Posted in March 2012

“Lobby Lady”

“Lobby Lady”

In our apartment there is a nice lobby downstairs. There is always a security guard who opens the front door for the residents as they come in and out of the lobby. We have become friends with our “Lobby Lady” as the boys call her. She is there most days and always shakes the boys … Continue reading

Hong Kong Flu?

Hong Kong Flu?

The past 2 plus weeks have made sympathetic to those blue surgical masks that so many wear here…including the temperature check lady at the airport (from my earlier post “Laser Guns and Surgical Masks”). Abe got a cold just about 3 weeks ago it hung on for a week and then turned into some sort … Continue reading

to market to market

to market to market

Currently we live in an area called Gold Coast. Abe’s company has paid for our apartment here for the first 90 days. It has been a blessing to have a place to stay though we are quickly finding out we need a bigger place. We plan to find our own larger apartment in a similar … Continue reading

Savoring the Tropical Fruit

Savoring the Tropical Fruit

We have been enjoying the vast array of tropical fruit here. Many of them are new to us. During most trips to the grocery store the boys are each allowed to pick out their own fruit. We are having fruit for dessert after dinner quite a bit of the time, making that a tradition. Abe … Continue reading

where is home?

where is home?

Jet lag is strange. It hits you at different times and in different ways. Jet lag with little boys is even more challenging. Elliot slept through our first dinner here in Hong Kong. Then in the morning Elliot and Simon were wide-eyed and bushy-tailed at 5 o’clock. They were up and about coloring in their … Continue reading

Our Beach

Our Beach

Our first week in Hong Kong was overcast and foggy. We didn’t see the sun for over a week. I guess it was just easing us northwest folks into things here. ūüôā The temperatures were mild though so the boys played each day outside. But last Friday the sun made it’s way through the clouds … Continue reading

Laser Guns and Surgical Masks

Laser Guns and Surgical Masks

Our first cross-cultural experience happened just about 5 minutes after we exited our airplane into the Hong Kong airport. ¬†We had not yet reached immigration, customs or baggage claim. ¬†Leaving the plane we felt like we were in quite a fog. ¬†The boys managed to sleep quite a few hours but Abe and I well, … Continue reading

“Fit to Fly”

Being pregnant has made this journey of moving to Hong Kong a bit more challenging. ¬†Since I was almost 30 weeks pregnant my midwife wanted me to have an ultrasound and to be seen by her just before we left. ¬†Wednesday, February 15th I had an ultrasound which showed that our little man was growing … Continue reading