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A Night at the Chinese Opera


Loud but fun–The clanging of cymbals, string instruments, gongs and the shrill voices of the actors is unmistakable. These operas run for an entire week at times.

hk_opera6It didn’t seem that long ago I was in Mongkok, a district in Kowloon which is part of Hong Kong.

It has the distinction of having the highest population density in the world 130,000 per km² according to the Guiness World Records.

Exactly how that figure is derived, I can’t tell you. Just trust me, there’s a whole of people and they all look exactly alike–just like me.

Apartment buildings are packed so close together, neighbors routinely have conversations through open windows often times they are able to look into each other’s living space.
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