A Total TaiTai Tale

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



Today I broke a thing so I could fix the thing.

Kintsugi workshop with my friend Jenny.

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

It was her birthday present from her husband and she asked me to join her since it was a +1 present (sweet sweet husband of her).

Lately kintsugi emerged as a source of comfort. It has been used as a metaphor for rebuilding after tragic events such as dealing with loss, sickness, trauma, and the disruption of daily life.

Maybe that’s what we both needed since we will both move back to our home country in just a few months, rebuilding a new life.


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Oh Paris we never have enough time.
I so want to wander aimlessly in your streets, stop at your cafés and do some more people watching.
I might have to come back.



07-May-2022: D-43 before departure

Summer 2014-2019: our annual side trip to Paris

Be careful what you wish for 😉

In the past few months, I have been told I need to say that I’m moving to Paris with a happy tone, apparently I’m saying it in a somehow sad (resigned maybe?) tone and it upsets people 😂

I do know that Paris is a dream destination for a lot of people and I’m looking forward to rediscovering the city with an open heart after being away for more than 2 decades. Plus it’s not just the city/country it’s about the people and I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with people in Paris, France and Europe.

Let’s the travel begin.


~~~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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