It’s a bit of an oxymoron. Of course, there’s no such thing as a proper ‘Autumn’ here in the tropics. Singapore is close to the Equator and tends to be hot and humid all year round (although funnily enough, according to the forecast, temperatures may dip to 22 degrees Celsius in the next couple of … Continue reading Autumn Days in Singapore
If you would have told me ten years ago that I would be living and working in Singapore, as part of a stopover on an around-the-world sailing adventure, in a marina, on a boat, a catamaran nonetheless (instead of a monohull), I would have laughed and told you you were crazy. When we left the … Continue reading Another Year, Another Plan
Last weekend was a four-day long break for most people in Singapore. On Friday, the young nation celebrated its 54th birthday and on Monday, there was a public holiday for the annual Muslim observation of Haji (the ritual pilgrimage to Mecca). Friends at Raffles Marina were planning a short week cruising around the south of … Continue reading Romantic Escape, Chased by Warship
The months have just flown by and we can't believe it's April tomorrow (and that means another birthday coming up very soon). I think it's fair to say we're still settling in. Raffles marina is great, we definitely made the right choice in terms of Singapore marinas. The pool was the determining factor for the … Continue reading Two Down, Ten To Go.
One week in and I'm totally exhausted. I'm physically very tired after a week in the office. It's been a big adjustment. The work itself is great, it's as if the role was made for me. The content knowledge and business skills all just came flooding back. It's a bit like riding a bike. The … Continue reading Week One, Some Observations
First of all, I'm very happy to report that Tyrii is recovering really well. He's managing to eat solid foods again and can almost speak normally again too. The stitches (16 or so!) will take up to 3 months to dissolve. I don't think he will be doing any front flips for a while and … Continue reading Welcome to Singapore