“The purpose for us being here is because of the Government. They don’t understand our feelings. We feel…Not just angry – Angry is for the police, for what they did yesterday. They just attacked our citizens, but we had no weapons. That’s why we need more people, to support each other, this is the reason for us being here.”
“We think that if we don’t strike and fight for what we want, we won’t get anything. The most immediate thing we hope is for CY Leung to step down. But eventually we want real universal suffrage. We don’t want to just vote for someone nominated by the Chinese government.”
“What’s something that you’re currently struggling with?"
"Hm..I really can’t think of anything. Life is pretty good right now. My children are doing really well, I have a great family. My kids are older and on their way to college! Well, one of them just completed college and the other one just started. So that’s probably why I’m not struggling.”
“What’s something that you regret the most?”
"That I didn’t get to spend enough time with my father before he passed away. When I was 18 years old I left home and went backpacking in different countries. Actually, before I went to America, I didn’t speak any English. I had some family that worked at a Chinese restaurant so i just stayed with them and worked. After saving enough money, I would go out and travel again.”
“He’s an old dog, turning 13 soon. There are times when he doesn’t want to eat. He never really liked to play anyway, even when he was younger. Sometimes I actually think he’s dead! When he’s sleeping, I’ll go over to check just if he’s breathing.”