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Weekend typhoon Hygge.

Today there is a typhoon, signal number 8 in Hong Kong. We are hiding out in the apartment watching Gossip Girl and drinking tea. How glorious. It is most welcome after the week I’ve had running around working on various things. I hope you’re enjoying a lazy Sunday. I’m enjoying mine for sure! Thanks for… Continue reading Weekend typhoon Hygge.

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Mooncake festival traditions and etiquette.

Mooncake festival (or Mid Autumn Festival) is fast approaching so I wanted to learn more about the history and traditions surrounding mooncakes. We recently received a lovely box of mooncakes from our good friends, so I thought it was fitting to make a blog post about mooncakes! I certainly never heard of mooncakes or even… Continue reading Mooncake festival traditions and etiquette.

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Hong Kong’s first MacMillan Coffee Morning.

So I held a MacMillan coffee morning at my place this weekend. I don’t believe it’s been done on Hong Kong before (please correct me if I’m wrong). It was held in honour of my Nan who battled cancer for many years. She was a beautiful lady and a beautiful soul. Here are the pictures… Continue reading Hong Kong’s first MacMillan Coffee Morning.

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How to host a MacMillan coffee morning.

This weekend I held the Macmillan coffee morning at my home in Hong Kong. I don’t think people in Hong Kong know much about it. Basically the Macmillan coffee morning is used to raise money and awareness for Macmillan cancer research. I signed up for the party kit and it arrived a few days before… Continue reading How to host a MacMillan coffee morning.

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Fall bucket list. Fall 2017.

Fall is almost here! Also known as Autumn to my British readers. I made a summer bucket list a couple of months ago. As Mid autumn festival approaches, I have decided to make a fall bucket list. All of the ideas are very cheap or free. Although we don’t get crunchy leaves, sweet smelling cold… Continue reading Fall bucket list. Fall 2017.

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Things found in a Hong Kong apartment.

So I’ve lived in Hong Kong a while. If you visit someone’s house you may find one or many of these items. Some if not most I have never seen in western homes. 1. Door God Supposed to keep out unwanted guests. Frightening. 2. Shrine If visiting a Buddhist family, you may find a shrine… Continue reading Things found in a Hong Kong apartment.

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Disappointing “The Standard” kindergarten fair.

So yesterday I attended the Standard’s Kindergarten fair in Hong Kong. I’m not having a baby or anything but there was a talk about bilingual children that I really wanted to listen to. We plan to raise our future children as bilingual so for that reason I was really interested in going. I had registered… Continue reading Disappointing “The Standard” kindergarten fair.