Category Archives: Boston

Wordless Wednesday–Cornfield

Massachusetts isn’t really a big farm state.  We have lots of small farms that make food for local farmers markets, roadside stands, and CSA’s (community supported agriculture).  You can definitely “eat local” here in MA (at least part of the … Continue reading

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Reverse Culture Shock

After driving on the left side of the road for the past seven or so months, I have had to focus and think hard about being on the right side of the road again.  I found myself wailing to anyone … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday–What Americans think Chinese Food looks like (part 1)

Yes, I realize that it’s barely still Wednesday on East Coast Time and it’s Thursday morning in Singapore, but let’s do this anyway. Oh, we adorable, misguided Americans and our take on Chinese food.  Allow me to show you what … Continue reading

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Perestroika:The Best Drag Show in the World (NSFW)

Just a heads up that some of the content in the post is not safe for work. It really should come as no surprise to my readership that I love drag queens and drag shows.  So I was thrilled to … Continue reading

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Adventures on the Boston Common

On Thursday, our first day in Boston, I took Ellie to see Brave (the new Pixar movie) with Rhi and my friend Kate.  We both really liked it, although there are some scary parts if you have a sensitive little … Continue reading

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Six Years

So, Ravi and I got married six years ago today (July 15, 2006).  Or maybe technically tomorrow due to the time difference (ceremony ended around 7:30pm EST, aka 7:30am Singapore time on July 16th). We had a low key day … Continue reading

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500

This is my 500th post at Expat Bostonians. I began the blog on March 8th, 2010; 2 years, 2 months and 9 or 10 days (depending on how you count the time difference) ago.  A blog seemed like the logical … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I thought I’d do an odds and ends post to wrap up/update on some stuff and comment about other small things that don’t merit individual posts. ********** Rhiannon’s Surgery The … Continue reading

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When I was six…

I really loved Singapore Actually’s entry on what life was like when she was six years old in 1970’s Singapore over at White as Milk. In return, I promised to write an entry here about what life was like for … Continue reading

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Talking to kids about the expat life–Toot and Puddle

My dear friend Aimee sent me a book called “Toot and Puddle” as a Winter Solstice gift for Elanor from her family.  It has recently become a favorite book, and it has enabled Elanor to talk about her life as … Continue reading

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