Author Archives: Expat Bostonians

Thank you for everything.

Roughly two years ago, we had left our apartment in Singapore behind. We’d moved into a hotel for a week while we said good-bye to Singapore. I oversaw the apartment turnover. The kids were finishing up their last week of … Continue reading

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Any of my readers who are also writers are probably familiar with NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month in which participants try to write a 50k novel in thirty days. Putting aside the fact that 50k is either a very … Continue reading

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40 things about me on my 40th

In honor of my 40th birthday, here are 40 random things about me. This is stream of consciousness. 1-I’m actually really excited for my 40’s (minus perimenopause–that sounds like a bitch) because with each year I’ve stopped caring about what … Continue reading

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The Roosevelt New Orleans (A Waldorf Astoria Property)

Photo source–Trip Advisor If you like historic properties and luxury, I highly recommend the Roosevelt in New Orleans. It’s just off Canal on the opposite side from the French Quarter. That makes a place like Cafe Du Monde a ten … Continue reading

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Cafe Du Monde (New Orleans)

Like I said in my last post, we were traveling and then had the double whammy of Ravi and Rhi’s birthdays, so I needed a break from blogging. Our vacation was to celebrate my fortieth birthday a few weeks early … Continue reading

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On Vacation

Hey all. I’ll be back on 10/17 with a bunch of posts about our trip to New Orleans and Ravi and Rhi’s birthdays. But first I have to survive it all!

Posted in Random Stuff

What do you want to know about the US/CA/us

I know this started as an expat experience blog, but over the past eight years we’ve come to know one another, if you’re a long time reader. I’ve been fairly open about our lives and experiences. But I’m reaching a … Continue reading

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I don’t miss haze

I was on Facebook on Monday and as I often do, I glanced at my timehop (the feature where you see what you’ve posted on that day years in the past). Three years ago the PSI was going up to … Continue reading

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Bi Visibility

So yesterday, Sunday the 23rd, was Bisexual Awareness Day. I identify more frequently as queer, as I feel like a big umbrella covers a multitude of identities. But I do also identify as bisexual, meaning I am attracted to men … Continue reading

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Learning to Read

One of the things you learn as an aspiring teacher in the US is that all of the research says that learning to read is a complex process and that the age that is “normal” to learn to read is … Continue reading

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