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.

Beauty And The Beast: Of Protagonists, Hero-Villains, Fiery Females

Queen E adores Emma Watson’s outspoken Hermione from Harry Potter who, keenly aware of being muggle-born (born of non-magical parents and in later movies subject to persecution by those of “better” birth), works harder than any of the more erm, … Continue reading

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A Chapter of Still More Incidents (Math Workshops and Nerf)

Catch up post… Fully booked, with over 200 parents signing up – which is often the case because Sure, “Everyone” Knows How To Do Primary School Math…. But The High Likelihood Is You May Not Know How To Teach It To … Continue reading

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Hamster Time (And… Something Else About Animals)

**Updated 27 February 2017; because we live in a city of (mostly) tiny apartments – not exactly pet friendly… So you may want to check out The Secret Life of Pets (more below) Rewriting the lyrics to that Oldie but … Continue reading

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