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I agree on her sounding upset that she won’t be tiktok famous, and I agree the money she threw out for these short clips is just disgusting, but as for speaking about political situation in Hong Kong it’s not only about losing money. National Security Law is ridiculous, article 38 says anyone around the world, HK resident or not, in or out of HK can be brought to court if the so called violate the NSL. That’s why Canada and other counties put the extradition treaties with China on hold. You talk shit, say _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ (HK people will know), when you’re on holidays in Thailand, they can arrest you and extradite you (famous bookseller case). On top of that ridiculous rule one of the points is that the law is to be interpreted by the NSL committee or council or whatever that is. That means it is up to them to decide what was your intention, what law did you violate, how bad it was. Also, they can freeze your assets so you don’t flee. Taylor is the most famous HK white youtuber. Her husband’s websites are one of the top websites in HK. They are both high profile so it’s easy for any ‘blue ribbon’ (aka government and police supporters) to snitch on her and it would be up to the committee to decide her faith. With her popularity it would be easy to pin ‘foreign interference’ on her, maybe punish her as an example to other foreigners. On top of that they can do the most simple thing: revoke her visa and make her leave.
So yeah, I do agree she’s super spoiled and privileged, i do think she is sad about tiktok genuinely as she was always hungry of fame, but she definitely is also upset about HK and just can’t express it. And I get that, I also hate I need to self censor myself, I see local yellow businesses (democracy supporters) having to take down their decorations supporting freedom movements. It’s just sad and scary, but no one knows how far this law can go and what NS committee can decide. Everything seems to be illegal or violating the law when you listen to the news. Even want to put cameras in classrooms so teachers won’t talk about democracy but focus on patriotic studies to brainwash kids. If they wanted to raise kids here of course it would be a bummer, because even money can’t buy you freedom from it. From what I can tell they are more yellow than blue (my guess from Beauty Exchange office closing the office so staff can go protest etc.) so it probably bums them that even money can’t buy them freedom in HK and it’s obvious she doesn’t want to go back to Canada as she will be just another pretty white girl there, even in a 2 million condo her popularity will go down. She has all the time and money to visit her family more often and she only goes once a year, that’s pretty vocal for someone who misses their family.
tl;dr - need to stay quiet under NSL, law is vague and can be interpreted the way NS committee wants.
It’s bizarre to me as well. She got blessed with pretty face, great hair, decent height. I can’t believe how someone so naturally pretty could feel the need to ruin her face with fillers, but then maybe all the years spent around models and being focused mainly on her appearance made her feel like what she had was not good enough. I hope with the psychologist help she will realize she doesn’t need to intervene in her face.
I honestly doubt immigration office would revoke her dependent visa over this. Taylor was already very quiet about the protests, and her marriage is a legitimate one so there’s really no reason to revoke it or not give her the extension later on. So if they leave I think it will be on their own terms, however I can’t see Taylor wanting to move. She always calls the HK flat her dream home, she has things to show in HK but in Canada she would be just another white girl - in HK she doesn’t really have a competition, aside of Corrina Chamberlain who is white but local born and raised, Taylor would be the most popular white KOL in HK. She has her family in Canada, but she never talks about Canada the same way as about HK, she could travel more often there, she has time and money but she only goes back once a year. I think maybe she finds Canada too boring for her? She often says she likes fast-paced life.
I think she will just continue living her TaiTai lifestyle in HK, until their kids are about to go to school, then they will move to Canada to avoid the rat race in school, kindergarten interviews and patriotic education that will probably be forced even further by that time. That’s just my prediction.
The sad thing is so many people in the comments ask what breed Rosie is and how they want ‘such a cute dog’ when in reality this breed should not exist. The ‘cute tongue sticking out’ is literally a result of her mouth being too small to keep it in and teeth problems. Those people also forgot few years ago that Rosie had to have a leg surgery that was also a result of health issue teacup poodles have. I have no doubt that dog has been cared for very well. Probably had more comfortable life than most pets, good quality food, with all the love Rosie could get from Taylor and Tom. It’s just sad they didn’t do a research (I rather believe they were ignorant rather than knowing how these dogs are bred and still going for it), supported possibly a very shady breeder (that YT video from HK breeder showing a dog for ‘Canadian model Taylor’), and as a results her fans want to keep the demand for these pups.
