I can tell you that it does NOT feel proud to be the people of Hong Kong with that plane!!!!!!
I am totally disappointed with the CX design (not the girl's design) that finally got on the plane. The final design looks awkward and ugly (with the hk skyline background), and with those Japanese style cartoon characters. This design looks as if the painters painted the wrong scheme(the HKspirit97) on the plane, and was then too lazy to get the paint off , and so just stick some children characters on the plane.
As what I have seen in newspapers some time ago, the original winning design does not feature skyline background, but features a colourful gradient , from purple to blue to green to yellow and to orange ( from the tail to the nose), and also with fireworks instead of balloons and confetti, and with '2000' instead of a banner saying 'hong Kong'.
This plane is really a shame to Hong Kong and it seriously damages the image of Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific, I hope that Cathay would repaint this aircraft IMMEDIATELY in the 'original' colour or even the normal colour.