一年唔幫襯大地產商

剛剛遊歷南美九個月。

南美原住民的土地抗爭運動,令我敬佩又感動,早早已打算回來時要和大地產商玩玩。你也可以說其實是玩自己。因為一年唔幫襯大地產商,不只是買唔買樓的問題。不知自己為什麼會想到這樣的一個行動來抗議。

讀了《地產霸權》。

七月回港後第一本看的書。原來地產霸權比我想像中霸道,大地產商對香港經濟的操控無孔不入。看了這本書既深受啟發,同時也有點下墮深淵的感覺。一年唔幫襯大地產商,衣食住行任何一方面都有困難。不過,就是這種沒有選擇下的選擇,讓身邊的朋友或更多人思考我們可以怎樣生活下去。

算是行動書寫。

記得曾看過一位英國青年的書,他用了半年時間,不斷找最低工資的工作為生,以行動來親身體會拿最低工資生活的工人的生活。他發現無論是衣食住行和娛樂,都因為低入息而大收限制。當然還有香港的大學講師潘毅,曾經當了打工妹半年,然後寫出中國女工的工作及生存處境。地產霸權,實在看不過眼。雖然才疏學淺,但總算還有勇氣和時間。就用未來一年時間玩玩自己,也和他們玩玩,看看大地產商在香港的壟斷有多麼長闊高深。

二零一零年十月十八日

由這天起,生活會不同了,我知道。就先由「行」方面看看,唔幫襯大地產商,我還有什麼選擇。

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86 Responses to 一年唔幫襯大地產商

  1. Do Chan 說道:

    hey man, i will join your action in someway. i’ve been boycotting McDonald’s and some major chain store already. but u r doing it in a awsome way!!!

    • yatming 說道:

      great to have a companion somewhere in hk! boycotting and at the same time spending money in small shops is a small step but can make a big difference, when more people like you and me put it into practice! more power to u!

  2. 匿名 說道:

    Good on you man!! I appreciate what you are doing! If I were single and young as you, I would have joined your action too. I used to live in Hong Kong. Frustrated how much life could be manipulated by the authorities and the powers, I left temporarily indefinitely. But HK is my home. I miss all the familiar places, people and live there. Yet, I am still learning whether the place now I am living will be a better place than Hong Kong, my beloved city. I will pray for you and God bless you. Hope you succeed in your one year boycott action.

    • yatming 說道:

      thx for support from abroad! dont know which corner of the earth you are now settling your body and soul, hope u find true happiness and satifaction! when u have time, share with me how’s life in your temporary new home 🙂

  3. Littlemu, 說道:

    Good on you man!! I appreciate what you are doing! If I were single and young as you, I would have joined your action too. I used to live in Hong Kong. Frustrated how much life could be manipulated by the authorities and the powers, I left temporarily indefinitely. But HK is my home. I miss all the familiar places, people and live there. Yet, I am still learning whether the place now I am living will be a better place than Hong Kong, my beloved city. I will pray for you and God bless you. Hope you succeed in your one year boycott action.

  4. 親慧 說道:

    簡樸的生活 , 就是美的生活 , 我支持你 .

    • yatming 說道:

      簡單的生活令生活有踏實的感覺。我比較喜歡外國人的生活:他們一至四不會像香港人放工還到處去,多數回家,吃簡單的晚餐,到五六就會打扮狂歡,週日家庭日,做運動等等。香港人沒有了這種平日簡單和簡中狂歡的生活節奏,變得兩頭唔到岸,又忙有倦但有玩得不盡情。

  5. 說道:

    如果多啲人好似你咁,勇敢啲去面對霸權,我想信香港會好好多﹗

  6. EL 說道:

    100% support……
    and very happy to see you share on here…..

  7. Qentin Lee 說道:

    So good to see you on newspaper today, proud of you and its my pleasure to be your spanish student once, support you, God bless!!!

