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Are You Making These Mistakes As A Writer?

I have been attending a coaching course from a master who has achieved six figures in yearly book sales and working on a total overhaul of my books for the last few months. As I haven’t tested them yet, I don’t know for sure whether they will work or not. But one thing is pretty sure, at least now I know what I wasn’t doing right from the beginning and making all the necessary changes as I write.

Being a writer myself, I can understand the craving for seeing your book on print is always very strong and we tend to hurry things up without giving much attention on preparation. Without proper preparation, your book is going nowhere and it’s where most writers do fail.

If you want to have any chance of succeeding as a writer, this is the list of must do things before you actually start uploading your book in Amazon.

1. Cover – It has to be nice, professionally done and eye catching. If the cover of your book is not done properly, you will fail on the first huddle and your dream of being a successful writer will die even before it has started.
2. Title – It must grab readers’ attention.
3. Description – It has to be epic, enticing, and the best writing of your career.
4. Keywords – The keywords have to be properly selected, find the right ones, and tweak them until it works for your book.
5. Category – You must select the right category that suits your book best.
6. Writing – The writing has to be good, properly edited and proofread
7. Formatting – The book must be properly formatted by professional.
8. Price – The price has to be right for both print and ebook, if it is too high, nobody will buy.

Of course, it’s easy to list them out. The hardest part is how to perfect them on practices. It has to be done either by our own or pay someone to it for you. This is where help is needed for most of us and if you are not sure, let the experts do the job for you. It’s like the main foundation of a structure and without one, it’s going nowhere. If it’s not properly done, no matter what you do later on, it won’t have much effect on your books.

Still, there is one very important point for all to remember though. You must complete the whole list without leaving one out. It’s not a multiple choice, it’s rather like a box-set and leaving one will stop the whole circle. And all eight of them must be prepared well before the final launch of your book. Only then, whatever you do for the marketing of your book, will start working and your dream of becoming a writer will come true. Having said that however, please always keep in mind that it’s just the beginning and there are still plenty of works to do before the actual dream begins.

If you were making those mistakes like many writers, please stop right there and start rebuilding your base before you do anything else.

Last but not least, I never write as an expert, I always write from my own experiences and the only reason I do is to help other fellow writers by sharing my experiences and nothing more. I have paid for it so you don’t have to. Thank you so much and keep on writing.

TIM I GURUNG/AUTHOR AT ISSLCARE – http://www.timigurung.com

100 WAYS TO MAKE NEPAL GREAT AGAIN…!

I wrote a piece about Nepal last year, it was rather a negative one and many had requested for a positive one. Although it took much longer than I had initially anticipated, I am still very pleased to say that I have heard you and here is my take as you have requested. As the old saying, late is still much better than never, and hope you folks will appreciate it.

Before I get to the points, there is still an issue, some readers have questioned about the definition of the word ‘Great’ and that needs to be answered. Well, the answer can vary in manifolds and I can actually write a book about that single word alone. But I will provide one simple example that should clear all the air and it goes something like this – if you are travelling the world and you are allowed to enter those new countries without any hassles and prejudices, then you can call yourself that you are indeed from one of the great nations of the world. And unfortunately, Nepal is not one of them.

Now that is being cleared off the way, here is the list of 100 ways, which if fully applied, might be able to make our poor nation great again.

1. Close the border with India by building an eight feet tall fence line along it.
2. Abolish the outdated caste system and stop discrimination and persecution against people purely based on caste.
3. Make family planning nation’s first priority again and educate people on having a small and happy family.
4. Stop discriminating against women, provide equal rights for both girls and boys, and introduce a new law that requires for parents to send the girls to the school as they do for the boys.
5. Girls must have the same rights as the boys to the family properties/assets.
6. Make eradicating illiteracy a national priority, provide benefits as well as necessary facilities to the needy ones and give our next generation a new hope.
7. Make teaching a respectable profession and pay them well so they can afford a decent living and don’t have to worry about the future.
8. Make practical, social and communication skills mandatory on schools by providing libraries, labs and vocational trainings.
9. Government should invest big in educating our next generation and must make sure that not a single child of the nation is left behind.
10. Make the government officials serve the public not the other way around.
11. Serve the nation not the individual.
12. Make everyone accountable for both good and bad works.
13. Make corruption punishable by prison sentences or even death if necessary.
14. Pay well to the civil servants so they don’t have to take bribe.
15. Provide equal opportunity for all.
16. Give position on merit and qualifications not on connection or favor.
17. Eradicate corruption, favoritism and nepotism by all means.
18. Make misusing of public fund a crime punishable by death.
19. Elect leaders who are honest, responsible and patriot with proper vision for the nation.
20. Educate public in the significance of safeguarding national interests.
21. Make taking and giving bribe a crime.
22. Put your nation above anything else.
23. Make ‘Nation always come first’ the main slogan of the country and put it into practices by each and every person of the country.
24. Abolish the feudal caste system and eradicate discrimination against based on caste and ethnicity.
25. Unite for the sake of nation and stop dividing the nation.

