Expat Life: Earphones, the must have accessory

In Hong Kong your MP3 player is your best friend. Don’t leave home without it!

Hong Kong Noise pollution

How many "expats" does it take to dig a hole in HK?

Yes I know, I am in a foreign land and should be taking in the sounds and sites of my host country. If you have not been to Hong Kong however you cannot appreciate that the sound of economic success, financial boom and, ultimately, our future actually sounds like a pneumatic sledge hammer drilling away all day – and in some cases night. It is as though every building in Hong Kong is either being built, torn down or renovated.

To this you have to add the constant humming of hundreds of thousands of people and the noise of lorries, double decker busses and taxis which honk if the light is green for more then 3 seconds. Cars and lorries alike keep their engines running while they unload their goods or await a passenger (too keep them cool), people talk as if they are the only ones in the country and more then once I have spent 20-30 minutes in a supermarket listening to the same “cool” song on repeat.
Yes, your MP3 player is your best friend – don’t leave home without it.

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Angelina DraperArticle by Angelina Draper (53 Posts)

Angelina is the Founding Editor of ChattyBrains.com and Managing Director of AD Vits Digital, where she helps companies of all sized achieve optimal branding, e-commerce and social media success and overall great digital health. Living currently in her 26th home (and counting) she is a serial wonderer having been an expat child, expat in her own right and now expat wife and mother. Three continents and seven countries later she is still looking forward to settling down... one day.


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Angelina is the Founding Editor of ChattyBrains.com and Managing Director of AD Vits Digital, where she helps companies of all sized achieve optimal branding, e-commerce and social media success and overall great digital health. Living currently in her 26th home (and counting) she is a serial wonderer having been an expat child, expat in her own right and now expat wife and mother. Three continents and seven countries later she is still looking forward to settling down... one day.