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

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

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

Two shoes

Okay, so it's true, I just figured out how to upload pictures to this blog directly from my iPhone.  This picture is pretty funny, I think  that it is something I really must record in this journal. This picture was taken on the second day of our landing here in Sing.  We were all extremely … Continue reading Two shoes

Ikea Singapore

Furniture.  We need some furniture!  3M gave us an furniture allowance, and so I need to make this allotment furnish as much as possible.  I check out some local furniture showrooms, and find the prices are so high!  A couch for $7,000!  Oh my!  How can I possibly furnish our condo on the amount given? … Continue reading Ikea Singapore

A Monkey takes a dip in the condo pool!

Our condo,  called "Gallop Green" has the most beautiful pool.  Being a family that centers nearly all of our activities around a pool, swimming, or water, this pool was very appealing to us when we were trying to find a home here in Singapore.  The kids took one look at it, and declared that this … Continue reading A Monkey takes a dip in the condo pool!

Two weeks later ….

I cannot believe that it’s been two weeks past since my last post.   LIfe here in Sing is starting to get more settled for us here.  As we only arrived with clothes and some personal effects, I had to get busy setting up the condo and making it livable for us.  Fortunately, during Trents … Continue reading Two weeks later ….