A quick word from Frank…

 

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I hate my neighbors. The constant cacophony of stupidity that pours from their apartment is absolutely soul-crushing. It doesn’t matter how politely I ask them to practice some common courtesy – they’re incapable of comprehending that their actions affect other people. They have a complete lack of consideration for anyone else, and an overly developed sense of entitlement. They have no decency, no concern, no shame. – Frank

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17 Responses to A quick word from Frank…

  1. Dystopian Chan says:

    You are living in a giant mental institution with a casino in the centre. Psychopaths understand only carrots and sticks. Nothing else will work on them.

  2. Buck says:

    This is not exactly the right thread (sorry Dudley), but having just gotten off a long haul flight, I want to say something about mainlanders who fly. What the fuck is up with those morons? First, the check in counter: these goons barge in and make queues of their own. What was a single queue now doves off into two queues Then, if there is chaos at an immigration counter, you can be sure a buzz cut, broken-toothed, cigarette stinking, Gucci-covered mainlander will be in the thick of it. Next comes duty free shopping. A family of mainlanders, spread across 100 metres, somehow still manage to carry out a conversation with each other. Thanks guys. I really need that noisy shit. Then, god help us, boarding time. Why on earth do these goons queue up before boarding calls are made? They really want to be first on board for a 12 hour flight? Then, once on the plane, we have the “spinners”: the mainlanders standing in the isle of the plane, holding everyone up, because they are unable to figure out where their seat is. And if you are unlucky enough to have one of these uncivilized fools sitting behind you, be prepared for your seat to be yanked back every time they stand up. Finally, after 12 hours flying,…the plane lands. Those mainlanders cant wait to bounce out of their seat (before the fasten seat belt sign is turned off) and stand up in the isle……for 15 minutes. Why? Why? Why?
    Selfish, boorish cunts.
    Nuff said.

  3. Buck says:

    You wrote it much better than me, Dudley. It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only uncomfortable one.
    Back to the topic of neighbours. Having had a guts full of always having noisy cunts living above me for the past two decades, I finally moved into the top floor (level 10). On level 9 (below me, obviously) I hear the faint noise of a piano well after 11pm. It doesn’t bother me at all, but thank God I’m not “the one living underneath the piano” anymore. But just to offer some suport to the good tenants on level 8, I have taken up indoor basketball. I’ve got my kids interested in it too. Fuck it feels good. Really, really good.
    I’m a cunt? Yeah. HK has made me like this.

  4. It was an ok post. Seemed funnier then.

    20 years. Long time Buck.

  5. Buck says:

    My first two years here were fantastic. Amazing. Years three to five were very good. Years six to ten were good. Years eleven to fifteen were just “meh”. Years sixteen to now have been hell. It’s the mainlanders. At first they were just a few tourists. Then they became a flood of tourists. Now they are your colleagues, your neighbors, your waiter, your dentist, your doctor. They are in the malls, in your kids’ schools, in your face. They dont just shop amongst us, they live amongst us.

    HK people are laughable. They are pussies. They are a joke that I can shrug off. But mainlanders are a different story altogether.

  6. Ah right yeah. It’s out of control.

  7. Anonymous says:

    in a few years time, there will be more Mainlanders than locals living here.

  8. Cat's Eye says:

    Hong Kongers may think they’re light years ahead of Mainlanders, but they’re really not. Yes, they are “pussies” but sometimes that’s even more frightening than the boorish Mainlanders. And, sadly, I’ve witnessed plenty of Westerners who I would put in the same categories. Maybe they were always this way or maybe they became this way living here. I complain, but I know there’s an end in sight for me. Others who complain and live here decade after decade I don’t understand, maybe they truly have no choice.

    I’m trying really, really, hard to not reduce myself to either level. I would like to leave Hong Kong with my sanity and my values intact, but it’s becoming more difficult.

    We have a piano upstairs and have been up there to complain. Third time we threatened legal action and it’s gotten much better. And, door slammers. Never live in a walk up again.

  9. Buck says:

    You are kind of right about “no choice”, Cat’s Eye. In my job I need to have an International flavour on my CV, and hence I have worked in many countries prior to HK. But unfortunately I’ve been in HK so long that I’m now considered “local’ by the global employment market in my industry. I’m tarred with the HK brush. I’m locked in. My only hope now is to save enough HKDs to retire early, and then get out.

    That said, everything is a choice.

  10. Clar says:

    I m only here for 1 year n breaking down. Ur blog n reading others comments helps with my sanity. U should do 1 on dog food served in restaurants e.g. Spam, instant noodles shit

  11. Anonymous says:

    My neighbours are constantly slamming their doors. My wife and I asked the building management to talk with them on several different occasions. Not only did the not stop, they now slam their doors even louder. If the did the same thing where I’m from, they’d get punched out right quick.

