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.

Of Mongooses And Golden Retrievers (or, Adventures in School Reading Workshop Applications)

So they can read……but can they read….? By now Rockstar’s wrapping up Y5 at Kennedy, and Queen E will be going through all the freshie briefings for early readers next academic year onwards. I was especially interested in hearing about … Continue reading

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Sarcasm Central: A Story Of My Love-Hate Relationship With The Kids’ Snarkiness

The time has come, my little fiends, to talk of when you look at your kids and think Omg They Are Such Monsters… 😀 Me: Shush! We’re not the only ones eating here. Even I find you annoying and you’re my kids. Rockstar: <raises an … Continue reading

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All Animals Go To Heaven… But First, They Stop By Our Apartment.

#75 Queen E <while walking around the apartment holding the sleeping hamster>: You know Mummy, I think Gemma likes it here. After she dies, she’ll want to come back and live with us again.  Me: As in Reincarnation, or as … Continue reading

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