Category Archives: Singapore

P1 Culture Shock

Elanor began Primary 1 on Friday. I would love to talk about the experience thus far, but I don’t think that I should just yet because I’m suffering from serious Culture Shock.  This has been a thoroughly unpleasant dive back … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Elanor graduates K2

The K2 big group song Shaking hands with the principal Posing Recorder performance Dancing Family Photo The graduate

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My head is spinning

I don’t think I ever imagined a month like the one we just had.  Over the course of November we had Elanor’s Birthday party at home Elanor celebrated her birthday at school with cupcakes We had a parent/teacher conference about … Continue reading

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Theater Review: Junior Claus (Sponsored Post)

***I received complimentary tickets to see Junior Claus.  However, all views expressed within are my opinion*** On Saturday Nov 8 we went to see Junior Claus, a Little Company production, at DBS Arts Centre. Elevator ad in United Square “I’m … Continue reading

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Diwali 2014

This year we really made an effort to celebrate Diwali.We began the day with Jalebi’s to get our year off to a sweet start.  This is a family tradition Ravi grew up with that we continue.  Don’t tell anyone that … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Diwali outfits

Sal Mubarak! Happy Diwali from our family to yours.

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Gender and Work Assumptions (MOE form edition)

To go along with yesterday’s post about the problem of racially based assumptions, today we’re going to talk about gendered assumptions. I took these photos of the P1 registration form I filled out last week.  Along with a zillion other … Continue reading

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Her mother tongue isn’t Tamil

***A quick note of explanation before I get into the post.  English is the language of instruction in Singapore.  However, all students must take a second language–called a Mother Tongue  (henceforce I’ll refer to it as MT) language.*** I recently … Continue reading

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NoQ is no more

The online bookstore NoQ has closed.  I once reviewed them and in return for doing so had an active discount code for the website.  I have deleted that post to prevent confusion. If you are looking to buy books online, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Lantern Walk 2014

E had an Elsa lantern, so she wore her Elsa gown.  Rhi had a Rapunzel lantern, so she wore the Rapunzel gown. Lanterns above the road The girls in front of the giant Lantern Bellydancers Singer with fan dancers Releasing … Continue reading

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