A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was Beijing & Beyond and now in Singapore and surroundings!

Welcome to my little corner of the Web

This is the follow-up of a little personal blog started in 2006 (!) when we moved to Beijing, followed up by a blog of our time in Norway (but abandoned after 2 years) but…

We are back in the ‘Jing….
Let’s the madness begin.
We are not new at this…
it’s 18+ years in the making:
USA, France, Argentina, Scotland, China, Norway & China (again) are the places we lived.
As for the places we visited… Should I do an A to Z list?!

Update: We left the ‘Jing and move to Sing’…. 18 years and we are still spinning around (with) the world

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There were technically no Around the Island Walk challenge yesterday but I felt a little pressure from my peers when they posted a Walk Around Coney Island (no, not this one… the one in Singapore!) on our facebook page.
However, we woke up to torrential rain and the walk was canceled. We don’t mind walking when it rains, especially if we have started already, but this kind of rain yesterday morning was not fun.
BUT I was already awake and I had my active wear on so decided to go to the gym (last time was exactly 8 months ago (here)!)

1 hour, almost 6km and 310 calories lost… thankfully regained right after with a cappuccino and a hot bun (or 2) 😉

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It’s Monday, there were no Around the Island Challenge this week but here’s the map of our walks. Almost 200kms walked in 37+/- hours and 16 segments

Longest walk was 15.5 Kms (3h), shortest was 8kms (1.5hours)

I earned that t-shirt with my sweat :-).

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When you drag your American husband to a French singer concert (Julien Doré) because well there’s not that many who come to Singapore!

I actually knew only 2 of his songs and I thought he would finish the concert without signing the second song I knew. Thankfully he sang it in the Encore.

Next concert is the Foo Fighters in August… quite different ;-).

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Back to our weekend ritual.

Chicken Rice at the Hawkers center near our place.

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What’s happening with the sky lately. 2 amazing sunrise in a row.

We are not use to this kind of sky in Singapore.

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This is the view when I open my eyes in the morning.

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One of the girl from our Walk Around the Island is organizing a Blood drive. I’m usually not eligible for donation because of vaccins or exotic places we have visited. Never knew living in France was a problem.

After some research it turned out it’s because of possible risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (Mad Cow decease) in the U.K during that period and France imported at least 5% of their beef supply from the U.K. before 1996. There are also 5 cases of vCJD in France.

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When your Korean surrogate daughter wishes you Happy Mother’s Day.

Miss having you around the house… or is it missing having you around the corner so I could send my daughter to your house 😂

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After a 2-week hiatus (Labor Day one week and previous engagement from the group leader the other week, which was perfect for me as I was not in town!) we had our FINAL Segment of the Walk Around the Island challenge… and we are back where we started.

I’m glad I did it but happy it’s over as it’s starting to get really hot.

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Made it back home and the kiddos surprised me with flowers for Mother’s Day (the USA version 😉)

We seems to be on a revolving door scenario at home lately….the kids hold the fort and the parents are on rotation ;-). Should be back to normal (ish) next week after almost 2 months of crazy travel.