Searching for a Tail

Pottinger Street in Central, Hong Kong: named after Henry Pottinger, the first governor of Hong Kong; menace to all women in heels and many a drunken man. Known in Chinese as “stone slab” street, this uneven flight of stairs is famous among residents for being both the bane and saviour of partygoers in Hong Kong.…

Looking up

“Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up? Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass them by and most people wouldn’t notice.” ~ Professor Savant, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews…

Lookalike?

Throughout my life, I’ve been told that I look like my sister or my mom or even my dad. I’ve also been told on occasion that I resemble a cartoon or an elf or one of my friends. Sometimes I see what people are talking about; sometimes I chalk it up to ‘us Asian girls…

My eyebrow moments

I posted a while back about an overheard moment where a student discovered to his horror that he too had eyebrows. The first (and second and third) retelling of this story brought forth much laughter and amazement from all the adults who heard it. It seemed like a classic “kids say the darnedest things” moment, and…