Adventures Wherever He leads.

Shanghai, Hong Kong, and beyond… immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine

A Tribute to Mr. Rogers August 26, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — chinabean @ 2:38 pm

Yesterday, I found out while in a church service that our Principal for the past week had passed away. I was grieving pretty hard over it in addition to feeling really alone with Janie’s passing while my whole SH family was mourning together. I had a lot of questions for God and felt like… i was wondering this and that.. but Ultimately he reminded me that he is a good God, no matter what.

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we inform you of the sudden passing of our Principal, Mr Timothy Rogers, on Sunday morning. Tim died of a heart attack while he was out on a morning run – an activity that he loved. We will miss hiswelcoming smile, creativity energy and enthusiasm. As our new school principal, Tim spearheaded our Exploration Hub (Library), Chess Club, and Literacy Week with his unforgettable Pirate Costume. Please join the staff as we pray for the Rogers family, our students and the entire Island Christian Academy community, as we mourn the loss of this dynamic Principal, colleague, mentor and friend. 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me – the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on the day of his returning.” 2 Tim 4:7-8


A tribute to Baby Janie August 23, 2013

Filed under: faith — chinabean @ 5:16 am

Baby Janie was so smiley and so lovely. She went to be with the Lord forever this afternoon.


We love you and miss you, Janie!

God, Thank you for Janie’s life and that she is with you, Jesus, forever!

Dear Father God, please comfort Alan Gong and Daisy Chan Gong!

Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. John 16:22

Last Entry from their blog:

Janie: “Why are there visitors here?”
Us (looking behind us): “There are no visitors Janie.”
Janie: “Why is there a feather?”
Us: “A feather?”
Janie: “White feathers.”

– A conversation with Janie the day before she went to be with God forever at 2:04pm, August 22, 2013


First Day Jitters August 18, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — chinabean @ 5:53 am

Tomorrow marks the first day with students. Pr@ying hard… 🙂Image


concentration August 17, 2013

Filed under: for fun,life in HK — chinabean @ 9:50 am

It’s important to concentrate. Often times, I find that I multitask so much that I get frustrated when I cannot. These past years I have discovered two things in which i cannot do while multitasking: 1. driving 2. playing piano.

Yesterday, I said good-bye to a dear friend, Janey who is leaving HK for now to go to Barcelona for MBA program. She decided to get her friends together for an ART JAM (where we pay a fee and get a canvas and four hours to paint out year hearts content).

My back and eyes were in pain at the end of four hours.. but it was such an amazing way to spend a really hard first week at work… So much fun to relax concentrate and just veg for the Friday evening.

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SO thus, I have added one more, as of last night, to my list of things i cannot multitask and do:

1. driving

2. piano playing

3. art jamming

it’s good to know, when i need a brain loadoff.


Psalm 34 August 16, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — chinabean @ 12:01 am

Taste and See That the Lord Is Good

[a] Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.

34 I will bless the Lord at all times;
    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
    let the humble hear and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
    and let us exalt his name together!

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
    and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
9 Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
    for those who fear him have no lack!
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger;
    but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11 Come, O children, listen to me;
    I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 What man is there who desires life
    and loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Turn away from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
    and his ears toward their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
    and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
    but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones;
    not one of them is broken.
21 Affliction will slay the wicked,
    and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
    none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

amen. 🙂


I have decided to follow Jesus August 14, 2013

Filed under: faith,life in HK — chinabean @ 1:45 pm

It’s one of those days that you think your life at some other stage would be better than right now… Then this song runs through your mind and heart… And you think… It’s gonna be worth it.

I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back.

Though none go with me,
still I will follow.
No turning back.

The cross before me,
The world behind me.
No turning back.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in his wonderful face…

He who is greater then he who is in the world will carry me through.


Beijing Jian Bing August 1, 2013

Filed under: for fun,life in HK,life in SH,palate of delight — chinabean @ 12:25 am

I shoulda learned how to make jian bing in Shanghai and sold them here in HK…  what a steal! Haha… Thankful I got my fix when I was there…



Once was once 3.5RMB has now become 31HKD. sigh.