Welcome back, and don't look back

Welcome back to Hong Kong

Where everyone's individual needs have to be ruthlessly served - thus the deadly efficiency, the swarm of people barking away on the mobile phone on public transport where the phone users' privacy and the other passengers' convenience are immaterial

Where there is, even in the brightest of days, a layer of greyness they poetically label as haze

Where everyone wears that expression of "I don't give a damn" on their faces

Where public announcements blast away in public places to give an impression that you cannot take care of yourself without the well-meaning instructions and guidance

Where tombstone-like tall buildings and their prices shoot up sky high

Welcome back, and don't look back

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