Saturday, December 18, 2004

Noise

I'm sensitive to noise. The slightest sound would have waken me up from my slumber. Yet, I am cursed with living around people who makes lots of noise - whether it was in the old house or this new one.

Take this morning for example. Harry's continuous barking for no reason other than seeing the neighbour dogs walking buy will be followed by mother's screaming for him to stop. It would be quiet for a minute or two and then mother would start singing her Cina songs on top of her voice. This will be followed by my sister washing her underclothes in the toilet even though we have a perfectly nice washing machine downstairs. The wash seems to take ages (how many underclothers are there?????). Then there's the construction nearby with the trucks moving up and down. Another sister would switch on Wah Lai Toi and somehow or other, the Chinese channels would have people screaming non stop - why do Chinese have to talk on top of their voices? Why? Why?

I forced myself to get up, washed and hid in the quiet solitude of my study. At least there's one place in the house which is completely free from noise.

Mother would look in and ask, "wah... why wake up so early on a Saturday morning?"

"wo de tian ah!"... GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

1 comment:

Bahija said...

Firstly, from my experience, the local punya clothes or underclothes are not made to wash by washing machine. tak tahan ( US one betul2 cool - shoe, slipper, anything, everything - all goes into washing machine). Anyway, underclothes are expensive leh thesedays, so some ladies still prefer to wash by hand :P

Secondly, communicate lah with ur family, share your 'noise sensitivity' problem - ask them to be quiet sikit loh while you are sleeping !

Thirdly, if you can't influence or change them, then you change yourself lah ....I know what to get you for christmas, an ear plug .... wish you sweet dream and wake up late yeah :)

p/s, I ter-smsed u this morning - tot ter-bangun-kan u also, only realized after I smsed ..haha..SORRY yeah :)

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