Article 23: Did anyone else march??

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    Looks like flower power did work.

    Now lets work on making Hong Kong humane... heard a good pint can perform miracles in this area!


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    sorry to say I missed it

    but I had a good excuse - currently 'studying' in the UK.

    Had I been there you probably would have found me there. Its certainly a big achievement over the standard 'don't rock the boat and make waves' mentality and indeed 'lets all shut up and make money' - the true HK spirit


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    Isnt HongKong making a fundamental mistake,
    assuming that a "democratic" governmment equals
    economic wellbeing?

    If that was the case, India should have been propserous by now?

    and, talking of "responsiveness", what odds on Martin Lee /
    Emily Lau / Anson Chang being the next CEO appointed by Beijing?
    anybody quoting odds?


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    Any musicians around?

    So it sounds like you're a musician...
    I've recently re-located to HK and would like to get to know about the music scene and hopefully even join a band. Blues or jazz is my forte and I play alto and baritone sax (although I only have the alto here until my other possessions arrive).
    Hope you can help point me in the right direction.

    Thanks...


    Quote Originally Posted by heisha:


    I wonder whether they'll listen to us. They're already making excuses for the turnout. The inventor of this legislation (forgot his name) said that opposing factions had "politicized" the issue very successfully, and Regina Ip said (even before the march) that the turn out would be high because it was a holiday and this was an "activity" for people.

    I had already intended to walk, but my determination was increased because of this. I have tons of things to do, holiday or not, but this was more important.

    I wish I'd made a banner. Still it was good.

    Later on in the evening we went to the Fringe Club to watch William Tang's last show in Hong Kong before he leaves for the UK. Blues. Our bassist played with him. It was brilliant stuff. What a thrill to watch fantastic musicians in action.

    all in all, a wonderful day!
    cheers

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    The man you need to talk to about how and where to get jazz gigs is Allen Youngblood. [email protected] should get to him. If it doesn't let me know and I'll PM you some other contacts.


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    Dear PDLM

    Thanks for the contact. I'll follow up.


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    So is there a GEOEXPAT contingent for this afternoon?

    I for one will be out in force carrying an 8x10 of our DEAR ADMINISTRATOR with a bevy of scantily clad [subject to weather] admirers signing HIS praises, to show our Chief Executive just what can be achived under a benign dictatorship.


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    benign? I thought it was benevolent.


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    I dont get it. Even if HK went democratic (not that it really makes a difference) surely when China fully takes back control they will just undo it - assuming China doesnt go democratic... lol


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    was there marching proudly for the place i'd like HK to be. as for 2046, let's be like everyone else and pretend it'll never come.