  8. Shatin Woman 說道:

    多謝你的分享, 和全力支持你, 希望人人做一點, 可以向大地產商說不, 現在香港政府好像停頓下來, 甚麼都不做, 沒有全面計劃為香港和香港人將來打算, 也許我們要靠自己, 我須然是一名師奶仔, 從今天起, 不在百佳, 惠康和大集團購物和消費, 回來小時候的舖頭仔, 茶餐廰.
    大家一起行動, 用群眾悲微力量向大集團說"不".

    • yatming 說道:

      多謝師奶仔的分享:)很同意你說,香港的發展停止了,當身邊的地方,連中國大陸也有不少地方,比香港發展更有視野和更全面,香港還在低聲下氣乞求最低工資:(
      回到小時候的鋪頭仔,好呀!重新認識他們,讓老板認識我們,互相支持和信任。支持你!

  9. funli 說道:

    最近收到這則電郵,「Please vote for SPCA Foster Parents for Animals Programme in http://www.loveideas」,是動物協會的「動物暫養父母」(Foster Parent for Animals) 計劃,就申請李嘉誠基金會向會員及公眾呼籲,希望大家到基金會上進行網上投票。
    我收到後無比懊惱與惆悵,至今未有舉動。我家的寶貝老貓 13 年前在動物協會領養,我對動物的愛護與拯救活動無限支持,但要我到李嘉誠基金會投票,我實在不願意!!!
    有部份富豪(以至政府)都以為商家在社會上賺了大錢,然後做點慈善,就無負於社會、無負於窮人!一個正常的社會不是這樣的!商家壟斷了社會上的資源,其中地產商、大企業的壟斷,對社會最明顯的影響是,令許多克勤克儉、小本經營的小商店無以為繼……許多有意創業的人都抱著「做生意等同替地產商打工」的心態,與其拿錢供養地產商,倒不如甚麼也不幹好了。政府向大地產商的傾斜,扼殺了整個社會的上進心與創意,製造更大的貧富懸殊社會不均,然後,本來想做些「小生意搵餐晏仔」的人,在大企業的圍堵下,被逼結業,可能就只好坐著向這些大慈善家的基金伸手要錢,然後,大商家們說:「我取諸社會、用諸社會!!!」──偉大啊!自編自導自我營造這偉大的假象!偉大的假象背後是:把大眾的生活一舉一動、吃喝拉睡控制在指掌間,有需要時向你們施捨一下,吊住你地條命,好讓日後繼續慢慢壓榨!魔鬼和天使,在幌子飄揚下很易被混淆。

    • yatming 說道:

      有些資助,真的不應拿。做人要有些骨氣。如果在華人的社會,我最想生活在台灣,你說的開小鋪,手作仔,辦民宿,甚至自己建屋,都可以,亦很普遍。
      每年宣報香港連續多少年是全球最自由的經濟體系的那一天,也是我嘆氣最多的一天。我希望下一年,我們不再是第一!那一天起,就是香港站起來的一天!
      互勉之!

    • CH Lee 說道:

      同意!

  10. Tyler 說道:

    看到你的行動,有點遇見知音客的感覺

  11. YT 說道:

    Hey man, I support you 100%! You set a good example that poor ordinary people can voice their opinions in such a public way. We don’t want to be the slaves of those so call business men that make fun by exploiting ordinary people (or their lives). Our government is such a useless one that we don’t have any hope they will do sth. to change the fact that HK economy is controlled by those few ass holes. We have to be united to make sure they know we are not their slaves.

    Thanks for being the revolutionary and I want to let you know that you are not alone in this!!!

    • Poon cy 說道:

      龐先生
      十分支持你的行動!但你需要查清楚單車可以行的道路, 因為我見到你有在行人路或緊急通道上踩單車, 按法例行人路是不能踩單車,另外不是所有緊急通道也可以踩單車。而部分車道路踩單車有頗高的風險, 務必小心.

