Hong Kong Diaries – Entry #3 – ‘Growing Up’

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Hello everyone! So for those of you who donโ€™t know I am spending the first half of my final year of university in Hong Kong. I am documenting my travels on my blog and will update as often as possible. Please follow my blog to keep up with this journey and I look forward to seeing you around! โค๏ธ

๐ŸŽ Iโ€™m feeling just fine, fine, fine
์ด์   ๋„ˆ์˜ ์†์„ ๋†“์„๊ฒŒ [Iโ€™ll let go of your hand now]
I know Iโ€™m all mine, mine, mine
Cause Iโ€™m just fine
Iโ€™m feeling just fine, fine, fine
๋” ์ด์ƒ์€ ์Šฌํ”„์ง€ ์•Š์„๋ž˜ [I donโ€™t wanna be sad anymore]
I could see the sunshine, shine, shine
Cause Iโ€™m just fine, just fine ๐ŸŽ

When my nails have been gnawed to stubby, bleeding nubs, when my hair is greasy and hidden in a messy ponytail, when my eyes are heavy and my body curls itself into a ball of exhaustion, having been kicked around by life, I know something is wrong.

Hong Kong Diaries – Entry #2

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Day #5

Sundays are for rest, and in my case, it was very much needed. Despite the protests not travelling to our area, I felt the tiny ripples that the protesters left in Causeway Bay reach me. Buildings in Hong Kong (at least on the main island) are very close together, so I can look out of the window of my flat and see into someone else’s. So, at night I was awoken at about 4am by someone yelling, again what I can only assume were the pro-democracy slogans, in Cantonese from one flat and someone responding to them from another. I listened as the waves of rebellion wash over the small corner of this huge city, and felt admiration for their unity. However, this was then undercut by a single loud scream of pain which I ascertained was below my building.