Where to Scuba Dive in Bali

Bali. I think the only thing I knew about Bali before going was that my brother and his wife loved it so much they went twice in rapid succession. I also thought maybe it was a setting for the musical, South Pacific, buuuttt, I think I’m wrong about that because, after a very rapid scanContinue reading “Where to Scuba Dive in Bali”

Singaporean Observations

“Singaporeans love to queue!” exclaimed our Grab driver. His funny, self-aware, cultural joke was not wrong. For weeks now there has been a queue waiting for the Swatch store to open. I have no idea what they’re waiting for but it must be “exclusive.” Shopping is a sport here, seriously, and I’m sure the loveContinue reading “Singaporean Observations”

Toilets in South East Asia

I’m just going to say it. Bidets are a big deal here. Toilet paper is hardly even a thing (outside of Singapore, Singapore has toilet paper). Therefore, learning to use a bidet has become necessary. I would emphasize starting to practice in the privacy of your own home rather than winging it for the firstContinue reading “Toilets in South East Asia”

Owning a Vehicle in Singapore

Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of driving on your own for the very first time, again? Picture it, your best girlfriend in the seat next to you, TLC’s “No Scrubs” blasting through the speakers via a CD player that you have connected to the car by a cassette tape adapter (remember thatContinue reading “Owning a Vehicle in Singapore”

How to Say “I’m a Real Housewife of Singapore” Without Saying “I’m a Real Housewife of Singapore.”

The question I most frequently am asked is, “…and what do you do?” Since my “I’ve been on maternity leave for nine years” joke falls flat 90% of the time I’ve decided to go with the more shocking “Since it’s summer break, I’m busy trying not to throw myself off the 27th floor balcony” (orContinue reading “How to Say “I’m a Real Housewife of Singapore” Without Saying “I’m a Real Housewife of Singapore.””

Dining Out in Singapore

I’ve tried writing about having COVID in Thailand a million times and I recently came back to it only to discover that my most recent updates didn’t save so I’m frustrated but feel as if I should write because I haven’t written in a long time. One thing I have been thinking of lately isContinue reading “Dining Out in Singapore”

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?”

Grocery Shopping in Singapore

Ah, finally. Peace and quiet. Marcus has left on travel and both of the girls have overcome their cough and are back in school. We did have an emergency pick-up this past Friday because Jo knocked her head on a concrete block during recess which resulted in the tiniest of contusions but the greatest amountContinue reading “Grocery Shopping in Singapore”