Tag Archive: expat life

Everything I Know About Getting Into A Local Government School In Singapore As A Foreigner, Plus A Couple Of Things I Probably Made Up

We got the letter last week. P was accepted into a local Singaporean primary school. It wasn’t the one near the place where he once had an oreo milkshake but it was quite near… Continue reading

The language of friendship, at the worldwide cafe

The boys next door are leaving. I heard mumblings a few weeks back, and now it’s confirmed. Such is life in transient Singapore, where the expats come and go so fast the locals tend… Continue reading

Jack Neo: The Film-Going Expat’s Guide To Singapore

It’s Singapore, and you can tell another year’s started because there’s a new Jack Neo film in the cinema. You’ve got to admire the man’s ability to put moving pictures on a screen, although… Continue reading