Category Archives: Random Stuff

Siam Ah (Singapore’s answer to flappy birds)

I never got addicted to flappy birds–I’m too busy crushing candies.  However, I know the addiction was widespread, and some of you may be finding yourself in flappy birds withdrawal.  But there is a cure–or rather a new addiction just … Continue reading

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Calling all fellow bookworms…

I have started a new blog to do book reviews, snarking books, and all sorts of reading/book fun. Come visit me at Be Quiet! Mommy’s Reading…

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4 years in, I still don’t speak metric

Today I’m home with a sick child.  Little Rhi started running a fever last night–nothing serious, clearly just another one of those lovely viruses that are part of having kids in school. Sick Rhi The thing is when I need … Continue reading

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How do they say “hello” in your language?

One of the more awkward questions I’m asked in the US is some variation on “What language do they speak in Singapore?”  It’s actually a perfectly understandable question, and something I might ask if I didn’t know much about a … Continue reading

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Hay Dairy Farm

In my quest to continue to explore Singapore, I decided to go visit Hay Dairy Farm–a goat farm here in Singapore. In 1920, Mr Hay Yak Tang came to Singapore at the age of 16 as a teacher of the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday-Back in Time

There is a trend on facebook called Throwback Thursday.  While I was home, I took a lot of photos of pictures in my old albums and that were laying around.  I’ll share a few of them here today (and give … Continue reading

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(Almost) 4 years later, watching a video of my “first impressions” of Singapore

I was reviewing some of my first blog posts when I stumbled upon this gem of a video. Text of the video is italicized, my reactions to watching this 4 years later are in bold. So I’m at, like, one … Continue reading

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In Memoriam…

In October 2010, I wrote a post called “The Hardest Thing” when my great-aunt passed away.  In it, I discuss what it feels like to lose a family member when you’re on the opposite side of the world. On this … Continue reading

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Apartment Hunting Tips (Expat to Expat advice)

After apartment hunting at several points during my time as an expat in Singapore (although, ironically we’ve ended up staying put in our first apartment), I think I have some tips to help you in your search.     Before … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound

We are visiting Boston for the first time in 16 months this December.  It is the longest time we’ve gone without going home since moving to Singapore.  We did get back to the US last Nov/December, but it was Vegas … Continue reading

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