This year is the year of the rat. The rat was the first animal to arrive at the Jade Emperor's party by tricking the ox into giving it a lift on its back, and then jumping off just as they were about to reach the line. Mmm, sounds like a rat to me! The rat… Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
The week has kicked off to a great start already! Family is flying in from all over the world to come celebrate two auspicious occasions with us. My cousin is flying in from Hong Kong to celebrate her 60th birthday with us. Her sister is flying in from the UK. Her son flew in from… Continue reading Word of the Week: Play
Today I am reflecting on South Africa's magnificent victory at the Rugby World Cup and the impact that this team has had on all South Africans. Yesterday, we all agreed that they are heroes. But this was not always so. And the team felt the pressure of criticism from the public and the weight of… Continue reading Word of the Week: Privileged
I can't believe how this week has simply flown by! I arrived at the office on Monday to hear that the time slot for Heritage day celebrations had been reduced by an hour, so which activity should we drop? We'll drop the cultural artifact activity, I say. Then I had to rethink the prizes for… Continue reading Word of the Week: Organized
Today my husband and I celebrated 35 years of marriage. I had planned to leave the office early to come home and cook chili prawns. But I somehow lost track of time and when I next looked at the time, it was already 5pm. Too late to get through peak hour traffic and still clean… Continue reading Word of the Week: Flourish