On The Bricks

December 22, 2020

The most densely populated place on the planet, according to The Book of Bizarre Truths, is Mong Kok, a section of Hong Kong. About 200,000 people live in Mong Kok, an area just slightly larger than half a square mile. That equal out to about 70 square feet per person. Add in the building and you’ve got a district in which it is physically impossible for everyone to be outside at the same time.

Mong Kok’s bustling Golden Mile, a popular stretch of shops, restaurants, and theaters, compounds the crowding issue. A half – million or so tourists routinely jostle for a position in the streets.
Residents have reported that the streets are often completely full, with every inch of pavement covered.

The way they squeeze so many people into such a small area is that they build up. The area is home to an array of high – rise apartment buildings. Families who live in these apartments sometimes rent out rooms to other families. There might be ten or more people in a single apartment. They sometimes sleep in two or three rooms and share a small kitchen and a single bathroom. The apartments are so small that people sleep in bunk beds that are three or four tiers high, and they keep their belongings in chests and baskets that are suspended from the ceiling.

Famous Okie information: Juanita Kidd Stout is the first black woman to serve on a state supreme court. She was from Wewoka, Okla.
Keep going on New Years resolutions: Donate the clothes you never wear. If you haven’t worn it in a year, give someone else the chance to do so.
Made me laugh: Someone stole my mood ring. I don’t know how I feel about that.

Christmas wishes: For those of you who love Christmas, have a blessed holiday! For those of you that don’t participate in Christmas, I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable day. For those of you who have to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas, may God send you extra blessings for the holidays … and maybe even overtime! For those of you who are alone this Christmas, I wish you loving memories to wrap around yourselves and make you happy. Remember, it is the season of giving and each of us has much to give.
See you on the bricks, soon! Stay safe.