In today’s Talking Points column in the racing page of the SCMP, racing writer Sam Agars writes, “There is the thinking that Hongkongers need horse racing more than ever during periods of severe restrictions”. This, after some lengthy ping ponging and guessing and double guessing under the headline “Could ‘lockdown’ wreak havoc on Champions Day?” “Havoc?” Isn’t this what’s going on in Hong Kong now? Havoc? There’s going to be even more havoc if Champions Day doesn’t happen? S
Nothing against the Baker’s dozen called Mirror, but how exactly this singing and dancing boyband is going to work as “anti-pandemic ambassadors” for Hong Kong and “the face of the city’s anti-pandemic efforts”, only time will tell. One hears the band is already making a music video in their role to fight the pandemic. Wowser. It’s awfully nice that Mirror, their management and supportive television channel- ViuTV- have given their time and talent to the people of Hong Kong.
Forget everything that happened in 2019. What you have today is a very different Hong Kong- different to even what it was five short years ago. The events of 2019 when local droogs ran rampant throughout Hong Kong cheered on by the naivety of their supporters, ended up changing the psyche of this city forever. Being immediately hit after this by the Covid virus and everything that the pandemic has wrought on once stable and vibrant Hong Kong has been a double whammy of fear a