26. Stop using the word I and start the word WE instead.
27. Make personal interests least priority.
28. Abandon the motto of self enrichment at all cost.
29. Love your country and do at least one good thing for your country in your lifetime.
30. Love your neighbor, have respect and help each other.
31. Keep your house, neighborhood and village areas clean and tidy.
32. Teach good behavior, ethics and manner to your children.
33. Manage your property and assets in a proper way.
34. Never waste our natural resources.
35. Never abuse your position or power.
36. Eradicate the old habit of only talk no work. Talk less work more.
37. Abandon the perspectives of shortsightedness, selfishness and narrow mindedness – start thinking big and long term.
38. And always remember that without a country we are nothing but just a number and numbers have no values in this cruel world.
39. Building the nationwide infrastructure system is very important in the advancement of any nation, look at China for instance, and we should learn from them.
40. Invite multinationals companies for infrastructure projects, award tenders to the best ones and let them run the project until their investment is recuperated. It can be ten, fifteen or twenty years, then they will go home and the infrastructure they had built will remain there for us.
41. Open up all the business sectors, invite multinationals for establishing businesses in the country and provide necessary competitions for all the locals as well. Our people will learn from them and upgrade themselves with time.
42. Industry/business is the only way of empowering nation with wealth, without industry no country can flourish, and businesses also provide jobs for our people.
43. Given the situation we are in, Information technology or IT, services industries like banking and financing or tourism can be ideal for us and we should concentrate on those industries.
44. We should open up the markets for foreigners, provide incentives such as tax free, no restrictions on currency movement, and less bureaucracy, and they will come. This way, our people will get new jobs, learn new skills and eventually start our own businesses.
45. We can invite world class multinational companies for all the possible industries such as manufacturing, construction, IT, telecommunication, banking, financing, insurance, and other service providers, work for them until we learn the trade and start our own.
46. Make every individual and business pay tax accordingly.
47. Create a healthy and open environment for businesses to operate and let them flourish as they create new jobs.
48. And choose the best industries for our country and concentrate only on them by eliminating the least favorable ones out in time.
49. Invite Nepalese Diasporas to return home, create a new business with the skills they had learned outside and teach and train fellow countrymen.
50. Give them new and important position with honor and respect, make them feel welcomed and provide opportunities for them to contribute to the motherland.

