Ticking Clock

The end is near, and I'm not ready. April 30th marks my husband's last day working for the company. We have one month afterwards to leave before the police come knocking. Singapore does not allow foreigners to just live here without a commercial purpose that benefits the country in some way. Basically,…

Why We Must Forgive

I was walking through a parking lot today, and I saw a sign that read, "If reason is on your side, show forgiveness. If justice is on your side, show humility." At first, it rattled me considering the state of anger wherein I've traveled increasingly since the Trayvon Martin trial,…

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…

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 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…