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Apr 17, 2011

Featuring Jane

In a previous post I mentioned Jane had received Star Student of the month for February. The students receive a certificate and a pin. I was surprised when Jane got off the bus a few weeks ago and pulled out a pin from her bag that read, March star student. Two months in a row! What really makes me proud of Jane, is the award is not all academic based, I know the kids get "points" for participation and how they treat their fellow students, and teacher.

After school activities or ASA are available to NIS students throughout the year. Jane has participated in paper flower craft and cartoon drawing.

Well done Janie!

Apr 15, 2011

Sheung Yiu Folk Museum

We made a recent trip to the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum in Sai Kung. We begin our journey at University Station and took a taxi to the Sai Kung Park visitors center. The museum was less than a half hour hike from this point.

Jennifer and the older Whitford girls Brookelyn and Savanah joined us.

Beautiful Turtles on display at the visitors center.

The kids next to the old lime kiln

Rooms inside the building are filled with artifacts from traditional Hakka people.

The hike back to the bus stop

Hong Kongers love their pets. We saw this poster with a $30,000 reward for finding this lost dog.

We then we were to take bus#94 to Sai Kung. We were not happy to find after 20 minutes of waiting the #94 was full. We were able to get a taxi to take us all to Sai Kung, we paid a little extra.

Walk by the sea front and then dinner at Paisanos

Apr 13, 2011

Cover Model

Elliot had a modeling shoot for the first time here in Hong Kong a couple of months ago. Here is the result. He is on the cover of Milk B and on page 38. I am not sure why they picked that photo for the cover. I remember there being much cuter and happier shots with the kids, but I don't sell magazines.

My friend spotted this display right here in Tai Po. Elliot didn't have to try too hard to mimic the cover of the magazine, he wasn't too excited to pose for me.