Tag Archives: American

You drive on the wrong side of the road and other Reverse Culture Shock Moments

When I first became an expat in 2010, trips home were like a life raft to me.  It was the opportunity to return to a world that made sense to me.  A return to a land where I wasn’t constantly … Continue reading

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Toys for Tots Singapore 2011

We just had one of our busiest weekends in recent memory. The weekend kicked off with a really wonderful event…Toys for Tots, co-hosted by the US Marine Corps and the American Association of Singapore. Back home, the Marine Corps partners … Continue reading

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What do I do when the power goes out, and other questions I forgot to ask…

It was freakishly quiet when I woke. And too warm. Why wasn’t the air conditioning on? My sleepy brain tried to make sense of whatever it was that had woken me.  Was the power off, or was the zombie apocalypse … Continue reading

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The Singaporean Flag…

With the 4th of July event this past weekend (don’t forget to enter the contest!), I was reminded how much we Americans fetishize our flag.  We fly it EVERYWHERE…in classrooms, in front of schools, in front of government buildings, at … Continue reading

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