Planes Fire & Rescue @ Hong Kong Disneyland
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Planes Fire & Rescue @ Hong Kong Disneyland

Hidden in an obscure little area of Hong Kong Disneyland between Adventureland and Grizzly Gulch is a small, simplistic but fun little display for the new Disney movie Planes Fire & Rescue (coming out in Hong Kong sometime in August). On display are Dusty Crophopper, the hero of the original Planes movie and Blade Ranger … Continue reading

It’s a Typhoon and I’ll SPLASH if I Want To!
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It’s a Typhoon and I’ll SPLASH if I Want To!

Typhoon season has finally hit Hong Kong and I’m probably one of the few crazy people here who gets excited by the prospect of one of these storms blowing in close. Rammasun was our first close typhoon, although not quite close enough to shut the city down. Out and about, a deluge of rain bucketed … Continue reading

Helper … and Family
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Helper … and Family

There has been a lot of news recently on the plight of helpers in Hong Kong. It is full of doom and gloom and highlights the truly gruesome side of life for some domestic helpers working here. Maid, 28, falls to her death from 27th floor flat while cleaning windows Helper in critical condition after … Continue reading

Christmas is a time of GIVING
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Christmas is a time of GIVING

Since moving to Hong Kong I have become more and more involved in charity. One charity that I am particularly passionate about is called Box of Hope. It only runs in the lead up to Christmas, however it has a regional impact on children around South-East Asia. As much as I believe in the cause … Continue reading

Outdoor Paranoia
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Outdoor Paranoia

I’m a bad parent. That’s how I feel when I take Mitchell out exploring. Why you ask? I feel I have let my children down and denied them the simple pleasures of getting down and dirty in the outdoor world. They’ve never truly bush-bashed, been knee deep in mud, tromped through a gently flowing creek … Continue reading

Oh No – It’s School Holidays …
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Oh No – It’s School Holidays …

Unlike previous years, we have decided not to join the mass exodus of expats for the Summer while the sprogs are on holidays. This presents some interesting challenges as normally, back in Australia and New Zealand the kids and I are so rushed off our feet with commitments to family and friends and fun the … Continue reading

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Third Culture Kids: Identity Crisis

When you look at my children what do you see? Do you think about their identity? I’m a New Zealander. My children were born in Australia. They are half chinese. We live in Hong Kong. When you ask them “Where are you from?” Bethany will proudly tell you she is Australian. Mitchell will tell you “Hong … Continue reading