Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mommy Wars? Not here in HK.

Recently my Facebook feed has inundated with posts about Mommy Wars.  Or how hard it is to be a mom these days.  I asked a friend back in the states what was going on. She said,  "You have no idea. Ever since Pintrerst, birthday parties are freaking insane. Everything is crazy! Parents go nuts and I just can't keep up."

Hmm, just add this little war to the list of things I do not miss about living in the US at the moment.

I don't feel any pressure to be anything other than the mom I  am. I do the best I can for my kids and worry about them and them alone.  There is no keeping up with the Jones' here, no judgment of other moms and how they parent-we are all from different countries and backgrounds and yet we are all just making it work and teaching our kids to be happy, free and fun. We help each other, not bring each other down.  It is natural and easy. Why busy yourself with anything else?

Living abroad strips life down to what is really important. This may be one of biggest things I take away from living abroad.  Kids just seem more free here and parents, at least this parent,  as it turns out are certainly much more free without all the drama of the so called Mommy Wars.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fernando's in Macao

No ketchup, no baby seat...
but great food and drink! 

Visiting HK and want a break? Head to Macao and skip the casinos and take a stroll back in time to a place where things are still exactly the same as they once were. SInce 1986, this family run restaurant has been serving up simple and delicious Portuguese food. I recommend the whole chicken with potatoes and do not miss the pudding, it is like flan but oh so much better. 

At the end of your meal, the staff just roll everything up inside the classic table cloths....

The decor! 

The Kitchen!

Everyone is happy. You may have to wait for a seat, but it is worth it!

Hole in the wall places are sometimes the best! 

Old adverts are still the most eye-catching! 

Hit Fernando on your next trip to HK and you wont be disappointed! 

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