Donald Tsang's tearful public performance

2012/03/04 Labels:

don't make me cry...
None can leave the office gracefully - that may be the curse on all HK Chief Executives after 1997.   Tung Chee-hwa was kicked out in 2003 when Beijing decided to cut the loose, and now with bow-tie Tsang who made history to be the first CE ever investigated by the ICAC, had been crushed and humiliated in public during the Q&A session in the Legislative Council.    To a man who is as arrogant, self-righteous, pompous as he is, it must have been a painful experience for him to admit any wrongdoing, and good TV moment for all to watch him grilled in public.

Some of the responses from Donald during the drilling session.
"The chain of events has created concerns among the media and public, civil servants and lawmakers and also shaken the public's belief in Hong Kong's system.  For this I sincerely apologize to the public."

Yes.   Mistakes had been made.    So official, red-taped, machine-like statement that takes no one responsible.   Press 1 for the manual, press 2 for the operator....
"I am here not to restore people's confidence towards me, but to restore public confidence in the government's system."
Who gives a shit about you?   Of course it is about the system - the only thing Hong Kong can rely on and is now damaged by a selfish little man like you.
"Some residents now think the chief executive is corrupt. I have always abided by the rules but I admit there is a gap between public expectation and the handling of this issue, which has led to public disappointment and questions about my integrity."
So this is a gap between public expectation and the handling of this issue.   Poor baby this is after all nobody's fault, it's just somehow a thing call public expectation no one told Sir Tsang about until maybe last Tuesday.    Anyone in the government does the very same thing he did would be in jail be now.
"I have been a civil servant for over 45 years in Hong Kong, and I have learned a big lesson. After consulting with my wife, we will give up our flat in Shenzhen."
This is the only moment I think his sobbing was sincere.  
 I am not sorry for Donald Tsang as he got what he deserved - his legacy, if any, has been ruined beyond repair.   Apologies won't cut this.    He needs to step down amid the ongoing corruption investigation.

the 2012 Hong Kong CE election fiasco update

2012/02/25 Labels: , ,

As the two major contesters - namely Henry Tang "the Pig" and CY Leung "the Wolf" - entered the semi-final for the HK CE election, only one conclusion can be reached - either way Hong Kong is fucked.

Henry and new girlfriend
After proven himself again as a bona fide playboy with an IQ of around 90 who would push his wife off from an running train without hesitation, Henry the Pig had submitted his nomination papers and officially become a candidate for the "electron" remote-controlled by Beijing.   With around 300 nominations mainly from the major developers, prominent tycoons, and the local elites who represent the small circle's interests of the establishment, as if it is not already obvious enough as to who will be actually calling the shots when he was to be elected.

Tang wife's admission of self fault for picking a lame husband
The funny thing is the whole thing turned out to be totally off Beijing's original script when even the most seasoned experts inside Zhongnanhai underestimated Tang's incompetence and recklessness.    With this kind of popularity, one normally cannot even hope to get a head prefect job in a kindergarden election; but Tang's decision to rush to the election office to file the papers one day after the scandal pretty much kidnapped all the bloodsucking tycoons to leave them no choice but to support him till the end of time - which a) makes the tycoons look like a punch of assholes (which they are) and b) shows the world he is not as gullible as what the media had suggested.  

On the other hand we have Leung the Wolf, who received 292 nominations - a considerable number given what his campaign is generally regarded as a "sideshow" from Beijing to project an image of a competitive election.    After a few good days when the Pig found himself in deep mud last week, Leung's fortunes cut short when his own dirt was uncovered by the government - which is supposedly neutral but actually is anything but - about the apparently conflict of interest case where he failed to declare that his company was associated with a participant in a competition for concepts for the West Kowloon reclamation project.   What's juicy about this is his utter lack of integrity and self-restrain.    Take a look:

His declaration "I am not a director or major shareholder of any company" speaks of itself.   This man can saying anything and tell any lies just to get what he wants, including making false statements in legally binding documents.    Now it is clear that in the selection process Leung voted overwhelmingly for the company tied to him.

Another man in deep shit this week is Donald Tsang, who could face impeachment proceedings if he fails to give a full account of favours he's received from tycoons which included his trips on private jets and yachts, as well as the "gift from the developer" concerning a retirement penthouse which boasts of a dozen rooms and multiple toilets according to leaked floor plans.

No wonder why the WSJ had a story with the title "Hong Kong Was Better Under the British."    You don't say.

