2013: Part 2 (of 3)

I started my training at work (an English tutoring centre) on the 1st of February and was teaching a few classes under supervision within the first few days. I picked up the work quite quickly and the main challenge that I found was time management in larger classes, when all the children are doing different work at different levels. However this is something that comes with time and practice – I think I’ve got the hang of it by now, haha!

Anyway, this was the view from the classroom – pretty cool huh?!

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Mid-way through training, we had 4 days off for Chinese New Year 😀

There were delicious meals and red envelopes galore!

This was some of the best dim sum that I’ve ever had!

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Most of my spare time in the early months were spent reading in my auntie’s conservatory, where I set up my pillows and made the most of the sunshine.

One of my favourite reads was a book that Til bought me for my birthday; I urge you to check out Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs!

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My auntie also took us on a daytrip to Stanley, which is a very expat-orientated area with beaches, bars and lots of Western food options.

I took quite a few photos on my film camera but unfortunately they didn’t come out.

Luckily I managed to get a photo of our yummy lunch!

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I started teaching independently on Valentines Day and I’m pretty sure it went swimmingly, if I remember correctly.

Of course I skyped Ryan, who loved his Totoro!

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I loved the poster that Ry made; it takes pride of place in our lounge 🙂

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Moving onto April, I took my first trip to LKF to go clubbing!

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During the 4-day Easter holiday; myself, Rico, Ness and Mike popped over to Macau.

Our hotel was lovely and we were greeted by an epic fountain display that revealed a giant crystal in the centre (again, my film camera let me down!)

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side either…

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…so instead of using the huge outdoor pool and sun loungers, we wandered around the Venetian Hotel.

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It was pretty cool to see a river running through the mall, where you could be serenaded on a Gondola!

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My highlights of the trip was definitely the food.

We had a great Thai meal in a fancy restaurant in the hotel on our first night, accompanied by some relaxing live music. The authentic tapas Ness recommended on our final day was also great!

I was too excited to tuck in to take photos of the food, but here are a few other snaps from Macao.

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Finally, here are my Instagram snaps from February-April 😀

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1 – Me being great with children

2 – Red envelopes from Chinese New Year

3 – An adorably decorated fire hydrant in Central

4 – My auntie’s goddaughter’s baby with a giant Monchichi!

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1 – So happy to find that they did Malteaster Bunnies in HK!

2 – Some beautiful cakes

3 – Really expensive, beautiful Agnes B chocolates that tasted grim

4 – Epic hard-sugar coated strawberries

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1 – Ordering noodles on a computer in MinMix

2 – My noodles with veg, fishballs, intestines and pigs skin in a spicy broth

3 – Stunning rose cake made out of mango!

4 – My auntie and uncle with Josh

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1 – So many drugs!

2 – Typical break at work

3 – Gorgeous model in my Vivi magazine

4 – Chillin’ outside Chanel

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1 – The Jurassic Park exhibition in our mall

2 – New pets

3 – The biggest, juiciest lobster that I’ve ever had!

4 – Cool cups at a Japanese restaurant

Well, that concludes part 2.

For all you Ryan fans out there, part 3 will be right up your street 😉

xxx

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