A Total TaiTai Tale

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

Month: April, 2021

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I blinked and we went from playing with camera in our backyard in Stavanger to you celebrating your 21st birthday in St Barts.

However so thankful that we got to spend your 20th all together in Singapore last year.

Enjoy your day my (still and always) Baby Girl. 🥰

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Monday murals.

I had absolutely no information about this murals besides that it is located on Armenian Street. I don’t even remember seeing it before (turns out is only a year old) but it caught my attention while I was on my way to see another street artist, Yip Yew Chong exhibition at the Substation and right after taking this picture ;-). After some digging I found this:

RASA SAYANG by LabSixFive

The mural is named Rasa Sayang, which translates to ‘loving feeling’ in Malay. We drew inspiration from the history of the shophouse to portray the local Peranakan heritage and a glimpse into their lives in the past. (See the process here)

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I’m not much of a faune and flora connoisseur but I was so intrigued by this tree in the Botanical Gardens during my last walk.

This is a Couroupina guianensis or Cannonball tree

And now Wikipedia to the rescue 😉

It is native to the tropical forests of Central and South America, and it is cultivated in many other tropical areas throughout the world because of its beautiful, fragrant flowers and large, interesting fruits. Fruits are brownish grey. There are medicinal uses for many parts of Couroupita guianensis, and the tree has cultural and religious significance in India.

Voilà! Sunday, FunDay, FunFact

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I never pretended I had a green thumb… far from it.

This plant is still alive (kind of) after 9 months and it is an achievement in itself… but I’m almost certain that’s too much water. What do you think? 🤔

It’s the rain pour fault.

Crazy crazy thunderstorms today; the kind that makes you unplug your computer because you don’t want this to repeat, the kind that makes you tell your son to stay put for a little longer because you actually don’t want him to be in a taxi right now. That kind of crazy loud.

Come live in Singapore, it’s always summer they said 🙄😂

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Since I walked the 40 km I may as well milk this East to West Walk to the max 😉

Here’s a little video of our combined walks…. I seemed to only take pictures of the great nature paths and skipped all the urban surrounding

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Yesterday we completed the challenge of crossing the island from East to West.

The Coast-to-Coast trail is not a pure East to West coast walk but more using the great Park Connector Network in Singapore; so It’s more urbanized (needs to be accessible to the wider public) but it was a nice challenge to undertake with friends.

With 40 km of trails, we decided to split it into 2 parts and it was a blessing. First of all, it’s starting to be very hot and we are not walking as fast as we have roads to cross for example.

So now, not along did I walk across the island from East to West but I have also walk from North to South last month and also Around The Island 4 years ago.

There’s no better to discover a place than walking it. You might not like everywhere but there’s a great chance you’ll discover little hidden gems.

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Be careful what you start and who you associate with.

They’ll mess up with your “I don’t do exercise” life style 🙄

I hope they don’t ask me to come up with other “challenges”!!!

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What will it be today madam?

Tall? Grande? Venti? Sorry Trenta are (sold) out 😂

Life of the (Crazy or Not) Rich (Asian or Not) 🙄

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Monday Murals

Most of the early immigrants were male who were either single or had left their wives and children behind

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When we went to Penang in Malaysia a few years ago for Christmas break we chased around town the murals and also found those iron “murals”.

I just found a few in a small alley between Club Street and Ann Siang Hill in Singapore (no other information found 🙄) so here are the close up for this month of Monday Murals posts 😉

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200 days

Finding random little hearts.

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