It has been a while since I last posted here. The main reason for my taking a break is that I found myself too irritated by the things that are happening in Hong Kong, particularly the recent developments, e.g. universal suffrage debate, the racist immigration policy, new immigrants from China in a way have priorities when it comes to social welfare, etc.
After staying away from blogging for a little while, I have regained my strength to write again. During this break, I have done a lot of thinking, and decided to take a different approach. Let’s view this as my New Year resolution:
Instead of using this platform to vent my frustrations, I will start on commenting on political issues and Hong Kong affairs from a local Hong Konger’s point of view.
As a grass root individual, I see the impact of HKSAR government’s policies and the problems of Hong Kong from a different prospective to that of the politicians and middle and upper class individuals.
Even though “Hong Konger” isn’t a term being recognised by many (let alone understood) – at least we can’t find the term in an English dictionary – with the unique history of Hong Kong and the complex relations Hong Kong has with Britain and the PRC, Hong Kong and Hong Kongers deserve to be seen and heard more.
As mentioned in one of my previous posts, one should not rely on reports about Hong Kong in the news. Perhaps, without being exposed to the grass root life, the pre-1997 lifestyle, and without having the self-enlightenment gained from living and breathing the subtle, but surely accelerating, changes, it is difficult for many (including Hong Kongers) to pin point the problems or feel the pain to witness our freedoms being eroded and China’s control and influence in Hong Kong – a supposedly autonomy city-state.
The style of my articles will probably be very different from now on, less snappy and angry, but more measured and I shall try to be more analytical.
I hope you will continue to enjoy my blog. Please leave me comments and let me know if you would like to hear my view (often citing the local grass root and younger generation’s views) on any particularly topics.