Love and Peace in Hong Kong

I am falling in love with Hong Kong all over again.

While broadcasters continue to show dark, dramatic images, I have become obsessed with uncovering many human moments and touching stories of love and kindness pouring out of Admiralty, Mongkok, Causeway Bay, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. The message is clear — we are Hong Kong people and we love Hong Kong.

Let’s celebrate the peaceful achievements of these dedicated young people who have successfully united our community around a new feelings of pride and a renewed sense of identity. This has been done and it can never be undone. Their focused efforts, creative enthusiasm and focused energy is equal parts astounding and humbling. Their clear and consistent messaging is the envy of every public relations professional. Dialogues have begun between elders and youth, parents and children in dialogues that will forever change our relationships with each other. The world is watching the peaceful (and sometimes not-so-peaceful) actions of residents from all walks of life participating or opposing. Art is created, songs are sung and voices are heard.

One humid September night in our city that never sleeps, a new Hong Kong was born out of the clear and gentle determination of a few that sparked an outpouring of kindness and generosity from many. For me, this is a story about people, not politics and I could not be more proud of these students if they were my own sons and daughters.

#LoveAndPeace,

Kinzie

As a media professional living in my adopted home of Hong Kong since 1992, I encourage you to harness the power of positive messaging and spread the love — share your favorites wherever you find them and join supporters around the world to support the opening of Hong Kong’s beautiful heart.

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#LoveAndPeace and connections

You can tweet directly to the crowds at the #OccupyHongKong movement at http://t.co/8fxeYBPhxf pic.twitter.com/rL3dmWTzoS #OccupyCentral — Andre Martin (@AndreMartin) October 13, 2014


#LoveAndPeace and the iconic skylines

Together, #HKers guard their city. Pic via Wan Leung #OccupyCentral #UmbrellaMovement #art #culture #hope #HongKong pic.twitter.com/DDDtUSxTyO

— Miss Vivienne Chow (@VivienneChow) October 14, 2014


#LoveAndPeace and a timely reminder

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#LoveAndPeace and a letter

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#LoveAndPeace and yellow

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#LoveAndPeace and reaching out


#LoveAndPeace and umbrellas in August


#LoveAndPeace and newspapers


#LoveAndPeace and tears


#LoveAndPeace and animation


#LoveAndPeace and SARS


#LoveAndPeace and front line smiles


#LoveAndPeace and Hello Kitty


#LoveAndPeace and life on the street


#LoveAndPeace and the finger


#LoveAndPeace and the yellow umbrella


#LoveAndPeace and a handshake


#LoveAndPeace and the birthday boy


#LoveAndPeace and press freedoms


#LoveAndPeace and a Legco member


#LoveAndPeace and a bamboo revival


#LoveAndPeace and a road sign


#LoveAndPeace and humanity

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#LoveAndPeace and little yellow umbrellas

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#LoveAndPeace and the bed


#LoveAndPeace and sunrise


#LoveAndPeace and constructions


#LoveAndPeace and movie stars

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#LoveAndPeace and planting seeds


#LoveAndPeace and a journalist tutor


#LoveAndPeace and the library


#LoveAndPeace and tiger moms


#LoveAndPeace and visitors


#LoveAndPeace and accommodation


#LoveAndPeace and prayers


#LoveAndPeace and economics


#LoveAndPeace and keeping calm


#LoveAndPeace and another Friday night


#LoveAndPeace and rush hour


#LoveAndPeace and The Daily Show https://www.facebook.com/robert.i.ferguson/posts/10153244206182571


#LoveAndPeace and zip ties


#LoveAndPeace and Guan Gong


#LoveAndPeace and morning class


#LoveAndPeace and no limos


#LoveAndPeace and joy


#LoveAndPeace and drawings


#LoveAndPeace and protest art


#LoveAndPeace and tv stars


#LoveAndPeace and photography


#LoveAndPeace and calligraphy


#LoveAndPeace and comedy


#LoveAndPeace and another upbeat journalist


#LoveAndPeace and an afternoon nap


#LoveAndPeace and delivery boys https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152739762017579