51. Create opportunity for the youths at home, so, they don’t have to go abroad and wasted away.
52. Give hope and guidance to the new generations so they can feel they have a future at home and do something for the nation.
53. Create a fair, clean and open society from where new generations of good leaders with vision, charisma and skills to lead the nation can be produced and secured the future of the nation.
54. Think out of the box, go explore the world, and learn to look beyond New Delhi. There is a huge world out there besides New Delhi
55. Use our geographical position well, the only way to counterbalance India’s ongoing influence is working with China, and you need a very astute and skilful leader to pull that off. You need to know precisely how Chinese work and handle it very cautiously.
56. Chinese are enterprising people; you cannot win them with the same way as you work with Indian, and by bootlicking and talking alone won’t work with the Chinese. You have to give them not only respect and true loyalty but also the chance of making real money and only then they will come for our help. You have to treat them like a real friend, welcome them with open arms, and hide nothing from them. This can be done by offering the Monopoly of our road building, bridge making and ultimately running the whole infrastructure system for at least 1-2 decades and they can return it to us after they have recovered their initial investment with return. Unlike the Indian, The Chinese don’t want full saying on our policy making, they can be as our adviser, and as long as we take their suggestions wholeheartedly, they will be more than happy.
57. After the terms are over, they will leave and everything will be ours again. Since we don’t have money, expertise and experience to make this all, we need to give something to them who have put their money in, and it really works well for both sides.
58. And ask all of our educated, skilled and experienced people abroad to come home and do contribute for the making of the nation great again.
59. Promulgate a simple, pithy and powerful constitution that protects and benefits all people of Nepal, make sure nobody is above the constitution and it serves well for the nation before anything else.
60. Register each and every individual of the country in a central system, so nobody is left behind and everybody is treated equally.
61. It’s not only responsibility and duty of making the nation but also the benefits as well must be equally shared and trickled through to the bottom of the society.
62. With position and power, there come responsibility as well, and it must be fully understood by everyone with chair and position.
63. Powers must be centralized onto relevant institution but not to individual who heads it, and resources must be prevented from misusing.
64. People must stop following blindly to their respective leaders and learn to keep a check on them as to discourage abusing power.
65. The public must realize the power of common men, the ultimate master of their own destiny and must know when and how to use it when necessary.
66. The government is there to serve the public, the custodian of rules of law, and nothing more. That’s why the government can be changed but not the public.
67. The leaders must earn public’s respect, their trust to rule, and should never allowed to rule as their own personal fiefdom.
68. And the public must always elect the right leaders who have the heart of serving the nation before anything else.
69. Establish sports institutions in a nationwide level so each and every youth can be given a chance of showing his/her talent and be able to represent the nation in international stage. Sports not only give youths much needed discipline but also a chance of shining in the international level that can really boost the nation’s reputation around the globe.
70. Create such an environment for the sport personnel where they could not only gain respect but also earn enough so they don’t have to worry for tomorrow and can fully concentrate on the sports.
71. It also can create jobs in the coaching, training, medical, cleaning and other services.
72. Encourage local talents to grow, give them enough space and tools to succeed, and provide them a platform to serve and make the nation proud.
73. Invite experts from outside, let them find and develop whatever mines or deposits that we might hold and use it for national consumption.
74. Use wisely of our natural resources, always give the locals first priority and never sell cheaply of those resources to foreign powers.
75. We must stop the bad habits of being over-reliance on others by working on self-reliance and making a new habit of succeeding on it.

76. We must send our talented youths abroad for better education, but there must be a catch, and they must serve the government at least 5 years as a return favor before being allowed to go their own way. If they don’t return from abroad, their family must be held responsibility for the no show and made them repay all the expenses.
77. The government must stop preying on those returning home as they do now.
78. And we must all unite and work hard together until we are self-sufficient and can stand on our own without much help from outside.
79. In order to avoid the fuel-embargo situation as imposed by India before, we must try to find if there is any possibility of finding fuel in our own land, if not, must find an alternative way of obtaining it. Look north!
80. The first priority would be sanctioning a railway line joining Kathmandu and Lhasa in Tibet and then allow China to build as many roads as possible on our northern borderline. Chinese are the best in engineering, building road or digging tunnels is like digging on the field for them, and they can do it with ease. What’s more, China’s railway network is extremely vast and spread all over the country and connecting with it means only one thing – access to the whole China.
81. Start importing everything that cannot be found or produced in our country from China and if we ask, China will be more than happy to oblige. We can play the rivalry game between China and India in our advantages and solve our problems without upsetting both. This is of course a very dangerous game like playing with fire, but if we can play it right, we can get away with it. It’s the reason why I have already said before that we will need a very good and skillful leader to pull it off which I am afraid we don’t have in Nepal yet.
82. Nepal is a sovereign country, it has all the rights to do business with any countries it likes and working with China shouldn’t be an issue at all. Therefore, we shouldn’t hesitate trying and have some courage to do just that. As far as I know China after working there for more than 25 years, China is always open for business.
83. Our disciplinary services like police, army and custom/immigration have to be completely overhauled, retrained and disciplined. Most importantly they have to be well paid, be respectful and make accountable to the general public.
84. The respective departments as well as governmental institutions must be allowed to operate independently and in its own jurisdiction, their duty and responsibility shouldn’t be abused or overlapped, and they should have their own rules and regulations that cannot be overruled by any individual or party as they do now.
85. The misuse of public fund or position must be deemed as a serious crime punishable by jail terms or lifetime ban from taking public offices again.
86. The future leaders must have courage to look beyond New Delhi, there is a big world outside of that, and must be ready to work with outside world.
87. Eradicating corruption is almost impossible, but it’s the root of all evil, and if we try hard, we can at least minimize it by declaring it so abhorrent and despicable act of human’s nature that people should think twice before taking it.
88. And like the old saying, we ask first what we can do for our country before asking what our country can do for us. The whole mentality has to change, only then we can start dreaming about the bright future.
89. Start taking responsibility right now from the top man to the bottom.
90. Respect yourself, your family, your neighbor, your society and your country.
91. Have some compassion and care for your people, environment and the nature around you.
92. Be considerate to all and everything around you.
93. Be grateful to all, everything around you and to your own self that you are alive and kicking right now.
94. Work hard, humans are progressive creature, and always look forward.
95. Be humble, be kind and find the things that matter the most in life.
96. Be happy, be content and learn to differentiate between materialistic and real things.
97. Be yourself, be true and try to be good to everyone.
98. Love yourself, your family, your people, your society, and most importantly love your country before anything else.
99. Protect your country as you do to your family, property and personal belonging.
100. By putting all of our differences aside, it’s about time we come together and unite as one, and start working for our country before it’s too late. Without a nation, we are nothing and living as a refugee is not fun at all. We should never forget that.

