Planning to leave in 1-2 years
Planning to leave in 3-5 years
No plan at the moment
HK is my Home, will stay forever
As far as I can recall, the guy was possibly overwhelmed with culture shock and found this forum to vent. No matter how much research you do beforehand, it is the curiosity of human nature that prevails. In fact, many of us probably have been here long enough to have forgotten how they genuinely felt about the changes in the past, or even now, perhaps they've become numb.
Personally, I do not put anyone on a pedestal just because they are a 'high- flying' journalist (nothing more as he just organised the talk and himself claimed he had nothing else to do with it) and blatantly disregard another person's views.
To be honest, I'm a bit disappointed with some of the comments made about Aussies in general (I'm not an Aussie) degrading someone by calling them names like bogans etc is completely uncalled for, at least on this forum where participants supposedly exhibit some degree of intellect. Further, in my opinion, a heavy handed approach was adopted when a couple of his threads were closed where he had made some legitimate points. This is the analogy, though different scale in your books not mine, I was referring about when a journalist upholding freedom of speech was rejected visa and the guy expressing his views here was given a cold shoulder.
Last edited by Jaz Paul; 12-10-2018 at 03:07 PM.
I do not understand why people who are from overseas stay in a place that they do not like. The sooner these people leave, the fewer people there will be.
All this talk of bad vibes is quite interesting but I do not think some people on this forum should be so negative about Hong Kong or its people. If you hate Hong Kong and you have the financial means, you can just leave. It might be better for you.
Someone mentioned people often stay here for money. Well if they are the ones moaning, it just reinforces the adage that money does not buy happiness!!
There are good and bad people everywhere.
I have seen Hong Kong people giving up their seats on the MTR and traffic trying to let ambulances and fire engines get through in congested streets. I have also witnessed injustice and stepped up to say so.
However, I have never witnessed young Hong Kong men attacking people for no reason but I certainly have seen British young men attacking people for no reason in Britain.
There are advantages and disadvantages to most things and places. I feel privileged to live in Hong Kong and I can go home to England whenever I want.
Now, I wonder what possibly could have caused Deng to decide to make that wetland the first Economic Zone in China.....
A 21 year old proud Australian comes to a city with the most high-rise buildings in the world and complains about the lack of regulation on scaffolding and construction, in general.
Yes, he should not be called a “bogan”, because, he claims to be an Aussie, but we do not know for sure.