This weeks P52 theme is on cabin fever. This was a bit tricky for me and I couldn't think of what to capture for a while. To me, cabin fever is something you normally experience when you are stuck at home and itching to get outside. I don't have this problem. I really enjoy staying home and wouldn't mind being stuck indoors for multiple days if it were possible.
However, I have currently begun to experience cabin fever when I think about our life in Hong Kong. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy living in Hong Kong and will be happy to stay here for as long as we have jobs, but there is something inside me that is just itching for something new and different. I don't know if this is the wanderlust in me or whether it is age and the desire to settle down, but it is something I'm feeling right now.
Hong Kong has begun to feel a bit claustrophobic in that it is a huge city with people everywhere. I like people, honest. It is just that I also enjoy walking along the sidewalk without being jostled. I like eating at my own table at the food court without feeling pressured to hurry so that the person standing over me can have my table next. I like getting into an elevator and not having to suck in my gut so that more people than listed on the elevator can fit inside. I like being able to have personal space without feeling selfish about it.
These photos were taken on a Friday night in Mongkok, which is the most densely populated place in the world. There are roughly 130,000 people in one square kilometer. That's a lot. Trust me.
Inside the Mongkok MTR Station
Gonna make it no matter what.
(Linking with Challenge: Walk in the Street)