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Reality has begun to set in

When I first started this blog, it was with the intention of keeping those back home know what our new life in Singapore was like. It was, in effect, a way of keeping hold of Boston while exploring Singapore. I … Continue reading

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Changing your address in Singapore

One of the first things I did when we lined up our move was to change our address with Singpost.   I’ve had to go down and follow up with Singpost twice.  The mail isn’t getting forwarded. Which sucks on … Continue reading

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We celebrate Diwali because of Singapore

Ravi grew up with only one family tradition surrounding Diwali–eating a jalebi (to give the new year a sweet start).  If we had stayed in the US, that would likely be the only Diwali tradition that the girls grew up … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday–Near the ArtScience Museum

The weird effect is due to my lens fogging over after leaving air conditioning Water Lillies in the pond by the ArtScience Museum View of the city skyline as seen from MBS ArtScience and the Marina Bay area Skyscrapers Looking … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: Food Playground Cooking Class

Those of you who know me in real life and are friends with me on facebook know that apart from talking about my girls, I post a lot about cooking.  I made a vow to expand my palate this year, … Continue reading

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A photography lesson with Noodle Photography

****This is NOT a sponsored post.**** I took a photography class three and a half years ago with a photography school recommended by a friend.  Two and a half years ago, I upgraded from a point and shoot to a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Easter

I grew up Catholic, so I have fond memories of celebrating Easter as a kid.  However, we weren’t terribly religious, and so for me, the holiday meant Easter Baskets and egg dyeing and a pretty dress.  As an adult in … Continue reading

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Four things in my house that are very American American breakfast cereal Giant framed poster of Boston, including Fenway Park (where the Red Sox play baseball) Bureau or giant US King Bed (because our armoire is overfull) My 2 year … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday–Kampong Glam


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Exploring Singapore: Henderson Waves

Notabilia has been telling me for ages that I should go see/walk Henderson Waves.  Ellie read the rules teaching what to do if we encounter a wild monkey. (We didn’t.) From the parking lot, there is a fairly steep hill … Continue reading

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