New year, new projects

A couple of weeks ago, we had dinner with a couple friends who were stopping through Hong Kong. When asked if anything was new with me, I replied that things were basically the same, with work chugging along, keeping me busy, but no real news to report. But then our friend said something that surprised…

I see you…

I do not consider myself an artist. Over the years, I’ve thought about taking drawing classes various times to improve my on-the-board attempts that leave the kids giggling and shaking their heads. Nevertheless, one of my favourite exercises from the Creativity Workshop I attended in New York about 5 years ago is the Automatic Drawing…

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…

One Little Word 2014

The folks at the Two Writing Teachers community presented a challenge towards the end of 2013 to consider your One Little Word for the coming year. As I reactivate efforts towards this blog, I thought it’d be appropriate to start off with my little word for the year: open. We hear this word in our…