Some might ask why I didn’t elaborate all points in details. Well, I did it for two reasons. One, it’s almost impossible to write them all in here, and two, I am going to write a book about Nepal in a few years time. Until then, have a nice day and god bless you all.

If you care about your country as I do, please read, like and share this article and in the name of public’s awareness, make it reachable to all. Thank you so much!

TIM I GURUNG/AUTHOR AT ISSLCARE – http://www.timigurung.com

How To Write A Novel In Just 30 Days!

Before anything else, please do note that I never write as an expert, I always write from my own experiences and this piece is no different.

If you are reading this piece, it means only one thing. You are either a writer or have interest on writing which mean you can write. However, we all know that writing is not always easy, we must not only have skill, talent and passion but also commitment to write, and discipline in writing is, needless to say, very important.

If I say writing is still the easiest part, many writers out there would definitely agree. Experienced and skillful writers can churn out books in a very short period of time and I can attest that too from my own experiences. I did in fact write five books in this year alone and I could have easily written more if I wanted to.

Still, writing a novel in just 30 days is still a monumental task, but not impossible. Many have done it through National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo in short, the annual novel writing month in November, and here are some tips on how you can do it as well.

Preplanning is paramount. The prose or storyline must be thought out well before the actual writing starts, at least in general, and all the small details of the story can be added on later on one at a time.

As you already know the main storyline by now, you must think out of those other small details well in advance and know precisely how to put them into words. If you do both thinking and writing at the same time, it will consume too much time and you won’t be able to write more. The best way to think it over is right before the bedtime, go through each word and sentence of the next day’s writing once more again, and the writing will become very easy and flowing the other day.

Commitment is very important. We writers have our own different choices of writing time, some prefer the morning, and the others afternoon, evening or even nighttime. It doesn’t matter which time of the day you do write, just write and write on a daily basis. If you care to ask, I write on the office hours and only write on weekdays.

A modern day novel is at least 50-60k words long, by that calculation you need to write at least 2k words in a daily basis, and must be prepared to commit your time from the start to the end. And we all know that it is not that of a big deal for most of us.

All we need is a little bit of discipline, spend less time on social media, and avoid distraction of other kinds if possible.

And avoid using big and complicated words, write in simple words and short sentences, and write in a daily basis without excuses. The hardest part is said to be making the final decision, once the decision is made, all you need is to stick to the plan to the end. And with right discipline, commitment and perseverance, it can be achieved pretty easily.

If this is still not encouraging enough for you, think about the joy, excitement and sense of achievement that it can bring along after the job is successfully completed. The experience is just phenomenal and beyond words. Are you ready to give a try? Accept the challenge with open arms and make yourself a very happy writer today!

TIM I GURUNG/AUTHOR AT ISSLCARE – http://www/timigurung.com

Maybe it’s about time I should review my premium account at Linkedin!

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Although I have been using Linkedin for many years, it has almost been two years since I have premium account and I am already having a second thought about it. The premium account certainly has many advantages than the basic one and I will be the first one to admit that I have definitely underused them. But I am not talking about the service plans here, I better leave that job to the service provider, and come straight to the point for which I am writing this piece today. What I am talking here is about the actual content, standard and the way I felt about Linkedin in recent days and nothing more.

Before anything else, please let me remind you here again that I never write as an expert, I always write things based on my own experience and my views here are presented as a user. If you were looking for an article full of statics, analysis and tricks, you will be duly disappointed.

