I just moved into this new house, to tell me to move out is very unreasonable and very insensitive.
Let me ask you a question ! If your neighbour is holding a loud party when you are trying to sleep after midnight or early in the morning, is it your fault or the neighbour's fault ? Should you move out then ????
To give the example of tibet is also very unreasonable. Of the several thousand of countries in the world who understand the peace of the neighbourhood, you have to give an example of tibet where they hold gongs. I am a buddhist myself, there is NO rule for gongs clanging at 4am, if they do clang gongs, it is only strictly for the people inside the temple and not outside.
so the sound level is not loud. So do not twist facts !
In the modern world, there is this invention called the "alarm clock" that will wake people up at the right time to do whatever they want. I can understand the need for church bell and so on in the past before the new invention comes up. But anyway, from my understanding I have never heard a church bell at 6am in the morning, maybe I am ignorant here as I am not a christian.
If a person do not want to wake up, no amount of religious call will wake them up as you can see by the reply here that people tend to be "used" to the sound, so-called "selective deafness" and they still sleep peacefully whether they hear it or not.
Anyway, to make people happy here at my own sufferings, I have decided to cement almost all my windows except one to reduce the sound level.
I am not being unreasonable. On the contrary, you are. There has been calls for Muslim prayers since the beginning of time. You are harping on an issue where there is no solution and in fact, there should not be a solution so that you can sleep better. I am not twisting the facts. If I want to twist the facts, and in fact, it is a fact, since you said you are a Buddhist and as I know, Buddhism teaches tolerance, love and respect for others. Now, am I twisting the facts? On another fact which I am not twisting, there are church bells calling for holy masses and services in churches. It just happens that you do not live near a church or you would be up in arms as well. You apparently know nothing about other religions. And that is a fact!
PS I do not think drawing a parallel between calling for prayers in the morning and loud music from a party jive!
I agree that church bells or temple bells or even the call for prayer by religious zealots, if I may call them, is noise. But, come to think about it, it is part of our heritage, is it not? so long as it is done within the parameter of normalcy, not excessive or extreme, one should NOT treat them as bull #@$!, it is to our own benefits to learn to live with them!
Ahem...Muscfair - Err...Orchi sees your frustration is getting the better of you....ahem...Orchi can't help but wonder....since you said you just moved in....wasn't the mosque already there in the first place before?.....
Originally posted by jeya Hi Orchi
Houses near 'unpopular" areas are much cheaper... so have to tolerate the "noise" mah. Have to make some sacrifices too!!!!
By the way I used to live very near a Mosque, being a Christian my mum use to teach us the Bible during this Worship Call, we never saw this as an irrritation.
Hi Jeya - Err...on the contrary...Orchi feels safer getting a home nearer to those spots...not too sure about it being possibly cheaper...but certainly...if there is any sacrifices....it would be on the neighbours...err....for putting up with Orchi....in the first place
Hello Boey - Err...hehe...you would have to be one of Orchi's immediate neighbours...to feel it....
Ahem...it is bad enough...that Orchi's kids are the noisiest bunch...err...very often....whenever Orchi gets home....Orchi would be the loudest disciplining them....
Erm..then there are the numbers of cars...wifey has one...Orchi has another...also regular visitors would jam up all available parking slots in front of other neighbours' houses...n on the street corner...
Ahem...adding to further headaches to the next door neighbours n the one at the back of Orchi's...Orchi's....err...makes so much noise at wee hours....disturbing their sleeps for sure...err....or perhaps..ahem..they would be restless...hearing these noises?....