EXPAT DIARIES: CLAIRE – BRITISH MAGAZINE JOURNALIST IN SINGAPORE

Expat diaries: Claire

“(Wikipedia) ‘An Expatriate (often shortened to Expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship. The word comes from the Latin terms ex (“out of”) and patria (“country, fatherland”). This blog aims to discover people who are adventurers like me, venturing out in a new place to call home and creating memories. I have previously lived with my parents and siblings in the Saudi Arabia when I was in high school. I have enjoyed and cherished my … [Read more...]

THINGS THAT INSPIRED ME THIS WEEK

White Sands Mall

This week started with a blogger event. I was happy to be invited to attend the White Sands Mall Resident Blogger Briefing. White Sands has been my go-to mall when I was still here in Singapore because of its proximity to my old place. Now I am so excited that White Sands is getting a make-over and lots of exciting new things are lined up. It was great to meet up with other bloggers. It was nice to meet Reg of Hey Rocket Girl. I am a follower of her blog even when she was still in Manila. We … [Read more...]

TOURIST GUIDE: TRICK EYE MUSEUM

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On the day we went to the S.E.A. Aquarium, we also went to the Trick Eye Musuem. I got free tickets to the museum after winning the blogging challenge at Chinatown Food Street Blogger Event. Trick Eye Museum is a unique museum with 2D paintings turning them into 3D images through optical illusions when pictures are taken through a certain angle. This type of art technique is called Trompe-l'oeil  which means  deceive the eye in French. It was a weekend when we went there and … [Read more...]

THINGS THAT INSPIRED ME THIS WEEK

J and Naj

Happy Fathers' Day to all Fathers today! Today is my hubby's first Fathers' Day. I see what an amazing dad and hands-on dad he is to Naj. It is not easy to be a hands-on dad to a very active and kulit 11-months old but he can manage him. I am not afraid to leave him with Naj when I have somewhere else to go. I prefer to travel or go malling if J is with me. I can handle Naj better as long as he is around. I am happy that Naj has strong male figure in his life. I wanted to make his first … [Read more...]

CINE65: TALES OF SINGAPORE

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I love warm heartfelt stories. Those stories that touches the soul, finds its way to the heart and gives the eyes a reason for a few tears to drop. It takes a lot of skills and innate creativity & talent to tell a beautiful story. These stories can be artfully told in a beautifully weaved short film. And that is just what the young budding filmmakers of Singapore did in this 3rd season of Cine65. Cine65 is a short film competition featuring creative young filmmakers telling touching, raw and … [Read more...]

TOURIST GUIDE: S.E.A. AQUARIUM

S.E.A. Aquarium

When my off day and my husband's off day coincide, we often make the most of it and plan a fun family. We thought of an activity that Naj would enjoy too. My husband thinks that Naj would appreciate the wonderful colors of marine life, so headed to Resort World Sentosa and got tickets for the S.E.A. Aquarium. My hubby couldn't help posing with these cute statues. Hahaha! To get to the aquarium, we have to enter the Typhoon Theatre. We made a mistake of leaving our pram and diaper bag … [Read more...]