Race The Dead 5K Zombie Run

First, let's make this clear: I am NOT a runner. Oh, I try to fake it at the gym, and a couple of times I have run outside. I've always said, my entire life, that I don't run. I will only run if a monster is chasing me. And even then, I may just drop … Continue reading Race The Dead 5K Zombie Run

Chicken head in my sink

MARIA BLINKMAN, IF YOU ARE READING THIS, STOP RIGHT NOW. YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THESE PICTURES. My live-in housekeeper Leny ("helper" in Singaporean) wanted to roast a chicken, but I had no idea that mean she would be doing this!!! I told her if Maria walks in, you cover it, because if it is … Continue reading Chicken head in my sink

One Pesky Gecko

Oh, there is a smart little gecko living under my refrigerator.  And this little lizard is having a load of fun tormenting my kitties. Jazz & Jayda sit in the kitchen and meow and carry on, until I cannot take it any longer.   I pull the fridge out, and then both kitties immediately try … Continue reading One Pesky Gecko

Hari Raya Haji

Today is a public holiday in Singapore.   It's Hari Raya Haji 2013.  School was cancelled and Trent didn't go into work.  I had no idea what this was, and when I googled it, I found that it's a pretty big deal.  Especially in this part of the world.  Singapore has a nice mix of … Continue reading Hari Raya Haji

The Fuzzy Egg Shell

This is what I found today when I opened my pack of eggs. Up until now I hadn't really thought about eggs, although last week one of my eggs had a blob of dirt on it, and while I washed it off, I wondered if it was really dirt or something else.    So after … Continue reading The Fuzzy Egg Shell

Rachel thinks we are worth Priority Mail prices

My sister Rachel sent a box to us, all the way from Iowa.  The silly girl used Priority Mail!!   She went shopping and picked out some items for us that would be perfect for our first Halloween abroad. She filled out the mandatory customs form, and off the box went, straight to Singapore.   … Continue reading Rachel thinks we are worth Priority Mail prices

McDelivery

It's true ... McDonalds delivers here in Singapore!! Oh we giggle at these delivery men.  They all ride motorcycles ( of course, it's the only way to get anywhere fast here ) and they have big heavy cooler-backpacks strapped on them.   And they deliver right to your door. I once saw one of these … Continue reading McDelivery

Bintan Lagoon, Indonesia

We were told that this year there is a "bumper crop of holidays" built into the school year, and that we should take advantage of every long weekend to explore.  So last week when the kids had Thursday and Friday off from school for teacher inservice days, we took off for Indonesia.   We all needed to … Continue reading Bintan Lagoon, Indonesia