Introduction to funny colloquial HK Cantonese phrases: 搵食啫,犯法呀 That's how we justify outrageous things we do that's still technically legal

This summarizes the cultural mentality in HK:

  • as far as profit is concerned, anything goes as long as it’s legal
  • schadenfreude

The third quote in the video was actually taken out of context and therefore incorrectly translated. In the show, the word 精神 refers to (body) energy, not spirits (ideals). Dayo meant to say that HKers worked so hard in a prospering economy that people were constantly tired and lacked the attention span to appreciate art and culture. Just ignore it.

Nonetheless, I believe Mr. Siu made the mistake because we all subconsciously agree that the core values of Hongkongers is the lack of thereof, which the stand up comedian Dayo Wong also mentioned in his (supposedly) final standup comedy show. In fact, I’m proud of it: it simply means even the average HK people aren’t too stupid (see Dilbert and Rick and Morty and ye shall comprehend: values are for stupid people who cannot reason through the purpose of their actions)

249 total views, no views today

Everything is conditional. We just don’t know what the conditions are.

This is a quote from House MD. It succinctly explained my entire viewpoint of everything so far with un-contradicted accuracy.

With this concise wording, I don’t have to explain to people why I don’t want any romantic relationships, why I think the concept of family is toxic, and why I consider love as a vestigial trait from evolution that we’re are abusing to mislead people to do our bidding and not pay them fairly. Now they can work out these conclusions by simply reasoning from “Everything is conditional. We just don’t know what the conditions are .” Neat!

177 total views, no views today

Rick and Morty Quote: What people called love

From Rick and Morty Season 1, Episode 6:

Rick: Listen Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people calls “love” is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I (Morty’s grandpa) did it. Your parents are gonna do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science.

A follow up from Episode 9:

With the writers Rick and Morty, universities can close down the philosophy department and move all the logicians to the math department:

A follow up from Episode 8:

Nobody exists on purpose 

 

7,930 total views, 7 views today