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Irish Born Chinese

HK people more materialistic? - Part II

Created Sunday, 10th November 2002, 15:01 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

I was just thinking (again!). Maybe the overseas Chinese are more materialistic than HK people.

Just think, Chinese people overseas, far away from other Chinese friends and relatives in HK (China, whichever way you think). We pay through the roof to watch Chinese tv, double the price for CDs, movies and food. 20 years ago, we would get Chinese supplies once a year! At least that has changed. But back to materialism, why is it so prodominent in Chinese people? The main thing is MONEY. Wealth plays such a big part of Chinese people’s lives, no matter how big or small. It shows what car, house, how successful a business (big or small) you own. And a family, all Chinese kids have to attend University. And Chinese women, all they care about the amount of expensive jewellary they have, and how their own family is better than anyone. Believe me, it is a really horrid conversation to be in. Who cares! Just living comfortably and be modest. What with the Rolexes and stuff, boy! From what I see and hear, the less well off a Chinese person is, the more they blag about their family, and the louder they are. Why? I am just sick and tired of people like that, and they do exist. Wonder if that is the reason why I don’t have many Chinese friends. But I do know that IBCs like me feel the same as well.