I have seen people complaining about the content and standard of Linkedin, they say Linkedin is becoming like FB, and I do agree. It was supposed to be a platform for professionals and businesses. But most of its contents strike similarity with FB and most of those posts displayed in its thread lines are rather personal or family oriented. I have seen people using the same post on FB, Linkedin and other social media platforms regardless and that somehow blurred the line. Pictures of scantly clothed model or revealing women occupied more spaces than relevant posting and business-related posts are getting lesser by days.

Yet, the most disturbing practices of them all are the political ones and people have been abusing it as a platform for expressing their political agendas, belief and rants. Some of the posts are quite frightening as well and they are mostly full of epithet, insult and mudslinging. Linkedin was meant to be for professionals but it seemed like it has been hijacked by political cronies and loonies and they are allover again.

The other nuisance of Linkedin nowadays is the pettiness among its users and they tend to post almost anything from fortunetelling, sightseeing to trolling. Fake, pretenders, scammer and schemer are almost everywhere preying around for easy targets, so are whistleblowers and the game of cat and mouse plays on.

The content, standard and professionalism of Linkedin have drastically gone down in recent years and I have been noticing it for sometime. But two of recent experiences have cleared my doubts. In one event, when I posted about palm-reading, (Yes, I am among the transgressors) I hit more than five hundreds LIKES and had more than one hundred profile views. In the next event, when I posted for a job asking for book cover maker, only one guy showed interest. Needless to say, I was genuinely surprised. Despite the contrast between the two events, it clearly showed the current status of Linkedin and it disturbed me.

If I cannot find the professionals I was looking for in Linkedin, what is the point of having a premium account here then? The main reason why I am still in Linkedin is to find professional or business people so I can fulfill my job as a professional. I asked this question to myself immediately and you should do the same as well. I already have FB and Twitter for my families, friends and followers.

The other thing that concerned me about Linkedin is this – one of my good friends told me that she stopped receiving notifications about my posts for a long time. Whenever we post something new, all of our connections were to get noticed. This has always been my understanding about notifications from the very beginning but that seemed to be not the case here. Please correct me if I am wrong here. But that is the main reason why we have connections at the first place, right? They shouldn’t be selective on sending notifications.

Maybe it is about time I should review my premium account on Linkedin. If I cannot get what I want from it, e.g. professional and business related help, why should I waste my hard earned money? I am genuinely contemplating of a change.

I have almost seven thousands connection and still LIKE each and every one of them when they have work anniversary. I used to wish them all HAPPY BIRTHDAY before as well but I have stopped now as I felt that was maybe too personal. I have always tried to be a nice guy and whenever my connections have done something for me, I have always reciprocated. Yet, I only have just a few of them with whom I do have a good connection and I hardly hear from the rest.

For many, the connections are nothing more than just a number and perhaps we just want to be friend with each other only to make our profile page look good.

TIM I GURUNG/AUTHOR AT ISSLCARE – http://www.timigurung.com

The ever changing political scenery of Hong Kong that keeps on surprising me!

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After the Chinese and the British had finally agreed on Hong Kong’s future back in 1984, the new term of ‘One country two systems’ was coined and the form of governance in post 1997 Hong Kong was duly established. But nobody knew for sure what it was going to be like and people had reasonable doubts on whether it was good for Hong Kong.

Hong Kong people were genuinely scared of red China, many rich and able ones had opted for a new passport and only the poor and feeble ones were left out without an escaping route. Doomsayers had predicted for a serious brain-drain problem hence putting the future of Hong Kong as an international financial hub in real danger.

As we all know, nothing of such calamity ever prevailed and Hong Kong still remains one of the best financial centers of the world even today. It has already been a little more than 19 years since the British had left Hong Kong and it is still going on as strong and vibrant as it was before 1997.

The new policy of ‘one country two systems’, the brainchild of China’s by then paramount leader, late Deng Xiao Ping, which means Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong, seemed to be working pretty well hitherto and the initial doubts and fears of Hong Kong people had all but cleared by now for good.

However, the new phrase of ‘Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong’ has been taken too literally by the Hong Kong people and everybody seems to have a go at it. Since the handover, almost everyone started complaining about almost everything, the streets were full of rallies and demonstrators, and activism filled up Hong Kong’s most weekends. Surprisingly though, there were hardly any grievances or demonstrations in Hong Kong when the Brits were still the colonial master.

