For my birthday weekend, JP and I went to Krabi in Thailand. We were only there from Friday till Sunday, but going to the beach was a good escape from Singapore’s hectic pace. JP put me in charge of preparing our trip, and handed over his credit card so I can book our flights and hotel. Such a trusting husband, ‘no?
I know we’re not Chinese, but I like the fact that we somehow get to celebrate two New Year’s in a year. And it’s even better because Chinese New Year usually falls on the last week of January. Perfect time to see where you are with the goals and resolutions you set out at the start of the year. So, how did your January go?
Not a lot of people know that Singapore is made up of more than one or two islands (Sentosa). In fact, there are about 63 more islands in Singapore, most of them uninhabited. Last Sunday, we got to see two more outlying islands. Since most of our friends also did not have any out-of-town plans for Chinese New Year, someone came up with the idea of chartering a yacht for a couple of hours.
I wish this infographic had been available back when I was new in Singapore. It would have saved me a lot of time and stress trying to translate what I wanted to the (usually) old auntie/uncle who sells coffee in the hawker centers.
I’m not allowed to drink coffee these days, but I hope you find this useful! Enjoy!
This is very delayed post. Last month, I was contacted by Erin of EasyExpat for an interview that was posted in the website. The site is a nice community where you get to read about different expat experiences. You get to learn how different people deal with life overseas, like raising kids in another country and getting used to the cultural differences.
Thanks Erin and EasyExpat for the feature!