The Hawker KO FEI-YAN, 30, has been selling squid and sausages at a Quarry Bay market for three years and earns about $12,000 a month. The bachelor came to Hong Kong from China almost 15 years ago. 'I read the newspapers everyday but I never follow the political news. I am not interested in politics. I think it's nonsense. I prefer the mainland and Taiwan news. Maybe that's because I lived in Guangzhou until 1981. I don't follow the Governor's annual speech normally but I heard what he had to say this year. It's good news the quota for the labour importation scheme has been cut, but he does not seem to be going far enough. If he is really concerned about our livelihood, he should withdraw the quota altogether. Five thousand imported labourers still means there are 5,000 people stealing our rice bowls. Everybody can't make a good living right now. Every sector is no good any more.' The Pilot RICHARD HALL, 40, airline captain, Cathay Pacific, married with three young children. 'I was interested to hear about quality of life rather than quantity, which is the predominant driving force in Hong Kong. The safety charter, particularly for construction companies, was looking to put a little more value on life. 'As a father of three I was keen drugs were attacked, especially on the avoidance side of things, but also on the rehabilitation side. 'It was a non-confrontational speech increasing the prospects of a smooth changeover, with some positive things for the future, especially for people like me who intend to stay. 'Having created a democratic Legco, albeit late in the day, I was interested to hear him say he would not hesitate to use his power of veto. Perhaps he is uneasy about some legislators waving flags for private means.' The Footballer DALE TEMPEST, 31, centre forward for Eastern, lives in Discovery Bay. His family lives in Britain so his three children can go to school there. 'As a sportsman, I was disappointed he again failed to mention sport. Apathy towards sport runs through Hong Kong all the way to the Government as well. 'The first part of the speech was the Government giving themselves a pat on the back and when governments start congratulating themselves it's time to suspect something round the corner. I was disappointed more was not done on the environment. 'There is a massive cash surplus year after year but they then turn round and say there is not enough money for the environment. The harbour is a disgrace. 'I've been here for six years and inflation has been the big problem. My wife and kids went back to the UK last year because with inflation so high and school fees of $15,000 a month it was too much.' The Farmer CHAN WING-CHOR, 51, has been an orchid farmer in Lok Ma Chau for more than 20 years on land inherited from his father. He has a family of three and earns about $100,000 a year if he is not hit by floods. 'It's a shame the Governor did not mention flood control when thousands of villagers just avoided disaster. 'I spent more than two hours yesterday in front of the television and turned it down full of disappointment. 'As I guessed beforehand the Governor did not mention how to expand agriculture because we are not considered important. But I can't imagine how floods which continuously threaten us and have drawn the public's attention, can be ignored. 'The lack of government support for agriculture in the face of keen competition from over the border has hammered my business. 'I was quite happy with the large cut in imported labourers but I shared the view of the trade unions that a better guarantee of employment for local workers would be a ban.