Why such a sudden change? Pundits can certainly provide many explanations and there is no doubt at all that they can be right as well. But as far as I am concerned, one wise man got it quite right and his explanation was something like this. ‘When the Brits were ruling Hong Kong, nobody dared to speak out. Now, it is the locals who are running the show and suddenly everybody found their lost courage. Why? Because the Brits were from different race but we are all from the same race now. People see no difference between themselves and the local leaders hence feel easy and comfortable to speak out.’ I couldn’t agree more.

Hong Kong leaders are not seasoned politician, they are mostly bureaucrats suddenly put on the limelight through connections and sometime due favors. The top dog of Hong Kong incorporation is called chief executive of HKSAR or CE in short and elected by a coterie of 1200 elitists favored by Beijing. The 1st CE of HKSAR, Tung Chi Hwa, resigned due to health issue but the real reason was the failure of implementing article 23, the security law targeting subversion and sedition. The 2nd CE, Donald Tsang was embroiled in alleged bribery charges and his chief secretary is still in prison. The 3rd and current CE, CY Leung is probably one of the most disliked persons in Hong Kong and the next election for CE is due on 2017.

But the real show of discontent, disagreement and disrespect is utterly displayed in the chamber of legislative council, the top body of lawmakers in Hong Kong and people got to see it almost in a daily basis. Despite being elected through geographical and constitutional constituencies, the 70 legislatures are mostly divided into two groups – the pro and the opposition camp, and my God how they fight like spoilt children throwing banana, water bottle and files at each other when epithets were not powerful enough.

Everything boiled over in 2014. People took the streets in sheer frustration and almost paralyzed the city for the next 79 days. The civil disobedience movement started as ‘Occupy Central’ and got a new name as ‘Umbrella Movement’ at the end. It was quite a phenomenon by itself that it actually happened at the first place. Most importantly, it gave Hong Kong students the first taste of politics as well as activism and it was for the very first time ever they had played such a big role in shaping Hong Kong’s political scenes. They were the undesignated leaders of the new movement and made to shine before they were actually ready. It was quite an achievement for a city like Hong Kong where money talks the most and ‘Umbrella movement’ has given other name as well for Hong Kong.

But at the same time, the movement also laid bared other weaknesses as well as immaturity of our current political system. The movement was a mess, leaderless and rudderless all at the same time, and the participants were left alone and unguided at the latter part of the campaign. They were mostly of their own and did as they liked. The organizer of occupy central and its so called three leaders were nowhere and left the movement earlier when others stayed on. The pan-democrats, the opposition camp was nowhere to be seen as well, so, the new and inexperienced students’ leaders were forced to lead the campaign at the end. However by then, it had already lost its value.

The biggest loser of the ‘Occupy Central’ movement was the pan-democrats and many had lost their mandates as politician as well. The scandal of being allegedly enrolled by media tycoon Jimmy Lai didn’t help them at all and seriously harmed their name. It left a vacuum in the political stratum and new aspirations had to come in from somewhere before it could fill up the void.

Here come the new breed of political groups and activists, also known as localist, which are brutally loudest and propagate for a completely new Hong Kong that has less to do with China. Bring in overly-hyped media onto the game, add western hypocrisy on top of that, and what we will have at the end is a very loud, hot and overly excited crowd that will do almost anything to make themselves popular.

Independent was a taboo in Hong Kong and nobody dared to talk about it until recently. But now people not only talk openly about independent Hong Kong but also freely advocate about it and nobody seemed to worry much about the consequence. The recent election of two new legislatures from the localist camp and the oath-taking-fiasco they had created is the testament of Hong Kong that time is changing.

However, people have completely forgotten about one very important point and that is China’s patience. Many might not agree but barring from the booksellers case, China has been extremely tolerant towards Hong Kong, it has duly kept its promises with less interference since the handover, and I must say, that is quite commendable as well as surprising.

As we all know China is on the rapid ascension now, unity and integration of Chinese people is the main priority of the rising nation, and separation or disintegration is the last thing it wants to hear for now. Needless to say, what is happening in Hong Kong nowadays is a serious issue and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

If China loses its patience tomorrow and really come for you, trust me, you will have nowhere to hide, and no power from the world can save you. What’s more, all of those so called supporters or sympathizers of yours will be the first one on the plane home. They are all here for a temporary basis, but you will be staying here for life.

TIM I GURUNG/AUTHOR AT ISSLCARE – http://www.timigurung.com