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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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Ladies’ Night Out

The shock of horror when I said I wasn’t particularly drinking when invited to a Ladies Night Out and being described the whole drink menu.

I could see them thinking; “I’m not sure she’s actually French” quickly followed by “I wondered how she survived 18 years of expat life without hitting the Gin & Tonic”!! Because you know as the stereotype goes we, all expat wives, start drinking cocktail at 5pm -or apparently when it’s 5pm at any place we had been stationed!

I think some things must stay unsaid until one knows me better. Yes I go out and have a good time without (much) drinking… Thank you very much! I can provide letter of recommendation even 😉

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09-May-2022: D-41 before departure

The funny part about being yourself is that it attracts the right kind of person, the ones like you, the ones who don’t judge you, the ones who value you.

True with booze, values, interests, etc. You don’t need carbon copy of yourself, just understanding. Quality over Quantity always.

Friendship in the expat world is interesting. First you often have a limited set of time together… yes it can go beyond but it will never be the same combination of time-place-people. Second you get access to other worlds that you didn’t have before. We are all in the same situation, so we understand each other. The friendships that you create abroad are really strong because you really need each other.

Sometimes the best friendships are ones that are unexpected. You may leave behind friendships along the way, but you’ll always keep the memories.

There is the saying that “People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime” that is often seen as a negative. I don’t feel like this, just because you outgrow a friendship doesn’t mean you don’t value the time you spent together. Some people come into your life “for an important phase, but not forever.”  Cherish the people and cherish the time. They might have come for a reason or a season but they might end up for a lifetime… or not

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~~~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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