Honger is a person that tries to keep up with hong kong fashion and styling. They do speak in cantonese loudly in public which is annoying, pose for pictures emulating the "cuteness" frenzy of the japanese, carry expensive cellphones and other accessories, drive japanese cars in the ricer hotlist and high class european cars, and leech off their parents' money while partying their ass off.
But here are some other ways to see this honger culture.
-They don't pretend or think like they are members of a different race, they actually proudly acknowledge their modern counterparts on the other face of the earth.
(ex: whites trying to act like black)
-The rice rockets they drive often look decently and acceptable compare to their non-honger/asian counterpart's rice rocket. One possible reason is because they have the cash to buy decent looking parts and apply them to the right place. Compare to the majority of their local counterparts who buy cheaper and incomplete parts thinking noone would notice the difference. (ex: incomplete set of rims because they can only afford a pair instead of the full four, purchase the front part of a bodykit while leaving the back and suspension system stock)
- The "expensive" cellphones they carry, which probably will be carried over to the north american market in a year of two, pretty much cost the same as the models offer by canadian's firms, which are outdated in the asian market already. (So why pay $500 for a so call "brand new" model which just appears in the canadian market while you can purpose an asian model which is a generation or two ahead for the same price?)
- Excluding the bad apples in the group, those hongers that seem to be sucking their parent's pocket are no different than their local canadian counterparts leeching off their parents. The rich hongers just get a couple years of extension living under their parents' care, instead of getting kick out of your parent's house and constantly worrying about rent and grocery money before they are old enough to go in a liquor store and buy beer.
The hongers worry and care about similar things like their white friends; they still have to think about where they cough out the money needed to get their weed and alcohol, except the hongers have a more firm and secure backing and emergency plans incase all hell breaks loose.
(You think white kids with rich parents or family with decent income wouldn't take advantage/make-the-best-out of the situation?)
-Hongers and their rich parents pay their taxes, so the kids can get luxury of sitting on their ass while constantly spending money in the canadian market, and the parents can constantly fly back to hongkong so their can work their ass off to pay the tax which would be spent on public service and projects which they will rarely use. The external flow of money into canada from these honger bastards and the taxes they pay help pay for the welfare checks and public service so the general public can continue to complain about how much hongers suck and not contribute to society.
So you see, hongers aren't all that bad, and actually seems normal, if you include some other group for comparing. You can make fun and trash any group of people/race if you put the effort into it. Some might hate the hongers, others might hate the trailer park rednecks, the the neo-nazi skinheads, the christian-right fundamentalists, etc. If you can name it, you can trash it.
look at me! i am a chinese who isn't whitewashed trying to be black!!
It is quite fun reading these other definitions online, but what the f*ck, most of you are harsh racists. I am Japanese and I know a few hongers. Hongers are from Hong Kong, they are also human beings. There are good and nice ones and there are cocky ones and shitty ones. Just like anyone you see on the street, it's not like all the white people are nice. If you met some cocky hongers and then decide to say ALL hongers are assholes then open you eyes to meet nice hongers.
You guys also have no idea about the clothes they wear. As a matter of fact, most of them all try to be unique. A lot of you think that is gay or such, then again, you are just some old rotting rock that can't even accept any new things. The way the person dress up reflects a lot on the person's personality. Certainly, some are just outragious, but that only means the person has bad taste. If you think always white sweater, blue jeans are good, and everything else is gay. There's no point for you reading the rest of the definition.
Cars, hah, talk about their cars. I have to agree a lot of them are ricers, but how many people out there are also ricers? Damn, those huge bling bling wheels, and those huge ass mufler mustangs. I don't even want to go on.
Don't be a racist. Meet the person, not the race.
Hongers can get 90% in English in high school, as I know of some.
