Expat Living – Movement Labs

If You’re Talking About Me, I Don’t Want To Know

*We interrupt London recaps and training banter so that I can have an Expat Moment.  I don’t have too many of these, but I’ve experienced a weird situation several times recently, and it’s been bugging me, so I’d like to get it off my chest. First, a little background: There is a Singlish term used […]

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Some Days, You Feel Like an Oaf

If you’re living in a new place (abroad, or perhaps just a very different area in the same country), no matter where it is or how flexible you are: Sometimes you have a ‘culturally bad day’.  This may or may not be tied to an acute feeling of homesickness (for me, it’s usually not), but […]

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Confessions of a Country-Turned-City Mouse

Sometimes, I use this space to talk about weird, annoying, or frustrating things I’ve discovered about living in Singapore.  But the truth is, I love living here.  And I love it for many, many reasons.  But tonight, as I actually work on a serious (and probably controversial) blog post (not this one, another one), here […]

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DeodoRant

I had a “Deodorant Episode” yesterday.  As I was relating the whole story to KMN this morning, I realized it was funny.  (At least, it was funny to me.) I spent the day wondering if a Deodorant Episode in was blog-worthy. Then, I sat down tonight and opened up my Google Reader (Yeah, yeah, I […]

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“Holly, you’re not in the US anymore”: Censorship Edition

I offer you a peek at a conversation that, after 7 years,  I am quite tired of having: Scene: Me, innocently conversing with someone in the US.  “Singapore” comes up in conversation, usually with respect to “places I have family” or “places I’ve traveled” or (these days) “where I live”. Me: Blah, blah, blah…Singapore….bla— Someone: […]

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How To Make a Really Delicious Roast Chicken (E-A-S-Y!)

So after having a little plantar fasciitis pity party here and here, I think it’s time for something a bit lighter.  So I’ll write about one of my (new) favorite pastimes: Roasting a chicken.  [This is also healthier than the ice cream habit mentioned in the above posts.] My Dad jumped on this bandwagon a […]

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The Day The StarHub Guy Made Me Cry

So if you recall this post, in which I discussed jobs, and science, and facing up to what you fear, you may remember that I promised to use this as a space to be genuine – Where “genuine” means to write about all the parts of life, not just the awesome/hilarious/delicious/fantastic bits. So let’s talk about […]

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