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”

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”

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)”

Riding the Bus POV

Come with me on an adventure, will you? In our current apartment we have a Nespresso machine which is super fancy and luxurious but there’s a catch: You can only purchase the required Nespresso pods at a Nespresso store. We plowed through the first three pods in a matter of minutes and were having toContinue reading “Riding the Bus POV”

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?”

How To Successfully Enter Singapore During the Pandemic

Or, at least, not mess up the instructions so badly that they ask you to leave. We left Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.A. at 9:00 am, East Coast Time (EST). We arrived in Singapore at 7:30 am Singapore Time (SGT). Total, we traveled for 39 hours and covered over 12,000 miles. It was a long day butContinue reading “How To Successfully Enter Singapore During the Pandemic”

How To Be Betrayed During an International Move

It’s getting real. The movers have been here since 8:30 this morning, loading our goods for storage. Tomorrow, a second set of movers arrive and they will pack our remaining goods and load them for the long trip to Singapore. The next time we see them will be in February, at best. I’m not hopefulContinue reading “How To Be Betrayed During an International Move”

This One Has Very Little Information About Singapore

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I found my first, true grey hair last night. Of course, many of you are probably surprised that I hadn’t found one sooner given that I am married to Marcus as he is known for making crazy life choices that ultimately lead to stress-filled months. Also,Continue reading “This One Has Very Little Information About Singapore”