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.

“It’s Not About You…” The Unlikely “Wonder” Post About Someone Else.

Really wasn’t planning on a “Wonder” post. Firstly, Rockstar and Friends have been looking out for the movie adaptation of this former Battle Of the Books book ever since they heard about it last year. (More than a little useful … Continue reading

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Back From Camp (Or, Conquering The “Real” Fear Factor)

Partially influenced by Hamster Ninja not allowing me to tell some stories ūüėÄ (Don’t get me wrong, they¬†totally¬†yank each others’ chains, and have a gadzillion long-unfolding dramas going at any one time…) After he left, HN committed to¬†immersing herself in … Continue reading

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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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