Tag Archives: Asia

Going to the gym Boston vs Singapore

In Boston–before I had back surgery–I was a member at an all-women gym called Healthworks.  Here in Singapore–after hurting my back this past spring–I am now a member of an all-women gym called Phillip Wain.  Today I present you with … Continue reading

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Trick or Treating in Singapore

For 2013 info see here One of the most common questions American Expats have this time of year is “Is there trick or treating in Singapore?” or “Where can I go trick or treating in Singapore?” Yes, there is trick … Continue reading

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In the spirit of the last post, I resolved to try mooncakes this year. What is a mooncake? (quotes are from Wikipedia) Mooncake (simplified Chinese: 月饼; traditional Chinese: 月餅; pinyin: yuè bĭng) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday — Taj Mahal (taken Dec 2006)

See the whole set here on my flickr stream.

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Oh Christmas Tree…

Every post between now and the end of the year, I’ll be highlighting a charity at the start of every post.  NONE of these charities have asked me to do so; they are charities I have been touched by or … Continue reading

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Expat to Expat Advice–The Tuberculosis Vaccination

I’m so stridently, vocally pro-vaccine that it pains me to write this post. But there is a teeny tiny part of me that questions whether I should have allowed Rhiannon to receive the tuberculosis vaccination and is not looking forward … 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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I’ve wanted to write something about Japan since the tragedy.  But, truth be told…I don’t know what to say. The tragedy is both distant and enormously present for us.  Co-workers of Ravi’s are based out of Tokyo and were updating … Continue reading

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Random Hong Kong

A few pictures that didn’t belong anywhere else, but were worth sharing Desserts from the buffet at the Shangri-La restaurant “Cafe TOO” Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse…we were given a romantic private room/booth Street signs Subway sign encouraging people to … Continue reading

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Hotel Review – The Conrad, Hong Kong

Just as Ravi and I cashed in airline miles to fly to Hong Kong, we also cashed in hotel frequent stay points to pay for our hotel room.  We have status (and a reserve of points we’ve been saving up) … Continue reading

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