Category Archives: headdesk moments

House of Plague

I have to say that the last 10 days were not the most fun days. I woke up the Wednesday before last with a sore throat and a headache.  I took some aspirin and moved on.  I woke up Thursday … Continue reading

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My first Singaporean parking ticket

Dear Universe– I realize that I was struggling to find a blog post topic, but it was a bit cruel to drop one into my lap in the form of a parking ticket.  Please do not be so literal in … Continue reading

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Then there are days like today….

My friend Jessica was somewhat prophetic during a conversation we had within the past six months.  We were discussing expat life, and she turned to me and said “the third year is the hardest.”  I wasn’t so sure, but I … Continue reading

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This is my 500th post at Expat Bostonians. I began the blog on March 8th, 2010; 2 years, 2 months and 9 or 10 days (depending on how you count the time difference) ago.  A blog seemed like the logical … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Supreme Clumsiness, Asia, Attractions, Australia, Before the Move, Boston, Culture Shock, customs, Expat to Expat Advice, general places, headdesk moments, Helpers, Holidays (Not Singaporean), Hong Kong, Identity, medical, North America, Phuket, politics, Pregnant Expat, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Thailand, Third Culture Kids, Travel, Travel by Continent, Country, Uniquely Singapore, US, With Kids | 4 Comments

Ways that living in Singapore has changed me…

I thought tomorrow (the 19th) was our 2 year anniversary here in Singapore, but according to this post, it was today.  Which highlights nicely how quickly time flies, how unreliable memory is, and how crap I am at basic skills … Continue reading

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Stuff I wish I hadn’t brought to Singapore…

Ravi left Boston for Singapore to start work on March 27th, 2010.  Elanor and I left Boston on April 17th (Ravi came back around the 10th to help with last minute transition-y stuff).  Which means we are approaching our two … Continue reading

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The best spam comment EVER

I get some amount of spam on this blog on a regular basis (it’s why I hold a first comment from every visitor, but once you have an approved comment, your comments *should* just be approved).  Today I got the … Continue reading

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