A lot of people ask me what I’m doing in Hong Kong. Well the answer is simple – I’m going to school to get my masters in Global Communications. Apparently it’s not that simple because people can’t seem to grasp what Global Communications is. Considering I’m giving a presentation this week on the literally hundreds of definitions of the words communications and culture, I guess … Continue reading What am I doing in Hong Kong?
I once ate sushi everyday for a week and a half so needless to say I love seafood. I will try any seafood you put in front of me at least once. Heck, I even cooked live prawns while their little comrades watched from a glass bowl in the middle of the table while munching on a jellyfish salad. (Oh the joys of hot pot … Continue reading Sometimes You’ve Gotta Eat What You Gotta Eat
So I have secretly wanted to do a juice fast for years, but I never felt my will power was strong enough. Well now I am finally ready to kill my fat feeling strong enough to try one. I mentioned several companies in Hong Kong and the USA in a previous post. I decided to go with Be-Juiced because they were cheaper and were AMAZING at answering … Continue reading Want to do a detox? I had a juice craving!
How do you know when a new country has become home? You get bored. The thing about traveling is that you are always moving, always trying something new, always in a state of transition. There is no constant change, however, when you move abroad. You put down roots even if it’s just for a year or two. Roots are required to balance the day-to-day requirements … Continue reading Doldrums in Hong Kong Mean I’m Home
I sent Step-mom Karen off to get her nails done and have some “me time” while I watched my dad. She definitely deserves a break. Dad is slowly slipping further away. It is not only a physical toll on her from having to care for him, but it is even more so an emotional toll to watch this once strong, brilliant man forget our names … Continue reading Enjoying the Moments
Happy New Year!!! If any of my Hong Kong and China friends are reading this, then you’re already well into New Year’s Day. You are also probably hungover and already looking towards the next big celebration, Chinese New Year. To all my other family/friends/stray readers looking at the page right now, we still have a couple of hours to name our goals for the year. … Continue reading Happy New Year: Goals for 2014
So this was a year of normal crazy, bad crazy, good crazy, awesome crazy, and horrible crazy. I’ve been up and I’ve been down. Overall, however, it was a year worth living and that’s what counts. So since I turned 24 in 2013 (July 4 for all of you who didn’t know why that was an American holiday . . . Independence – please! . … Continue reading 2013 in Review
Merry late Christmas! I hope you all had a blast. I took the week off from the blog to focus on family and food . . . especially the food. In all reality, this was a very important Christmas for my family and me. It was the first time we’ve ever had a Christmas with all four kids, three spouses, the grandparents, the great-grandmother, and … Continue reading Christmas was for Family . . . and Food!
Have you ever felt like the world was chasing you down a dark alley, slamming you against the wall, wrapping it’s burning hot fingers around your throat, and wringing the last tendrils of life out of your very soul? Have you ever felt like that while thousands of miles away from home? Consider yourself lucky. It was Spring of 2008. Things started normally. I was … Continue reading Friday the 13th Travel Horror Story: London Theft
So I have a confession . . . I’m fat, and I’ve been fatter. I have another confession . . . I’ve rarely, if ever, let my weight stop me. I wanted to act so I acted. I wanted to compete in speech and debate so I competed. I did talent shows. I taught classes. I occasionally did sporting events. I rode rides. I even … Continue reading A Confession: Why Wait Till You’re Skinny?