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I worked in hong kong for a few years. Generally I have more bad experience with Hong Kongers than good ones. I grew up in Singapore. I speak cantonese more slowly and with a slight accent. I am usually mild mannered which doesn’t look smart to them. I am also not as familiar with the culture the way they expected me to. Sometimes my colleague teased me but I just shrugged it off. I constantly come across with acquaintance, e.g., shop keepers, people at events, the hong kongers judged me within 1 minute and make me feel like I am not worth talking to, or worse somebody who should be looked down at – until I speak english. Hong Kongers are the most impolitely snobbish and quick-to-judge people I have ever met around the world. I had even worse experience working with hong kong bosses. I ever worked in an office whereby the hong konger bosses – yea, more than one, constantly degrade the employee’s physical appearance, family background, …and everything personal under the sun, and even pat each other’s on the back for being the ‘meanest’. There are less extreme but other creepy example of a supervisor who looked suppressed all the time, and sometimes like to write email in BOLD RED letters to warn me about what he think is major mistakes, e.g., Being not on time while my job can also be done at home. Not to mention, the hong konger’s boyfriends I used to date would openly discuss the possibility of cheating, hey I never say I am open to “open relationship”! Now I am happily married to non-hong konger and left hong kong for good.
I am more than a tourist but my experience may shed some light from an Asian's perspective. Repost: I worked in hong kong for a few years. Generally I have more bad experience with Hong Kongers than good ones. I grew up in Singapore. I speak cantonese more slowly and with a slight accent. I am usually mild mannered which doesn’t look smart to them. I am also not as familiar with the culture the way they expected me to. Sometimes my colleague teased me but I just shrugged it off. I constantly come across with acquaintance, e.g., shop keepers, people at events, the hong kongers judged me within 1 minute and make me feel like I am not worth talking to, or worse somebody who should be looked down at – until I speak english. Hong Kongers are the most impolitely snobbish and quick-to-judge people I have ever met around the world. I had even worse experience working with hong kong bosses. I ever worked in an office whereby the hong konger bosses – yea, more than one, constantly degrade the employee’s physical appearance, family background, …and everything personal under the sun, and even pat each other’s on the back for being the ‘meanest’. There are less extreme but other creepy example of a supervisor who looked suppressed all the time, and sometimes like to write email in BOLD RED letters to warn me about what he think is major mistakes, e.g., Being not on time while my job can also be done at home. Not to mention, the hong konger’s boyfriends I used to date would openly discuss the possibility of cheating, hey I never say I am open to “open relationship”! Now I am happily married to non-hong konger and left hong kong for good.
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Oct 13, 2015