Friday, November 19, 2010

I got a hug tonight

So I have always strived to make our home as welcoming as Mom always did. The era of Mama Kim has just come to Hong Kong. Sarah has had a few of her friends over this fall. They have all been intrigued by what's in the Americans' fridge and how our tea is different than theirs. But tonight we have come to a new milestone- I got a HUG for popcorn, brownies, and Jiffy cornbread. Just as in the States, Sarah has found a group of sweet, sincere girls that love me too!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Kitchen is Closed

An amazing stage has happened in our life. One that as parents I didn't plan on for another year or two. It is Friday night and no one is at home! It is customary to "go to the plaza" on Friday nights. Young and Old alike leave their homes and converge on the 15 or so restaurants at our primary shopping area. So the girls take off in their own directions at about 6:15 and we have three hours of empty nesting.

It's a little different than in the States, where we grew up on HS football games and pizza after. There are no cars involved first of all (which means no teenage drivers or mom chauffeurs). That would be the plus. For the girls, mostly its about going and "hanging out" and eating Subway no less. For the grown ups, we'll go to the Australian pub when Tom gets home and have a bite. Too bad it's drizzling, no eating alfresco tonight.