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    Mellie is offline Registered User
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    Newcomer in DB

    I have recently moved to DB and I'm having really hard time adjusting-much to my dismay. I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old..and I am starting to loose it!! My husband is currently a pilot with Cathay Pacific and he's away alot. This leaves me alone a fair amount of the time. When he is home, he's trying to get rested..usually takes him 2 days or so to get back to "normal" then he's usually busy getting things in the flat together so we can get settled. I might get an hour to go get groceries. Then he has to take a day to prepare for his next flight, get sleep to be alert for the next flight and the process repeats itself.

    We haven't the funds to afford a helper at the moment, and my 2 year old has peaked at the "testing" two's stage. She almost got run over tonight by a hire car. My one year old is not walking yet, but has started getting into everything...and "NO" means nothing to him but a fun game he can play.

    I am feeling so lonely and helpless at the moment. Can anyone tell me of ways to meet people round these parts? It seems everyone is so established in their circles-it makes approaching people a little daunting.

    I just needed to air my feelings...I got nobody to talk to..hope you all don't mind
    Mellie

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    Sara is offline Registered User
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    Welcome to D.B., Mellie, and Hang in there!

    I think I pretty much understand how you feel. I too have a 2-year-old at home, with no helper, and a Cathay Pilot husband. Please feel free to call me on 27647260 or 95323675 and we can talk...

    Sara.
    Last edited by Sara; 02-10-2005 at 08:19 AM.

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    Mellie is offline Registered User
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    Thanks Sara..I will give you a call soon!
    Mellie

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    jane01 is offline Registered User
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    As for how to meet people - I can only suggest joining playgroups, or just start talking to other mums. Children are a great icebreaker.
    Last edited by jane01; 03-26-2005 at 07:35 PM.

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    hareme is offline Registered User
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    Another pilot wife newie to HK

    Hi Mellie,

    I moved to HK 7 weeks ago and have a 12 month old who too is a little ferral.... I know meeting new people in a new country is hard enough, let alone finding people you click with.

    Feel free to give me a call on 67711404 ( mobile )

    or home 2119 2655. or email:

    [email protected]

    I can certainly get you going with mothers groups etc..... although in Kowloon at the moment, in serviced apartment, moving to midlevels in august, only a ferry trip away.........

    warm regards Melissa

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    loraine is offline Registered User
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    Hello Mellie,

    I've found a great place to take kids in DB is Kids Alive. Its a playgroup for kids up to 6 years along with their parent or helper. Its informal, with no set arrival / leave time, and only $35 a session ($200 per month).

    Christina who runs it is really nice, you can call her on 2194 2550, or just drop by one day. The address is: 402 Marina Commercial Centre, Ministry of DB International Community Church. Opening times: Tues-Fri: 9am-12noon and 2pm-5:30pm. Sat: 9am-12noon.

    Loraine

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