I ended up making a lot (A LOT) of macarons on Saturday with M in mind. It must have been subconscious because, of course, Sunday was Valentine’s Day. M and […]
Hello! This is me! We are from Illinois. Both of B and I attended the same high school but did not really know each other at the time. We met after he finished high school and had been together pretty much ever since. We were married over a decade. We have three fantastic children, Monkey, Dude/Bub, and Monster.
About five years ago, B and I discussed the option of teaching overseas. B is a systems administrator and can fix just about anything. We discussed the pros and cons of such a decision. In the end, we decided to go for it. I worked in the same school as my children in Illinois while I worked to secure a job overseas.
Each year, there were interviews and a couple positions, but most were not feasible because of the added cost of schooling for three children. My position began to make drastic changes, and Love was ready for a change at the end of this past school year. He applied to a government lab. We discussed other locations we would be willing to move to in terms on overseas teaching. I had actually thought this year was done with, but I sent out letters of interest anyway. I made changes to the important papers in preparation for the next recruiting season in November and December.
At the end of April 2016, I received an email from a school in Hong Kong asking for an interview. The day after Mothers' Day, I was offered a position in the international school. At the same time as my interview process, B was going through his interview process with the lab. In the end, he was passed over for whatever reason. After much discussion,we chose to accept the position. We had about two months to get our affairs in order.
It has been a difficult road since leaving my very tight knit family in the States, but my hope is this experience provides my children with unique experiences they would have not had living in a small rural town of Illinois.
So, here we are living in the New Territories of Hong Kong. My children attend schools within my company. B is employed by the same company.
Join us in our adventure as we navigate Hong Kong and create a home since we landed here in Hong Kong on 25th July 2016.
The first day of the Chinese New Year holiday, I met up with M and another friend, B for a hike. I hadn’t done the Dragon’s Back hike before. About […]
Today was the third time we were in school with the year 10s. We had been in on 22nd January and 25th January. The year 10s were the only ones […]
DISCLAIMER: THIS ISN’T MY WRITING. I saw this on an infidelity support group and thought it was absolutely accurate. “I feel the need to express this for some reason, and see if this is what happened to all of you.On the day I found out about my stbx’s affair, in […]
Online Learning We’re on to our 2nd week (or is it our 3rd week) of online learning during this 4th wave. I’m really not sure how to count it. We […]
My mom sent a box around 9th December from Illinois. It sat in Illinois for almost a month before it was shipped to Hong Kong. The kids were so happy […]
It’s not been good in Hong Kong since the start of the holiday. Our numbers daily have been going down overall, but the issue has been most of the cases […]
I met M in Sai Kung to have lunch. It was a bit cold that day. We went to the pho place, Saigon Pho we’d been to before. My favorite […]
Bub asked the night before if we could walk to Subway at City One. It’s about a 3 mile walk from our housing compound. It’s mostly down the promenade, so […]
It’s a weird thing for me. I am very much a photo taker of just about everything. My view of it is my kids will thank me when they’re older […]