Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

i may not agree with you but i defend your right of speaking up

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here is what i think – about politicians.

1.) only losers and imbeciles who are power hungry but cannot compete in the real world end up as politicians.

2.)  strategists who think – i can do politics for a few years and then corporates will hire as me as a director to sit on their governing boards. just connect them to other politicians  and get paid big incredulous ” salaries”

3.) dreamers who actually think – i can make a difference to the world.

if anything, i think tanya chan may be the third type and she may be the only politician i like ( it’s too bad i can’t vote in hong kong)

there are days, i think oh my god, i can’t even change my friends’ ideologies in life, this person is trying to change hong kong. thinking of it is marathon on its own.

when i was introduced to her – i had the shock of my life. she is so small and she has this booming rock chick voice. the voice definitely did not go with the body.

i asked her many difficult questions and i was shocked with the way she handled it. i think she is someone who thinks a lot about her actions.

the qualities that i hate most about politicians are – charisma( a lot of us often buy into charismatic leaders, very dangerous trait) and those who lack of empathy.

tanya chan is  definitely not one of those silky smooth type of personalities. when you talk to her, you feel a certain sense of depth and reckless honesty. she acknowledges that there are many things that are not done well currently. i think we all know that.

the only difference between most people and her – she is doing something about it.

in life, i hardly agree with people on most things but i accept that people who are different from me introduce me to different perspectives. it’s like sometimes i think – wow how come i have never thought about it that helps me grow.

that is why we need people like tanya chan. we need to know options in order to know what to do next.


Written by smalltroubleinhk

August 5, 2010 at 5:06 am

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  1. Here’s from my own experience about politicians, having once been a lobbyist and fundraiser back in the United Kingdom:

    – four-fifths are in your #1 category (power-mad lusers);
    – the rest vacillate between #2 and #3 depending on the circumstances or best interests they find themselves in.

    Enough said I think.


    August 7, 2010 at 3:01 am

  2. my my my…. you are a jack of all trades. by the way, i hate your new pm.. so slimy!!


    August 7, 2010 at 6:02 am

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