A Total TaiTai Tale

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

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We are starting to close chapters.

Today was J last Karate class with Master Ang.

It had been a sinuous road started in Stavanger with TaekWonDo when he was 5 years old, followed by Beijing also TaekWonDo but a different style and finally Karate in Singapore. Each time he had to start over (of course he gained belts faster but still), he had wanted to abandon a few times but persevered.

Master Ang has been a great teacher and mentor for the past 6 years.

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Starting the 11km loop around MacRitchie reservoir 45 mn earlier than usual made such a difference on the atmosphere of the place. Amazing light ❤️

We were supposed to do a different hike with my group of hiker friends but since some of the restrictions have been lifted (gyms are opened again for example) some of the ladies bailed out. I just said in the chat that if anybody still wanted to go I was game since I had blocked out the time on my calendar. Ask and you shall receive ;-). Plus I always have great talk with Tori.

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14-May-2022: D-36 before departure

I’ve always been a walker but not in the exercise sense.

I like to walk the city, discovering little hidden gems. Even in Paris I would take the metro to go to work in the morning but try to walk home at least once a week. Well when your walk back home consists of going thru Bastille, Place des Vosges, the Marais and Beaubourg/Centre Pompidou it’s not like it’s a nightmare either 😉

But while we picture Singapore as very urban, it’s after all the 3rd most population dense country after Macau & Monaco, it is the greenest city in Asia (its green cover stands at 47%). McRichie, which is a couple bus stops from our apartment, has been a great way to escape the city and feel like we are truly in nature. It was a godsend during all the restrictions in the past 2 years, the 11+ kms loop was a great way to catch up with friends (1, 4 or 7 friends depending on the level of restrictions 😂)

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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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