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.

Goodbye, ESF Kindergarten

In an intimate class ceremony before the break, our second child received her certificate of completion following 2 years of Kindergarten, 5 years after her brother did the same before her. We don’t plan on having any more kids, so you … Continue reading

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Miss-Speak #88: Clash of the Titans

#88 (From Kings’ public Facebook:) Kings: I’m going to count to three and you’re going to walk or I’m going to smack you. Queen E: Why does everyone always count til three? Why not count til ten? Kings: <gives up><carries … Continue reading

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The Inspiration Of Sir Anthony Hopkins To Constantly Seek Out Magic

“People forget that Mozart wrote for commissions. There’s a thing in psychology where they think if it’s popular it can’t be serious…” – Sir Anthony Hopkins, who went from playing: ..which he ended up abandoning mid-run for Hollywood, and which … Continue reading

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