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a hotdog, holidays, hong kong, hope


"now....lets do the fake laugh?! but like really well." Stop me if you’ve heard this one already - A hotdog and a banana crash a baby’s Halloween parade at 11am on a Saturday. One of them may or may not... Continue Reading →

Seeking a friend for the end of the world


Sheung Wan sky, where I work Week Highlights: Today is October 1st, which is known as National Day of the People’s Republic of China; the 70th anniversary of communism in China. It’s also the 5 year anniversary of the Umbrella... Continue Reading →

Update: Cookie butter, mostly


my students made me these so i could sleep while sitting up. School is in FULL swing, and something about checking a thousand emails, attending meetings that could have been emails, lesson planning, and dealing with 27 nine year olds... Continue Reading →

Coming Home-ish


home is sitting in the backseat while my dog helps my grandma drive. I’ve lived abroad for five years (six if you count the flash year I lived in North Carolina (much of the South could qualify as another country,... Continue Reading →

Jimjilbangs, Dog and Cat Cafes, Cute Things in Korea


My homie Laura moved to South Korea over ten years ago to teach English, and once every few years, when I was depressed about whatever I was doing and where I was working, I would send her a Facebook message... Continue Reading →

700 days in HK


totally mesmerized by this sunrise as we landed in SFO To celebrate my 700th day of living in Hong Kong, I left! I hadn't been home to California since last summer and I felt it in my bones. The last... Continue Reading →

#birthdayed


Thirty5 Came! And went! And I didn’t even cry once, which was amazing. Part of that is that I have been so so busy lately there hasn’t been enough time to get sad even if I wanted to try. And... Continue Reading →

first grade and happy endings


My 30 day blog challenge ended a while ago. I’m glad I’ve completed it, but part of me is missing the daily outpouring of allthethings like it mattered. It’s nice that the writing bug has bit again, but it’s also... Continue Reading →

Pirates, 40, the Date, the End. days 27.28.29.30


Day 27 - Search Terms I love having a blog for many reasons. It helps me process feelings, remember things, talk about cool places to travel, and pouring out all my thoughts in written form probably keeps me from talking... Continue Reading →

Time Marches On, Ocean Park, Expat Bonding, Gym Update days 19.20.21.22


dreary March days making me nostalgic for sweet puppy faces. It's March? Really?! Already? What gave you the right, 2019. I’m not ready for this. I’m not ready for this weird, filler kind of month, with one measly holiday and... Continue Reading →

kids say things, things fall apart, do things matter? things in HK. days 15.16.17.18


I became a teacher for a number of reasons. 1. I needed a job. 2. I got hired at a school. warm teaching fuzzies I graduated college and need to start a career right as the US economy was taking... Continue Reading →

birthdays, how to friend, first dates, ritz crackers. days 11.12.13.14


Feb 21 - Day Eleven - Happy birthday, Jenna! "isn't she perdy" - said in grandma great voice It’s my sister’s birthday today! She’s celebrating in Seattle with our aunts and cousins. Family birthdays are something I always miss about... Continue Reading →

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