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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 May 19, 2015 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