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Cathy
Singapore
Interests: I am a trailing spouse enjoying my life in Singapore. I love creating altered art and collages, making jewelry, traveling around the world, digging for treasures at flea markets, shopping, eating, and blogging. Please send me a note and let me know you are out there!
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I've not wanted to talk about it. It is approaching faster than I want. On August 13, we have to move back to the United States. We will move back to our home in Northern Virginia. In just three months, my life will be turned upside down. We pack out... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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A Zeijoa is really a Feijoa... but what is a Feijoa? I had never heard of either, until a friend gifted us a few. Here in Singapore, this exotic fruit is sold under the name of Zeijoa and it comes from New Zealand. With its smooth green skin and small,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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It was real! Stop by and read all about my girls trip to the Maldives. It truly was like a dream! Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Girls trip to the Maldives!! I don't normally post my travel stories on this blog.... but this was a pretty special one that I think you will enjoy. The ultimate girls trip!! This is a long intro...but stick with me! What a special trip this was. My friend Jane was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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There are several little shops in my favorite mall in Bangkok, Palladium World Shopping Mall (formerly the Pratunam Centre), that sells old artifacts, jewelry, beads, and fabrics from Afghanistan. (front and back) I always have to buy a few pieces that call me. The mall recently revamped itself and my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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on an island in the maldives at night kim's textures: rest magic, warm grunge, beach, edit, & my own old text. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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treasures... maria's hand a coral heart the maldives january 2015 Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Visit our travel Blog www.thextrasuitcase.com to read all about our Christmas and New Year trip to Vietnam. We enjoyed many new adventures.... And relaxed! www.thextrasuitcase.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Bought in a tiny shop in Bangkok. 650 Thai Baht. I got her down to 500 ($15 usd) as I was the first sale of the day. In Asia, vendors are anxious to make the first sale of the day - it is thought to bring good luck for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Spring Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring. author unknown Sharing with Texture Tuesday.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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It has been awhile since I have shared my shopping finds, so here is a batch from Jakarta, Indonesia and Sydney, Australia. I am going into panic mode as we move back to the states in August. BOO HOO!!!! From Jakarta This necklace is a bit bling-bling - but....it was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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taken in the Philippines... found as is... an old pot with perfect light surrounded by, and covered with - textures Kim's postal x2 Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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I love to share the unusual food and drinks we try around the world. Today's drink is from the Philippines and is Rock Salt and Cheese tea. I know... sounds disgusting! It is made of Black tea, cream cheese and salt! It was actually quite tasty. It took a sip... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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We are back in Singapore now but I had to share the other two "views from my window" in Sri Lanka. We did not have any internet access so I could not post. GASP - me without internet for over five days! This first one, Singha Sanasa, was in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Some see a weed some see a wish... What did you wish for? Texture Tuesday at Kim's Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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All I can say is WOW. Our view from the bed... and yes my tub is on the porch! I have to share this...the view from the toilet! It is up there in the top five all-time toilet views : ) Sri Lanka is an AMAZING country with such natural... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Sapa, Vietnam Blackened teeth are considered beautiful among the Lu ethnic minority women. The Lu believe that only wild animals and demons have white teeth. They blacken their teeth to be sure they will not be mistaken for an evil spirit. The black is Stick lac, a natural resin obtained... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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A few weeks ago we were in Australia where we took a 4-hour train ride from Sydney to Canberra. Along the way, I snapped the photo below... with the train moving and through a glass window. I do love my little camera! Then I added a few of Kim's textures... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Loro Blonyo - the Wedding Couple Wooden sculptures known as loro blonyo are common throughout Indonesia. Translated as “inseparable couple,” Dewi Sri, and her partner, Sadono are said to represent the goddess of fertility and protector of rice fields. I have wanted a set for some time, but was waiting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Chinese New Year is still going on and we are still celebrating! It ends on March 5th, with the Lantern Festival. Auspicious Food As I have mentioned in previous posts, Chinese New Year last for 15 days and a big part of this celebration is eating! We were lucky enough... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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When I travel with my hubby, I get to play all day while he works (poor D)! I tour, shop, take lots of photos, and usually have tea around 3:00. I am very lucky and very spoiled : ) This week we are in Jakarta and I am sharing my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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(traditional tins from chinese new year cookies) Today is Ren Ri or Yan-Yat (Birthday of Man or Every-man's Birthday) and everyone is said to grow a year older. According to Chinese legend, the Goddess Nuwa created chickens on the first day, dogs on the second day, sheep on the third... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Did you know that Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days? Chinese New Year is a time to honor family and friends, and to enjoy traditions. There are so many traditions and meanings that I could not begin to list all of them, so I picked a few that I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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February 19, 2015 Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái I was sorting photos and came across this one of me with two goats in Nepal. I had to use it for my New Year's greeting. We both even have on our red scarves! May 2015 bring you good health and prosperity! Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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fabric swatches from the vietnamese hill tribes kim's textures - a dash of edith and a dash of xanthe. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at ma vie trouvée