I Love The Country, but not the Party
I'm headed back to Hong Kong next week. I just missed Sarah Palin's foreign policy debut, but I'll be getting back in time to catch the "celebrations" for the 60th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. HK should be low key, but in China they are literally moving heaven and earth to make everything perfect.
A friend sent me this music video from a local Hong Kong band called "My Little Airport." They've written a pretty cool birthday song for China:
Actually, since the October 1st holiday happens to coincide with the traditional Mid-autumn festival, I'm pretty sure that folks in HK will be more interested in eating Mooncakes than cheering Chairman Mao. I know I will be.
I've had a wonderful summer in the U.S. but I think I'm ready to turn into an expat again. I love the country, but the Party drives me crazy with anger and frustration. A little distance--oh, say, about 8,000 miles--really does help.