The biggest news in Hong Kong these past 3 days is definitely the hostage crisis in Manila. It happened far away, yet played out for hours directly in front of us in real time on TV. It was disturbingly bloody, yet irresistibly captivating. It was so obviously inept, yet undeniably real. It unified us HongKongers - a seemingly impossible feat.
Some of us are disturbed by the scenes on TV. Some are so angry they want to fire their Filipino maids. Some want to find and punish those who are responsible. Some are indignant towards those who seem callous towards the victims. Some want to find ways to prevent such tragedies from repeating. Some are afraid to go on tour anywhere, not only the Philippines. Some fear for their own mortality. Some applaud the heroic. All lament the mistakes that have been made.