Relationships

Thinking Ahead

January 20, 2014Singapore seems like that ambitious overzealous younger sibling desperately trying to crawl out of the shadows of its predecessors. It strives to excel in all areas, especially education. In terms of academics, just from my brief research and observations, Singapore far excels America in mathematics, reading (but, not…

You Can Reach Me By….

 It was Girl's Night, the first of the new year. Most of us have made it back from our holiday travels, and we were reuniting at a friend's house to meet her visiting mom, who could probably successfully pursue a career in standup right now. There was lots of laughter, animated…

The Break

The BreakSunday December 1, 2013 and Thursday January 9, 2014It felt like water breaking.<Hi, my name is Talitha, and I can be dramatic.>Though premature, they say it happens around three months, then again at six, this labor was intensive and the birth was full weight. I cried, wept until I…

The Help(er) Part III

Ok, so we’re getting a helper/maid, but that’ll be the last time I refer to her as such. My foreign domestic worker (FDW), which is the legal title of the position, will be called “Mae” for the purpose of this blog. It’s been two whole months now and so much has…

The Help(er) Part I

The Help(er) Part I“It’s the best thing about living in Asia!” “Everyone has one. Just do it!” “You’ll never want to leave if you get one. They change your life!”These are all statements that have repeatedly been echoed to me since we did completely change our lives enough as it is and…

Singapore Nice

One thing that has completely fallen below my expectations here in Singapore is the lack of quality customer service. I mean I wasn’t expecting full out red carpet treatment every time I patronized a business, but at these extortionist prices, at least a willingness to please, a smile, and “thank…

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Saturday, August 1, 2013 4:51 AM During our transitional process, we traveled quite a few times within the states. (See Planes, Trains, and Auto Deals coming soon.) In one trip, while waiting in the airport, my daughter saw a designated children’s play area and gleefully darted in its direction. Already…