Hong Kong Will Always Have My Heart



Posted by Ed 5 mths ago
Hong Kong: “one country, two systems.” Hong Kong’s identity as both part of, and apart from, China sounds a lot like my own hybrid upbringing. One person, two homes. My British passport tells me that I was born in Beddau in South Wales, but my Hong Kong identity card says that my second home is and always will be Hong Kong.

The two couldn’t be more different.

Beddau has a population of just over 4,000, and the name “Beddau” translates to “graves.” My Chinese immigrant parents settled in this predominantly white former mining village after leaving their homes in search of a better future—one involving raising a family and opening a Chinese restaurant (we used to live above the shop).

It’s also home to the teenage mothers who would chain-smoke outside with their strollers, kids setting our garbage bins on fire, and the infamous ornamental garden stone frog murderer.

Basically, it’s a bit of a sleepy shit hole where there’s not much to do and, as the name suggests, is a place where all good things go to die.



Ed 5 mths ago

Ed 5 mths ago

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