Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Chinese New Year Pics (at home) part 1

Elanor in her traditional Chinese Dress Playing with the kittens under the table (if you enlarge it, you can see their reflections in the floor) Giving Kerowyn a kiss Playing with her new drum With her drum and stuffed bunny … Continue reading

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Having a Maid…the bad and the ugly

Yesterday I talked about the positive aspects of having a maid.  I wish that this post wasn’t the longer of the two, but I think it’s important to highlight the struggles and challenges of adding another adult to your home. … Continue reading

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Having a Maid…part 1 Pros

We are quickly approaching the one year anniversary of our look-see visit to Singapore.  This time last year I was running around like a mad woman, trying to track down summer clothes in Elanor’s size, reaching out to a stranger … Continue reading

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Marina Bay Sands and The State of the Break

Sorry it’s been a bit quiet here on Expat Bostonians.  It’s more than a little difficult to write a blog about experiencing life in Singapore when, due to the break, you’re not leaving the house much.  And while I haven’t … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Breast Cancer Foundation Walk (Oct 2, 2010), Singapore

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Wordless Wednesday-The Big Buddha in Phuket (Thailand)

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Singapore Botanic Gardens-A moment of peace in Singapore

After our trip back from Phuket, I got sick (of course I did–one of the many truths about moving to a new part of the world is that for the first year or so, you’re always getting sick) so I … Continue reading

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Thailand, Part 2 (warning photo and video heavy)

Ravi and I debated at some length what, if any, adventures we wanted to seek out beyond the resort.  One of the recent seasons of “The Amazing Race” had an episode in Phuket, and I’d been impressed by the part … Continue reading

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Thailand, Part 1

Getting to Thailand was fairly uneventful.  The flight was on time, our luggage arrived without problem, we got local sim cards for our cellphones at the airport, and were picked up by the scheduled transportation.  It was about an hour … Continue reading

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