Jace has probably had the hardest time with our move to Singapore, with him declaring almost daily that "This is the worst day of my life!!"
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
So Chinese New Year happened. It's a big deal here that lasts 2 weeks. This year's mascot is a goat/ram, which just happens to be my Chinese zodiac sign! I thought this was pretty cool until I found out that every year your animal comes up will be an unlucky year. However, one can stave off this unluckiness by wearing something red that was given to you by an elder. So feel free to hook me up, older friends and relatives!
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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Jace disapproves of kissing. Whenever he sees Mike kiss me, he threatens to tell our parents so they'll spank us. We make a point to kiss in front of him often, and he makes a point to cover his eyes and make gagging noises.
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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Yesterday was the local school's carnival, which they call the County Fair. Since it had been almost a full day since I'd done some really profuse sweating, I decided to take the kids on over! I told the kids to get shoes on so we could go to the county fair, and Jace complained,
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
When I saw that egg painting was on the agenda for art today, I thought we would be painting eggs. Silly me! Turns out that during the Byzantine Empire, egg yolks were mixed with minerals to make the paint shiny.
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Monday, February 9, 2015
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Sunday, February 8, 2015
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Monday, January 26, 2015
The best way to beat the heat (beside cranking up the AirCon) is to go swimming. Thus, Kate and Faith swim in our little pool just about every day. All that chlorine is doing terrible things to Kate's hair. While we were at the markets yesterday we passed a salon, and she asked if she could chop it off. Yes please!
I opened the door to the tiny salon and squeezed inside, leaving the kids to wait outside. Eight clients and as many stylists stopped what they were doing and turned to watch me. I asked if they took walk-ins, and was answered with uncomprehending looks. I eventually managed to convey that I wanted my daughter's hair cut, and they pointed to a seat. Eye brows around the room raised further as I ushered 3 of the kids inside. (Jace preferred to sit and sweat outside.) There was dead silence, which continued throughout the entirety of our stay. I shushed my kids in vain as they made embarrassing comments, like, "There is black hair everywhere!! Why don't they clean it up?"
One nice lady smiled and gave my kids suckers. Most of the others stopped craning their necks to look at us, but a couple openly stared at us the whole time. It was weird.
Singapore is a very diverse country, and I hadn't yet felt out of place or unwelcome. But walking into that salon yesterday, I think I crossed some sort of unmarked boundary, or broke an unwritten rule. Or maybe it was written. After all, I can't read Chinese. Though today I did learn how to say eyebrow in Mandarin! :) Anyway, here is Kate's new 'do.
Posted by Suzy at 9:23 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The flight of misery is over and we are here at last! Though I really shouldn't complain about flying in a jet with individual tv screens and occasional snacks and bathrooms. When I think of how oceans were crossed way back when, I count my blessings.
Posted by Suzy at 3:33 PM