Category Archives: Shopping

Wordless Wednesday–Visitors!

Back in December we had our second (non-family) visitors-my college roommate Love and her mom.  Love was my college roommate and remains a good friend.  These day’s she’s a Peace Corps volunteer stationed in Mongolia.  Her mom lives in Southern … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, general places, Pictures, Shopping, Singapore, Uniquely Singapore

Crate and Barrel has come to Singapore!

The newest American chain to hit Singapore is Crate and Barrel.  For the uninitiated, Crate and Barrel is a home and kitchen store.  They sell furniture (couches, headboards for beds, tables, decorations, lamps, etc) and kitchen things (everything from stemware … Continue reading

Posted in Shopping, Singapore

Wordless Wednesday–Bangle Shopping (Little India)

Today a friend and I went to Little India to go bangle shopping.  The streets have been decorated for Diwali (we’ll need to go back after 7 some night soon for the markets and to see all the decorations lit … Continue reading

Posted in Pictures, Shopping, Singapore

Wordless Wednesday–Singkids at United Square

On Monday Ellie, Rhi, myself, and two friends went to the Singkids playspace at United Square.  (Warning-their website contains music that autoplays).  I don’t know if this counts as part of my “new Singapore” goals as I practically LIVE at … Continue reading

Posted in general places, Shopping, Singapore, With Kids

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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Culture Shock-Bathrooms

In the US, every single men’s and women’s bathroom has an accessible stall in it (minus super small restaurants/bars and such).  If you’re a parent out with a stroller, you use these. In Singapore, with very few exceptions, there is … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Before the Move, Culture Shock, customs, headdesk moments, Identity, money, Random Stuff, Shopping, Singapore | 13 Comments

12 family-friendly shopping centres with playgrounds

Like me, I know a lot of readers have young children, so I wanted to pass along this list compiled by Expat Living.  They are mostly water play areas, but that’s what we do here in Singapore   Check the … Continue reading

Posted in general places, Shopping, Singapore, With Kids

Things that have made me laugh recently

The use of “spoil” to indicate this machine is out of order. Pic taken at a store in Great World City Mall. The Massager/Paperweight.  I didn’t check it out because I’m sure that what I came up in my head … Continue reading

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That does not mean what you think it means.

The primary language used in Singapore is English.  This does not, however, mean that people understand each other, even when they are both technically speaking English. To wit… Last week I bought a dishwasher. I asked the sales woman if … Continue reading

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