      • yatming 說道:

        我知道行人路不可踩車,也親身體會到在香港踩車有的風險,謝謝關心。我目前真的有時在行人稀疏的行人路段上踩車,這是我現在的折衷做法,如果沒有人時,我會正常速度,有人的話,我會非常慢,盡量就到我就像行人,不會令路人突然被嚇倒。當了解多些路況,我會再減少踩行人路。

    • yatming 說道:

      Yeah. I can feel that I am not alone. People from all corners of HK are fighting back in their own ways. That’s very encouraging. Yes, I believe little people like me can make a big difference when we really practice what we believe in. All the best my friend!

  12. Toby 說道:

    你的行為,給我力量! 原本香港仲有有心人,全力支持你…你並不孤單,加油呀..

  13. Michael Tsangson 說道:

    Yatming,

    從蘋果日報知悉閣下. 我20年前,已見到香港的屋邨商舖,只租給大集團,
    不租給小商販. 1=一般小本經營者,必被趕盡殺絕.小民失去做小老闆創業的途徑.
    2=在大集團壟斷下,居民任由宰割.
    你可算是在這方面站出來的第一人.
    有你站出來,我全力支持你 Yatming.

    Michael. 11-2010

  14. ET8 說道:

    I am so prond of you and you are not alone. Amazing! I also have the same feeling and trying and tell my mother trying not to go big suppermarket and go to wet market instead already. I trying not go to chain fastfood store and go to small restaurant instead. I know this is not easy for your life but not too hard. I am trying that way. If I can’t doing for 100% that I try 80% if not even 30% I must do….Friend!! I always become one of the people to fright back!!!

  15. CH Lee 說道:

    龐兄,贊成亦支持你
    人們應重新審視個人的需要。
    如果肯花1或2個月的時間去反思及嘗試生活裡不使用那些由大財閥控制的商號,供應的「服務」,會發覺其實需求越少越快樂。
    我的家庭早已實行了類似的生活,其他有心人亦可以按自己的條件,能力範圍內或多或少地實踐。我相信總會發現,當你實踐之後,會比之前更快樂,亦節省了不少金錢。
    在蘋果的報導中列出商,我家的用率如,大分享一下:
    極少使用:屈臣氏(一年兩、三次,好多野可以係其他鋪買到,例如藥房)、豐澤(已無幫襯超過一年,好多電器其他鋪都有,有些小型電器鋪重可以替你去代理取貨兼幫你安裝)、OK便利店和7-Eleven(增值才去)、可口可樂(一年飲不超過五罐)、新巴、城巴新渡輪(去離島才用)

    少用:九巴(需要離開本區時才用)、機場巴士(外遊才用)、天星小輪(過海代替港鐵用)、百佳(間中幫襯,一個月約三次)、惠康(因為近,稍多,一個星期約二次)、萬寧(比屈臣氏多少少)、宜家家居(有時D家居用品平過實X、日本X,較合用,需求簡單就不用買太多東西)、One2Free(用最平月費:36)

    不會用:皇巴士(不會返內地)
    Great、 Taste、 Gourmet、Market Place、 GNC、 ThreeSixty、(早已抽離此等高檔商店物品較好的心態)
    美心 MX、美心西餅、美心皇宮、美心大酒樓、 m.a.x. concepts、必勝客、星巴克(我已經唔幫襯啦!)、元氣壽司、千両、潮江春、北京樓:(盡量不會出街食飯,如必要亦多數不會幫襯以上;自己煮重好,朋友聚會通常在我家舉行,自由自在又節省又開心,食得健康。)
    屈臣氏蒸餾水(自己煲水飲,帶埋出街,無需買瓶裝水)、
    碧泉、菓汁先生、(通常都有糖,唔飲,工廠生產的飲品亦極極極少飲)
    東海堂、聖安娜餅店(自己做麵包、蛋糕,不用食添加物落肚)、
    屈臣氏酒窖(外面有好多小酒鋪)
    1010、電訊數碼、新世界傳動網、3、和記環球電訊PCCW、數碼通、(用緊123平月費)
    港燈、中華煤氣(住新界村屋,用唔到)

