View Poll Results: Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  • Planning to leave in 1-2 years

    74 34.26%
  • Planning to leave in 3-5 years

    42 19.44%
  • No plan at the moment

    73 33.80%
  • HK is my Home, will stay forever

    27 12.50%
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[Poll] Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  1. #131

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    I don't know why but I see some analogy between a journalist being refused a visa and a foreigner on geoexpat being dealt with a heavy handed approach for sharing his views.

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  2. #132

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaz Paul:
    I don't know why but I see some analogy between a journalist being refused a visa and a foreigner on geoexpat being dealt with a heavy handed approach for sharing his views.
    I think a different scale but you are possible correct people have not been very nice to someone who only showed bombastic naivety.

  3. #133

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette J W:
    Dear East-coat,
    I think that I must be having a bad day. Your message above is more confusing than the video.
    I was being overly serious for no other reason than being an ass. Apologies. I agree the videos aren't funny
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  4. #134

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaz Paul:
    I don't know why but I see some analogy between a journalist being refused a visa and a foreigner on geoexpat being dealt with a heavy handed approach for sharing his views.
    Stick around for long enough and you'll find there is a very narrow path and lots of little unwritten rules; what you can and can't complain about, which social groups are fair game and which ones are taboo, etc, etc...

    It's like a playground... you'll see some popular kids stray off piste a bit too much and become billy-no-mates for a while until they pull their heads in, a bit of virtue signalling here, a bit of virtue signalling there, and all's forgiven usually.

  5. #135

    Dear East-coast,
    Not to worry. No need to apologise.


  6. #136

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeakCantonese:
    Stick around for long enough and you'll find there is a very narrow path and lots of little unwritten rules; what you can and can't complain about, which social groups are fair game and which ones are taboo, etc, etc...

    It's like a playground... you'll see some popular kids stray off piste a bit too much and become billy-no-mates for a while until they pull their heads in, a bit of virtue signalling here, a bit of virtue signalling there, and all's forgiven usually.
    Ironic as the song goes
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  7. #137

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    I have yet to explore and see the whole world so I've no intention to stay here longer than two years. Of course, I love this place very much but something always seems to be missing. Maybe It's just me.


  8. #138

    So after over 6 years in HK were moving. I have mixed feelings about this. In many ways its a very frustrating place which is hard to live in. Housing and schooling are so disproportionately expensive. Wages do not increase in line with rent increases. You'll constantly be moving, unable to call any place home. I work 6 days per week (half day on Sat) from 7am til 6pm (min and with travelling time (as you will need to live far away from HK island if you want somewhere livable) meaning little time with family and to relax. When i first came the shear number of people constantly bumping into me was an issue, however you get used to this along with all of the other HK traits which are hard to deal with. Ultimately we're leaving as a) we'd never be able to afford to buy a house, b) job security is none existent, c) I don't like the worsening political situation and d) I want fun, space and freedom.


  9. #139

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah01:
    I have yet to explore and see the whole world so I've no intention to stay here longer than two years. Of course, I love this place very much but something always seems to be missing. Maybe It's just me.
    Soul is what HK Is missing

  10. #140

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJohn1979:
    So after over 6 years in HK were moving. I have mixed feelings about this. In many ways its a very frustrating place which is hard to live in. Housing and schooling are so disproportionately expensive. Wages do not increase in line with rent increases. You'll constantly be moving, unable to call any place home. I work 6 days per week (half day on Sat) from 7am til 6pm (min and with travelling time (as you will need to live far away from HK island if you want somewhere livable) meaning little time with family and to relax. When i first came the shear number of people constantly bumping into me was an issue, however you get used to this along with all of the other HK traits which are hard to deal with. Ultimately we're leaving as a) we'd never be able to afford to buy a house, b) job security is none existent, c) I don't like the worsening political situation and d) I want fun, space and freedom.
    I'm not sure if you got longer term visa or not but aren't you gonna wait for PR? I mean you've got less than an year to go and also it's good to have an option in case you wanna return in future.

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