A Whole New World–A few days in Singapore

From my hotel balcony, I watched laser beams illuminate Singapore’s avant-garde architecture and wondered if I had wandered onto the set of a sci-fi movie. With Marina Bay Sands as the focal point, fanciful structures such as the Esplanade, resembling a durian, and the lotus shaped Art Science museum make the skyline look quite futuristic. In just…

Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

In anticipation of our move to Hong Kong, I just ordered the Kelly Moore 2 Sues. So far so good. It handles a decent amount of stuff and looks pretty good. I don’t need something “cute that doubles as a diaper bag.” My criteria were comfort, space and pockets. The fact that it is waterproof doesn’t hurt,…

In Case We Needed More Convincing…

https://flic.kr/p/edQFNW In case the cosmopolitan culture, international travel and exciting new experiences weren’t enough, these photos helped convince us that we should pack up and go to Hong Kong. I keep looking at the work of such talented photographers and saying, “Wow, I get to live there!” I can’t wait until I can share some…

Dragon Boat Carnival

One of the biggest events of the year in Hong Kong is the Dragon Boat Carnival which occurs this week. Part festival, part athletic event, part ancient tradition, it’s a big, colorful, three day party. Click on the images to find out more at Discover Hong Kong. `  

4 out of 5 people know almost nothing about China. The rest live there.

China is home to roughly 1.35 billion people or three times the population of the United States and almost 20% of the world’s population. So what is Hong Kong all about? Hong Kong is a region of contrasts with huge skyscrapers side by side with ancient temples and fabulous 5-star international cuisine next to small…

Shock and awe…

I was with some friends when the email came from my husband asking, “How would you like to live in Hong Kong?” After all the blood returned to my head, my next reaction was “Oh, heck, no!” but my friends’ reactions convinced me to reconsider my stance. Then in doing research on Hong Kong, I…

Let it Rock — The Empty Rocker

So the big guy was going to retire a couple of years ago. He’d been at the Bank of the Free World for most of his life and we had already bought a house in Florida. After putting it off for a couple of years it was finally going to happen. In March he went…