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

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

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

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 ….