Campus Tour atRobert Morris UniversityEmily’s mommy used tostudy in Pittsburgh for twoyears to pursue her masterdegree. Mommy’s friendFan-Yu is now a professorat Robert Morris University.She took Flat Emily aroundin the campus.
A Sunny Day to Start the Journey• Flat Emily with Keepon,a small yellow robotdesigned to study socialdevelopment byinteracting withchildren
Life in TexasEmily’s Aunt Jean works inan international company.Her colleague Rhondahelped Flat Emily toexperience work and life inAustin, Texas.
Emily’s Working LifeToday was Emily’s first day at AMD Austin, she was ina meeting with the pricing team and just could notunderstand how they arrived at the revenuenumbers.Since flat Emily had a morning full of meetings she ofcourse deserved to have a good lunch so off to OliveGarden with Rhonda (taking picture), Edie ,Jacklyn,Miriam (not pictured) and Alfredo (not pictured)
Having Fun outside of the Office• Tonight Flat Emily went to theBASS theater in downtown Austinto see a musical. She liked it somuch she bought the CD.• The state flower of Texas is thebluebonnet it is time right now wherethey are in bloom. You will see along theroad beautiful sections of these growingwild, it is not uncommon to see carsstopped and having their kids get out sothey can take pictures. So of coursesince Flat Emily wants to be just like thelocals she too wanted her picture takenwith the bluebonnets.
Flat Emily has a SPA dayToday Flat Emily had a manicure and pedicure compliments of Melissa Scharff, thethree of us had a great time. She took a picture with the girl who did the services andanother with Rhonda.
Horse Riding Lesson• Today Flat Emilywas a student withanother studentbeing taught bySara, Rhonda’sdaughter. She isriding Saras horseDusty.
A Close Shot with the Horse• Flat Emily likes horse a lotbecause the Real Emily’s birthyear is Horse!• Flat Emily won the second placeribbon at her first horse ridingtraining.
Attending a Baby Shower• Flat Emily attended Colbys4th birthday party, it was aluau theme. She had so muchfun! Just a pity that she didnot take a picture with thebaby!
Fun MomentsJust like regular kids, Flat Emily stayed on Rhonda’s back until Rhondawould give her what she wanted.
Cross The Atlantic To EnglandMommy’s English TutorJohn lives in England. His9-year-old granddaughterSofia invited Flat Emily toher tennis lesson andsome family occasions.
Sofia with Flat Emily• Flat Emily has been very busy inEngland ! The Picturesattached are Flat Emily with me(Sofia) at Halton Tennis Club. Sheplayed with Me, my brother Casperand my sister Georgia. She sat andwatch very quietly while I had mylesson with Pete. Pete thought FlatEmily was an amazing idea! Sheshook hands with some ofEngland’s Top junior tennis players.• My tennis Coach Pete is the coachfor Katie Dunn . She won theSingapore junior TennisChampionships last year .
Flat Emily’s Visit Diary• April 3rd - Flat Emily arrived just after lunch in time to go to Tennis with us all.She is very well behaved and Mummy says she is very polite!• April 4th - Georgia (my sister) was 7 today and Flat Emily helped open herpresents and went to her birthday party. She loves chocolate cake!• April 5th - My Daddy’s birthday ! More Chocolate cake! Flat Emily went on the trampoline andplayed table tennis before it started to pour with rain. The weather here has been so wet. Mybrother Casper (13) went off on Rugby Tour today for the weekend . Flat Emily waved him off on thecoach. They all dress up for the tour. This year they went as Cowboys!• April 6Th - Flat Emily visited our local stables and she rode a pony called Blossom. We had somefriends to stay, as we are all off school for our Easter break . They thought that flat Emily was abrilliant idea and she was exhausted after playing with our new puppy Bostik, he kept trying to chewher toes as he likes tearing up paper!• April 7th - Flat Emily visited Marlow, a lovely old town with a river and beautiful bridges. We fed theducks and walked along the river path.• April 8th - Today we went on a bike ride with our Grandpa ‘Baboo’ , Flat Emily whizzed along in theback pack that my Mummy was wearing. We stopped at the pub and had lunch with Grandma aswell. She joined us in the car with my little sister Arusha (3). We cycled about 14 miles. That eveningwe were all tired!• April 9th - Today Flat Emily watched a cricket match that was played near our house .• April 10th - Flat Emily will think we are always having cake with candles because today is myMummy’s birthday!
What’s Up in Singapore?Mommy’s colleagues inSingapore also helped FlatEmily too. Szu-lin invitedFlat Emily to a familygathering. Lisa took FlatEmily to enjoy sun bathing.
