I’m back in Singapore for the summer holidays, and of course it sounds funny when we say it in Singapore, because it IS summer all the time but not holidays all the time. Back in Beijing, it’s the first part of summer and temperatures have already soared to an occasional 40 degrees Celsius. However,… Continue reading Same sun but different.
I’ve been planning this post for a couple of weeks, as I wanted to write about adapting to life in Beijing. For the reader, sorry it took so long for an update. I remember going back every week to check on a Beijing Blog to see if there was any new updates, when I was… Continue reading Adapting to life here
It feels perpetually cold here. When we see the temperature of 20 deg Celsius, we think,” oh so comfortable like aircon place”. In actual fact, 25 deg in airconed Singapore is more like 30. 25 deg in less sunny Beijing is like sitting in a fridge. In Singapore we avoid going out because it’s too… Continue reading COLD!
If you have the luxury of having friends or family at the place you’re leaving, in my case Singapore, ship your airship a few days to a week after you leave. That way, you can ask them to fill the box with things you realise you want but aren’t available here. In our case, it… Continue reading Airship in hindsight…
When your relocation agent tells you that their packers are very very fast, take them at their word that they are NOT kidding. Our packers packed up the entire first level in the first day. My helper wanted to discard the spoilt bread maker and old bolster but forgotten to pull it out of the house,… Continue reading Fast hands Fast legs
What everyone doesn’t mention about the move is how on the day before the packers arrive, one is frantically packing nooks and crannies of the house – because what if rubbish was packed over? Actually. It doesn’t matter. If rubbish was packed over you’ll discover it soon enough when you are unpacking. I learnt… Continue reading The final days
This morning when I sent my daughter off to school, I looked up and saw the puffy clouds. I marveled a little at how Beijing’s skies looked different even when it was a clear day. I don’t really recall seeing fat clouds like these. If I do next time, I will make another post… Continue reading Waiting