    • yatming 說道:

      很鼓舞的分享。你說得對,資本主義社會不斷製造虛假的需要,令到我們賣命去換來我們不需要,不能令我們滿足的東西。是時候讓我們看真我們需要的是什麼!
      祝福你和你的家人,時常快樂滿足,自由自左。

  16. mika 說道:

    Hello龐先生, 在appledaily看過關於你的報導, 真的很支持你的行動. 本人由今天開始巳無幫襯百佳, 轉向我家附近街市買東西, 真的如你所講平過超市. 打算以後都這樣做, 不過唯一暫時未能做到就是以單車代步 😦 希望有更多人能效法你這麼有意義的舉動.

  17. 匿名 說道:

    proud of you, will support, little people can make a big difference, u are not alone

  18. Fedora 說道:

    You have support from my family, and we have joined your actions! I have circulated news-clippings on your actions to people around me.

    Actually it is not so difficult to exclude those mega corporations (except public tranpsort and utility) from daily life, but HK people need to change their purchasing ways indeed. There are actually many small shops.

    BTW, thanks for your information on collection of recycling glasses!!!

    • yatming 說道:

      Great to have support from your family! I’m so moved to know that you are passing around the news clip. You’re absolutely right, it is not that difficult to free yourself from big chain stores and corporations. we just need to have some adjustments of our daily habit.
      I guess you are going to recycle glasses, arent u? awesome!
      Please send my blessings to your family.
      More power to you!

  19. linonyeung 說道:

    高度支持!
    你是香港良心,希望你能感染更多香港人,不再盲目餵養香港癌細胞--地產商,不做他們奴隸,創造公平社會!
    會嘗試逐步努力實行!

    • yatming 說道:

      過獎了。這只是我個人一個小小的修練。我也希望能和多些人分享,所以有媒體邀約訪談,我都盡量應約。有望動搖一下建制。一起努力呀!

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  21. Lydia 說道:

    Hi Yat Ming,

    Just wanted to say 加油! and to let you know I’ll do what I can to support this cause. It’s so easy to feel disillusioned and powerless in HK, but actions like the ones you propose would make such a difference if enough people implemented them. Supporting the smaller shops and wet markets are no hardship from my perspective in any event – I find they stock much better/ fresher stuff than the chains.

    The HK government needs to introduce a true competition and merger control regime in HK to stop the oligopoly madness in HK.

    • yatming 說道:

      Lydia, reading your comment gives me a fresh good start on a Sunday, thanks!
      I am also waiting for more people, esp younger ones, to start their version of life with consciousness and passion.
      you are right, introducing regulations is what hk needs, but it might not come in the near future…let’s not lose heart and fight the battle in our everyday life…

  22. Elvin Loo 說道:

    Hi yatming! Thx for starting this and I will join your action in someways.

  23. Tony 說道:

    Hi, Yat Ming! I support you and appreciate your bravery action! I will join you in someways. Try our very best! Keep on, man!

  24. yuk 說道:

    支持你!!!

  25. Macau friend 說道:

    不一樣的香港朋友,加油啊!

  26. kuen 說道:

    極度支持你~支持我都是畫量過著簡樸的生活

    不都想過踏單車返工,不過實在太遠冇辦法不坐巴士

  27. pwc1936 說道:

    I and my children support you , & join in your action .

  28. killua338 說道:

    加油! 萬分支持你!

  29. from Toronto 說道:

    The tvb Tuesday Report episode about you aired last night here in Toronto in a local Chinese TV station. Glad to know about your story and keep up the good work.

  30. from Calgary 說道:

    I’ve watched your interview from the TVB Tuesday Report in Canada. Your story is very inspirational. Every effort counts. Keep up the good work.

  31. yatming 說道:

    Happy to receive your support! Happy New Year!

