Le Jardin des plantes de Taichung
5 years ago
End of quoted article as published in HK magazine in March 2009 (had since been removed from website).So what do you think? Was it over the board? Thousands of Filippinos demonstrated on the streets of Central on 1 April 2009. Given the large number of domestic helpers who came from the Phillipines and working in many Hong Kong households, should they go on strike for a day or two, many moms will find themselves juggling schedules to attend their kids before or after work. So will many families who depend on these domestic helpers to take care of their elderly parents. I think being satirical to your own people is one thing, that is Chip Tsao can ridicule the Chinese as much as he likes, since he is part of us. He has the "ownership" to the identity. However, when that extends to other people of different cultures, which occurred in this case, he got himself into hot water. He is as patronising as the "West" or the industrialised countries lecturing on developing countries, countries with emerging markets, etc. etc. Filippinos DO contribute to the prosperity of the local Hong Kong economy, we don't need to add salt to their wounds given many of them left behind families (husbands and children) to work here. Satirist or not, one just can't have the cake and eat it. May this be a lesson learnt for him and many of us HongKongers, or else Asia's World City would become Asia's racist city.