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The divided expat community…

I’m going to start this post with a disclaimer so I can (hopefully) not get flamed in comments.  A reminder to new commenters that your first comment on EB will be held for my moderation, but once you’ve had one … Continue reading

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Assimilation: Applying for PR

On Dec 2, 2013 Ravi and I did something that we had spent countless hours debating–we applied for PR (Permanent Resident) status. 2010–15 month old Elanor.  An aunty had given the oranges to her on the MRT.  I’d said thank … 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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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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Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Sorry it’s been about a week since my last blog post…it’s been quite hectic! I safely got to San Francisco, and picked up Ellie and Ravi on August 30th, along with the largest car I’ve ever driven (a GMC Acadia…7 … 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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The Singapore Basic Theory Driving Test…my archnemesis

I have no one to blame but myself. I knew that as a foreigner I had 12 months to take and pass the Basic Theory Driving Test to convert my license without also needing to the take the Final Theory … Continue reading

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