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Eric Kwok
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Surround 6.1 +THX|環繞6.1與THX音效|环绕6.1与THX音效

I prefer living in flats than houses, cuz it's more cozy.  And in Hong Kong, people mostly live in flats. 

But there's one thing i am pretty sure no one can stand.

That's when someone living in your building is having a renovation.

Yes, having one renovation means drilling and drilling and drilling from 9am-6pm.  Including Saturday.

But that's nothing compared to the whole building renovation.


Yes, the earth is dying, air, water, all kinds of pollution. 

But i'm dying too, to noise pollution.

As a composer, my ears are my asset.  And they are being attacked by massive terrorist bombing, every day, Dolby + THX surround style.

Whole building renovation differs from just neighbor's renovation in many ways.  It means, they are taking down and putting up a new outter layer of wall, the whole *X@  building. 

What does that mean?

It means if it's just your neighbor doing renovation, there's usually just one drill going on, and drilling is pretty tiring, so that guy stops a little after 20 seconds, break 1 min or 2, then goes at it again.

Whole building drilling means there are at least 4-5 guys doing the drill, east, west, north, south and these guys i don't know what happened to them, they must have taken steriods. 


Not even the usual HK 3:30pm tea time!

Why are you guys so hard working!!!!???

The only break i get is their lunch break.

I mean they drill for minutes, 3 - 4 of them at the same time, and just when the east, west, and north guy stops, the SOUTH guy comes on again, and then the whole shebangs starts again.

And then there are big chunks of the wall falling and bounces off my windows, certainly feels like they are going crack or break my window one of these days.  No wonder they put plastic tapes all over my windows.

When i realize i have to put up the volume of my TV to notch #30 instead of the usual 10, i know i have to put on earplugs to protect my virgin ears.

And i just can't imagine what my 2 dogs are going through.  I know their hearing is probably twice as sensitive. 

If only they can write blogs...... i'd like to know what they have to say!

I cannot imagine anything worse at the moment, the only thing i can think of is GTFO my flat.

Oh yeah, i forgot to mention, this ordeal lasts at least 6 months.   OMG!

                                                                                |                                               比起別墅我更喜歡住在公寓,因為這樣會更加舒適。而且在香港,大部分人都是住公寓。





















要是它們能寫博客的話… …我不知道他們會說些什麼!!



                                                                    |                                               比起别墅我更喜欢住在公寓,因为这样会更加舒适。而且在香港,大部分人都是住公寓。





















要是它们能写博客的话… …我不知道他们会说些什麽!!



almost 11 years ago 0 likes  26 comments  0 shares
You poor thing. First the ankle injury and now this? And that owie probably makes getting the *beeeeep!* out of there a non-option. Hmmm... maybe you could have something delivered to them to make them stop more often? Construction guys love free stuff, "Hey! Donuts!" Everyone in the building takes a turn sending something... Or maybe it's time to invest in some REALLY good ear phones. Any friends who'd welcome you in till the chaos passes? My dog is hunting dogs. You can shoot next to him and he don't care, but he hears a thunderstorm coming a long time before I do and hid under my desk.
almost 11 years ago
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so cute..!
almost 11 years ago
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cute dogs. yeah can totally understand how u feel when i play music too. upstairs sometimes will have weird hammering/knockings, occasional drillings...tat i wonder wat business they're in...coffin business???
almost 11 years ago
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i don't get why he's wear shades instead of earplugs....but i guess you're trying to mask his blood-shot eyes while covering his ears. =P
almost 11 years ago
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I totally understand you cuz i hate noise so much. I can not image how bad it will last 6 months. Poor you all in the building.
almost 11 years ago
they only work that hard when it's your neighbor's flat, when I moved into mine, the whole complex was new, so people was rennovating all over the place... just put on your headphones when you play WoW ;)
almost 11 years ago
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dude.... i get it, i saw what's happening... good luck!
almost 11 years ago
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Yikes six months is long time to put up with crap. I hope you have a good pair of those noise canceling headphones. I have a deaf neighbor who likes to blast his Chinese radio at 6:00AM from time to time. Then he can't hear it when we go down to yell at him :P
almost 11 years ago
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哇塞!! 這狗真COOL~~:)
almost 11 years ago
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6 months??? dang that's crazy... =( hang in there and hopefully it won't last 6 months...
almost 11 years ago
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So cute ^^
almost 11 years ago
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dude, that happened to us at our office! and my house! there was a period of time that it was happening at both my house and office at the same time.
almost 11 years ago
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I totally understand what you feel, cause my neighbor's renovation was just finished. :<
almost 11 years ago
Look on the bright side; it's a good opportunity to watch action movies REALLY LOUD, like they are intended to be seen, without getting in trouble. Or play your stereo as loud as you want. But I can't stand renovations either, and I feel guilty when I drill the wall.
almost 11 years ago
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Sounds real bad. That's why I love my village house. Still not used to living in flats after 25 years living in Europe. Anyway, hope the renovation is done soon. Wow, this sh**ty renovation company is kinda breaking 3:30pm tea rule - bad employer!
almost 11 years ago
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take care~ hope your leg can reinstate and fast!
almost 11 years ago
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I moved my (mixing / production) studio out of Sheung Wan for just this reason. My old studio building was renovated, then the building next door, then buildings across the street, then they came and jack hammered two buildings down right outside my window, later one of which began pile driving foundations ... I let the lease go and moved offices to a top floor warehouse unit in Chai Wan. Apart from one or two weekly deliveries on my floor it's complete peace & quiet. As much peace & quiet as HK offers, at least.
almost 11 years ago
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Recommend these highly... plugs & headphones: http://www.etymotic.com/
almost 11 years ago
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Oh my, 6 months! Very cute doggie, love the sunglasses. : )
almost 11 years ago
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OMG~six months, half a year! i certainly can't stand it...cuz i juz can't bear my neighbour renovating for juz a month my ears seems breaking! take care your ears,man~ it's absolutely very important to u!
almost 11 years ago
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maybe a holiday? or just chuck a sickie for 6 months...hahah i'm sure they won't have a problem with that.... Taking a holiday overseas might be worthwhile with da doggies as well :)
almost 11 years ago
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That must have sounded like hell... good thing that it's done and over with. Now that it's over, I must say, you have a funny way of telling a story. Pretty funnily done... Keep the blogs coming. =D
almost 11 years ago
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哈哈 哈...真 Q!!
almost 11 years ago
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over 10 years ago
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haha.. so fynny ;-D Cute dog!!
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almost 10 years ago


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