Time space warp in Hongkong


Even though every nook was Wi-Fi ready and one only had to go to the public library (or any public establishment with computers, for that matter) for free internet access, I wasn’t able to allot blogging time in Hongkong at all. I had to run to and from the Hongkong University, where the ILPS-Youth (International League of Peoples’ Struggle) and ASA (Asian Student Association) Youth and Student Conference was taking place; and Victoria Park, where the Philippine delegation held most of its activities for the People’s Action Week.

Our days started really early, and ended up usually by 2-3am after our daily assessments and consultations. Between attending fora and conferences, and preparing and taking part in the monumental street marches, nothing much could be done but maximize the little idle time to rest, connect with international youth delegates, find cheap but satisfactory restos and hop to the Jusco 10-dollar shop in search for thingamajigs as possible gimmicks and prop materials.

Kaya pahabol. Here’s my blow-by-blow take of young radicals’ short but stout stint in the recently concluded Hongkong anti-WTO protests.

read full story here.

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