Sunday 11 November 2012

Friday 9 November 2012

Lost property on hong kong bus

Just fyi, peeps. If you ever lose something on a New World First Bus, here's what you do.

First of all, call 2873 0818. You'll get several options, choose "speak to a customer service representative". We called this number about 11.30 one night, no answer. But about 7am the next morning, someone answered.

If they have found your lost property, they'll give you a reference number. If you are picking it up for someone else, take a letter written by that person to authorise you to pick it up. Include the ref number and the person's HKID.

The office is at NWFB's headquarters at 8 Chong Fu Road. It's about a ten minute walk from Heng Fa Chuen MTR station. I went there at 9 am, the day after the item was lost, and it hadn't been delivered yet, so I have to go back later. Grr.

They called me back from this number 3172 5400 to tell me when it had arrived, so that might be worth trying before you schlep to Heng Fa Chuen.

Super boring blog post I know, but might be useful to someone.

Thursday 8 November 2012

Terrible Twos

Found this article on Mumsnet about kids aged 2 1/2. F and J are now 2 years and 6.5 months, so it seems appropriate right now. There are some gems in there, like this:

It's hard to make her happy, although funnily enough there is a sense of humour lurking - due to emerge closer to three. You can feel that you are in a permanent state of war with your little two and a half year old - while she is trying to decide how to live her life (somewhat prematurely as it turns out) you are trying to fathom out just what on earth her problem is.
The trick is to be completely saintly yourself. Poor love, she doesn't like making herself or you unhappy; she's not really a manipulative, selfish little beast - so set aside enough time for her to try to dress herself, feed herself and bath herself without urging her to get a move on.

Sass has prepared a similar briefing sheet for her daughter, just in case she's finding this age tricky too.

Your mother will turn into a screaming banshee when you are two and a half. She will boss you around, make you do jobs, put you in a naughty corner. You may be force fed. The amount of books read at bed time will seriously diminish. She will develop a sigh. Thr black marks under her eyes will not diminish until your first year at school. She will have tantrums. She will yell a lot at daddy. She msy even give thr person who steals your taxi the finger. She will use lots of words beginning with s and f. She may appear thirsty snd refuse to drink out of a glass if it doesn't have a long stem.
Good luck little one!