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It’s a simple yet baffling question: Why is everyone in Hong Kong so darn angry about everything? Whatever happened to that Can Do spirit? Got so fed up that it left without even a goodbye?

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There’s such negativity in the air these days. Waiters are hostile. Sales staff ignore customers- especially if they’re from other parts of Asia. It’s not a pretty picture. Neither is Lan Kwai Fong or SoHo or Wanchai. Why bother going out when the odds are that you’re most likely be abused when accosted to try some bar or restaurant and you politely say, Thanks, but no thanks. And then look at today’s Lan Kwai Fong, and who’s running most of the tacky restaurants that have sprung up in the side streets. Ever walked by and NOT seen some argy bargy going on between nationalities with all sides comprising aggressive drunks? Remember when frequenting areas like these meant having a fun night out?

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Today, taxi drivers drop you off at the wrong place and it’s your fault. You hand over $50 for a $30 cab ride and they swear at you if you ask for your change. It’s almost funny to think that the passenger is being held to ransom and is made to feel that somehow it’s all your fault.

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Hong Kong is in dire need of anger management. Be angry with the government, but don’t let this anger creep into daily life. But this is what we have allowed to happen…to ourselves. We should be ashamed…of ourselves.

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Forget the politicians and big business trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again. All they’re doing is fanning the fires and ensuring that their self-serving agendas don’t topple over. Win Hong Kong Back, Regina? Yes, from two faced politicians like yourself and all the other sanctimonious fakirs.

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The rich get richer, and those not in the same league get walked over. Trampled. Squashed. And we allow it to happen without questioning authority- not in some angry way, but with there being some method to curtail this madness.

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Hong Kong remains one of the safest cities in the world despite those who have been allowed in and come from cultures bitter and feeling inferior because of their lot in life. It takes only a handful of these goons to upset the apple cart. Not to sound like Donald Trump, though more and more one wonders whatever happened to “Yes We Can” campaign promises other than shuck and jive, but deport these troublemakers. Immediately. Review them hiding behind their refugee statuses.

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These people can get into Hong Kong so easily, but Filipino musicians have to jump through various work visas controlled by others and with immigration turning a blind eye to a racket that, again, has been allowed to be exploited? Why? Where’s the logic, Einstein? Or Yoda?

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Most of Lan Kwai Fong needs cleaning up. Wanchai is deader than dead as are most of the bars and restaurants and clubs in SoHo and Central. Why? There’s no attraction in going out. There’s no value for money in paying just for the sake of going out. What’s out there that you can’t have in the comfort of your own home? But this flapping of lost angry birds must stop.

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Hong Kong is a great city. Look at the rest of the world- Europe, America, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, the sub-continent. You name it, and it’s all gonski. Hong Kong has so much going for it, but is being dragged down by the negativity of these angry birds who’ve been flown in from parts unknown. Or known too well.

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It’s high time that the lunatics take over and put our house in order. It’s worth working on. We can’t allow this once barren rock to become a pebble and a Barney Rubble.

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We need to keep reminding ourselves how damn lucky we are to have Hong Kong as our home. We’re not loving this home enough. And it’s all our fault. No one else’s. We need to become a McDonald’s slogan, but without the clown posse of Ronald McDonalds.

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