LAP HK is an organization helping animals that were abandoned or rescued, often getting ‘failed’ pups from breeders or dogs which no longer can produce offspring and are useless to breeders. Their coat is nearly gone, nipples are about to explode. It’s just terrible to be watch. I’m not saying all breeders are bad, but there’s a fair share of assholes out there, especially for poodles. I wish Rosie the longest life possible, but I also hope in future if Taylor and Tom decide to get another pet maybe they adopt. Especially since Taylor went to RCAP and has seen and heard what these dogs go through. It would maybe encourage her fans to do the same, rather than looking online for teacup poodles.
As for the video itself I wanted to enjoy it, pet content is my cup of tea but I actually felt sad looking at Rosie’s state and I couldn’t finish the video.
I giggled a bit seeing all those comments how Taylor is creative with her mask design when literally that’s the pattern of her PJ I keep seeing on vlogs, it’s even on a thumbnail of her recent videos. However, kudos to her for promoting the action. I know Hong Kong government distributed their own masks but people have concerns about the masks’ safety. Plus they look like old underwear so I can see why kids wouldn’t want to wear them.
Also, can someone please cancel biker shorts + dad’s shoes combo for non-sport related events? I will ‘OK, boomer’ myself, don’t worry.
As someone who just caught up with the latest Venus drama, all I can say is WOW. I don’t even know how I feel about this whole situation, for a while I thought she may go on a right track but instead she decided to do this. No way this is good for her mental health. And I feel sick seeing her fans encouraging and praising her. Maybe being more opened would be a way for someone else to really feel good with themselves but not for her, she’s too unstable. I genuinely worry about her despite not knowing her personally. It’s that poor child who grew up in front of the camera where her money thirst mother put her. She doesn’t know any other way, that’s why she focuses on doing crap like this rather than focusing on her mental health, education and future. To me she should have been gone from online presence, get going to therapy, get some education that could help her stay in Japan despite divorce. I worry now it’s too late, her ‘sexy’ (not) pictures will always be there, standing in a way to get a ‘normal’ life. I can’t imagine in such a conservative society like Japan she would be able to find a standard job or get future in-laws to like her with her titties easily available to search online. I may be wrong about it, feel free to correct me but that’s just my view of Japanese people based on friends and few trips. I just hope she doesn’t end up in even more mess.
Danica who wrote the article is actually one of her friends, so maybe instead of talking about success by staying true to yourself she should mention the connections especially in Hong Kong, not only on social media, if you want to succeed in terms of career you need to know people. Be true to yourself, don’t focus on numbers, you can be inspired but can’t copy someone (ironic, isn’t it?). Repeated few times that you should be just yourself - that’s the lessons you get from a person with 5 YT phases and personalities.
As for the shot, I think it’s another shot with benefit but I may be wrong. I just judge by the same heavy make up they did on her few days ago.
Based on SamIsHome feed, Taylor will be a part of new Benefit HK campaign. Personally I’m not a fan of the make up they did on her, it’s too strong for me. She also looks bigger than usual, which is not really like her because you can see a picture from yesterday where she was super skinny.
I hope the final result will be different from the glimpse that can be found online at the moment. Her last picture on IG with vases was much better and model-like, she looks absolutely stunning to me there.
They improved, I take it any day over that crappy orgasm festival she did before, but I cannot shake off the feeling that she tries hard to copy the way SamIsHome is showing her PR packages.