A person who is a honger does NOT have to have been born in Hong Kong but are usually of an asian race. Hongers are usually interested in the fashions and music of H.K and don't necessary speak chinse 24/7. Not all hongers are rich spoiled brats that fling there money everywhere and spend it lavishly on cell phones or clothes. He/She doesn't have to be horrible in english or permantly resides in ESL classes. The 'weird clothes' in my opinion are actually quite nice, and the clothes that are actually being sold now in english malls are actually the same as the style that was 'in' in HK last year or two years ago. If you're dissing honger clothes, then you're dissing the popular and 'in' clothes that you buy from english malls. Many of the definitions here diss hongers and i'm assuming that the authors of these definitions come from english speaking countries which are probably the U.S and Canada. If it is, isn't the U.S and Canada supposed to be supportive of multi-cultralism? If it is, then these dissers are the ones who don't belong to these countries and not the hongers. At least hongers don't diss other cultures. Everyone is free to express there own cultures and background and shouldn't feel ashamed of it.
i'm a honger, but i'm a CBC. I still listen to english songs even though i may listen to chinse songs for a longer part of the time. I also get A's in many subjects including english and i don't get huge amounts of money to spend.
There are two different types of hongers (that I know of) for each gender.
Girl 1: Loud abnoxious and always speaking in chinese and with those cell phones, digital cameras, accessories hanging off the two things, and etc.
Girl 2: Cute adorable girls who love cute things. They are really nice and are really really cute and do cute faces like XD and >.<
Guys 1: Loud abnoxious gangster looking hongers as defined as those above and hang around in little gangster looking groups.
Guys 2: Rich kids, have everything they want, and are smart as hell and are in all the Honours courses at school and school all the little white boys with straight A's
Guys 3 (extra): Perverts
A general classification of "Hongers" are that they almost all play Badminton and suck shit at it and just stand there crying when they miss. They hang in groups all the time and talk really loudly. But they aren't all bad. Some are really smart, some are adorably irresistable.
*note* I like the first guy's definition =D
The mall is full of hongers.
Statement #1: Talking loudly
Yes. Indeed, Hongers talk loudly. And as a honger myself, I feel that it IS annoying at times, but to be equally racist as some people on here are already, the way North-Americans talk is just as annoying as the way hongers talk.
Statement #2: Weird-ass clothes
First of all, white people wear crappy + ugly clothes that are baggy + cheap-looking, but are probably more than 100% more expensive than Honger clothing. Why? Because the fashion styles that hongers have are unique + fashionable, not like a dull old white t-shirt with jeans. As for black people, well, I have no comment about that. What I'm saying is that hongers have a unique sense of style, and there is nothing wrong with it. And I personally think that Honger styles are awesome. The engrish writing on the shirts have no significant meaning, but is what adds to the uniqueness of Honger fashions. And what's with white people and black people tattoos that have chinese words on them? They usually don't make sense either. From what I know, it's not like white people clothing have JUST english on them. Some have chinese writing on them, and they make no sense at all. So if you're saying that the english writing on Honger clothes don't make any sense, look at yourself first, before dissing Hongers. Also, I definitely do NOT agree with the definition of "ugly colors" on clothes. The clothes you buy in North American malls are no better. What colors do they come in? White, black, brow...
Not all Hongers type with "kekeke" or "hehe =.^~" thing. At least, not to an excess. Besides, I don't think there is anything wrong with it. Its just like typing "lol" or "lmao" --simplified onomatopoeias thats all.
I admit, I'm quite honger, although more cbc. I like to wear some of their fashion, and I also love those cute, adorable things (blue bear, babu, mashimaro..however. I don't like Hello Kitty).
And whats with the saying "Hongers aren't good at english."
That is not true. Everyone sucks at a language they've never learned before. Besides, I'm getting top in my English AP class --take that... freakin honger bashers.
Not all hongers are rich. Just like not all white people are. Or brown people. Or blue. Or green. Get my point?
Same goes with personalities, everyone is different, despite their ethnic backgrounds.
So a general definition of hongers can be just simply
1)a person who wears hongkong/jap fashions
2)a person from hong kong
"You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because you're all the same."
Don't stereotype hongers.
People came from Hong Kong.
So many hongers living here now.