Halloween in Hong Kong

You know, it’s hard to know expectations for holidays in a foreign country.  Add into that we are just sort of trying to keep our head above water, and that’s how you end up where we did for Halloween.  

They need to make up their minds

What they do is have the students write a goal (or two).  They come up with ways to meet their goals as well as ways for those around them to help them meet those goals.  Then in the conference, it is 3 way because it is a meeting between the parent(s), student, and teacher.  The student is mostly in control of the meeting.  During the meeting, the parent(s) and teacher help the student to determine another goal or two to work on.  The student also tells the parents how things have been going and show their work to the group.

Less than a week until Pupper!!

Pupper will leave the US on my birthday.  She will arrive the following day.  I am really nervous about sending her alone on the plane, but she has to be shipped as cargo anyway.  On the way back to the US, she will ride in the plane with us, but not on the way here.  

3 months down, 21 to go….

I think we are getting more in the swing of things.  Love and I were able to finally get all of the boxes out of the flat last night.  I feel less like a box storage facility.  He is putting together our dining room table and entertainment center today.  We can put some stuff away once all of that is together.  We need to make the flat more like home.  I think we need to paint the walls and put up some art.  I have some art in the boxes that can be put up.  I can’t wait to get that stuff on the walls.  

Monkey’s Birthday

Today, Monkey turned 15.  I can’t believe it.  I made her a special breakfast for her birthday. I can’t believe she’s grown up so much.  I remember being young and terrified of being pregnant.  I remember Love knowing before I did that we were going to be parents.  I remember […]

First Time It Got This High

Today is the first time the pollution got to the “very high” level. We actually kept the kids in for break time and activities. Hong Kong Island actually went up to 11. One of the teachers I work with said Hong Kong likes to blame mainland China, but research shows […]