M and I went to Sha Tin to go to New Town Plaza to go shopping and have Taiwanese dim sum. This was one of the first malls we went to when we first came to Hong Kong. We stayed at the Regal Riverside Hotel, which is on the right […]
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.
In about 2010, 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 vaccine was opened up to teachers a week or so ago. Shortly after that, the vaccine was opened up to helpers as well. H went to get her vaccine the day before. We went to the medical centre in Sha Tin. It was a gorgeous building. It was a […]
I knew it was coming up, but I actually didn’t feel too much about it. Last year was a lot harder to deal with. I ended up going to meet some friends in Diamond Hill to go to the garden there. I was sitting on the MTR when I was […]
As with everyone, there was no traveling over the Christmas holidays. Because of this, my mom sent us boxes for Christmas. We were a little concerned about how long it would take because the last box my mom sent took almost 2 months to arrive. This time, however, it was […]
Since Chinese New Year, we have been at 1/3 capacity at school. There has been an uproar from parents. About 200+ parents submitted a letter to our company. Now we are going full capacity, but the cost of that is all teachers have to be tested for Covid-19 every two […]
I had a really bad night last night. I don’t know what hit me. B and I have been getting along pretty well since about Christmas. I knew it was […]
The monster and I have started a bit of a garden on the balcony. I normally can’t grow anything, but somehow we got something to grow. These lemon trees were […]
My hair had faded. A lot. I still had some pink left in my hair, but quite a bit of it was back to the straight bleached hair. I still […]
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 […]
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 […]