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    Quote Originally Posted by jaykay:
    Try it in some of the NT areas. France would be like a picnic compared to the creaking bohemoth that is PCCW.
    Depends how much money they're making. Once, several years ago (in NT) I had the urge to watch a champions league match so I called icable and they came round within an hour to install it!

    I did come to regret that spontaneously purchased 2 year contract
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    The recent HK protests are 10x less deadly than those happening in the US.

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    I love the variety of salons for all types of clientele, not just the nice ones.
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    This!! (Just back from a week of blue skies)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100LL:
    This!! (Just back from a week of blue skies)

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    You LIKE that?????
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    I tried to be sarcastic, but apparently that's not something I am good at!

    There must be some magic that makes me stay in Hong Kong, because the moment I looked out the airplane window and looked at my phone screen (and posted that pic on Geo), I asked myself why I am doing this to myself and my loved ones. What is it about Hong Kong that makes me stay here? I think I need to start at page 1 of this thread and see what it really is that makes me stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100LL:
    What is it about Hong Kong that makes me stay here?
    Low taxes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100LL:
    I tried to be sarcastic, but apparently that's not something I am good at!

    There must be some magic that makes me stay in Hong Kong, because the moment I looked out the airplane window and looked at my phone screen (and posted that pic on Geo), I asked myself why I am doing this to myself and my loved ones. What is it about Hong Kong that makes me stay here? I think I need to start at page 1 of this thread and see what it really is that makes me stay.
    No you weren't, since HK has the world's 4th highest life expectancy.
    List of countries by life expectancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    My theory is that the long life expectancy of Hong Kong is because people keep themselves artificially chilled in air-conditioned offices, shopping malls and taxis during their lifetime (even in the winter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunko8:
    No you weren't, since HK has the world's 4th highest life expectancy.
    List of countries by life expectancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    That is an incredibly simplistic and incomplete way of looking at air pollution effects. In fact I seem to recall that was the argument presented by Donald Tsang at the same time he famously denied that HK had any pollution problems whatsoever*.

    Air pollution has mainly been a problem in the last decade. In the 90s (and I believe the early turn of the century) blue skys were the norm rather than the exception. Pollution effects will accrete over multiple decades and we will see them as gradually increasing rates of heart and lung disease, or children with reduced lung capacity and asthma.

    Most people who die in society do so of old age, and the current crop of 70-90 year olds that are around now spent the bulk of their years breathing much cleaner air.



    * Donald Tsang reference here:

    "The life expectancy in Hong Kong is among the highest in the world ... you can come to only one conclusion: we have the most environmental-friendly place for people, for executives, for Hong Kong people to live."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pol...h_implications
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