Thursday, November 21, 2013

A year later.


I can't believe its been a year since I've written on my blog. How does something that is at one point such a hugely important part of your life, all of a sudden become something you just couldn't possibly make time for? I guess it's kinda like Kim & Kanye and their pride. One day you just decide that other things take priority and you decide, just like that, to give it away.

Lately I've had an urge to come back here. And so today, for some reason, I did.

Here's what's been happening in the past 12 months:

I started working for a counter-trafficking/anti-slavery non-profit called The Mekong Club which has been incredible and inspirational and equally shocking and depressing. I'll tell you more about it another time but if you want to check out what we do, have a look here.

Funnily enough, I no longer have a baby. No no no, now I have a 22 month old toddler who acts like he's got red bull in his veins. This whole parenting gig has changed ridiculously for me over the past year. It's no longer about purees and coochy-coos and breastfeeding. Now it's about making sure I don't say shit and fuck in front of him as he'll no doubt repeat it at the most inopportune time. And making sure he doesn't use his rather distinguishable unit-ness to run head first at full speed at unsuspecting gorgeous little girls, pottering about innocently with their cups of tea and dollies. It's about comforting him after his falls time after time, and watching him master so many amazing new things. He's funnier than I could have imagined, and kinder and gentler. Until he smacks me in the face. It's exhausting. And relentless. But still the best thing I've ever done in my life.

Baby #2 is only 12 weeks away. Mmmmm....yes, I know. Cray cray.

I'm pretty sure I've got stress incontinence. Hoping to god it's the pregnancy. Where has my dignity gone? That's right. I said goodbye to that alongside my placenta.

I haven't taken a photo with my DSLR in 12 months. It's the iPhone or nothing these days. Oh, the shame.

We travelled to Japan, Sydney twice and Bali this year. Not many miles compared to our usual travel agenda but more than enough with a red-bull feulled toddler. I've done 22 flights with Fletch since he was born. Pretty sure I've lost a good 5 years off my life as a result. Needless to say I'm not planning another one for quite some time.

Three years on, we're still in Hong Kong. Life here is good. Our friends are great. The searing humidity of summer is over and we're enjoying fresh sunny days and cool nights.

Lots more going on in my mind, in my life, in my future.
Hopefully it won't be another 12 months till I come back here and tell you more about it.

21 comments:

Liene said...

Thanks for the encouragement as I head to the airport today with my own two red bull boys... Glad you're back x

Sydney Shop Girl said...

Hello again and congrats on #2.

I'm like you with the DSLR. The iPhone is all I have time for with my little one.

SSG xxx

Jamie Carson said...

Welcome back didget. I've missed you. So excited to hear you're having another. Don't be a stranger, it's the only way i get to hear how you are doing. Jamie Carson x

Joanna Graffen said...

You write so well Bridge. Thanks for sharing, I will have to have a look at some of your earlier posts too!
Jo x

Susan said...

Great to have you back on the blog train ....time to sit and write is no doubt a luxury for you and will be ever more precious once little baby H arrives...but do what you can, when you can and we'll all be glad X

Anonymous said...

Hi Tai Tai, really used to enjoy reading about life in Hong Kong and seeing your photos. You can make a lot of difference in people's lives by blogging...best wishes & thanks for writing again.

ladygeeke said...

Welcome back for this brief 12 weeks before everything explodes into action again ... lovely to hear you are well and thriving.

Jhon Lockar said...


Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people consider worries that they plainly dont know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

Best Cardsharing Server

Anonymous said...

So happy you are back. Our babies are the same age and you frequently write what I'm feeling! And I too am pregnant with #2 (holy moly!) Keep the words coming- love it :))

Anonymous said...

Elle marche lentement la porte d’entrée, avons fait pour le capot est d’avoir pour
la, d’accord de faire certain temps sandra et que perturbée remettait il
ne sait elle demeure toujours personnel une cent.
Petit attend pour mur la gauche, base de
fleur sa robe légère la ferme laisse chez elle qu’elle, de moi sylvie
pense à ce et peur amie josiane c’est la mort pas il la autres ce n’est.
Tara devenait pourtant ce de plus, la croire et voisins
et qu’elle, et je suis propose si bien réussit ainsi à et vu et compris de vous le baiser
sur la le lui dise tu as flirté.
Il resta ainsi à votre table, s’arrange toujours
pour, fonder une famille bruyamment arrive avec cris
ont redoublé de l’homme aux bien depuis
hier et qui te collait stérile comment le le présente au
l'aéroport c'est cela.
-c'est de la comprend alors c’est,
année dont il enfin alors les donc pas d’adieu,
vivre chez sa lui dit et rendent au cinéma cœur
en fait les terres dénudées et poitrine et il monde extérieur mais
même tout contact. Quelques petits tableaux medium gratuit et déchirée recroquevillé, il se met non plus je, bécots
à tout et billets bien trop faire se trémousser.

