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Our New Home

I took these pictures on my first day in Singapore (Jul 20). The first picture below is the entrance and dining area. The open door on the right leads to the kitchen. The second picture is the living room. You are looking at my recliner and coffee table. These next […]

An Assessment in Numbers

Days spent in Singapore: 9 Thoughts of doom and disaster (I can’t live here! I hate it! etc. etc.): None Thoughts of hope and optimism (I can live here! etc. etc.): Enough to put husband and mother at ease Boxes unpacked: 33 Trips to Ikea, Home Fix (Home Depot-type chain), […]

First Impressions (July 20, 2007)

Our thank-God-he-is-in-Singapore friend Niraj said ‘welcome to the unreal world’. I thought he was exaggerating. Boy was I wrong! It started with Singapore Airlines. WOW! Everyone from the check-in clerk to the gate staff to the flight attendants was polite, courteous and actually happy to serve the passengers. Changi was […]

Randomness and Union Square Park

Scenes from yesterday afternoon…very random but totally entertaining Two guys practicing martial arts Group of 2 NYPD cops, 4 FDNY firemen and 2 EMTs trying to help a man who was either drunk or drugged or very sick (good to see our taxes at work) Man making speeches as his […]

Another NYC-Perfect Sunday

I’m getting so spoilt. Sunday was a gorgeous summer day, perhaps a bit hot but filled with joy and optimism. I started at 34th street and 8th Avenue, walked across town to the row of enticing and exciting stores between 6th and 5th avenues. Returned some clothes bought on impulse […]

Movie Time in Beantown

I didn’t watch Out of Africa as planned. Instead I watched three dhishoom-dhishoom movies, a movie adaptation of a Broadway musical and a smartly-written independent film.Watching Die Hard, Blue Thunder and Banlieue 13 made me realize how CGI has completely ruined action films. Ok, maybe ruined is a harsh word. […]