You may ask me what are they doing?
Well, they are not taking a rest because of too tired after a shopping!
They are mostly man holding a newspaper in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
They are not waiting for job in front of labour department.
They are studying the best they can as they are going to invest their time and energy in the Horse racing... GAMBLING!
It happens mostly in the horse racing season at every Wednesday/Sunday evening and on certain occassions such as Christmas, Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese new year that The Jockey Club will arrange certain special game for them to lose their money.
Hong Kong Jockey Club annual income for 2007 is approximately HKD1,800,000,000,00.00. At least 20% will be donated to the Charity committees in Hong Kong. So that is why I said this is a losing money investment.
Why I said to lose thier money as I have never Seen a man or woman ever won in gambling! There is one of the Chinese saying " There is no Gambler to buy a land" as the lucky one will never be me.
But We have to create certain opportunity for these people most of them are from lower earning class and with less education. This is their last hope and this is their dream in such kind of bad-managed -government. Their senior offices are unebale to understand how bad the siutaion of the poor people and unable to support these lower earing class of people by porviding them jobs!
If they do not have certain channel to release their energy, they will try to make trouble to the other people and Government.
There are approximately 150,000 people addicted to Gambling and I hope that they can "Go Back to the shore" and start a new page by dropping this bad habit of gambling!
I have never gambled before, because I have already too many bad habits!
photo take after work at Tsuen Wan area Sat 20 Dec 2008