Meetup – Hong Kong Treasure Hunt

If you fancy yourself as a bit of an explorer then why not try Hong Kong Meetup Group – Treasure hunters. It’s fun, easy to join and a great way of making new friends. Today I have had the privilege of joining 29 other explorers to find hidden clues, statues and monuments. Treasure hunters will usually host an event every month, so don’t worry if you can’t make this one!

Start place – Yau Tong Mtr at 2.00 pm

Finish line at – Kowloon Bay Telford Fountain at 6.00 pm.

Below are some photos of the afternoon:

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Meet the team! At Lok Mau Estate in Kowloon Bay.

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Apm – Log on. One of the missions was to find something of Monsters Inc University!

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At the Kwun Tong Ferry Pier.

If you find the time, go and check it out. You never know you could be the next Indiana Jones!

Thanks for reading guys, enjoy! Have a great weekend 🙂

Link below for upcoming meetup events.

– http://hong-kong.meetup.com/cities/cn/hong_kong/

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Hong Kong Life – Space Museum

Today was an interesting one and with nothing planned, we (me and my boyfriend) decided to visit the Space Museum in Tst. Having already visited the science and history exhibitions last year, this was the last museum to see. I have always had a passion for all things space and as a child I deeply wanted to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. But sadly due to flight prices and other commitments, I was never granted the chance to do so. So for today we had the Hong Kong Space Museum to keep us company.

Now I was expecting for something quite glam, a few techy bits here and there, but strangely enough it was like stepping back in time. I can appreciate the longevity and the upkeep of the museum itself, but come on! The science and history museum had much more to offer the average tourist, not even a gift shop insight! (shame as that’s always my favourite part of it!). That aside I did quite enjoy the short film about personal hygiene and keeping fit in space. And It would be cool if we were in 1985 but we aren’t, they’re my boyfriends words not mine.

Anyway guys I’ll leave you to decide… Here a few snaps of the day with the exception of a few extra shots later…

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Hope you have enjoyed browsing the few photographs of the exhibition. I will link the website details below for opening times and entrance fees.

http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/ce/Museum/Space/e_index.htm

Thank you for reading

Teaching – 3rd week

I’m currently in the third week of the school term in Hong Kong Kindergarten. So far we’ve been welcomed with numerous curriculum’s and even more new challenges. The term awaits us, well that’s what I keep telling myself.

Starting age is from 2 -5 year old, I teach all three levels, K1,K2 and K3. Depending on the curriculum set by the school, we must teach at least one new letter a week including three new words. For example if the weekly letter is the letter A/a, I would incorporate easy words such as apple, ant and axe. The letter D would have duck, dog and dive and so on.

I like to design the lessons to be creative and fun. Using interactive games, this helps the students to settle down ready for English class and understand the foreign teacher is now running the session. The lesson time stretches no longer than thirty minutes, short and sweet I like to say. This gives plenty of time to recap topics and introduce the new ones.

This week I’m currently working on the letters C, J and M. The phonics sound of M/m is quite difficult to grasp straight away. Activities that are always useful are – rub your tummy song, fruit salad and using play dough and pipe cleaners to create the letter with your hands. Another fun game is to clap to the words that make an mmm sound. Words that don’t make the mmm sound, you must keep your hands still. This is very effective and has worked wonders on the shyer students of the class and helps them to relax and speak English in a friendly atmosphere.

Thank you for reading my first teaching post, short and sweet. I will be blogging about – ‘A day in the life of a Net Teacher’. If you would like me to cover anything else or blog about a certain subject, please message me at – apathwithajourney@outlook.com

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Today and beyond

The past few weeks I’ve wanted to start a new blog and have a fresh start to my writing. Yes I hold  my hands up. I have started and ended blogs on a weekly basis but this time I shall commit and update my life about every two to three days. I need to stay motivated about writing and if blogging is the way to do it, then so be it!

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
– Somerset Maugham

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I guess they have the right idea. Just takes passion and the will power to overcome these writers demons. I am in the process of putting a short novel together and will hopefully give the readers a small instalment in a few weeks or so. Fingers crossed!

What to expect from my blog:

1. A indepth journey of my time in Hong Kong

2. Daily musings of a Net Teacher at local kindergartens

3. What to eat and what not to eat here…

4. Stories about the MTR

5. Posts about my obsessions with Mcdonalds shake shake fries

6. And a little bit about Sci – Fi

Hope you enjoy and get ready for post 2!

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