A Total TaiTai Tale

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



Countdown: evil or blessing?

On one hand it keeps me focus on the finishing line so I can plan the things I want to do, the people I want to see but on the other hand each time I’m planning something I have in the back of my mind that it could be my last outing, drink, lunch, dinner with them.

Borders are starting to open in the region, getting in and out of Singapore is easing so we are starting to not only have to coordinate calendar with outing, drink, lunch, dinner in each other life but a new parameter has come back into the equation the “Will you be in town or out of the country on these days?”

The last outings, drinks, lunches, dinners are slightly more permanent in expat life. But I also believe that’s once our paths have crossed they can crossed again, especially for the important ones.

On that note I’ve got a few walks to take, a few photo outings to go to and I can can count on my expat and local friends to motive me to plan them.


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When I started outrigger canoe sessions 2+ years ago I did it because a friend invited me to try it.

My husband was a bit surprised… you do know it will be on water and you might get wet. 🙄

My love for the beach, the sun and exercice is no secret but somehow I persevered and I quite enjoy it. Ok don’t get me wrong, I still only commit to one training a week (some of my teammates do 2 trainings back to back on Tuesday AND on Thursday, plus some on the weekend) and I’m not disappointed when it’s canceled because of bad weather (BUT I have never canceled any sessions on my own!!).

This “One Ticket to Life Please” sign greets me every Tuesday and I’ll miss it when I leave.



23-Apr-2022: D-57 before departure

The thing about countdown is that you get a tangible number on intangible time.

When I see Day 57 on my countdown it doesn’t seem like my departure is quite so soon. I keep telling myself I’ve got almost 2 months but then when I check my outrigger canoe calendar I see 8 more training sessions and I can see how time will fly by.


~~~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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