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.

Jie-jie’s room

Rockstar and I discovered an old Disney Cars: The Movie sticker of Lightning McQueen behind the book shelf. “Jie-jie (our helper)’s room also has one! Come, I show you!” “Rockstar, that’s YOUR room!” He grins. When Rockstar was born decidedly … Continue reading

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Poker

At one of the Saint Alp’s Tea Houses in Pok Fu Lam, Rockstar reaches for my iced bubble milk tea. I jump. It’s made with jelly bubbles, strong black milk tea, and tonnes of sugar. One bite of the proverbial … Continue reading

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Breakfast

Rockstar wants a breakfast bar. Of the kind I wish he would have every morning. It’s 6pm. He doesn’t want his dinner. I read the contentsprinted on the wrapper: Almonds, dried dates and apricots, honey, cereal, yoghurt. He gets his … Continue reading

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