A Total TaiTai Tale

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

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In preparation of Singapore National Day tomorrow and because Singapore prepare for their National Day weeks in advance, here’s a small video of the rehearsal of the flying of the flag I caught before leaving Singapore mid June.

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Day 2 of Operation: Decluttering 24 years of “Let’s pretend we don’t see those moving boxes on the corners” and “What were we thinking keeping all these things” boxes

After putting it off every summers because it was too hot and we don’t have time, we are here to relax… we chose probably the hottest days in decades to tackle the task.

Well we barely could set a foot in our house anymore so it was time.

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We finally decided to tackle the huge amount of “treasures” kept in boxes we have accumulated from our different international moves in the past 24 years.

Starting with Argentina (we left Buenos Aires in December 2000 as an fyi!)… And all of a sudden I remember how I kept being motivated going to my Spanish classes 😉

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And she’s off again.

She said good bye to her brother until Christmas since he’ll be already at university in the Netherlands when she comes back.

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I just had a mini panic attack looking at my daughter’s phone 😱

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The life of an expat kid at university.

Repacking her belongings from Lausanne into the “Donate” pile, “Keep in France” pile, “Pack for Torino in the Fall” pile while at the same time packing for her work/vacation month in St Barts.

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“keep behind the line”

1 week in Ireland and I’m fluent in Irish/Gaeilge

The Gaelic language in Ireland – Gaeilge, or Irish as it’s known locally – is a Celtic language and one of “the oldest and most historic written languages in the world”. All street and road signs in the Republic of Ireland are in both English and Irish.

DART stands for Dublin Area Rapid Transport. It runs along the east coast of Dublin from Malahide to the North to Bray to the South and it was a great way of visiting coastal cities/villages.

We had a great time in Dublin/Ireland and visiting with family… until next time.

The whole trip again here: https://atotaltaitaitale.tumblr.com/tagged/c&jDublin/chrono

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I tested public transport to make an honest comparative opinion. 😉 IYKYK

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In Ireland (like in Scotland from what I remember living there) churches are not always churches, sometimes they are coffee shops.

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We visited the beer brewery we had to visit the whiskey distillery.

It was literally across the street where we were staying and it was a great tour too (our guide Emily was awesome)

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