Whether it was a good year or a bad year, 2012 is almost over. Here are some highlights of my year.
The year started off on high note, that’s for sure. In the span of four days in mid-January, I booked a ticket to Hong Kong (first time to return since I left my [...]
One of the advantages of marrying someone of a different religion is that there’s no need to juggle families at the major holidays. We have Passover (for both families) at our house. Tom’s mother has Christmas at hers.
But before I married my lapsed Catholic husband, I sometimes partook in the popular tradition of Jews [...]
I always get extra excited when I receive a package from Hong Kong. On Saturday it was a package of books, including my book of the week. And today I found this package from Cathay Pacific at my front door.
A couple weeks ago I entered a Cathay contest to win one of their [...]
Every night I read my little kids three books followed by three bedtime stories about Hong Kong. For the Hong Kong stories, we might focus on drinks (red bean ice, milk tea, and the etiquette of pouring tea at dim sum) or modes of transportation (tram, ferry, double-decker bus).
So today when I received newly [...]
Today I took two little my kids into Chicago for a special treat: lunch at the Peninsula. (Number one son was toiling away at high school.) Last winter we met my sisters-in-law there for lunch and had such a fabulous time, we decided to make it a tradition. Normally I stay home in the afternoons because [...]