A Total TaiTai Tale

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

Tag: c&jFrance2019

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He didn’t kill me the first time so I’m renewing the experiment… no WiFi for several hours and walk in the woods.

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I love living in cities but I hate going into cities.

I like the convenience of having everything nearby when you live in a city and not having to plan. So when I’m in my little village and I have to go in town I have a tendency to drag my feet.

I had to drag by feet a couple days ago but I do like Grenoble, and I like what they did with the tramway track.

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View from above of Voiron… home of Rossignol ski, Chartreuse liquor and Bonnat Chocolate! We even manage to pinpoint grandma and grandpa home.

The little white mark (it’s a Stone quarry) on the mountain on the horizon marks La Rivière and our summer house. It’s also the road to the South of France and La Vallée du Rhône.

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Enjoying the view of the Alps with the Vercors, Chartreuse and Belledone Massifs all around and valley in the middle.

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After a tough little hike up in the woods we reached Notre Dame de Vouise.

Ninety more steps to climb to enjoy the view of the valley and the surrounding mountains.

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Lost teenager in the woods.

Two theories:

1) while stepping foot outside of the darkness of his bedroom, he was blinded by the sunshine and took a wrong turn.

2) mother forced him to show her that he was still capable of standing upright and putting a foot in from of the other i.e. walking

Verdict: Teenagers do survive several hours in nature without WiFi. They start angry but then gave in and sprint in front of you like little goats. However they will never admit they enjoy it. “Yeah that was ok” will be the highest compliment you will receive.

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Three years ago today we were embarking on our next posting to Singapore (after 3 years in Beijing).

The initial posting was for 2 years but we had hoped for a little longer… well here’s to our 4th year in Singapore. So far like clockwork we’ve alternated between 3-year posting and 4-year posting (three 3-year posting and this is our third 4-year posting)

Also almost 5 years ago I started taking a picture each day (different from the ones I post here as those are not entirely synchronized with my daily life) and making photobooks with them. China chapter is done now need to work on the Singapore chapter.

#BetterLaterThanNever

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Tried “Retirement life”…

I’m not quite ready for it yet. 😂

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Art in the grocery aisles.

Overwhelmed by the choices (not that I’m deprived of choices frankly in Singapore)… so I always end up buying the same trusty favorites.

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When your local cafe has a sense of humor

NB: Volé à l’Indiana = Stolen from the Indiana (coffeeshop)

PS: I didn’t snatch it… only snapped (a photo 😉)

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