#LoveAndPeace and artwork


#LoveAndPeace and a pavillion


#LoveAndPeace and rest


#LoveAndPeace and happy


#LoveAndPeace and a song


#LoveAndPeace and clean toilets


#LoveAndPeace and color


#LoveAndPeace in the shadows


#LoveAndPeace and the art


#LoveAndPeace and the wall


#LoveAndPeace and the MTR


#LoveAndPeace and a quiet morning


#LoveAndPeace and a new dawn


#LoveAndPeace and Monday


#LoveAndPeace and healing art


#LoveAndPeace and magical moments


#LoveAndPeace and multimedia


#LoveAndPeace and a new perspective


#LoveAndPeace and communications


#LoveAndPeace and sound advice


#LoveAndPeace and signs


#LoveAndPeace and a proposal


#LoveAndPeace and the power centre


#LoveAndPeace and providing comfort


#LoveAndPeace and smiles


#LoveAndPeace and a pillar of democracy


#LoveAndPeace and restaurant signage


#LoveAndPeace and a new world record


#LoveAndPeace and providing comfort


#LoveAndPeace and public debate


#LoveAndPeace and a celebrity endorsement


#LoveAndPeace and cleaning up


#LoveAndPeace and a new local hero


#LoveAndPeace and student art


#LoveAndPeace and street sleepers


#LoveAndPeace and striking views


#LoveAndPeace and a quiet night in Central


#LoveAndPeace and sharing umbrellas


#LoveAndPeace and sticky notes


#LoveAndPeace and getting some rest


#LoveAndPeace and design


#LoveAndPeace and rain


#LoveAndPeace and cross-border cooperation


#LoveAndPeace and diversity


#LoveAndPeace and the spotlight


#LoveAndPeace and taking care


#LoveAndPeace and the yellow umbrella


#LoveAndPeace and free help with your homework

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#LoveAndPeace and our beloved Chinglish

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#LoveAndPeace and brisk business


#LoveAndPeace and free English tuition


#LoveAndPeace and Fendi first aid


#LoveAndPeace with lighting by nature


#LoveAndPeace and yoga


#LoveAndPeace and helping hands


#LoveAndPeace and flower girls


#LoveAndPeace and colorful barricades


#LoveAndPeace and taking out the trash


#LoveAndPeace and recycled umbrellas for shade


#LoveAndPeace and apology notes


#LoveAndPeace and bananas


#LoveAndPeace and the message mile


#LoveAndPeace and a music video https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152789329786214


#LoveAndPeace and recycling facilities


#LoveAndPeace and dreamers


#LoveAndPeace and freedom


#LoveAndPeace and a pedestrian zone


#LoveAndPeace and sleepovers


#LoveAndPeace and street flowers


#LoveAndPeace and don’t insult others


#LoveAndPeace and cardboard signs


#LoveAndPeace and the city that never sleeps


#LoveAndPeace and a sea of people


#LoveAndPeace and relaxed police


#LoveAndPeace and clear instructions


#LoveAndPeace and friendly faces


#LoveAndPeace and hugs


#LoveAndPeace and the boo boo bus


#LoveAndPeace and Chinese tourists


#LoveAndPeace and role reversal


#LoveAndPeace and school supplies


#LoveAndPeace and pedestrians


#LoveAndPeace and homework


#LoveAndPeace and thanks


#LoveAndPeace and hospitality


#LoveAndPeace and free umbrellas


#LoveAndPeace and respect


#LoveAndPeace and bankers who bbq


#LoveAndPeace and smiling faces


#LoveAndPeace and gentlemen


#LoveAndPeace and the morning after


#LoveAndPeace and all those plastic bottles


#LoveAndPeace and a single yellow umbrella


#LoveAndPeace and apologies


#LoveAndPeace and inspiration


#LoveAndPeace and DIY


#LoveAndPeace and family time


#LoveAndPeace and cleanup crews


#LoveAndPeace and the necessities


#LoveAndPeace and options


#LoveAndPeace and waste separation


#LoveAndPeace and design


#LoveAndPeace and crackers


#LoveAndPeace and wedding photos


#LoveAndPeace and shopping advice


#LoveAndPeace and local broadcasting


#LoveAndPeace and street smarts


#LoveAndPeace and the umbrella video https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152789329786214&set=vb.708946213&type=2&theater


#LoveAndPeace and protesting HK style


#LoveAndPeace and manners


#LoveAndPeace and helping out


#LoveAndPeace and street-cleaning


#LoveAndPeace and taking out the trash Students have had a busy week cleaning up after themselves even recycling rubbish!! #OccupyHK#HKStudentProtestpic.twitter.com/ZuH5ojeuDj — Sarah Clarke (@sarahclarkeabc) October 1, 2014


#LoveAndPeace and compliments


#LoveAndPeace and best wishes


#LoveAndPeace and messages


#LoveAndPeace and gentle reminders


#LoveAndPeace and innovation https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152784996066214&set=vb.708946213&type=2&theater


#LoveAndPeace and a rain dance


#LoveAndPeace and blue skies


#LoveAndPeace and taking a break


#LoveAndPeace and keep calm

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#LoveAndPeace and the news release

Kinzie

Founder of HK heartbeat - serving Hong Kong since 2001 ... naturally