Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Our Apartment, A War Zone

So for the past month and a half, we have been the victims of a typical Hong Kong event - construction, ongoing construction, and more construction.  Our building is being renovated for upgrades to meet modern fire and electrical safety standards.  I suppose that is a good thing in the long run (exposed wires, electrical fires and creaky old windows are certainly not a good thing) but I wish they would hurry up and finish everything already.

 I am sick and tired of feeling like I am living in a war zone.

It is bad enough that we live off of Hollywood Road, a road plagued by incessant construction, scaffolding, jackhammering and pipe refinishing (despite all appearances that it does not require this heavy duty repair).  In the US, a street like Hollywood Road would be deemed to be in excellent shape and left alone.

Two nights ago, the reverberations from the construction work being done on the roof caused these extremely heavy tiles glued to the top inside of our cooking fan to come crashing down.  That was not so good.

We were promised a new tarp and shinier windows.  Those items have yet to be seen...

We also suspect that this invasive construction and revamping of the entire building is the reason that our rent was not increased this year...

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