A happy Saturday in Feb ’08

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Or “Do you remember me?” Part I

Ring Ring Ring. My mobile phone was ringing. I picked up. “Hi Nobu, how are you? Do you remember me? We have met approx 6 months ago! Do you remember where we met?” This voice I know! It belongs to Andreas “Yes of course, what a surprise! We met us in “Weinstube (German Pub in TST)” long time ago. How are you?” I was wondering why I rang me up today. He was going to go for walk in Tai tam Country Park with Jonah and Sophie and asked me if I would like to join him. Of course! I love to. So we dated for the next day.
It was nice day, the sun was shining. It was my first time to met Sophie and Jonah, second time to met Andreas. Sophie is a cute and pretty, not talkative girl. She likes sleeping, looking around, and eating. No wonder she is one year old!  Her brother is scared of dogs, loves cars and football. He is pretty cute – oh I am sorry I should not say this word to a boy – so he is pretty handsome. He is going to become 2 years old next week. Andreas is their dad.
While Andreas and I were talking, Jonah got jealous. But if we are talking to his sister, he is not. Well, he is good big brother.
We played football together (wow so amazing, that Jonah can play football!!!), and played with cars.
•    Andreas and me tried to teach him new words and made Jonah confusing. E.g. “Look, Jonah this is RED car, that is a RED bag.” He understood car and bag, but he did not understand RED. He likes busses very much. So I pointed out on a bus near by “This is a RED bus.” But then suddenly the bus turned left, we have recognized that the bus is not only RED “This bus is also YELLOW.”
•    Andreas thrown a foam car into the air. Jonah liked it and he asked me to throw his car also high into the air. But I failed …so Jonah took his car back and gave it back to daddy.
•    When Andreas was throwing the car high into air, he explained “Car up” and once it falls down “Car down” Jonah understood. Yeah!!! But then it happened… While the car was in the air “Car up”,  we saw a bird. Immediately Andy said  “Jonah, this is a bird!” We pointed on a lot of birds in the sky “Birds”, Jonah answered “Car up”. So every time whe we saw a bird, it was a “Look, a lot of car up!”
•    Jonah is scared of dogs, but he is brave and also interested. So when he saw a dog, the first and moment he looks afraid and hides behind dad or me, second moment he is curious. In order to defend, he takes his foot ball.
Well there are lots of more I can tell you! It was really fun for me and a happy Saturday!
Actually Andreas rang me up, because he DID remember that I love children. Thank you so much!

This day I have recognized that HK is not a good place for raising up children. I have never thought about it.. may be because I have not any children and also do not think about to deliver baby here.
1) Where can children play without any danger, without breathing smog, without any danger of bumping cars?
2) Where can children play with another children esp. in winter? In this season you rarely met Chinese children outside, because it is too cold. But even beside this season local children rarely play outside, because it is too hot and most of them play PSP, Nitendo DS. Some of them do not even now how to handle with another kids. Last time I saw to kids met each other at the first time. Each of the kids was accompanied by a maid.
Maid1 of Child1: Say hello.
Child1: Hello
Maid2 of Child2 : Say hello.
Child2: Hello.
Maid2 of Child2: What is your name?
Child2: What is your name?
Maid1 of Child1: My name is Angie.
Child1: My name is Angie.
Hey, common this is totally strange! Do you agree me? But unfortunately it is the truth.
3) Even a residents have a playground; parents have been asked to play there with children in silent!
4) Fruits and veggies coming from China contains dangerous ingredients esp for children, which may cause brain damage!
5) In general there are less opportunities for playing…

My advice to you – if you would like to offer your children a happy healthy childhood with children and a lot of nature, then you may not move to here.

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