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.

THE ANSWER (to unsolvable problems) Part I

“From this rough metal we forge virtue.” – Quarry Bank High School motto In the 1950s, QBHS had a problem student. QBHS boasted an “A Cluster” offering the most challenging courses reserved for the best and brightest – kids with … Continue reading

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The Kids’ Brief And Memorable Sports Day Week

Quick one, cos I didn’t want to lump school sports with the next post <ominous> “It’ll look like total chaos, but they actually know what to do.” HN’s School Sports Day (which was broken up into Y1 and 2, Y3 … Continue reading

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Red Black Is The New Black

Last Sunday evening Rockstar sat for his Dan 1 Part 1, the first half of the Black Belt exam, 6 years after first starting at Potential Taekwondo, 1.5 years after training for the belting. By now we’ve kinda gotten used … Continue reading

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