  32. k9mania 說道:

    I am also the one who has just watched the Tuesday Report broadcasted here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am deeply impressed of your courage, and your determination to put it in action. I am sure your message will spread, and others will follow. Hopefully someone will pick up the same honourable action after you in order to show the conglomerates the “power of the Hong Kong people". I promise I will definitely follow suit whenever I stay in Hong Kong.

  33. jlam 說道:

    Hi Yat Ming,

    Greetings from Vancouver, Canada! I also watched the Tuesday Report and just wanted to let you know that you are an inspiration. Your dedication and will to raise awareness and to support local business is very noble. I will definatley try to do the same the next time I’m back in Hong Kong.

    Thank you for all your efforts!

    Cheers,

    Jessica

  34. testing 說道:

    testing 123

  35. Stephen Chan 說道:

    Dear Mr. Yat Ming,

    I am an architecture student of HKU, my name is Stephen Chan. Currently I am working on my final year design thesis titled Hong Kong New Squatter (香港新寮民). Since I find that your 1-year action against developers is in line with my thesis, I would like to invite you to be the virtual client of my thesis project.

    In the thesis, I want to challenge the unreasonable high price and mode of production of housing in Hong Kong, which developers play a controller role. Squatter houses (寮屋) on the other hand are affordable and the people have control over their environment. To react against developers and unjust policy, I suggest that Hong Kong people should revisit squatting as an alternative mode of living.

    The preliminary idea is to design a kit of parts, which allow people to build their squatter house easily. In order to make these parts suitable for users, it would be great if you can be the virtual client to give suggestions from a user perspective.

    The project will carry a slight rebellious mood and it may not be an ultimate practical solution to the problem in Hong Kong. However, it is the intension of the project to make people think about the environmental and economic problem raised by developers and unjust policy. By raising people’s awareness it is hope that the situation can have certain improvement.

    If you are interested in helping me with this thesis for Hong Kong, please contact me and I can explain to you further. My e-mail is:

    stephenchan_art@yahoo.com.hk

    Thank you for your attention.

    Yours sincerely
    Chan Chi Yin Stephen

  36. Jacky Hung 說道:

    Yat Ming,

    Start reading your blog & really appreciate your action!
    Count me in this battle!

  37. Australian Friend 說道:

    Yat Ming,

    I saw a TVB report about you! I am deeply touched. Growing up in capitalism and globalisation, conglomerates are part of out life and we take that as default.
    Your action made me start thinking, checking out other alternatives and better options!
    I would like to thank you for getting me to look into my consumption habits.
    Love to see what you will come up next year!!
    Good luck!

    • yatming 說道:

      so glad that you are inspired by my action. start to look for options makes a lot of difference in our life. you’ll find out treasures on your journey all the way. enjoy 2011!

  38. RIV 說道:

    加油。。。世界的改变,从小我做起

  39. Zue 說道:

    Hi! I’m in Vancouver. I just watched a Hongkong show featured your story of action towards major chain businesses in HK. It sure is making me think twice! How many months has it been? Please keep me posted on your progress and your story!
    Zue

  40. Zue 說道:

    If you ever visit Vancouver, we would love to be your host. 🙂

  41. kawai 說道:

    i’ve read your book, every words.

  42. k9mania 說道:

    Can I have the title of your book? When was it published? Who is the publisher? ISBN? Do you know if I can buy it online? because I am not living in HK?

  43. Queenie Wong 說道:

    謝謝我的朋友和我分享這書,看得出他心中那團火像你一樣的熱!多少人將事情掛在嘴邊,卻沒有做到,你的身體力行喚醒了很多人,這種默默的行動,令生活添上意義,雖然我已加入行列,但看過你的書後,看來應該從新編排生活,及改變更多生活習慣。
    書中列出的有用資料很好,很多鮮為人知的地方原來早就存在,只是從來沒有留意
    希望這個行動改名,不是一年,而是以後,能帶領和教育一下代,不再被地產商毒害
    希望有機會一起分享減少和回收的方法,謝謝!

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    • 匿名 說道:

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