Bonus track:   Love email letters exchange between Tang and his new found girlfriend.

(Henry to ‘Baby’) 18-01-2010 18 4:16pm
I know things are happening very fast.? I gazed at the sofa in my office the very first moment I walked in this morning, and I stare at it every moment I have.

It was a magical moment, slow, tender, yet full of excitement that tingled my every senses.?It was a moment of love expressed in full sensation, both physically and mentally, that bonded our hearts together.

It was fate that brought us together, and I will make every effort to make it our destiny to stay together.

I love you baby…..

(‘Baby’ to Henry) 19-1-2010 11:33am
My love,

This is going to be a long journey for us …and there will be lots of obstacles ahead.... We have to be strong to get through this together…. I truly hope that we can resolve all the difficulties with the least casualties..

I will make our every moment together joyous with no regrets…Until u find “your way” in 2012…

Looking forward to our next gathering makes me happy :-)      

Your baby..

(Henry to ‘Baby’) 19-1-2010
Re: Love

My baby,
I love you deeply and I want to overcome all the obstacles that lay ahead of us.? Its not going to be easy, as you are all aware of the challenges, but I will make every effort to resolve them together with you.? I want to tell you that having made love with you last week strengthened my love for you, and made me more determined to make this work.?

I understand that not everything is under my control in my unique circumstances.? But I will share my thinking with you…….I want to walk this path together with you……

Love forever,

Dirty Henry

2012/02/16 Labels:

Remember just a few days ago when Henry Tang proclaimed "a man should have shoulders" who takes responsibilities for his own actions?    So what happened to his shoulders this evening when he apparently blamed all these to his poor wife, as if he has never made a single important decision on his own in his entire life as a carefree rich kid born with a silver spoon in his mouth?
This is just beyond me when a man of this remarkably low level of intelligence and integrity is likely to become the next chief executive - a man who had achieved next to nothing in his entire tenure as a key government official, who found himself in one scandal after another, and now who stands behind a woman when facing incoming missiles.  What a fucking loser.
Sure poor Henry was caught again this time for not even being a remotely competent liar, when his illegally constructed underground compound came to light by the media this week.   When given a chance to come clean last October when the media inquired if such a structure existed, Tang denied it outright.   The basement, however, turns out to be about 2400 square meters - the size of a fucking tennis count which can withstand nuclear attacks.  
Yesterday he still put up a straight face saying it was all really a big misunderstanding, and had no intention to hide anything.    Tonight tears in the couple's eyes begging for forgiveness.   Maybe he thinks he can get away with it this time as if the rest of HKers are as retarded as he is.   I would say he may well just be able to survive this and win the election anyway - as we all know the general public in HK is irrelevant when it comes to picking the next CE.

mainland woman at border

2012/02/09 Labels:

Another out-of-control mainland woman captured on screen.   This one was trying to cross the border to HK using the e-channel but failed.   Instead of getting back to the manual customs clearance line, like what she was supposed to do, her automatic reflex by default inside her little brain triggered the non-stop screaming in Putonghua.
The on-duty customs officer at one point stated that she was already in HK territory and demanded her to speak Cantonese, the local language.    This obviously enraged the mainlander even further and questioned if the officer were Chinese.    The officer instead replied saying he is from HK.   The piss-off woman then exclaimed "what's so great about HK?" 
Of course HK is nothing great so maybe she should stay away from the here and find somewhere else to treat her mental problems.  As for the officer, I think what he was showing as something known as good sense and guts - all the characteristics not preferable within the HK government.    It's time he may want to update his resume.

mainland vehicles direct passage to HK

2012/02/05 Labels: ,

Some brain-for-shit HK government officials came up with a brilliant idea to allow a limited amount of the mainland drivers to be able to drive directly to Hong Kong for visits.   The HK Chief Eunuch Secretary Stephen Lam announced, without any public consultation, that the first stage of this policy will be carried out in March 2012, when most of the gullible HKers still don't know what hits them.    
Seriously, are these top HK officials and legislators (who just shamelessly demanded their salaries be adjusted from HK $70k to $140k a month) out of their fucking minds?   Have they seen the way the mainland drivers drive in China?   After all these shit going on in HK recently including the whole "anti-locusts" sentiments and the mainland pregnant women issues, do they realize this is reaching the boiling point and the HK locals can take it no more?
And how the HK laws be applied to these mainland drivers?   If they are speeding, are you going to track them down in some village in Henan province?    What if they kill somebody on the road?   Have they ever thought of the likely situation of a lot more pregnant women using this as a mean to come across the border to give births?   What when some hotshot mainlander parks his Bentley which blocks the entire Canton road and proclaims the party secretary of the Shandong province is his father when asked by the police his licence?    
Remember just a few months ago when the government demanded for the higher first vehicles registration tax rate so they can control the pollution from too many cars on the road?   So why the fuck now when all the sudden the government just turns around and tells everyone more cars are welcomed to HK?    Also have these assholes living in government mansions ever came down to the earth and experienced the traffic in HK?   When more cars are from China can you imagine how it is like for say, the cross harbour tunnel?   I mean Jesus just how dumb fuck can these people be in the HK government?  Or do they give a shit?
Lets take a look at this footage for a mainland driver in China.   You cannot believe this shit.

