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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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.

r2hk: rio roomie reunion (wrapping up the first year in HK with a bang)


Not a day goes by where I don’t wonder at where I live. Out my window, I see apartment buildings higher than anything I’ve been in in California, and the earthquake-ometer all Bay Area natives have installed at birth goes... Continue Reading →

r2hK: yogurt with chopsticks and other things


Birthday months are fun for mail, although living abroad makes pieces few and far between. It only makes me loves the ones that make the effort more. But I certainly had not been expecting to receive a request via post... Continue Reading →

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