(The House Along the Railroad Tracks)
I recently transferred to a new home here in Hong Kong. My wife and I were so excited to move because this is our first house as a couple. I did not mind doing some wall repainting by myself. In fact, I enjoyed it. This is me happily painting a portion of our kitchen wall.
With two rooms, a large living room, a spacious toilet, and a comfortable tub, the flat is perfect for us. Even better, I get to see the Westrail train pass by every 15 minutes or so. I developed this habit of staring at the speeding coaches with the trademark red and blue colors of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Corporation. Can’t explain why, but it relaxes me the way fishes calmly swimming in a glass aquarium do. My wife agrees 100%. I could stare all day and not get bored. It gets even better at night when the coaches are fully lighted.
Here is the view of the tracks from my kitchen window.
This makes me wonder about fellow Filipinos who squat near railroad tracks.
Do they also like seeing PNR trains go by?
What is our government doing to help them?
…we need long-term solutions, not quick fixes! Current government relocation efforts are superficial.
…more photos and insights by Sidney Snoeck at My Sarisari Store