A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & 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 19+ 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’…. 19 years and we are still spinning around (with) the world

PLEASE NOTE:
The posts on this blog are auto-posted
(because WordPress is blocked in China!) from the original blog:
http://www.aTotalTaiTaiTale.tumblr.com.
Sometimes it doesn’t work perfectly, sorry 😦

 

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And just like that it’s the end of the weekend… but with a sky like that it can only be a good omen to the coming week.

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Singapore has a love of light show and I have Singaporean friends who love taking pictures of light show.
I bring my camera, I snap a few pictures with my iPhone, we stop for food, we talk, I learn a lot about Singapore life through their eyes and I make them laugh with my TaiTai tales. Win win situation… until next light show or photography outings. 😉

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When the weather keeps on not being very cooperative, one has to resort to do TaiQi in the parking garage of one’s condominium.

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My yearly invitation to the French Residence for the Galette des Rois (me & a few dozen of my Frenchy compatriots!)

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When your work Colleagues (obviously not mine since one needs a job to have work colleagues 😉) propose to go to a concert of a Japanese Ska band well since you decide to embrace creativity in all its form this year you go for it!!!

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Ok one last picture for J. birthday. (Nothing much is happening in my life if you haven’t noticed by my “boring” posts 😉)

After the birthday kiss over the year with mommy, here’s the reenaction of the love of a big sister for her newborn little brother, then 7 years later and another 7 years later which will be the last one as she’s about the go to university in the fall.

As you might have noticed I love long term project but if you think there are easy to pull… you have no idea how much begging I have to do. However they have learned over the years that I will keep on begging so they tend to give in more easily nowadays!!!

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A few years ago I was going through some pictures for J. birthday and I realized we had started a little tradition without really noticing with the yearly birthday kiss. Except in 2009, I guess he was too cool when he turned 5 because I couldn’t find a birthday kiss picture, even a bad blurry one!

We’ve been continuing the tradition and he doesn’t complain too much about it; quite frankly less and less and he probably secretly loves it. Especially when I show him the multiple pictures 😉. It told him I hope he’ll continue when he’s older.

To make this collage I had to dig out multiple hard drive to find the pictures and the multiple pictures to take the one good one are actually probably even better. It brought me back to each January 13 over the years. ❤️

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The family was finally all together tonight so he could at least blow the birthday candle that officialize the passing of a new year.

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Somehow my kids didn’t get the memo that they cannot grow up so fast.
– Joyeux Birthday – Happy Anniversaire –

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Chaos in Singapore as the temperature plunge below 22C.

People have turned off their A/C, it’s been reported that some even slept with the windows opened.
The temperature inside the shops finally match the outside temperature (ie we don’t risk hypothermia each time we want to check something inside). People are congratulated themselves for buying that fur-lined jacket back in 1990 because they never wanted to relive through the abysmal 17C recorded on 14 February 1989

They even talk about investing in some heaters if this cold front persist while other remember that their A/C might be able to be switched to heating.

#WeWillSurvive

Just to be clear this is sarcasm but it is cold and gone are the days when I lived in a country when 22C was associated with a hot summer day

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