A Total TaiTai Tale

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



Monday Murals – “Community” by Sam Lo (Skl0)

Painted in January 2020 on the side of Shake Shack building on Neil road.

This piece was specially commissioned by Shake Shack as a live letter to the neighborhood. From the green blocks, the roof eaves, floor tiles to the (mythical) animals like the Qilin, every element is inspired by the beautiful architecture that surrounds it, with a modern take. (Instagram)

Done in January 2020

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While this ad was actually made for/against Brexit (tag line reads “we are not an island, we’re home to so much more”) it spoke a lot to the Expat Community (and the debate about whether HSBC was actually a good or bad bank for expat!).

The dreaded “Where Are You From” question for all the TCK (Third Culture Kids). I actually like the question “Where do you feel at home?” Well that’s the beauty of having moved around the globe so much… they feels at home everywhere because they can relate to a lot of the situations they encounter.




30-May-2022: D-20 before departure

A widely-accepted definition of a TCK is: “An individual who, having spent a significant part of the developmental years in a culture other than the parents’ culture, develops a sense of relationship to all of the cultures while not having full ownership in any”

So it gets even more complicated when the parents are from different culture and they all live not only in a third culture but fourth or fifth or sixth culture because they move so often. Every culture gets a small imprint onto them.

Traveling is about enriching your own life. It’s about making memories, creating life-long friendships, and so much more. Taking the jump, going out of your comfort zone and moving abroad makes your resilient, resourceful. You adapt to new situations, differences. It heightens your awareness of the many fascinating cultures around you.

You also learn that “Just because it’s common (where you come from), doesn’t mean it’s normal (in other part of the world)”


~~~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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