Locusts ad goes international

2012/02/01 Labels:

Here comes another escalation of the tensions between the HK locals and the mainlanders after a full page advertisement - depicting a giant locust on the Mount Lion Rock overlooking the IFC - appeared in today's Apple Daily.   
While it is inappropriate to generalize any group of people as "locusts" (if you don't want to be in the same category as this lunatic), what really behind this might have been a series of chain reactions resulted from a swamp of pregnant mainland women taking advantage of the HK healthcare system, nasty public behaviors, the Dolce & Gabbana scandal, the skyrocketed realestate prices, milk powder shortage,  the usage of the simplified characters, and the latest "HK bastards" theory which just added oil to the fire.
The kids from who raised more than $100,000 HKD actually made this happened.  As it was picked up by some major foreign media, looks like this shit is going international.

101 East: Hong Kong: Mainland Invasion

2012/01/29 Labels: ,

This documentary is worth watching as it highlights the ongoing conflicts between the HK locals and the mainlanders coming from the north.    What the HK locals see as an "invasion" and what the Chinese mainlanders see as finding a better future (which I can't blame them), and the crush of cultures and ideologies between the two groups of people can only intensify.   
I think peace will finally come when the eventual equilibrium is achieved in which China is getting more developed and HK is finally being watered down into as one of China's typical coastal cities.    It may take, say, 5 more years.     This is bleak, I know.

Cage dogs of Hong Kong

2012/01/26 Labels:

The Dailymail did a story on Hong Kong's cage people - a group of people whom very existence has been ignored or neglected by the HK government.    An estimate of about 100,000 people in HK who are forced to live under appalling conditions like this - in a city where the GDP per capita (2011) stays around $46,000 USD and a budget surplus of HK $60 billion.  This is also a what you call the "freest economy" in the world according the Heritage Foundation, where the little invisible hand apparently is too busy milking the cash cow for all its worth and indifferent about the people in the bottom.   This is a fucking shame.
The mail rightfully calls these people "dogs" as they're indeed living in dog-like conditions.    A lucky dog somewhere in the world could easily live a life far comfortable compared to these people, whom human spirits and dignity are all deprived.    While the HK officials are busy congratulating themselves for another year of the freest economy title, they should take a good look at another gold prize - one of the highest in the Gini coefficient scores in the whole world.
Here I leave a quote from Donald Tsang: “The life expectancy in Hong Kong is among the highest in the world … you can come to only one conclusion: we have the most environmentally friendly place for people, for executives, for Hong Kong people to live.”
If I have to live long in places like this, I would rather put a bullet through my head.

Check out this video first:

Yes this is a prison cell in Sweden.   Lets travel to that country and rob someone.

a photo collection: mainlanders shitting and urinating in public

2012/01/22 Labels: ,

It is not uncommon to see mainland parents helping their kids urinate in public, or take a dump on the roadside for all to see.   This is now everywhere and nowhere to hide and you just have to live with the fact that this place is swamped by visitors whom never passed the first stage of basic toilet trainings.   
Sometimes it’s just unbelievable how nasty people allow themselves to be in public – there are public restrooms everywhere, but for the mainlanders it is just a natural thing to do.   Shitting in public is apparently an acceptable practice in the mainland, and if you don't like it you can just go fuck yourself.
Here is a photo collection mostly from the Golden Forum.

Shit on the floor while the other passengers watch without any facial expression.

Mainland parents doing the clean-up after the shit erupted in the middle of the mall

This one displays a little more consideration as the mother thinks of using a bottle

A now classic picture.  A kid shitting while visiting the Disneyland.   A pile of dump can be clearly seen with a piece of toilet paper on top.

