Happy Monday

We ease ourselves gently into the new week with a pleasant little diatribe from pro-democrat lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki, who says Hong Kong infrastructure projects are turning into Mainland-style money-losing tofu-dregs white elephants, about which our increasingly lame legislature can do nothing. (Full text is here for now.)

Mainstream pan-dems are mostly comfortable discussing abstract high-minded principles rather than skewering the government where it hurts – which this does. Then again, Dr Kwok is known for not giving a damn.

Just like someone I saw on a rare visit to my local gwailo-pub. It is apparently not only acceptable these days to bring a baby into a beer-den, but to prop up a toy-but-real video screen in front of the infant, so it can watch Peppa Pig (or something) and sooth/stimulate/rot its mind along with all the boozing adults…

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6 Responses to Happy Monday

  1. Stanley Lieber says:

    Well, I was raised the same way, and look how I turned out.

  2. Stuart says:

    Well since they have high chairs I guess it’s not a one off. Makes sense for the pub, prepping the next generation of customers and all that

  3. reductio says:

    Anything to keep the brats quiet. Personally, I’d also add gin to the milk.

  4. Goatboy says:

    Headphones would hurt its sensitive little ears, you monster!

  5. Knownot says:

    What good companions we are,
    Together at the bar.
    I can have a moderate drink
    And meditate and think,
    Or watch the video, share the fun,
    Bonding with my son.

    A poor chap sitting on his own
    Fiddled with his phone
    And nimbly toook a photo of us.
    Everyone will love us,
    And in these new millennial days
    Congratulate and praise:
    A tender image, kind and good,
    Of modern fatherhood.

  6. Paul says:

    What’s with the censorship of the photo? They are in a _public_ house – they have no reasonable expectation of privacy!

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