Pulsars, Plants, and Present Participles

'Journeys in Hong Kong and Beyond'

Stanley

Step on to a small sixteen passenger express bus departing the bustling Causeway Bay, drive through Aberdeen tunnel under the tree capped mountain, pass the pristine waters of Deep Water and Repulse Bay and you will find yourself in the quaint suburb of Stanley.  Stanley is home to a number of noteworthy attractions, but unlike…

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From Home to Home

Summer is coming to an end, however the leaves will not change colours nor will the temperature drop below 20 degrees celsius indicating the end of the season.  Autumn marks the beginning of a new school year, but not the end of beach season here in Hong Kong.  New teachers are trickling in from around the globe,…

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Year One

In a couple days I will have completed my first year with International Montessori School Hong Kong, Stanley campus.  It has been a wonderful year and I hope to complete several more. I have worn many hats, aside from teaching Information Technology and providing individual student support, I have been the sound engineer for all of…

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Bird on a Tile

“Mr. Fraser there’s a bird upstairs.” “Pardon?” I asked confusedly. “A bird! In Azalea class. It’s still breathing.” She, a young student at my school, replied as though I was daft for not knowing what was going on. ‘Monday morning just got interesting,’ I thought. I’ve only been at school for a minute and already…

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Teaching Math

Not since Grade 3 have I enjoyed math so much. I remember writing out page after page of equations and being so thrilled when the teacher handed them back and they were all correct.  Grade 3 was also the year I was  introduced to multiplication. I remember being in Grade 2 and asking what that…

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Lack of a Recent Post

Dear Readers, Thank you for your overwhelming support of my little blog. I truly enjoy making every entry and  checking in on how many views they have had. Because let’s be honest it’s always all about me, or in your case you. haha. I realize it has been a long time since I have written…

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Year of the Ram

CNY, no not Crosby, Nash, Young, I don’t think Stills would approve.  HK CNY as I have come to see it written in print articles and online tour advisories, stands for Hong Kong Chinese New Year.  More accurately/simply it is the lunar new year. CNY is a festive week of visiting family, and handing out…

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I’m Not a Foodie

I was going to post a blog about the diet I intended to take, but then I realized that if I post it I have to stick with it, and that was not going to happen. Instead, I am going to blog about all the wonderful food I have been chewing down on here in Hong…

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No Translation to Be Had

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you? I seem to have one almost every other evening. My apartment complex employees security guards… no, front desk reception… let’s just call them door-watchers. Combined these lovely people know a handful of English. Which, I should add, is better than my…

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Mmmm CHOCOLATE

Since Nance and I knew we were headed to Thailand for Christmas we figured it would be best to exchange gifts prior to our departure.   Among the many gifts we exchanged chocolate was one of the more popular. We had only been together for a couple of months at that point so we didn’t know…

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