Category Archives: Back to the US

Elanor and Rhi

If you’re wondering how Elanor and Rhi are doing, here are videos of them talking about books. Rhi wants to talk about Fly Guy vs The Flyswatter Elanor is talking about Dear Dumb Diary #1 Let’s Pretend this never happened.

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Aquarium of the Bay

Last weekend, we took the girls to the Aquarium of the Bay on Pier 39 in San Francisco. It’s a relatively small aquarium, but they make good use of what little space they have. There is an emphasis on fish … Continue reading

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Americanized, sort of

I was listening to Elanor talk in the following video a few days ago and it struck me how thoroughly she has assimilated into the US. By comparison, this is what she sounds like now Elanor has lost every last … Continue reading

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Life without a maid

I miss my FDW. Adorable but exhausting I don’t miss her because of her amazing cleaning skills (although they were amazing), but the other myriad ways she supported me. If I had a doctor’s appointment, or some other errand that … Continue reading

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Back to School

This was the first week of the 2018/2019 school year for Rhi and Elanor

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Photo Essay–A trip to Disneyland

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Marijuana

Singapore’s attitudes towards drugs are pretty draconian. Some opioids are available via a doctor but when I would’ve been given a stronger pain killer in the US, in Singapore I was made to be an inpatient. (This would never happen … Continue reading

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