i read that katie price aka jordan proudly states that children of divorced parents are lucky because they get twice the presents and vacations. like… wtf??? and people like that have 3 kids already.

    Christina

    July 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

  3. katie price is such a low class skank.

    smalltroubleinhk

    August 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm


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