A Total TaiTai Tale

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

Month: March, 2020

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Three years ago for the start of Spring I had done one of my Multiple picture: Lounging by the pool, pondering on the fact that “I survived Winter in Singapore… Not sure I’ll survive Spring & Summer !!” (Here)

I felt like I needed to update it with our new normal: Social Distancing 😉 

NB… Not sure if the first ‘image’ is a video (hence WordPress reader might not see it) or a GIF.

In case you are interested, other images in my “Multiple” series are here

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This was a great year to pick up QiGong 😉

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Back in September of last year we went throught Haze-calyse and Spotify delivered with this list.

I didn’t expected less from them…. Stay At Home Party is going on at our casa – Day 4

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Movie theaters in Singapore (well at least Shaw theater) have started to cater for the threesome “couple” 😂.

Just kidding, the movie theater has implemented a “social distancing” in the seats available.

This is what happens when everyone is preventive and follows the rules, we don’t need to have a complete shut down.

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When you realize what “Social distancing” concretely mean for you.

Hubby’s office got freakishly close!!

NB: His home computer station is normally down the hall in our daughter’s now ex-bedroom. Because she’s staying with us and he needs to actually work from home, the whole work station is now in my office!

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Monday Murals Reminiscing Old Changi Days by Yip Yew Chong

This 37m long mural at Changi Airport Terminal 4 Basement level reminisces the old Changi days before Changi Airport was built in 1970s. From aeroplane-watching at Changi beach, to peeking over the fence of the Royal Air Force Station; From playing ‘tarik upih’ with village kids, to shopping and dining at the variety of shophouses lining Changi Village; The mural transports you to a charming old world brimming with new aspirations.

Instead of taking a picture of the long mural on each side of the corridor I decided to take a picture of each panel and post them over a longer period of time. The murals are so full of details it seems like a waste of the artist work to not give it justice.

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And she’s safely back home.

Her school closed until (at least) end of April so we flew her back to Singapore to be with us. After going through Appendicitis surgery by herself a few months ago we didn’t want to leave her all alone in a foreign country plus she didn’t want to go to her grandparents just in case.

We will of course restrict our whereabouts. Hopefully we won’t kill each other being together in our apartment 24/7. 😂

#BackToFamilyOfFourUnderOneRoof

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A couple weeks ago I was chatting with a friend about the Toilet Paper buying frenzy in Singapore and now in several other countries, which thinking about it beg to wonder “Does a country really go thru the CoronaVirus outbreak if the supermarkets shelves aren’t striped of the weirdest thing?” 🤔

But I digress, I was joking with her that I went through and survived the Norwegian butter crisis back in 2011 so I should be fine with the current Toilet Paper crisis 😉

The Norwegian butter crisis began in late 2011 with an acute shortage of butter and inflation of its price across markets in Norway. The shortage caused soaring prices and stores’ stocks of butter ran out within minutes of deliveries. According to the Danish tabloid B.T, Norway was gripped by smør-panik (“butter panic”) as a result of the butter shortage. (Yep it has its own Wikipedia page!)

A single 250 g (8.8 oz) pack of imported Lurpak butter cost NOK 300 (€39; £32; $50) by mid-December 2011

Photo from my old blog while living in Stavanger.

#WeWillSurvive

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I’ve been in a creative mode lately and I love collaboration that brings this out of me.

I’ve often been asked by friends or friends of friends who know that I like photography if I would take their pictures and I refuse 99% of the time because first of all I don’t have a business license in Singapore (and we don’t joke around about that over here) but mostly because I don’t want to take photos of people. But every so often when I find a creative angle to a project I would do it. Purely as a collaboration and to spark creativity for my own project.

I met Tani at my QiGong class and we were on the same page so we decide to head to the Botanical Gardens one early morning to do a session. Just before partying way she wanted to make a quick video for her Instagram story…. it wasn’t working properly and that’s where my crazy idea came into play I wasn’t going to be defeated by the lack of tripod.

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And this my friend is how I can spend a whole day doing.

From figuring out the sequence to executing it (all in Photoshop… I really need to dig deeper in video editing software because this is getting out of hand!). It’s not perfect but that will do.

I have milked that IWD2020 photo for enough posts, will go back to normal posting tomorrow 😉

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