Hong Kong

Monkey is a College Student!!!

Monkey applied to Hong Kong Design Institute in the spring. We found out right before school ended that she wasn’t accepted because we had filled in the application incorrectly. C suggested speaking to the further education department at school, and their suggestion was the community colleges that are in a […]

Time for a Change

I’m not sure why, but for a long time I felt my long hair was a defining feature of my identity. Maybe it was. It had gotten so long and after I had bleached some of it a couple of times, there were places in my hair that there just […]

Vegan BBQ

My friend, C whom I work with was house/cat sitting in Sai Kung and invited me to a vegan BBQ on the rooftop of the village house. I’m not vegan, but I’m not opposed to it. We were all meant to bring something, so I baked vegan scones. I honestly […]

Learning Hong Kong Style Mahjong

Work friends needed a fourth to attend a lesson to learn mahjong. It sounded like fun. It’s this guy who gives lessons into Hong Kong style mahjong. From what he was saying, there are many different versions of the game depending on region. There are even different tile sets. We […]

Things are Growing!

I’m not sure what I’m going to do when. these trees get big. I’m super surprised that the white peach was growing. I had looked up online to see how to get them to grow. The instructions said to put a bag of dirt in the refrigerator and leave it […]

Japanese BBQ with the Monsters

There is this place in Tsim Sha Tsui at iSquare that B and I had been to before years ago. Yakiniku Gyukura. It was an interesting experience with the kids. What it basically is is a table with a BBQ in the middle of the table. They bring you meat […]

Storm over the Mountains

There isn’t much to this. There was a storm coming over the mountains. I set up the phone to take a time lapse of the storm. There have been more storms and more rain lately. Most of the winter there is no rain at all. We are starting to go […]

Balcony Gardening

The day before was Mothers Day. We went to the Flower Market in Prince Edward. I was able to get more pots, pot hangers, and a shelf for my plants. In the hanging baskets, I have an apple tree, a mango tree, a pineapple plant, and kumquat seedlings. I few […]

Mother’s Day

My mother’s day gift from my eldest child, Monkey. It’s a drawing she did from a video game that she plays. I had seen one of her drawings of this guy a while ago and asked her to make me a drawing. I call him the chicken guy. =] I […]

Saying Goodbye

Our department is incredible. We have some really amazing people in our group. One of the EAs had been there long before I had come to the school. Her husband got a job in the US (in Atlanta, Georgia), and she was going to be leaving the school the next […]