Make New Friends in Singapore• Little baby Braeden,cousin Hazel and Nigel(age 5) visit theirgrandma every Saturday.Nigel thought his newfriend, Flat Emily fromTaiwan, is really cute sohe brought her along tothe weekly gathering.
Happy Faces !• Nigel tried to introduce Emily toBraeden, wanting his little cousin tobe just as excited as he was.• The children posed for a photo withEmily, see how happy they are!
Flat Emily dressed up as aPostwoman !• A cap to protect her from theblazing sun in Singapore• A messenger bag that contains theletters she has to deliver• She wears a yellow blouse pairedwith a pair of black pants – theuniform designed by Nigel.• And just in case some children mightnot know what she does for a living,her designation is clearly printed atthe back of her blouse.
• Nigel is 5 years old and he attendskindergarten. This term’s theme is“people in the neighborhood”. Allstudents are required to produce a 3Dartwork about postman or anythingrelated to the postal service, whichthey will have to present to the classthrough a “Show and Tell” session.• Initially, Nigel wanted to get props anddress himself up as a postman, thenhe saw Flat Emily and had a betteridea. He decided that Flat Emily shallbe a Postwoman so that he can talkabout what her work encompasses.• Emily returns her favor by helpingNigel with his project. She is nowdisplayed alongside the works of theother children. Can you spot her?Emily Returns a Favor to Nigel
Sun Bathing in the Park• Lisa took Flat Emily toBishan Park. Flat Emilyenjoys the sunshine onthe playground so much.
Miri, MalaysiaMommy’s colleague Kimlives in Miri, a city innorthern Sarawak, Malaysia,on the island of Borneo. It isthe second largest city inSarawak, also the maintourist gateway to fournational parks and has latelybecome known for its exoticcoral reefs.
FoochowNoodlesIts importantto start onesday with agood breakfast.Heres FlatEmily havingFoochownoodles soupat a local coffeeshop.
Outdoor Activities• Flat Emily is small so she needs help to getaround. What better way to move around inMiri than with the help of this giant tractor.• Wall climbing at playground is good forFlat Emily so she can stay healthy andstrong.
The Grand Old LadyCanada Hill is alimestone ridge overlooking Miri City andoffering excellent views of Miri and itssurrounding. Situated on top of CanadaHill, the Grand Old Lady is the first oil wellin Malaysia. It represents the petroleumhistory of Miri which is almost a centuryold. This oil well is no longer productionand it has been declared a protectedhistorical site by the SarawakGovernment."
Miri International Deep SeaFishing Tournament• The first prize winner Mr. Tan with hiscatch of a 58.5kg Giant Grouper. Believethis fish weighs more than Emilys mommy!• The top 15 catches from the tournament,mainly from the Luconia Shoal: 4 GiantGroupers, 2 Dogtooth Tuna, 3 Escolars,and 6 Amberjacks.
Jonathan and Jillian• Kim’s childrenJonathan and Jillianwith their MothersDay gifts of handmadeflowers - made withhelp from teachers attheir kindergarten.
OkinawaEmily’s Uncle Stanley wentto Okinawa for a family trip.He took Flat Emily withhim too !
Naminoue Shrine• Flat Emily visitedNaminoue Shrine,literally "Above theWaves Shrine", is aShinto shrine in Naha,Okinawa, Japan.
Visits Historical HeritageShuri Castle was build inthe 14th century in Shuri,Okinawa. It was used tobe the palace of theRyūkyū Kingdom. In 1945,during the Battle ofOkinawa, it was almostcompletely destroyed.Beginning in 1992, it wasreconstructed on theoriginal site based onphotographs, historicalrecords, and memory.
Rainbow Grandpa• Rainbow Grandpa (age 91)lives in an old militaryvillage, made up ofhouses built in the late1940s-1950s. He paintedlots of whimsical pictureson the walls and turnedthe village into a touristdestination.
• Warm and bright sunlight • Buddha Memorial Center
The Real Emily ProfileName: Emily ChaoGender: GirlHoroscope: CapricornDate of birth: December 25Hometown: Taipei, TaiwanSchool: Young-An Elementary SchoolFavorite subject: English, Arts & CraftsFavorite sports: Badminton, Table TennisHobbies: Watch TV, Play iPad games…Someone asked why Flat Emily is notwearing glasses like the Real Emily ? TheReal Emily said, “I’m wearing glassesbecause my right eye is a lazy one. I hopeFlat me doesn’t have to worry about lazyeye during her trips around the world !”