The first time I travelled to Hong Kong I was completely overwhelmed by the mass of humanity.
The crowds are still here in Hong Kong but there has been a certain level of sanitisation of Hong Kong. Many of the street markets, night “restaurants” have gone. And whilst I maybe amongst the majority, physically I am still an outsider.
I am considered usually as a bit of a novelty. At worst as a gwei mui. limited With my broken and badly spoken,With my broken and badly spoken extremely limited Cantonese and my very obvious western ways. But nevertheless I am spoken to politely (usually) and with patience.
What’s the difference between this
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Had a reply off AB. Yup, he really is a prick.
Thank you for your letter, dated 16 March. I am grateful for your comments, though I do not share your view that adoption is a social ill.
I sympathise with you that your experience of being an adoptee was an unfortunate one. However, many thousands of children are adopted, and it is my belief that the law as it stands offers protection to those children, and support to their adoptive families. Adoption is in my view, very much a sign of a caring, civilised society.
I would therefore not wish to enter into a dialogue with you on the general merits of adoption per se.
I still look forward to receiving a reply from the County Council, and I will forward that reply to you, as soon as I receive it.
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Back in 2010, I wrote the Let the battle commence post, detailing my quest for adoptee specific psychological support. Well it took over a year, but in December 2011, I finally got myself along to visit Aidan Burley, MP‘s The Help Zone, in order to try to get my local MP on the case.
The following is the reply that I hand delivered to The Help Zone this morning for them to pass on to Aidan, and is answering a letter he sent me.
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Dear Mr Burley
Thank you for your letter, dated 10 February 2012, in response to my enquiries at The Help Zone, Cannock.
I also offer my thanks to you for writing to the Chief Executive at Staffordshire County Council, to ask him what support Staffordshire County Council may be able to provide. However, I was somewhat perturbed to find that…
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