Author Archives: Aileen

About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.

Anti-Fragility. Because Happiness Takes Work And Chaos Doesn’t.

“To all my enemies: I could not have done it without you.” -Antonio Garcia Martinez, Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune And Random Failure In Silicon Valley  Off and on again in a general pursuit of inspiration when parenting the kids, I’ve … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: What Do These School Message Boards Tell Us?

Went to pick Hamster Ninja from Lego activity after school… Happened to pass by these boards detailing the latest learning activities, from Y1 to Y6…  My favourite is the tornado with a cow and car in it…. better paper cows … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Exams

Both kids had “exams*” over the weekend – Rockstar took the ABRSM Grade 4 in piano while Hamster Ninja sat for her Green Belt in taekwondo…   That’s them horsing around outside the little exam centre because everyone was so … Continue reading

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