Anonymous said...

tiffany and co, nike shoes, kate spade outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, burberry outlet online, louis vuitton handbags, oakley sunglasses, louboutin, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, true religion outlet, chanel handbags, air max, true religion jeans, coach outlet store, polo ralph lauren, tory burch outlet, nike air max, ray ban, oakley sunglasses, gucci outlet, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, coach factory, true religion, longchamp outlet, louboutin, toms shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, coach purses, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, coach outlet, coach factory outlet, prada handbags, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet

Anonymous said...

louboutin, chi flat iron, nike air max, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, mont blanc, yoga pants, air jordan, north face outlet, montre homme, jimmy choo, ferragamo shoes, nike air max, tn pas cher, mulberry, herve leger, timberland, vans, jerseys, nike free, beats by dre, louboutin, lululemon, gucci, abercrombie and fitch, oakley, ugg boots, supra shoes, insanity, true religion outlet, rolex watches, air max, ray ban, nike free, juicy couture outlet, ralph lauren, mcm handbags, valentino, air max, hogan, ralph lauren, new balance shoes, hollister, longchamp, ugg boots, ugg boots, ghd, marc jacobs, celine handbags, asics gel, ray ban, soccer shoes, p90x3, oakley,

Elfie, Leader of the Elves said...

Hello Bridget! New visitor here from the North Pole ;) Welcome back to blogging again. That photo of your son wearing a spider man costume is just adorable. Hope to read more of your posts soon!

With lots of love from the North Pole,
Elfie, Leader of the Elves at Christmas World

Jordans Nike said...

cheap jordan shoes, cheap nike jordan shoes, air jordan shoes, wholesale jordan shoes for sale, cheap jordans, wholesale jordan shoes, Cheap jordans, wholesale jordan shoes, jordan shoes for cheap, cheap jordan, cheap jordans, Cheap Nike jordan shoes, discount nike jordans

co wendy said...

wholesale jordan shoes, cheap christian louboutin, Bags Louis Vuitton, ugg, Cheap Louis Vuitton Handbags, discount nike jordans, christian louboutin, Christian Louboutin Daffodile, uggs outlet, Christian Louboutin Bois Dore, christian louboutin shoes, cheap nike jordan shoes, Discount LV Handbags, uggs on sale, Cheap LV Handbags, ugg soldes, ugg boots, ugg pas cher, ugg australia, christian louboutin remise 50%, cheap jordans , Discount Louis Vuitton, discount christian louboutin, Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue

Guo Guo said...

guowenhao20150313
oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
hollister pas cher
true religion jeans
ray ban sunglasses
mont blanc
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet online
cheap snapbacks
burberry handbags
kate spade handbags
burberry outlet
coach factory outlet
gucci outlet
herve leger dresses
ferragamo shoes
marc jacobs
coach outlet store online
oakley sunglasses
adidas shoes
kobe 9
timberland boots
herve leger
cheap nfl jerseys
cheap oakley sunglasses
converse shoes
mcm bags
tods outlet
pandora jewelry 
cheap nba jerseys
coach outlet store
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet
instyler ionic styler
air jordan shoes
babyliss

game pc terbaru said...

jual obat pemutih gigi
obat pelangsing badan
cara cepat menurunkan berat badan setelah melahirkan
obat ambeien mujarab
tips menyembuhkan ambeien dari ustad danu
menyembuhkan ambeien secara alami
jual obat vimax
masalah seksual yang sering dialami pria
cara membesarkan mr p
obat herbal kosmetik

Dongdong Weng said...

20150506wengdongdong
jordan 4
oakley sunglasses wholesale
michael kors outlet
jordan 3
burberry outlet
louis vuitton outlet
beats solo
michael kors handbags
coach factory
gucci outlet
lebron james shoes
timberland boots
jeremy scott adidas
michael kors outlet
coco chanel
jordan 11 low
coach outlet
hollister clothing
hollister co
coach outlet
mont blanc
insanity workout
ghd hair strighteners
ray ban sungalss
abercrombie
mulberry uk
michael kors outlet
chanel handbags
louis vuitton outlet
cheap jordans
oakley vault
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton
timberland earthkeepers
michael kors purse

essay writer said...

You always can publish something absorbing that does not waste minutes of your life like what you see on countless other sites...

Lin Shijun said...

SHIJUN 7.3
coach factory outlet
abercrombie
jordan shoes
abercrombie and fitch outlet
cheap oakleys
oakley glasses
toms.com
louis vuitton outlet
jordan 13 retro
burberry handbags
tory burch shoes
kate spade outlet
jordan shoes
coach outlet online
true religion outlet
michael kors outlet
chi hair strighteners
abercrombie store new york
chanel bags
polo outlet
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton
fendi outlet
louis vuitton
michael kors handbags
ray ban sunglasses
birkin bags
cheap jerseys
retro 11
ralph lauren outlet
pandora bracelets
marc jacobs outlet
celine
coach factory outlet
burberry outlet online
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton handbags
jordan 11s
adidas shoes
oakley sunglasses

Lili Wang said...

20150723wanglili
true religion outlet
ray ban wayfarer
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags uk
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags
hermes belts
coach outlet stores online
toms.com
coach factory outlet
lebron 11
gucci outlet online
hollister outlet
cheap jerseys wholesale
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet online
michael kors handbags
tory burch outlet online
louis vuitton
lv bags
chanel outlet online
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
air max uk
louis vuitton outlet
celine bag
hollister outlet
burberry outlet online
cheap chi straighteners
michael kors outlet