The Things Kids Say

“I want to go high up into the sky to see what I can see.”

This sentence appears in one of the books, and most of my students who use this book are around six or seven years old. The purpose is to learn the meaning and pronunciation of “high”. I usually ask them what they might see, and the answers are simply adorable.

“The man becomes ant!” (Kid must have imagined looking out of an airplane window.)

The first time I asked this question, the answer was beyond anything I expected – “God”, spoken with the sweet, simple innocence of a child. This innocence is so transient and fleeting, and it’s such a blessing to witness it while the little kids learn and play in the classroom.

Now, I may paint a rosy picture, but teaching certainly isn’t all rainbows. However, for all the difficult moments, there are also times that make it worthwhile.

That said, I really could use a holiday.


Dining at Cafe Landmark

Ticked No. 26 off my list yesterday. Edwin took me out on a surprise date to Cafe Landmark! I’ve been wanting to go there for ages. I can’t really say why though. Something about the place just seems so fancy. Well, the prices certainly were!


I don’t usually write about dining experiences (if I should blog at all),but since this is an item on my list of #30Before30, it deserves special mention. We had the two course set lunch. Edwin had a pumpkin soup and a linguine vongole. I had a tuna nicoise salad and a prawn and mango salad. Two salads for lunch! I had more vegetables in that meal than the whole of last week.

I think Edwin didn’t enjoy his lunch all that much. The pasta was dry and bland, which was disappointing. Lucky for me, both salads had the same tasty dressing. The texture of the tuna was lovely, and the fruit salad component of my second dish was perfect for summer.

Our lunch date set us back by around HKD660 (SGD110), so I definitely don’t plan on making this a regular thing. It was a luxurious experience though. 🙂

Well, now on to the other 29 things! Thank you for reading!