Category Archives: Culture Shock

Things and places in Singapore that I miss 6-10

Continuing Friday’s post of things and places I miss in Singapore. Seeing Crazy Rich Asians made me nostalgic for my Singapore. 6. Kaleidoscope Therapy Centre was a huge help to Rhi as we began to identify and work on her … Continue reading

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Things and places I miss in Singapore 1-5

Watching Crazy Rich Asians made me wish they’d shown more of Singapore. So I thought I’d compile an off the cuff, not in any order list of places I miss in Singapore. Brinda’s has amazing Indian food. The only things I … 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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Expat to Expat–Suggestions to help you hire the FDW that’s right for your family

This is my last post from the drafts folder. This has been sitting there since 2016 because this is an inflammatory post. Anything I’ve added for clarification will have a *** *** around it. I have been debating whether or … Continue reading

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In which I share questions I’m asked every time I go back to the US

***I’m going through my draft posts and finishing them/adding to them to get them out into the world***   My friends and family are well educated about Singapore by this point (some were more educated about Singapore than I was … Continue reading

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California is starting to feel like home

I didn’t expect to ever say the words California is starting to feel like home. But it does. I like our little house. I have traded the occasional ant infestation and the even rarer roach sighting for the occasional spider … Continue reading

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Review–Travails of a Trailing Spouse by Stephanie Suga Chen

***I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*** Travails of a Trailing Spouse by Stephanie Suga Chen, a US expatriate based in Singapore, is a work of fiction that opens with Sarah, a successful … Continue reading

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