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.

Judgmental Aunties

The local auntie’s scathing, judgmental look says it all. She doesn’t just give me a passing glare, she repeatedly turns around and glowers at me just so I know it’s me she wants to glower at. We’re in Times Square, … Continue reading

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Does the help help

I couldn’t help it. Rockstar gave up the police car he was driving because an older little boy marched up to him and demanded he get out. When he settled into the red taxi car the same little boy then … Continue reading

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The Hole In My Jeans

My eagerly-awaited online purchase of a pair of J Brand jeans from revolveclothing.com has arrived in the mail. They cost more than a hundred US bucks even after a heavy sale markdown. They have been carefully paint-splattered, distressed and there … Continue reading

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