A Total TaiTai Tale

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



Iftar (إفطار رمضان) is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset at the time of the call to prayer. It is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together.

I was invited to participate to an Iftar thanks to the non-profit organization Ray of Hope, who I got to know through my Singaporean friend who ask led me to help him for a photography project for them.

With regulations easing up, many families will finally get the chance to revel in the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. But for some, Hari Raya will remain a quiet affair that looks no different from the daily struggles that they go through. But we believe that you can change that.

I was, with a team from Ray Of Hope and a couple other volunteers, visiting a single mother with her 2 children and getting to break fast with them so they felt less isolated.

More so this year Passover, Ramadan, and Easter all fall in April, a coincidence that happens only about every 33 years.

So happy Good Friday, Chag Sameach and Ramadan Kareem.

A little info about Ray Of Hope

Ray of Hope is a crowdfunding charity that helps people who have fallen through the cracks.

Ray of Hope’s mission is to build and inspire a community to give hope to those who have fallen through the cracks.

We are a crowdfunding charity where 100% of your donations goes to people in need. All campaigns are also fully verified, so you know your funds goes to real people with real needs.

Our team goes beyond crowdfunding by providing community support and resources to our beneficiaries. We do this by working with our charitable partners and Ray of Hope volunteers to give hope to our beneficiaries.


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My boy band

I have lunch with them every week when I’m at my woodworking workshop.

They always ask me if I’m having lunch with them well it’s actually more like an affirmation than a question. They are used to it by now.

It’s not like we talk or anything but…

It’s a funny sight really: me, the white TaiTai, with 4 to 6 local guys, seating around the table among all the local workers in this hawker center in an industrial site. The food stall owners are used to it by now…. I disappear for a few months than show up again.

I wished I could take a picture of us eating.



15-Apr-2022: D-65 before departure

I tend to show up and sign up for things that are out of the Expat Wife pre-assigned stereotypes groups. So when I arrived in Singapore I was looking for activities to do outside the expat bubble (bubble that I love but I also love being outside the bubble). I remember showing up and they didn’t quite know what to make of me. I spent 2 years doing woodworking workshop and the lunch break with “my boys band” was one of my favorite thing.

I liked the woodworking part too.


~~~Just a little FYI So for my last 200 days in Singapore I have decided to reblog, in no special order, a post from the 6 years I will have spent on the Little Red Dot. PS: you will then get 2 posts a day!!~~~

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