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.
THEY DON'T BREAK!!
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!
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