Tag Archives: Cultural Differences

seasons in a seemingly seasonless place

Yesterday I had to deliver some devastating news to my husband: Thai mango season has ended.  Partner loves mangoes with a passion that rivals my own passion for the fruit.  I am pretty sure, deep down inside, one of the reasons he … Continue reading

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house hunting international – part v, crazy expensive

Housing in Singapore is crazy expensive. The vast majority (about 85-95%) of Singaporeans live in HDB flats – public, residential housing developments.  HDB flats are in housing estates, which are like their own self-contained towns.  Each HDB area has its … Continue reading

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sexy in singapore!

I am someone who really likes working out.  I know, I am sick like that.  But I like pushing my body;  whether running or lifting or going to a Barre3 class, I like seeing what my body is capable of … Continue reading

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tasting singapore – dreaming of dessert

Desserts in Singapore suck.  Seriously, cookies, cakes, brownies, cup cakes, and ice cream — all of them — they are just awful.  The desserts look fantastic, but they are lacking in flavor. I am not entirely sure why all-things-sweet here … Continue reading

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cultural differences – the job search

I came to Singapore without a job.  I came to Singapore with two weeks in which to complete the final edits and revisions on my dissertation.  I came to Singapore knowing that task #1 was going to be finding us a … Continue reading

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cultural differences – commuting

On Friday Partner and I had to go visit the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to have our visa and employment pass paperwork approved.  As our appointment was at 10:30am, I just went into work with him to experience his commute, … Continue reading

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