Spoiled for choice (and quick health update)

It’s been a long time since I’ve really gotten out and done anything other than go to an obstetrician appointment or a pediatrician appointment (or done something truly awesome and different like go to the grocery store or pre-school pick-up—you know you’re jealous of my wildly exotic expat life, don’t try to hide it).

Now that the baby is here and the plague seems to have passed beyond some residual sniffles/coughs on the girl’s part, I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to go out and do.  As it turns out, there’s so much stuff, that I needed to make a list so I would remember everything!    Check out their posts for more information!

1–I found out from Jeffrey and Flora that there’s a piece of the Berlin Wall here in Singapore.

2-The National Museum of Singapore is hosting an exhibit on loan from the Musee D’Orsay in Paris, which includes several of my all-time favorite paintings. Singapore Actually did a six part blog post series about the exhibit, which starts with this post.  Notabilia wrote about the curator’s tour.

3-While at the National Museum, I’ll also have to check out the Paul Revere Bell Notabilia blogged about.  Hopefully Kate can join me as we’d originally planned before I went into early labor, baby, blah blah blah.

4-There’s a must-see Titanic exhibit at the ArtScience Museum that people are loving.  I want to know if my passenger survives as well as experience the recreation of the experience of being on Titanic.  Singapore actually wrote about it here.  Maggie and her new husband (congrats again, guys!) spoke highly of it on Twitter, and then Maggie wrote about it here.

5-While I’m at the ArtScience Museum, next door there’s apparently a new nightly (free) water/light show at Marina Bay Sands, which I know about thanks to Singapore Actually’s post.

6-Hopefully they’re still there-also at Marina Bay Sands-Singapore Actually also spotted some costumes from Wicked on display.  We have tickets to see it in January and, as it’s a favorite musical of mine, I’m so beyond excited to see it again.

Also–all the Xmas decorations are up, and I think the official lighting of Orchard Road is soon (anyone know when?) and there will be a lot of activities and holiday themed events on weekends we’ll want to take the girls to.  With luck I’ll finally be able to blog about things that aren’t my health or hospitals.  The one thing I did manage to do already, is to buy my Thanksgiving turkey.  We’re hosting some friends on Saturday the 26th to host “Fakesgiving” (as it isn’t technically on Thanksgiving) complete with a recorded broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Health Update

I know a lot of you were concerned about last week’s familial bout with the plague, that managed to land Rhiannon (and then me–not just as a parent, but as a patient, which you got to hear about via twitter) in the hospital.  Firstly, thank you for the well wishes and the concern.  Ellie is now healthy after missing a full week of school, but for a minor cough.  My hospital stay as a patient was super brief…about 36 hours…Friday night until Sunday, and I was fine once I was rehydrated, given an anti vomiting shot (after the meds proved not strong enough), and slept. Rhiannon was released yesterday, and the whole family reunited.  Ravi is understandably tired and a little under the weather but the storm seems to have passed.

Rhiannon’s hospitalization was difficult for the whole family.  Ravi and I have some understandable post-traumatic stress about a baby of ours being hospitalized after Elanor’s stay in intensive care as a week old baby with sepsis and a stroke.  Ellie was upset that we were gone (there were multiple bedtime requests for “Llama Llama Mad at Mama” as opposed to Ravi’s suggestion of “Llama Llama Misses Mama”) and acted out a lot.  Ravi and I struggled with the separation and trying to keep the family going (as opposed to when E got sick and we were able to just shut down and focus on her to the exclusion of the outside world–this time we had to take care of both girls, call E’s school when she was going to be out, etc).  But thankfully we are all on the mend.

With all of that, I almost didn’t realize that yesterday-November 13, 2011–Rhiannon turned a month old.



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12 Responses to Spoiled for choice (and quick health update)

  1. Flora says:

    There is supposed to be a cafe opening up next to the Berlin Wall in November 2011. It was almost finished when I was there a few weeks ago. I think it’s called WaWawa (I don’t get it either), and they are supposedly German-inspired fare? I’ll have to check it out one of these days.

    Here’s a link: http://hefnercollection.com/news/current.asp

  2. notabilia says:

    Thanks for all the links! Do go and report back. I think you’ll really appreciate both the bell (given your strong interest in history and your connections to both Boston and Singapore) and the Musee d’Orsay exhibit.

    I think the lights on Orchard go live this Wed. or Thurs. (not exactly sure; this is hearsay from a Taxi Uncle).

    Oh, and glad to hear the family is better. Rest up!

  3. bookjunkie says:

    Happy First month Rhi 🙂

    Just a side note…In Singapore among the Chinese community the baby’s first month is quite a big celebration….like a birthday. There are eggs coloured red and cakes given out. When I was in the office almost every month we got cakes…or these days vouchers for cakes. Does Ravi experience that in his office?

    The storybook that E requested…that was funny ;-)…sounds like a cool series.

    Am so happy you are all much better now, but that whole week sounds so stressful…you are both very strong parents to have handled all that stress so well. I don’t think I could have……would have totally crumbled.

    Thanks for the link love (hugs) …am happy to tempt you and would love to read about all your upcoming activities. Thanks also for all the detail about Wicked….I learnt a lot from your comment and all your previous comments 🙂

    • Crystal says:

      Ravi works for a British bank, and most of his coworkers are expats, so her 1 month went unnoticed except that I posted about it on Facebook.

      If you have any young kids to buy for, the Lllama Llama series is by Anna Dewdney, and it’s awesome 🙂

      The thing with weeks like that is that just deal with it as it happens and try to get through in one piece. Glad its over, but I could sleep for a week if Rhi would let me.

  4. Kate says:

    Great post! I agree, there are so many cool and exciting things going on, and it’s all so accessible. I also want to see the Elephants on Parade (E might like that as well, ha). And of course I’m down for the Paul Revere Bell whenever!

    So glad to hear you’re all feeling better. Bring on the holidays!

    • Crystal says:

      Hooray…remind me when you’re out of town and we’ll figure it out! Will also poke you on twitter 🙂

  5. Laura says:

    Thanks for including my link to the Titanic exhibition and the good wishes for our wedding again. It’s been a month now and has absolutely flown by!

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