19 July 2010

[HK 33] : Whose HK is this, anyways?

This is my 200th post since starting this blog.  Huzzah!  Mentally, I was making notes on the witty things I would say or profound reflections I would expound...  but in vain.  Maybe this speaks better than my own words on one of the ways I've come to view my summer home:



I realized that my last reflection about HK seemed somewhat dismal and pouty.  As a follow up, I don't really feel as foreign and "woe is me" as it sounds.  Although I am definitely very much aware of the differences in my own culture, perspective, and upbringing, but then again that's perhaps not the reason why I'm even in Hong Kong in the first place.  It's not to assimilate and become a Hong Konger (although of course, I wish everyday that my Cantonese were better), but rather to understand the place, the people, the culture, the needs...

Still have much to learn, but I'm getting there.

(video courtesy of Island ECC, one of the 2 churches I have frequented thus far.)