My stint as a single parent has come to an end..

.. as hubby is cute sleeping off the jet lag after returning back from Sweden having competed in not one, but three, running races the last weeks. His grand finale though was the Stockholm Marathon on Saturday which he did in 3:19:40. Not bad, not bad at all. So what have I learned during these […]

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I’m apparently raising a budding hip hop dancer.

Who knew my daughter was such a cool kid? Yesterday when she came home from school she showed me her awesome dabbin skills. Yup. We had a “watch me dab dab and watch me nae nae” moment yesterday. She showed me, word.  Then came today. Her first school disco here in Beijing. It started this […]

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I’m a stress eating candy snatcher if you ask my daughter.

Cause you see if I’m stressed, I’ll eat. I kind of wish I was one of those who “forgot” to eat when they were under stress but no, I’m the opposite. Come to think about it I’m not sure if there’s anytime I would “forget” to eat. I’m a food lover, a dessert lover, a […]

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If you want me back in the real world, come find me.

Cause if there was one thing that my road trip in the Scottish Highlands made me perfectly clear on – I’m in love. I’m in love with the sun reflecting on the Highland mountains, of the cherry blossom trees lining the villages I passed, of the plentiful lochs and glens you pas everywhere, the windswept […]

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We’re heading towards the great migration…

The Chinese New Year’s is coming and I vividly remember seeing this documentary a couple of years ago of the queues outside the train station in Beijing. Mayhem. Then I remember seeing National Geographics “Great Migrations” and all of a sudden I visualise hoards of people in slow motion, moving to dramatic music to the […]

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Hello 2017, we kind of knew you’d be showing up..

… although, at least here in Beijing, you could have done a better entrance than this I believe.. Not really the way you want to start a New Year. And unfortunately, this morning is not much better… That said I know it’s temporary and better air and blue skies will be back. Sooner rather than later I […]

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See you later Singapore.

It’s our last day in Singapore, time has really flown. And since the flight doesn’t leave until late tonight we had a whole day to occupy. What better way than running around Universal Studios in 30 degrees heat for a whole day? 😳Yes we are insane. But it was great fun. We wee supposed to […]

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To friends and foes near or far, wherever in the world you are…

… a very Merry Christmas. ❤️ Truth be told I did not wake up in a Christmas mood. The sun outside and the humidity that hit you when you exited the bedroom this morning in order to see if Santa has swung by the balcony during the night didn’t help. He had though. Swung by […]

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Sentosa Cove. Where the yachts lay thick & the pizzas are long.

We went out for dinner yesterday after a day of relaxation and Christmas candy making. The combination of Christmas preparation and pool hanging is simply weird and one I’ll never get used to. The two should be separated and never get mixed up ever again. Next Christmas shall be spent in a cabin in the […]

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“East Coast, West Coast Holiday Inn”.. say what?

We travelled east today. To explore another side of the this island. We were in search of a park for the kids to get out some steam in and some coffee for the parents. It took five minutes of park play before the heavens opened up.So we had to relocate to the golden arch, much […]

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