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Family Time

February 3, 2009 No Comments »

I spent the last week in Singapore soaking up the familiartiy of family, western food, western driving ettiquette, and even a little country hopping for spa time.  Since HCMC apparently shuts down for Tet, I decided to take advantage of the time off and spend some time with my family.  All I can say is […]

Sisterhood

December 2, 2007 1 Comment »

Photo: My sister and I As I started to count the number of countries I’ve visited for my sister’s Red Hot Holiday Party invitation, I also counted up the number of countries she traveled to with me. Surprisingly, the number came to about two-thirds of the total. Sure – I counted a country if she […]

The Importance of Family When You Travel

April 6, 2007 1 Comment »

Singapore

I have immense joy in my heart around my time in Singapore, and because of that I have immense sadness that I am leaving Singapore. There are so many aspects to these emotions. Singapore as My Asian Home Base First off, there’s the obvious – it’s a great home base to travel around Asia. It […]

Singapore – the good, the bad, and the weird la

April 6, 2007 3 Comments »

Photo: Spiral Staircase at Pagoda View pictures around Singapore  I’ve spent approximately 3 months on and off in Singapore – it’s been my home base for SE Asia. I feel like I’ve got to know it fairly well – all of it’s ups and downs…and oddities. I’ve tried to compile a list of some of my […]

Auspicious New Year – Oink, Oink

March 7, 2007 4 Comments »

aus·pi·cious (ô-spshs) adj. 1. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious: an auspicious time to ask for a raise in salary. 2. Marked by success; prosperous 3. Term commonly used during Chinese lunar new year.  View photos of Chinese New Year activities It’s impossible to be in any part of Asia in February and not run into […]

Interview – Mylen in Singapore

March 2, 2007 No Comments »

Photo: Mylen at the Botanical Gardens in Singapore Mylen works for my sister’s family in Singapore. In my travels in and out of Singapore I have come to know her well. I love Mylen, she’s wonderful and has made my stay in Singapore that much better! Sure, I love the fact that she calls me […]

Piercing Palooza: Thaipusam

February 3, 2007 4 Comments »

Warning – these pictures are not for the faint of heart! If you have any aversion to needles or piercings – then move on to my Orchid post instead. The Orchids are completely zen. A special note to my high school friend, Audra…considering you fainted when you got your ears pierced in high school, I […]

Orchids – I’ve killed my share

February 2, 2007 No Comments »

I love orchids – so delicate, so colorful – yet I’ll be damned if I’ve ever been able to keep one alive. My recent attempt was this last summer when I still had a job. I decided to buy an orchid to brighten up my dull office. I simply needed it to stay alive for […]

Orchids – I've killed my share

February 2, 2007 No Comments »

I love orchids – so delicate, so colorful – yet I’ll be damned if I’ve ever been able to keep one alive. My recent attempt was this last summer when I still had a job. I decided to buy an orchid to brighten up my dull office. I simply needed it to stay alive for […]

Family Ties – Singapore

December 23, 2006 8 Comments »

View Singapore Travel Photography I landed in Singapore ready to see something familiar – my family! I was ready to empty out and fumigate my suitcase, sleep in the same bed for multiple nights in a row and get in the Christmas spirit. However, after a few hours in Singapore getting the tour of my sister’s […]