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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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Is it Monday again? Wow, last week was our first full of school and I think I spent the majority of it running errands again like crazy. Above is a picture I snapped while stuck in traffic. Once you get out of the island's skyscrapers there is a beautiful Asian countryside.


* When I'm on the MTR heading to the island, I sometimes find comfort in zoning out with a game. I'm embarrassed to admit I've become mildly addicted to Two Dots. Anyone else playing Two Dots and if so can you pretty please help me get past level 82?

* There are some instagram feeds that are just ugh. Seriously, I'm over looking at people's meals. But one that deserves following is the j crew gingham shirt instagram feed. I don't see alot of the shirt here in Hong Kong as the men here have a different uniform. But I know it's everywhere back in the states. It's worth a chuckle. Also you can follow along in my Hong Kong adventure via my instagram.

* Now having two children with food issues. One being dairy intolerant and another newly diagnosed Celiac. Children's allergies are not as common in Asia as they are in the states. It's a new normal for us to be grilling our Asian waiters. One once told us dairy was a form of gluten! So we all carry a card in our wallets describing Celiac Disease in Cantonese. It's been a saving grace. We've also relied on this Sassy gluten free guide to Hong Kong as a starting point as well.

* Hong Kong is such a contrast. Metropolis on the main island and lush gardens in the northern territories. Fan Ho has released old photos of Hong Kong spotlighting rickshaws, coolies, and junks.  They are currently on display in the east (Pottinger Hotel) and the west (San Francisco Terminal 2).

happy Monday!

xox,
christine





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