Category Archives: politics

Why my blog was blacked out

On Thursday, June 6th, if you tried to access Expat Bostonians all you saw was a blacked out screen with a notice about a protest tomorrow in Hong Lim Park with the hashtag #freemyinternet. I chose to black out my … Continue reading

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Boston, you’re my home

If you want a rehash of the tragic events of last week in Boston, from the Marathon bombing to the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, go elsewhere. I can’t do it. Every conversation I’ve had for days has gone “Why? I … Continue reading

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I have no words

There are plenty of places where you can follow the news updates about the tragedy of the Boston Marathon.  I can only tell you that this is a tragedy that hits incredibly close to home for me. Between 1997 when … Continue reading

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Slutwalk SG and why it’s relevant

This is going to be one of my rare political posts.  You’ve been warned. Last year I was proud to take Ellie and Rhiannon to the first Slutwalk in Singapore.  I believe deeply in the Slutwalk mission-to call attention to … Continue reading

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I woke up this past Saturday morning to the news of the Newtown, Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.  I have spent most of my adult life within a 2 hour drive of Newtown, CT.  It is exactly the kind … Continue reading

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Election Day

I’m guessing you may have heard there’s this little “election” thing happening in my home country today, yes? When people learn I’m American, one of the first things they want to talk about with me is politics.  More recently, I … Continue reading

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Pink Dot 2012

Sadly we missed out on Pink Dot 2012, due to family illness. But you can read about it at the Pink Dot Site It was bigger and better than ever–15000 people came! My friend Notabilia also attended, and you can … Continue reading

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