This one is clearly mistaken an MTR trash can as a public toilet stand  

Another shit collection by the parents.   At least they brother to pick it up

A pile of water on the floor after the kid urinates.   See the mother's big smile with major satisfaction. 

another trash-can as toilet situation

Not sure if this is piss or shit.  Could be both.

I can almost smell it from here

Hong Kong people are a bunch of dogs, bastards, traitors, and assholes according to Kong Qing-Dong

2012/01/20 Labels: ,

According to Kong Qing-Dong (孔慶東) - a Peking University professor,  Hong Kong people are a bunch of dogs, bastards, traitors, and assholes
Apparently this 73rd generation descendant of Confucius who heads the annual inside joke - the Confucius Peace Prize, was upset after the recent incident between mainland tourists eating on the MTR with local passengers.  
Some of his takes:
- People in Hong Kong do not speak the Kingdom's official language "Putonghua", and therefore they are assholes.
- People who cannot / do not speak Putonghua are morally and intelligently inferior, and thus do not share the same moral standing as those who speak.
-  Hong Kongers still miss the Brits and refuse to fully integrate with the new master.  They are dogs and traitors who look down on the mainlanders.
- The only thing good about HK is the rule of laws, which is some kind of a leftover by the Brits anyway.   And orderly behaviors out of the rule of laws are at best superficial as they are not coming from the hearts.   Another evidence that HKers are bastards.
​While this moron has again successfully made his 15 minutes of fame on the internet, this unholy combination of self-absorbed, shallow, arrogant, presumptuous scum shows us an example of how assholeness knows no end.    Confucius must have rolled over in his grave knowing some self-promoting dickhead who claims to be his descendant keeps making a goddamn fool out of himself.   
And again,  do not fucking come to HK if you don't like it.   No one welcomes you.

Hong Kong identity crisis

2012/01/17 Labels: ,

Another embarrassing episode unfolded last week for Beijing by the recent surveys regarding national / citizenship identity conducted by the Hong Kong University.  The results, unsurprisingly, showed the number of Hong Kongers who identify themselves as "Chinese" is hitting a new low.    Here is the abstract of the surveys.
While the Beijing government may not understand why more people in HK do not want to associate themselves with the term "Chinese citizens", its immediate reflex had led a series of denunciation and suggested the poll was either politically motivated or uncalled for since we are already by default in the same ethnic group.
Here is an article by The Washington Post.

Chung has been surveying Hong Kong identity since the territory’s return to China, and the results of his latest poll merely confirmed anecdotal evidence of a significant trend among residents: growing resentment toward — and a sense of separateness from — mainland Chinese. 

I guess this guy speaks my mind on this:

What can be done about it? Well, a first step would be stop trying to make Hong Kong like the rest of China. I often compare Hong Kong to Quebec in Canada. Both places have “distinct societies”, both places have different historical ties, and both places have different languages. Canada made a decision to preserve the uniqueness that is Quebec; China could do the same with Hong Kong. 

My only criticism is you cannot really be serious if you actually try to compare China with Canada in term of protecting minority interests (or anything else in respect to universal human values).   If we act like those in Quebec we would have been carpet bombed long time ago as Beijing would literally shit on its pant if you ever mention the term "referendum."
Anyways, why the divide between the HKers and our cousins in the mainland?   Youtube is worth a thousand words.   Here is a recent footage showing how one of the passengers reacted to the mainlanders eating inside the MTR train where no food was allowed. 

Taiwan - our last best hope

2012/01/15 Labels: ,

As expected, Ha won the second term as Taiwan's president.    I would say the island of Taiwan is the last best hope of freedom and democracy in a Chinese soil.   Despite all its faults, Taiwan has become more mature in developing a civil society with fair election, the limitation of its government, and the preservation of individual freedom - all these things that Hong Kong once enjoyed and are now evaporated through gradual self-castration and Beijing's careful colonization.
The defeated candidate - Tsai's concession speech was well-written, gracious, and touching.
'I admit our support was not enough,' Tsai said. 'We need to improve on our campaigning and get better at spreading our message. I take full responsibility for the loss.' 
'Tonight I believe we are all disappointed.  We can cry, but we cannot be discouraged.   We are wounded but we cannot give up, for we have our responsibilities.   We still need to keep on fighting in defense of this land.   Wherever we are we always love and cherish this land and this country."
This is the kind of democratic tradition we are talking about.
On the other side of the coast, here in Hong Kong we'll have our own CE electron next year.   Only 1200 hand-picked Beijing loyalists are allowed to vote and as we all know the result has already been decided.   The two running candidates - one who is aggressive and cunning and the other one considered to be somewhat "slow" and seemingly with minor retard.    Beijing seems to opt for the retarded one for the moment - and yes we are fucked as always.

photo collection of the protest at D&G

2012/01/08 Labels:

The D&G ban on photography which pissed off thousands, had become a full protest today.    The locals had spoken - we are not to be fucked with...

