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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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Welcome to the view from my new art room! This is not as exotic as my normal post of " a view from my window" - but it is still pretty. We are slowly settling back into our old house in Virginia. When I went to unpack and set up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
Relocating/Moving is hard.... All of our shipments have now arrived and the two missing couches were found (over-sized so in a different container). I am still sorting through boxes - 222 boxes were in storage for eight years and that does not even include all the boxes from Singapore and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
One of my nephews got married last week. It was a beautiful wedding. This was one of my favorite photos of the bride, which I find odd because she has the most beautiful blue eyes and you don't see them in this photo ... More wedding photos later... getting the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
un café au lait speculoos and le Marché aux puces A quick trip to Brussels Belgium. The first time we have been back since we moved away four and a half years ago. I am still in love..... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
Our renters left us a very nice grill when they moved out. When D went to clean it, he opened the lid to a surprise..... A sweet little nest... With three babies! We think they were hours old. D said there where three when he first lifted the lid up.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
We are back in Virginia after living abroad for eight years .... slowly adapting. It's the little things that make me happy during the transition ... like my new hello kitty key. I was so excited to show my sister-in-law. She laughed and told me fun keys have been out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
Happy Birthday Singapore! and Farewell! Singapore's Golden Jubilee Happy National Day! Today, August 9th, marks Singapore’s 50th Birthday as a nation, and Singaporeans are celebrating BIG!! The president declared August 7 a public holiday making it a four-day weekend. All over the city there are red and white decorations, carnivals,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
D came down with a really bad cold. I was running out to Chinatown, and he asked me to pick up non-drowsy cold medicine for him. I went into the Asian herbalist store, told the pharmacist D's symptoms and he handed me a box of cold and flu medicine. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
Seminyak, Bali Indonesia Oh I love Bali!! Our next villa was equally as beautiful. Our villa room is on the left. All other photos are the shared areas, but they felt very private as no one else was there. There are 18 rooms at this hotel and 4 pools -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
Ubud, Bali We packed out our apartment the beginning of the week. The time has come faster than I wanted. On the bright side, the move went very well. All of our worldly goods are back in crates.... part will go by plane and part by ship. We leave August... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
I was at the Pearl Market in Beijing, China when I saw these little ceramic Asian ladies in a shop. They are around 5 inches long. What were they used for? It was late in the day and a co-worker of D was giving us a tour of the market,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
My cousin had to have a double mastectomy two weeks ago. The GREAT news is she is doing really well and was back to work on Monday. This is pretty remarkable, to be back to work so soon. I think it is attributed to her extremely positive attitude throughout this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
We were eating lunch the other day and a large bird flew by the window and caught my eye. I jumped up to look and there was this amazing tropical black and white bird. We had never seen one before. As we grabbed the camera, eight or so of them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
"If you try to imitate too much, then you look like nothing. Never compare yourself." Ilona Royce Smithkin Street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen started the style blog "Advanced Style" to prove that you don't have to be young to be stylish. He photographs women with eclectic style, all over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
This is really our breakfast view from the club lounge. Our room was not as good a view. This is a remarkably clear day for Beijing. Most days you can hardly see in front of you due to the pollution. We are very lucky not only for my photos, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
Jeju Island is a resort area for wealthy Koreans, Japanese, and Chinese. It is the top honeymoon destination for Korean newlyweds. "We" are here for a conference. Below is the view from my hotel window - a mix of Vegas, Disneyland, and Hawaii. You can see the beach in the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
Wow - what a great view from our window! We looked directly out onto the Sungnyemun Gate. Namdaemun Gate, also known as the Sungnyemun Gate, was originally built in 1398 during King Taejo of Joseon's reign. It is referred to as the first National Treasure of South Korea. The gate... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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 May 19, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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
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
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
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
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
treasures... maria's hand a coral heart the maldives january 2015 Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
Visit our travel Blog to read all about our Christmas and New Year trip to Vietnam. We enjoyed many new adventures.... And relaxed! Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at ma vie trouvée