In case you’re not familiar with Sam, she is a Canadian of HK descent living in HK right now and she’s doing content creation not only for her own page but she also worked with giants like Peninsula hotel and Cathay Pacific airlines. Taylor even met with her one time, on Tay’s story she said she hopes to meet up again with Sam and... they never met. I guess maybe she felt Taylor wants to kinda use her to show ‘to go’ places and better pictures, or maybe simply it didn’t click between them and I’m making up conspiracy theories. She’s definitely worth to check out in case you want to see a different side of HK, love her and her fiancé’s work, they work as a team and the results can be amazing. Poses and ideas could be bit ‘basic IG girl’, but the surroundings, colors planning and consistency is great.
SunTay bruch 3 is here. I hate Tom’s voice in the opening, it’s so off-putting to me, I wouldn’t be able talk to someone speaking like this all day, I would really feel physically tired. But that’s just my opinion, ignore it. Taylor went for French toast which I think she could do from a different approach: as someone who lives in Hong Kong she could try to make a simple HK style French toast with those thick pieces of bread in simple egg batter with a peanut butter inside. It’s like a staple dish in every cha chaan teng, I absolutely love it with a bit of syrup on top. Maybe add to it a simple HK lemon tea. I would like to see that much more than Kylie Jenner style cornflake toast, I think it would be more interesting to her audience but then again - she’s popular, I’m not so maybe I don’t know what people would like to see, lol. Aaaand now I crave for 西多士. Just to be clear, I actually do like the brunch series a lot, aside of ‘opening theme’.
Totally, I definitely have 35 000 HKD (over 4500 USD) to replace already expensive but working completely fine coffee machine. I want to puke every time I hear bull crap like you can do anything if you really want. He did work hard to be in a place he is, but determination isn’t the only thing to make someone successful - not only at work, but at life in general. Maybe Taylor brainwashed him with her videos lol.
If she can tell all that from description and pictures why she needs to fly to Korea, get samples etc? I can’t believe how full of crap she can be. And the worst thing is some people would believe her thinking since she was a model and is into fashion despite just being a fraud.
I do believe she and taobao sellers source from the same Chinese retailer - or the other way, she already buys marked up products in Korea, but I don’t believe her product is any different in quality from taobao offered products.
For someone who pays 300 HKD (39 USD) maybe price difference from 3 to 6 times is ‘low’. If the taobao stores buy it from the same retailer they also have the same expenses and opportunity costs like her - maybe aside of storage fee and salaries as they are cheaper in China, but if she has low stock she may as well keep it at home in the spare room or that huge closet space or wherever. We saw in the first video she didn’t have much stock or packaging. On top of that she doesn’t need an assistant so if she really wanted she could have cut that portion.
I bet she will now do a spin and say either they copied her and you can’t be sure about their quality as opposite to toat’s (my phone changed it to goat, lol) super quality you pay for with so much money. Elbow should teach her how to use taobao because in the comments you can find pictures from people who bought the product. Well girl, on taobao you can at least find reviews of products while you on your website deleted comment section.
I love the editing, the chilled music - especially in contrast with recent videos that were annoying. I think it may be the new assistant, Taylor claims she edits her videos herself but we know she’s not the most honest person on earth and she has been caught altering the truth. When Natalie was her assistant her editing also changes. I don’t mind tho, the new editing is something that I honestly enjoy Also, I know she tries to help others to cope with the situation but for someone who has no money pressure, has a huge beautiful apartment with green trees around and a terrace, someone who is not experience the problems of ‘regular people’ (worrying about job security, bill payments, house mortgage etc.) it just doesn’t sound good to me. It makes me think of that meme about celebrities telling people we are in this together.
If it helps someone, then great. For me it’s not convincing. But again, I could leave it in background without focusing too much on what she says and enjoy it.
To me by poking she means people asking her when is she going to be pregnant, and her husband not being one of those people - not sexy type poking, but I’m not a native English speaker edit: ignore me, I read it few times until I finally got it. As someone who also struggles to get pregnant I wish her nothing but the best result, I’m not always on board with her but I know the struggle, and the constant disappointment feeling can be killing one from the inside.
