Category Archives: Singapore

Tattoo

I’ve wanted a tattoo since I was 18, but I wanted one that had meaning for me. In the spirit of dyeing my hair the way I had always wanted to, but been too frightened to do, I finally made … Continue reading

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Changing your address in Singapore

One of the first things I did when we lined up our move was to change our address with Singpost.   I’ve had to go down and follow up with Singpost twice.  The mail isn’t getting forwarded. Which sucks on … Continue reading

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Superstitions–the number 13

Something struck me when I was riding the elevator in my new building—there is a 13th floor. In the US, there is a superstition about the number 13. I actually had to google “why,” as I just knew it as … Continue reading

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Moving (within Singapore)

We just moved from our apartment of six years, a small single story condo of 80 units, to a whole new world. Our current condo has over 1,000 units, multiple pools, playgrounds, gardens and more. I genuinely feel as though … Continue reading

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“How do you and your kids enjoy life in Singapore?”

I’ve recently been emailing with a potential expat. I had a number of Singaporean expats respond to my emails, answer questions, and generally be a great resource for our move. Some of them are now irl friends (or were and … Continue reading

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US vs Singapore Public Schools—Grading

One of the things I struggle with as a foreign parent is understanding the grading system in Singapore. On one hand, I find the grading system incredibly forgiving. Everything over a 85 is an A? 70-85 is a B? 50-70 … Continue reading

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Balloon Festival at Marina Square

It was only by virtue of the girls having gymnastics camp today that we were at Marina Square to see the balloon festival. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, this is ongoing through Sunday, March 20, 2016. … Continue reading

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