Traveling to Thailand, Part III

On our third day in Thailand we boarded a plane from Bangkok to Phuket which is located in south-west Thailand. The girls were particularly excited for this portion of the vacation because we had plans for paddle boarding, playing in a pool, hanging with elephants, and snorkeling. We got to do about 3/4 of thatContinue reading “Traveling to Thailand, Part III”

Just How Safe is Singapore?

This is more of a social commentary on the two worlds I currently know: The United States and Singapore. It also may, or may not, go off on a tangent but bear with me. Having just moved from the U.S., where we are a young, immature society slowly coming to grips with our past, IContinue reading “Just How Safe is Singapore?”

Traveling to Thailand, Part II

Moving on, taking advantage of this sweet writer’s high, let’s talk about our third day in Bangkok. We were near to the Grand Palace and for whatever reason, I felt very strongly that we must go. We grabbed a tuk-tuk, which was by far the girls’ favorite Bangkok experience (aside from all of the streetContinue reading “Traveling to Thailand, Part II”

How I Cook for My Family in Singapore (Sort of)

As I trudged up the roughly 45 degree angle incline to the Bukit Timah summit, my two children behind me, aggressively walking and whining for all to hear, I thought to myself, “How else can I torture the children today?” And that, dear friends, is when I began thinking of what we should have forContinue reading “How I Cook for My Family in Singapore (Sort of)”

How the Children Are Handling Change

A big part of our wanting to experience living overseas had to do with our children. We wanted them to see the world, experience other cultures and foods, and basically just see that there is more out there than just Virginia, U.S.A. Also, Marcus and I wanted to be able to do some traveling soContinue reading “How the Children Are Handling Change”

What Should I Not Forget to Do Before Leaving for Singapore?

We have had to overcome our first hiccup. Turns out all four of us were supposed to have medical clearance before entering the country to include a tuberculosis (TB) test and bloodwork. I suspect that everyone was so focused on the Covid aspect of entering the country that the medical clearance was simply overlooked. InContinue reading “What Should I Not Forget to Do Before Leaving for Singapore?”

Choosing a School in Singapore

We have two children, 10 and 9 years old respectively, and choosing their school was one of our top priorities. It is very likely we jumped the gun on this one (much like rehoming the pets) but we were nervous the schools would fill up and there wouldn’t be space for us. I mean, really,Continue reading “Choosing a School in Singapore”

How to Destroy Your Children by Getting Rid of all the Pets

As time has gone on since our initial offer to go to Singapore, and no official paperwork has been issued, I have questioned whether we are really going or not. I’m beginning to suspect this has been an elaborate ruse on Marcus’s part to get rid of all of our pets. He’ll be the firstContinue reading “How to Destroy Your Children by Getting Rid of all the Pets”

How to Quarantine in Singapore

Upon our arrival in Singapore we will be required to quarantine for two weeks in a specially designated hotel. I may be reading the information incorrectly but it appears that we will be split-up with one parent and one child per room. Thus, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to rehomeContinue reading “How to Quarantine in Singapore”