The Ion Panda

This iconic panda sits in front of the Ion, the most recognizable and well-known shopping mall in Singapore. I've walked through this mall, with it's eight levels of shopping (four above ground and four below ground), and managed to get so turned around that I had to go outside the building to find my way … Continue reading The Ion Panda

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme just came to Singapore this past month, and I Just happened to be in the area the other day, of course, I wanted to eat some Krispy Kreme donuts. br /> Apparently everyone in Singapore wants to eat Krispy Kreme donuts. I stood in the queue for about 30 minutes, which was the … Continue reading Krispy Kreme

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

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