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

Starting Was Easy…
Keeping It Going Is Harder.

I show up here every single day and post (at least) one picture…
and it’s been going on since 5th August 2013.


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 20+ 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’…. 20 years and we are still spinning around (with) the world

The posts on this blog are auto-posted
(because WordPress is blocked in China!) from the original blog:
Sometimes it doesn’t work perfectly, sorry 😦




Good morning.

Day one of summer school holiday. …. 57 more to go. #ButWhoIsCounting?

Note to self: remember to turn off all alarms… you do not need to see the sun rises for the next 2 months (unless you want to!)

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And just like that, it’s the end of the school year. Not quite in the blink of an eye, but we survived 😉.

Goodbye Year 11… and in less than 60 days he’ll be a Senior 😱

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Singapore: We have 20 new Covid-19 cases in the community… so plans to ease the rules on June 21 are being relooked and we are evaluating the “timing and scope” of Singapore’s reopening, given the “major new cluster”

France: We are currently down to 3,000+ new cases so we are ending Covid curfew earlier and wearing masks outdoor is no longer mandatory from June 21.

Me: Ordering a new shipment of my non-booze booze.

FYI: Yesterday, June 16, France had 44 coronavirus deaths (according to one source). Singapore had 34 coronavirus death… in TOTAL since the beginning of the pandemic. #StaySafe. #StaySane.

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We are about half way between Christmas 2020 and Christmas 2021… if you are in Singapore it means it’s time to test this year Christmas decorations look.

Of course just like last year everyone had to comment on the expat forum 😂 But on a side note the test run this year has been done on the road leading to the main Orchard road (slightly more discreet but nothing pass the bored expat wives 😉)

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This has been my Tuesday’s view for the last 3 years in Singapore and hopefully for another year.

Next year around this time it will be replaced by some other type of trees.

Appreciate the view while you have it.

Also the other trees will be as cherished.

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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Grand Hôtel de l’Europe – 2020

Back in March/April Yip Yew Chong had a few exhibitions across Singapore. The first one was at ArtPorters gallery with some of his murals-inspired art and then 2 exhibitions back to back, one at the Substation, followed by one in the hotel Sofitel. Those pieces were slightly different than his murals but still very intrigued and detailed paintings. You could lose yourself in front of each of his canvas. I will post one each Monday (it will last until the end of the year… Yeah me! one less post to think about 😉)

“Many people are aware that the present-day National Gallery was once a Supreme Court and City Hall. However few people know that on the site once stood a beautiful hotel – The Grand Hotel de l’Europe. When I was asked to create a representational painting of the National Gallery as part of a NAC-Plural Art project, I chose to paint its predecessor building instead because I found the two buildings strikingly similar, except for the hotel’s square crown as opposed to the gallery’s green dome. To make sure the National Gallery is represented, I painted an artist sitting on the Padang painting a scene of the present-day building!”

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Some days I need all the inner strength I can get.

Breath in… Breath out.

Some people are spoiled brat.

Where did empathy go?

Impending summer vacation (or lack of it) doesn’t bring the best in some people.

Ok rant over… we can all go back to our “normal” life

Hope you had a good weekend.

NB: Taken on my walk with a friend in Fort Canning

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Can we BE more Singaporean?

Saving the economy, one hawker sellers at a time. At $2-4 per meal we shouldn’t go bankrupt anytime soon 😂

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When you meet up with a friend for sunset pictures but it starts to rain… well you put your creative hat on to get at least one picture worth you Le MRT ride all the way to the other side of the island and you also end up having great conversations.

Plus it gets you out of the house so it’s a win-win in my book.

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The behind the scene of the big QR code I made.

And in case you didn’t manage to scan the QR code either yesterday or today… it takes you here: CelineCreativeChaos.com

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