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I’m happy to get my medical care in Singapore these days…

I’ve been reflecting a lot recently about medical care here versus the US. I know this building WAY too well I initially injured my back in 1995 playing tennis in high school.  I had the occasional issue with my back … Continue reading

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Gardens by the Bay: Cloud Forest Dome

  Yesterday a friend and I had plans to walk Henderson Waves with our kids.  When it began to rain, we shifted our playdate to the Cloud Forest Dome at Gardens By the Bay.  Below are some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Siam Ah (Singapore’s answer to flappy birds)

I never got addicted to flappy birds–I’m too busy crushing candies.  However, I know the addiction was widespread, and some of you may be finding yourself in flappy birds withdrawal.  But there is a cure–or rather a new addiction just … Continue reading

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My commute

This post will be primarily of interest to non-Singaporeans.  I thought it might be fun to share some of what I see every morning on my commute to dropping the girls and Ravi off since most of my US friends/readers … Continue reading

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4 years in, I still don’t speak metric

Today I’m home with a sick child.  Little Rhi started running a fever last night–nothing serious, clearly just another one of those lovely viruses that are part of having kids in school. Sick Rhi The thing is when I need … Continue reading

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Thoughts on driving in Singapore, 3 years in.

People have been asking me what driving in Singapore is like since I started leasing a car three years ago.  Driving in Singapore is a lot like driving in Boston or New York City, in my opinion.  It’s aggressive, and … Continue reading

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How do they say “hello” in your language?

One of the more awkward questions I’m asked in the US is some variation on “What language do they speak in Singapore?”  It’s actually a perfectly understandable question, and something I might ask if I didn’t know much about a … Continue reading

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Hay Dairy Farm

In my quest to continue to explore Singapore, I decided to go visit Hay Dairy Farm–a goat farm here in Singapore. In 1920, Mr Hay Yak Tang came to Singapore at the age of 16 as a teacher of the … Continue reading

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River Hongbao 2014

We visited River Hongbao three times this year.  Once last Saturday, which I have no real pictures of, because I’d forgotten my camera battery at home (whoops).  I went last night to do some night photography of the lanterns.  Finally, … Continue reading

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Gong Xi Fa Cai (2014)

A happy and prosperous New Year to you all. Of all the Year of the Horse greetings that have shown up on my FB feed, this was my favorite.  The artist is Eric Carle, who was the author and artist … Continue reading

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