Thousands gathered at front of the flagship store.    This is like an everything must go D&G big sales.

A young couple had decided to get wedded amid the ongoing protest.   How sweet.

The Iron Man shows his support.   Nice outfit.

Fuck D&G

A walking shark joins up.   WTF?

Iron Man and panda united.

Iron Man's leaving.

DKNY vs D&G.

Instant drawing by an artist.

This is how it all gets started.  Well done Mr. Security.

Now they take as many photos as they want

mainland drunk chick in HK tram

2012/01/07 Labels: ,

Another seemingly mentally questionable mainland auntie who happened to be influranced by alcohol - made her appearance in the news this week.     According to the story, after her failure to catch the tram by chasing it on foot for a couple blocks, she basically forced herself on the rail for the tram to stop.   Once she finally got in, the lady had begun to release the kraken with all her screaming and yelling to the degree of totally fucking losing control.   That explained the police.

While the HK police force is well known for its swift actions against street protestors and political dissentients, in this case they decided an attempt to talk her out of the situation (for like 20 fucking minutes) hoping her sanity might somehow magically come back, before their patience ran out and finally locked her away.

It is pretty funny to see when one of the passengers kept asking her if she is from the mainland, as all the characteristics displayed from this individual resemble the stereotype of a completely disfunational bitch from our great motherland.

The DOLCE & GABBANA PR disaster


To be honest, I was unaware of the existance of a brand "D&G" before this incidence - which involved its flagship shop resided on Canton Rd TST (a fallen occupied zone by the mainlanders with shitload of cash for super expensive crap in HK) and a few locals who attempted to take photos in front of the store.

Apparently the store's refusal to allow photos to be taken even from the public walkway by the locals had caused public outcry in these few days. What pissed the HKers off even further was the ostensive discrimination demonstrated when only those who D&G deemed to be the potential "real" customers (i.e. the mainlanders) are welcomed to take their iphone shots freely.

So yestersday a group of angry local mobs gathered in front of the store for their photo-op campaign against the shop. Someone even managed to illegally park two Pagani Zonda sportcars on the sideway during the event (some suggested they belonged to the store owners who would like to see their cars burned).

For this company DogShit & Garbage, I do extend my benefit of the doubt. Since they cannot possibly fuck this PR up so badly so willfully, it must have been a masterminded new campaign for the store's turnaround strategy. It's been successful so far as at least now even a caveman like me know about this supposedly hotshot Italian brand specialized in shitty looking overpriced begs just for the riches from the north.

space capsule coming to town

2012/01/05 Labels:

What makes Hong Kong such a miserable place to live (except for its well known terriable air pollution, rude and nasty locals / mainland tourists, an Vichy-France-like government...etc.) is the ridiculous cost of housing.

It is fair to say for anyone under 35, single and not from a well-to-do family (I mean with more than $1 million USD worth of assets), buying a flat in Hong Kong is basically not within your reach.

But hey, that is no need to despair. Introducing a trendy new living style from Japan - for only $3500 HKD a month you can do the time sleeping in a crappy little cage for you to continue slaving away.

Can the poor and the disadvantaged in Hong Kong be able to live like a god damn human being?

When Heaven Burns

2012/01/04 Labels:

This happened a few days ago, when a group of harmless dudes jaming music in street corner somewhere in Causeway Bay. Such a thing wouldn't raise an eyebrow in places like New York, London, or any other civilized cities around the globe, but in HK the police will stop you and have your ID checked!

While the govenement had spent billions of HK taxpayer's blood money on the "West Kowloon" cultural project (another giant goldmine for the big 4 real estate developers of course), and yet you will be crushed if you try to do anything cultural in public display.

And guess what? In any given day the streets are full of commercial stands set by various cable, phone, fitness companies occupying the public walkways selling shit, the police does nothing.

I'm not at all surprised about this incident. After all this city is dying ( a current catchphrase after a recent TVB hit show "When Heaven Burns".

And BYW, Fuck you HK police.