Small and packed living environment in Hong Kong public housing
I should talk about the background for people who are not familiar with Hong Kong living environment.
I was grown up in public housing apartment. Public housing in Hong Kong is a governmental hosing program for the low income people. Public apartment is built all over Hong Kong, mostly in the relatively remote area. Each public housing are usually 20 to 40 stories, and each floor can occupy around 40 families. Each apartment is small. The placed I grown up was just 200 something sq. ft. for a family! The old design of the public housing is more packed and less considering the privacy of residents. That’s why what happened to our naughty boy Kit. It is really hard to keep secret between neighbor in this crowded environment.
Usually each public housing consists of 5-10 buildings.
The twin tower design on the left was the old design in 70s and early 80s. This is where Kit grown up.
Physical Punishment is a common family education
For other culture, it may be hard to imagine using physical punishment as a method to teach the kids. However, it is not rare in Hong Kong. Parents usually use “Tangtiu” and “Rooster Duster” as their “weapon” to beat their kids. Tangtiu is a piece of long and flexible plant, and Rooster Duster is just like adding rooster hair at the end of the Tangtiu.
When I was small, hearing other children yelling and being punished by their parents was a common scene in the public housing. Actually it was my true story. hahaha
New comics is coming!!!
This will be all about the Childhood of Hong Kong people in the 70s and 80s.
This was what I experienced in my old days!
This time, my comics will be published with the online magazine Gut Mega X. The publication will be started from Sept 13 (next Tuesday), every other Tuesday for 3 months (6 issues). Since the version on Gut Mega X will be in Chinese, I will translate the Chinese version and publish here next week. 🙂
You may not grow up in Hong Kong or even Asia, but I hope all my audiences can feel the simple and happy life of the Hong Kong kids in that period.
The story is about a grade 3 naughty boy, named Kit, his family and school life. Kit is from a grassroots family of Hong Kong in the 80s. You can see the life style and culture of Hong Kong grassroots in that period.
I hope you may enjoy this comics!
Even though it is the mid-2011, I hope it is not too late to join this…
Here’s the content I need to post, according to the postaweek2011 program…
I just copy and paste because I’m too lazy to write something new
“I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a week (I will try to post more than once a week :P) for all of 2011.
I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.
If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.
Tweety Leung- TweeCO”