    Chinese people are savages with no souls! It is way too safe in Hong Kong, so safe that you can destroy a person’s sanity for the fuck of it. Chinese people are fuckers! I long for the day these fuckers get what’s coming to them.

  12. Cat's Eye says:

    Anonymous — I went to building management and I was informed that no one had ever made a complaint before. So, therefore, my complaint didn’t count. However, he freely admitted that it is a huge problem in HK – door slamming. But, since my complaint didn’t count he wouldn’t put a notice in everyone’s mailbox asking people to be more polite. I suspect if I was an owner and Chinese things would have turned out differently.

    We recently received a notice stating that we all needed to be more “neighborly” and not have our children run around in the flat and annoy other tenants/owners. I went to management and asked if this notice applied to the owners directly above us. He said yes, but “not possible” that their children were running around and most likely jumping off their parent’s bed until 11pm at night. This was due to the fact that they were nearing university age. I asked him if he was stating that I was a liar and he said no. I asked him to go upstairs and tell the parents, children, helper, ghosts, whomever the hell was running around at night above our heads to stop.

    Did it stop, has it stopped? No. However, when we threatened legal action with regard to the extremely loud piano playing that did help. 🙂

  13. Dystopian Chan says:

    Cat’s Eye says:
    October 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm
    “Anonymous — I went to building management and I was informed that no one had ever made a complaint before. So, therefore, my complaint didn’t count. However, he freely admitted that it is a huge problem in HK – door slamming. But, since my complaint didn’t count he wouldn’t put a notice in everyone’s mailbox asking people to be more polite. I suspect if I was an owner and Chinese things would have turned out differently.”
    The building management only wanted you to go away and stop bothering them. People here spend 90% of their time fighting among themselves and kicking the can down the road instead of getting things done. No one fucking cares about anything or anyone except themselves.

  14. Anonymous says:

    There are only 2 instances when those pieces of shit would and will stop being complete assholes:

    1. If you’re Chinese and own the entire fucking building.

    2. You have close connections with the HK triads and ask THEM to give the motherfuckers in question a ‘polite’ warning.

    Other than that, you can forget anything else that it won’t get through to them. Especially if you’re white.

    Buck says:
    July 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    ‘But unfortunately I’ve been in HK so long that I’m now considered “local’ by the global employment market in my industry. I’m tarred with the HK brush. I’m locked in.’

    Yup! I saw that coming… and before all the doors were shut due to the fact that I was ‘overstaying’ in this shithole, I got the fuck out. Just a little warning to the jolly newcomers, seduced by the bullshit buzz of this city, your CV in HK is worth less than dog shit in the West. So, if you have fallen for the fucking ‘high life’ bullshit, you better make shitloads of money before you wake the fuck up. LISTEN TO BUCK!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Buck says:
    July 8, 2017 at 12:09 am
    ‘My first two years here were fantastic. Amazing. Years three to five were very good. Years six to ten were good. Years eleven to fifteen were just “meh”. Years sixteen to now have been hell. It’s the mainlanders. At first they were just a few tourists. Then they became a flood of tourists. Now they are your colleagues, your neighbors, your waiter, your dentist, your doctor. They are in the malls, in your kids’ schools, in your face. They dont just shop amongst us, they live amongst us.

    HK people are laughable. They are pussies. They are a joke that I can shrug off. But mainlanders are a different story altogether.’

    Obviously you went to Hong Kong before the Handover, or just thereabouts. It was a quieter place back then. I was in HK for a brief period just before the Handover, and I remember it was a much better place. Having said that, I really find it difficult to sift through the shit Chinese ‘Hongkonger’ and the shit Chinese ‘Mainlander’. to me they’re all shit from the same pile (including those assholes from places like Yuen Long, who claim to be ‘natives’). I agree that the mainlanders contributed to stir the shit, but all in all they’re a huge pile of turds altogether. I tend to give mainlanders the ‘benefit of the doubt’ because they are as raw as pig freshly carved, but in terms of cruelty, brutality, selfishness, arrogance, shit-headed and stupidity hongkongers have a lot more to answer for than the grotesque mainlanders. The whole shit stirred together have spiralled completely out of control.

  16. Skyhigh says:

    Buck says:
    July 8, 2017 at 12:09 am
    “My first two years here were fantastic. Amazing. Years three to five were very good. Years six to ten were good. Years eleven to fifteen were just “meh”. Years sixteen to now have been hell. It’s the mainlanders. At first they were just a few tourists. Then they became a flood of tourists. Now they are your colleagues, your neighbors, your waiter, your dentist, your doctor. They are in the malls, in your kids’ schools, in your face. They dont just shop amongst us, they live amongst us.

    HK people are laughable. They are pussies. They are a joke that I can shrug off. But mainlanders are a different story altogether.”

    Unfortunately HK is not the US, and there is no Donald Trump here to build a wall between HK and the mainland. I wonder how will the Americans react if so many aliens become their colleagues, neighbors, waiter, dentist and doctor, just like the situation in HK?

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