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…

Welcoming 2014 and the Year of the Horse

One of the great perks of living in Hong Kong is that I feel perfectly justified starting some of my new year’s resolutions only after Chinese New Year. After spending a lovely CNY long weekend in Singapore visiting one of my best friends, I feel relaxed, re-energized and ready to fully embark on the challenges…