Gerbil & Family

Archives

I’m teaching a new unit in my grade 6 Design classes where the kids are researching, planning and developing some original toothbrush holders. As of this week, they are starting to print them using our 3D printers, which means in the last few weeks I’ve been teaching myself to use our school’s CAD/CAM software, and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ll post more pictures later, but today I designed and printed… Read More

I just finished the 4th book of this wonderfully creative and funny series by B.V. Larson called Earth Fleet. Book 4, Rebel Fleet, was really enjoyable, though not as original or interesting as the first three. As so often is the case, books in a series can easily lose some of their charm and appeal. Regardless, I’m eagerly looking forward to book number 5. Gerbil Rating: 8 out of 10 paws Where… Read More

Tingting and I took Leo out for another picnic today. Of course, he fell asleep almost immediately so we did not get many good pictures. Tingting and I ate some fruit and ordered Indian delivery. Many, I love the curry and butter chicken here, it’s so good. I’d love to go taste the real thing in India to see the differences.

I just posted a photo on Facebook and came across this video I posted 4 years ago. Man, I love and really miss Yangshuo, China.

We took little Leo out for a long walk today, and stopped off  in a small park to just sit and enjoy the weather.

Today at school, we had the pleasure of welcoming a guest speaker, former CNN anchor Ms. Sachi Koto. She gave an hour long presentation to our G6-12 students about her life, battling and overcoming discrimination, and offering advice for success.

We don’t  take Leo out much, but last night was an exception. Our good friends Vera and Claes joined us for a short walk and dinner. They’re expecting a baby girl any day now and will move shortly after that to Sweden. I’ve known Very since 2012, and she’s been one of my closest friends while living in Shanghai. I will miss her very much when she leaves, but I’m so happy… Read More

Around 10:03 pm exactly, see what I did there . . . . I got an email that my Netflix password had been changed. When I tried to log in and reset it, Netflix said my email address is not recognized . . . . 10 minutes later, I’m on the phone and verifying my account info with customer service. Yep, someone in Venezuela hacked my account, changed all the info, and… Read More

Every Wednesday since the school year started, I’ve been giving small snacks to each of the teachers on my floor. The first week I gave simple lolly pops, last week I gave everyone a Snickers candy bar and this week I gave away little bags of potato chips. Why Wednesday, for most teachers at SCIS, it’s the longest day of the week. Most of us have meetings after school then we still need… Read More