Exodus of The Apparitions

You know when you have that ultimate feeling
of wanting to just walk.
It's a hard feeling to suppress if you have any creative force left in
your bones.
You just can't sit and squash who you are day after day, and listen to
more and b*llsh*t until you feel you want to explode.
Being in this country, it's embarrassing at times to say you are
western, but that magic safety valve that you would normally have at
home seems to get busted into a million pieces here. Manners are lost,
politeness is gone, rudeness and arrogance are not challenged,
disrespect for human beings is normal.
Forgetting about your wife/girlfriend/family/beer gut and your ugly
face as if it was all just a dream. WAKE UP, if the girls like you here
it's not coz you're anything great, you're a novelty, rich to them or
the guys here don't treat them so well.
You do business here? Earn a lot? Because mainly you couldn't do it
back home.
WAKE UP. You are not a Prince, a Politician, a Tycoon, a Rock Star or a
KING.
You are just a westerner in China, you are nothing special, so REMEMBER
that.
This is not paradise, heaven a place to retire or a place to bring up
kids.
Same for Hong Kong. It's a hole, and Hong Kong is a hole dressed up
like a cheap London tart.
I'm not fooled by any of it, I see right through it all.
But to those that escape from their own countries, it's refuge, so they
turn a blind eye to REALITY. Me I see it for what it really is, empty,
soulless and not worth bothering with except for a visit.

Paul Bishop
The Ghost That Walks