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Rachel to Hong Kong

more new normals.


my work from home situation. not pictured - leggings on the bottom. Current status: spent the day wandering an island and now feeling the “singles tax” of getting a sunburn in the places my arms couldn’t reach on my shoulders... Continue Reading →

and back again we go . . .


One of the nicest things about right now is that I’m wearing a sweatshirt. Summers in the Bay Area are lovely - hot during the day but dipping at night. I was in the pool a few hours ago, but... Continue Reading →

wellthisisweird.


The 2020 narrative has gotten so far out of hand that I will accept anything you tell me at this point. It has gone or could go like this: February 17th "Rach - people are going to believe a rumor that... Continue Reading →

3, 2, 1, “yay.”


Three teaching days left. Two goodbye parties more to go. One classroom to move. Several personal goodbyes to friends and students who I probably won’t ever see again. And then it’s summer. Conflicted and tired ‘yay.’ goodbye brunch vibes :)... Continue Reading →

Back to school in Hong Kong – the good, the bad, the okay


It had been 120 days, but we were finally back at school.

Life in the Time of Corona


It’s already tomorrow in Hong Kong, so hello from the future. This is Week 10 of Coronalife. Yes - it's been so long, we don't count days anymore, my sweet summer child. But I’m finally on a very anti-climatic Spring Break!

The 15 Phases of Quarantine


Hi from two months of quarantine in Hong Kong! I am watching the world start to put different forms of social distancing in place. I just wanted to say - Welcome to your new normal! I shall be your reluctant... Continue Reading →

How Social Distancing Worked in Hong Kong


Keep in mind I’m writing this after six weeks of STRICT measures being taken. We’re coming on the other side of this now in Hong Kong and many countries in Asia. There is hope.

R2HK: Life in Lockdown


egg waffles! traditional HK street food from our Chinese New Year celebration. I had about six. I was pretty excited to find out I would be celebrating my zodiac animal year while living in Asia. I’m an ‘84 baby, which... Continue Reading →

here we are.


(To set the mood, play “Piano Man” by Billy Joel and wear sweatpants while reading this, because that’s where I was when writing this.) (also eat goldfish crackers. It adds a special something.) After three delightful whirlwind weeks in the... Continue Reading →

protests, ponderings, potatoes.


The last blog I posted was three weeks ago - the night we were released early from work because the protest situation was too unpredictable and we had to make sure students and staff could get home safely. I remember... Continue Reading →

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 →

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