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A blog about our life in Singapore. The ups, downs, oddities and learning experience. We're from Kansas afterall. It's a tad different.

Owner: megjhawk

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Latest Blog Posts for An American Girl in Singapore

  • See ya later SingaporeThe time has finally arrived where I must say goodbye to my little corner of Southeast Asia. As you read this, I am groggily sitting on a plane back to Kansas where my very giddy parents are awaiting my arrival.I've greatly enjoyed my time in Singapo...
  • How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew
    on Apr 22, 2010
    In our continued quest to use up all items in our pantry, we discovered an unopened bottle of wine tonight.How this bypassed my attention until now is beyond me.So we immediately set out to have it with our random half-Asian, half-American dinner of...
  • The American Girl Cooks Phad Thai
    on Apr 21, 2010 in Randomness
    I finally made phad thai from scratch last night.It was an interesting experience.Not only did it take close to an hour to find the ingredients in Cold Storage, but the cooking portion was quite "colorful" too.First off, while shopping for the ingred...
  • The Inevitable Shopping Day
    on Apr 20, 2010
    After two years of procrastination, I finally own authentic Singaporean items.Why is it that when you live somewhere, you purposely avoid all things that are remotely associated with being a tourist?For example, my cousin has lived in New York City f...
  • Moving a Family from Singapore to Kansas: Part 2The movers showed up at just a hair past the crack of dawn this morning.Actually, that's a lie.They got there at 9am. It just seemed like the crack of dawn to me because we were up until 2:30 in the morning getting things ready for them to arrive.We...
  • Moving a Family from Singapore to Kansas: Part 1
    on Apr 15, 2010 in Adventures in Travel
    It is almost here. Moving day is just within arm's reach.I know this because I found this on our landing when I got home from work.In case you're wondering, that's not where that stuff is supposed to be. I think the moving men forgot our phone number...
  • American things I have forgotten
    on Apr 14, 2010 in Learning Singapore
    In Singapore, there are no gas lines that connect to each house or apartment.*UPDATE* Apparently, our military housing is one of the few places that has this problem. Not the entire island of Singapore. Other places do have gas lines.Therefore, if yo...
  • Daawat Tandoori has won me overMy work colleagues celebrated (is that the right word?) my farewell lunch last Friday. Since it was a lunch in my honor, I got to pick the place.Those are the worst words an indecisive eater ever wants to hear. I have a hard time deciding what to coo...
  • Adjustment to Life as an Expat in Singapore
    on Apr 7, 2010 in Learning Singapore
    Now that I'm in my final days as an American girl in Singapore, I wanted to share with you my honest to Jeebus experiences of expat life here.And I will be honest. I feel there are too many people who paint the picture of a perfect Singapore and a co...
  • A Numbers Game, take 2
    on Apr 6, 2010 in Learning Singapore
    I did a post like this about a year and a half ago. For fun and because I pay attention to totally different things now, I did another one.656 : number of days that I've seen rice on the menu for every meal (also the number of days I've been in Singa...
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