Tag Archive: Singapore

Five Cees (but not “Columbia”)

In the old internet debate between maintaining privacy and “keeping it real”, there can be no finer argument than the ability to look back a year and see that, as a family, we’ve transitioned from… Continue reading

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 Four Things You Learn In The Dark

Earlier this year, we briefly discussed booking an exotic travel experience for our fifteenth wedding anniversary. “We could go for the weekend to some fabulous foreign city.” “Yes!” “But not together.” “…” “Instead, we’d… Continue reading

Kid Start Now – P’s First Holiday Camp

A few months ago I was sitting around planting seeds of enthusiasm into P’s brain for some sort of holiday camp. “What’s a holiday camp?” The inclusion of the word “camp” had obviously… Continue reading


There’s little that would make more sense (given the prevailing heat and humidity of Singapore) than spending this solstice weekend peering at our nearest star through a filtered telescope. No wait! There’s at least five… Continue reading

Bringing Your Pet To Singapore: What Your Vet Wishes You Knew

As some of you know, I’m a vet. This is a great qualification to have as a mum, because when your child defiantly asserts that he could eat what you just told him… Continue reading

The Barber And Her Skill

Several (three) people have commented recently on my looks. Apparently there’s been a noticeable improvement, which I attribute to three factors. Firstly, T has learned to use our doorknobs. This means, instead of waking… Continue reading

Singapore Public Transport: Now With Extra Free! (and/or expenses, depending on demographic)

It happened. The controversial Singapore public transport fare hike and the accompanying round of concessions. Last week we ran down P’s child-sized ez-link card and set it aside for a year of free transport,… 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

Used Bikes for the New Year (plus a second-hand shopping guide to Singapore)

It’s Chinese New Year in Singapore, and if the terrible puns (let’s gallop into an horse-picious new year; wishing you good luck and horse-perity) haven’t clued you in on which animal’s up next in… Continue reading