She’s doing a live video now and she said they are doing IVF at the moment. Hope it works for her, seen so many heartbroken girls who try for years and even IVF doesn’t help. She said she’s growing eggs, injects something that her eggs won’t explode and soon they will remove them from her and fertilize them and then inject again, but still there’s only 50% to be successful with that. She said she has some problems and Tom is older thus they try IVF now.
That’s why I said it’s my opinion only, as from the title I would think she would address social issues as it is the real life lately in Hong Kong, or show it as HER life in HK in the shadow of Coronavirus. She addressed racism towards Chinese people so technically she did touch some social issues, she could put it in HK perspective like restaurants refusing service to mandarin speakers. I don’t expect her to talk shit directly on government as I get she is on visa and she can be refused extension, but to me personally she could have taken a different approach from a sit down video of the things everyone already heard.
I don’t want to sound negative because I really appreciate the efforts, it just wasn’t what I expected giving the title. I personally would have enjoyed it more if she showed her life and how it is impacted: just like she did on empty office at Tom’s or temperature checks. She could have shown so many different aspect of living in HK that was affected by the virus without getting too political.
That kind of sit down video doesn’t match her, at least to me it feels very odd and forced, and then that dramatic music at the beginning. Of course she won’t be able to please everyone: if she did a video I like she probably would get told off by someone else. Isn’t that exactly like in normal life?
Let any one of you who never posted a pic to make your ex jealous be the first to throw a stone at her. That also gives me implication that it’s rather him initiating the split, and her getting back at him instead of her leaving his alcoholic immature ass, and posting how well she is without him. That’s just my guess based on my own personality, but if it was me breaking up I wouldn’t look back, only if I was dumped I would be more like ‘Look what you missed’.
The thing is to me it would be more interesting to watch if she said how Hong Kong went through the virus so far rather than making a Wikipedia article in a form of video, I doubt there’s much said that you haven’t heard before. At the end it’s life in HK with Coronavirus threat rather than Everything you need to know about the virus. She could have mentioned the improvement from no closed boarders and no quarantine, medical staff protests as mainland people could come to Hong Kong and get treatment overloading HK healthcare system (little beds, no PPE equipment), people being against quarantine in residential area, to finally having 2 weeks home quarantine if you come back from China, what countries are currently blocking HK residents and people traveling out from HK (I believe at this point in East Asia HK residents can only go to Macau without any quarantine or block), how people are fighting with mask shortage and price increases (organizations who are donating to elderly and unprivileged, HKTVMALL guy flying to Taiwan to set up their own production line), how to avoid counterfeit hand sanitizers (some pharmacies were found selling hand sanitizers with methanol instead ethanol), there was a HK doctor recommending how to take care of your mask when you have to eat which she could have demonstrated, and so on and so on. Or simply just show how she lives, her precautions, where they came from etc.
The only thing she really mentioned about living in HK under this situation is masks and temperature checks, which I disagree with her statement that are everywhere - aside of government buildings and obvious airport I haven’t encountered any. No one measured me at the restaurant, and the best I got was a bag for my mask at a coffee shop.
It just wasn’t what I expected seeing ‘Life in Hong Kong Lately With The Coronavirus’. And I did actually watch the whole thing.
I gave it a shot, but to me it’s a waste of time: there’s not a single thing I haven’t read or heard before, and I assume most of you would know those things. I expected more of her life here under fear of virus rather than just stating the obvious.
I do appreciate the efforts, tho.
edit: Is it only me or her face looks so weird at the end in that lilac turtleneck? I can’t pin exactly what’s wrong but seems to me like it’s round but also disproportionate at the same time?
Funny enough she just posted a video when she mentions that despite some people rooting for them, even if Kyle was single (note she didn’t say ‘if we both were single) they wouldn’t be each other’s type and their personalities just clicked together.
She also said she recorded a different video, and after recording it she feel relieved so I guess we can expect a video on her separation/divorce soon. I wish Lindy and her kids all the best, I’m happy kappa boy is gone soon cause I could never understand what she saw in him - his personality didn’t make up for his looks, but that’s just personal opinion