The people of Hong Kong never fail to surprise me! The more I try to understand the more I am left amazed.
From my 5 years of observations as an outsider, they are mixed bag … a bag worth in gold.
When I arrived here, I saw them engrossed in their mobile screens trying to catch the Pokemon creatures in Victoria park. I thought they were wasted.
I also saw them making streets their homes in the yellow umbrella movement. They stood for each other and stood with each other. I thought they are under influence.
I have seen them faint on a hot summer hike. I thought they are too delicate.
I have seen them in Disneyland holding hands and buying soft toys. I thought they were immature.
I cringed when they take pictures of the food before they eat. I thought they are too digital.
And I have also seen them in Ocean Park on Halloween days, wearing scary makeup. I thought they were too childish.
But I have never the protesting force as shown on 12th June 2019.
And I have never seen greater resilience on 13th June 2019, cleaning the road caused from the riots in spite of the violence shown at them.
Dear people of Hong Kong, you are much more than you are because you have shown the way.
May the force be with you! God Bless.
These pictures are not mine, but were important to depict the spirit of Hong Kong people.