Just wanted to say thank you to you guys! @shri @Drunken Master
Guess none of the advice ended up applying to my situation but thank you for the effort ;A;
Also ended up shelling out... another... 250hkd for a copy of this year's statements (cuz apparently you can't print individual monthly statements w/ a passbook account, you can only get a yearly report) (2 months worth of bank records for 250HKD) (yikes).
At least this has been a brief gander into how... mildly awful... HSBC can be /o/.
Also holy heck @bdw that's an awesome passbook. Didn't realize they came in diff varieties =0