This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Hong Kong pix from yesterday

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Here you can see our Hong Kong Holiday Inn, Tai Chi in a park, the Victoria Peak tram and views from the peak, and Hong Kong Park (it's beautiful and we saw several brides getting photographed here). It was such a beautiful sunny day that we shed our jackets and got sunburns! Not missing winter at all!

As we walked around Hong Kong Island we constantly ran into throngs and throngs of young women congregating in parks, subway walkways, and public court yards. They were sitting in clusters on card board boxes or mats playing cards, doing crafts, snacking, or doing each others nails as they chatted away. It appeared as if they were gathering for some event, but when asked a lady said that since it's a holiday (Chinese New Year & a Sunday)they just all like to come out and meet with their friends to talk. The women seemed very social, but I couldn't help but wonder where all the men were. Wish we would have taken a picture.

Tomorrow at 3 pm we'll be getting Olivia!! I hope we'll be able to coax some smiles out of her, but she may need some time to warm up. Can't wait to meet her! Wonder if I'll get much sleep tonight... Better hit the hay now. It's past 11 pm Monday here as you're just starting your day at home.

I'm glad I practiced blogging from home. From here Blogger (the blog hosting site that I use) is all in Chinese!! So far I've been able to remember which buttons I usually click to make my way through posting, but I wouldn't have a clue which Chinese symbols to click if it was my first time posting. There may be a way to get the interface in English, but I haven't found it yet!


Diane Berth said...

Wow Karyn - you amaze me! Posting this blog in Chinese no less! Let's see... it's 8:30am in China right now so you'll be meeting Olivia for the first time in six and a half hours!!!!
Will there be an interpreter with you? I'm imagining all the possibilities and wondering if she's been prepared. Can't wait to hear how it goes!! :-) XOX

The Geroux Family said...

Jill G. here. I am sooooo excited for you and can't wait to see and hear about your first meeting with your precious youngest daughter, Olivia. If she doesn't smile, don't worry, she will. I am here thinking about you and wishing you and your family an incredible day meeting your daughter.

The Tremont Scott's said...

We're so excited for you, Karyn! Can't wait to read that next post, although I did also enjoy reading the info about Hong Kong ... we loved our time there as well! We were told by ISS that the ladies out in HK were the housekeepers for all the families living in the high rise buildings, and that on Sun it is "family time" and the women go out to the street to congregate. So I'm not sure there are many men for them to hang out with! It was really interesting!

Thinking of you all,
Lisa S