My Childhood in Hong Kong- Ch. 1 – No Secret, No border between neighborhood

You cannot keep secret because the apartments are so packed

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.

Kin Ming Estate, completed in 2003 by Wikipedia.org

Twin tower design in old public housing by Wikipedia.org

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_housing_in_Hong_Kong

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

Rooster Duster

New Comics- My Childhood in Hong Kong

My Childhood in Hong Kong

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!

 

Character Introduction

Alumni Reunion Party: Comparison brings trouble

Alumni Reunion Party: Comparison brings trouble

Bad Example of Brown-Nosing ***Based on TRUE story***

Bad Brown Nosing Example

The downside of living alone

Downside of woman living alone

Roffice comics: The Art of Lie – how to be a successful scapegoat for your boss?

art of lie

Roffice: The Art of Lie - how to be a successful scapegoat for your boss?

Relationship: Self and Ego between Men and Women

Self and Ego between Men and Women

I hate people call me auntie!!! Never call me auntie again!!!

I hate people call me auntie

I hate people call me auntie

Comics: Roffice—Why I need to add my boss on Facebook?!!

Roffice09_tweeco_why-add-boss-on-facebook

Adding boss on my Facebook? No way!

I’m Posting every week in 2011! I just join the postaweek2011

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”

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