A Total TaiTai Tale

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

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Happy Singanniversary.

We just completed 5 years and starting our 6th year in Singapore today.

I have never written this (or even our 5th year for that matter) in any country we’ve lived in. Wow!! Well, technically we lived 6 years in Beijing, China but not 6 consecutive years. 3 years and 3 years separated by 4 years in Stavanger, Norway.

We initially came for a sure 2-year contract which we hoped would be extended to another 2 years so it would fit in our 3 years/4 years cycle (and be in synch with our kids’ schooling) then Covid-19 hit and all hell broke.

On a side note, I started this little blog 8 years ago, so it’s really a double anniversary (& this is post # 5160 😱)

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It’s our Singanniversary!! Let’s start Year 5

August 4, 2016 we landed in Singapore for an initial 2-year contrat which we hoped would be extended to another 2 years and it did.

We were getting to term to saying goodbye to Singapore when Covid-19 started. While in the midst of it, we had to make a school choice decision and we decided that at least part of the family was going to extend the “contract” for an additional 2 more years.

September 4, 2016 we moved in our new apartment and posted this view

August 4, 2020 our new view. Same, same but different.

PS: incidentally I started this blog 7 years ago on August 4, 2013 when we moved to Beijing (Version 2.0!) . I was thinking of closing it after our move to Paris but I guess I have to keep going….until I really move 😉. Let’s start documenting Year 8 then

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A year ago we were arriving in Singapore to start a new chapter of our Asia adventure.

Happy 1st Singanniversary to us… and to many more Chicken & Rice at the hawker center