We knew the day would come, but even so, it was hard to go home. For our final act, Andrew wanted to have a few pictures taken in his suit on Duddell Street, which had become one of our favorite spots. We were running tight on time, so it was a quick photo shoot, and… Read More Day Six in Hong Kong: Suiting Up to Go Home
So, as per usual for most vacations, our last full day was the best day. We relaxed in the morning, did most of our packing, and went to Starbucks on Duddell Street once again. Duddell Street from our hotel was best accessed by the series of long paths and staircases that wound through the zoo… Read More Day Five in Hong Kong: Fabric, Old Roller Coasters, and (watching) Dancing.
Day Four got a little silly. But we all need a little silly sometimes. I came across some walking tours of Wan Chai, one of the historical areas of town. There was a cultural tour, hitting cultural landmarks, and an architectural tour, highlighting different architectural styles. I was imagining the architectural tour to be more about… Read More Day Four in Hong Kong: Duck Fat Fries. Enough Said.
Day 3 started off with a trip to the grocery store just around the corner from the hotel. We weren’t willing to relive the Great Breakfast Hunt from the day before, so we loaded up on fresh fruit (including pears and strawberries, something we haven’t had in ages) and other staples, including Cadbury Flakes, Dan’s… Read More Day Three in Hong Kong: Markets and McDonald’s.
Day 2 started out frustrating. OK, maybe just different than we had planned. We headed north to the fabric and electronic markets in Sham Shui Po only to discover that most shops were closed on Sunday. And, coming from the Philippines, where there are munchies galore on every street corner, the search for food was… Read More Day Two in Hong Kong: Closed Doors, Starbucks, and Historical Stuff.
Despite not pulling us out of our funk, Hong Kong offered just what we needed. Nearly five days of culture, calmness, and a bit of controlled chaos. So, now I’m going to share our take on Hong Kong. Through our eyes. Cue the sentimental, dramatic music. We caught the earliest flight we could to maximize… Read More Day One in Hong Kong: Suits, Water, and Fireworks.
What happens when you burnout doing what you love? I’m not talking about work, I’m talking about life. I don’t hate life, I don’t think I feel depressed, I’m just…tired. And easily annoyed. Tired of the lack of organization, annoyed by the traffic, tired of dealing with the daily cultural nuances, annoyed with advice on… Read More Burnout, Hong Kong, and non-Pinteresty “Creative Spaces”
Hey! I got a job! If anyone told me a few months ago I would be saying those words, I would have been confused, skeptical, and probably a bit frightened. What about my free schedule? My ability to pick up and go somewhere on a moment’s notice? Well, passion comes in several forms. Over the… Read More Unexpected Words: “I Got a Job!”
Is there a difference between “writing” and “typing”? As our world gets busier, we constantly look for shortcuts, and ways to make life more efficient. Sitting down at a computer and typing what we want to say seems to make sense and save time. But, from personal experience, I know most of those saved hours… Read More “Writing” vs. “Typing”
Ahh…first day back after a break from our Saturday kid’s ministry. It felt a bit like the first day of school, everyone a bit excited, wiggly, and not quite settled in. Lots of hugs, lots of chattering, and lots of not listening to anything we had to say. So, to get out the energy, we… Read More Love in a Bowl of Popcorn