Hong Kong in the Rear-View Mirror…

I don’t know about the model who raves on and on about Hong Kong… “I’ve lived here for years, and it makes me fall in love with it over and over,” or something like that. I mean: who falls in love with a rusting hulk of steel and concrete? Big cities suck, their lights too bright to see the light in our own hearts.  Cities bring out the worst in us all, base instincts given license to do business.  People do things in the city they would never do in their home village, hiding behind the veil of civilization to remain anonymous.  Cities are a time bomb, a trap, a bill of goods, a promise that will never be fulfilled. I bet that model never stayed in Chungking Mansions.  Repulse Bay, indeed…

 

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