Monday, August 15, 2011

Bilingual Baby Toys

We plan to teach Sophie Mandarin. I was excited to buy a bilingual English/Mandarin toy for her at Toys "R" Us. Good schools in Hong Kong are incredibly competitive and difficult to gain admission. Some schools accept names for the waiting list on the day of birth. Bilingual nursery schools start at 6 months and come with a hefty price tag. Standard nursery school starts at 2 and kindergarten at 4 years old. I never thought I would need to think about choosing a school for Sophie so soon, insane!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Starbucks Asian Style

Currently at Starbucks in Hong Kong, are featured summer Frappuccinos, a la bubble tea. These drinks have chunks of coffee flavored jelly, i.e. jell-o, at the bottom. I am guessing they don't have these in the US.