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It's gotten to the point that I no longer flinch at bad translations anymore. Of course, if you think I didn't enter here then you'd also be wrong. They were doing some work on the flooring so maybe that was the situation, but then again the sign appears to be old as well. And their restroom mirrors come with signs that state, for sight only. ??? Oh well, it's Monday again and I though I'd share some goodies.

* I don't always love ikea furniture, but sometimes it's a quick and inexpensive option. But did you know there are companies that customize ikea furniture? They are not an option for me in Hong Kong, but when I return to the states I may just have to give them a whirl.

* Having two children who love legos, I was enamoured to learn lego presents it's long term employees with GOLD legos. Real Gold. And the can be used with regular legos. Maybe it wouldn't hurt so bad when you step on it?

* The WSJ recently published it's most expensive cities for expats. No Big surprise Hong Kong is third on the list!

* I was searching for something new the other day on hulu. By Any Means by BBC. Have you seen it? Pretty sure I'll binge watch all week. Try it.


Well, that's it friends. Last week was a combination of no wifi for three days, T8 typhoon, and a nine year old birthday. Here's hoping I can get down to brass tacks this week. Happy Monday!

xox,
c




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Well, happy first September Monday friends. I miss Fall. There aren't any colorful leaves here in The Kong. And temperature hasn't dropped. We are still hovering in the 30s (Celsius) most days. October's when it usually begins to cool off a little. I'm looking forward to it.

* Did you see this crazy man in Hong Kong? Eating bananas on the fifth tallest building in Hong Kong? No thank you.

* Last week I was all fluster about instagram's gingham shirts. This week it's classic art embellished with dramatic fashion pieces. My fav so far is the American Gothic. If I might be so bold to suggest  Degas' Little Dancer with a Pucci turban.

* I just ordered Red Scarf Girl.  It's a autobiography of a twelve year old Chinese girl in 1966 during the Cultural Revolution. My son read it last year for school and liked it. Pretty much the only fiction book he's liked in a long while. I was sold.

* My favorite show in the states ended. Chelsea Lately. I love it. I've read all her books. I kept trying to find the finale on you tube, but it keeps telling me 'not available in your country.' Grrr.

Happy Happy September! Pretty much all the women in my family have birthdays in September so it'll a busy one here!


xox,
christine




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August...

"It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's still light out."
-Bill Watterson



August was a fantastic month here in Hong Kong. Vacationed in Vietnam. Kids returned to school with a bright and cheery outlook. My Stella loves her new teacher. Finally read a couple books. Yes, they were completely trashy beach reads. 


I play along with Fat mum slim's photo a day challenge. This month I did horrible at posting photos everyday. I'll do better in September. I promise. Want to play along or just follow along on instagram




As the years tick by, I try to eat healthier. Add in a newly diagnosed son with Celiac Disease and now there's barely any gluten even in our house. As a family we've really turned around our eating habits and my new go to breakfast is chia pudding. Chia seeds are high in healthy omega-3s, calcuim and maganese. 

via timeful


Since school started I've been on the hunt to be more organized. Because who doesn't want more time to themselves? Right? I found this great app. Timeful. It's fantastic. Just pop in your priorities. Exercise more. Call your mom. Timeful reviews your calendar and schedules it for you. You do actually have to do it, but hey it's a start. Right?


Well, August's almost over. Just one more weekend and onto September... Have a great weekend. 
See you on Monday. I'll have more show and tell to share. 

xox, 
christine















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