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Rachel to Hong Kong

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 →

the wild, wild. brunch. a song.


If I told you that most of the last month’s highlights and moments in general have been dominated by water buffaloes, would you believe me? You would have to, because it is the gospel truth, my friends. Since my last... 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 →

Cambodia


I’ve been wanting to get to Angkor Wat for a long time, but never thought I’d make it until I surprised even myself by moving to Asia. Now many of the coolest things in the world are just a stone’s... 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 →

Ticket Mishaps, Sunsets, Thai-ing the Knot


high school besties! One of the hardest things about living abroad is missing big moments in the lives of people you love. Conveniently, one of my high school BFFS decided to have a destination wedding in Thailand over Christmas, which... Continue Reading →

r2hk: clockenflap, turkey, water buffaloes


I also thought I was standing next to a celebrity, and then after a few minutes realized it was just someone I follow on instagram. But by far, the strangest part of the weekend involved feces.

25 more glasses of lemonade to fight for


       I pulled a shard of glass out of my hair at the dinner table tonight. Running my hands through my hair, I thought I had found an odd patch of dandruff, but came away with a rather... Continue Reading →

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