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When we went to the local grocery store for the first time (Cold Storage) we felt as if we spent a similar amount of money compared to our usual St. Louis shopping trips but got about half as much food.  So, I decided to do an actual comparison to see just how much more expensive [...]

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One year ago today we landed in Singapore and started our Asian adventures!  It’s hard to believe it’s already been that long, but at the same time, so much has happened.  We learned to scuba dive and wind surf, Justin became a Dr. and a Professor, three of our best friends got married and three [...]

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I Could Have Danced All Night

On March 18, 2012 By

When we got married, Justin decided to buy his tux in anticipation of future black tie events.  Three and a half years later he got to use it!  We went to the George Washington Ball, hosted by the American Association of Singapore that benefits the Children’s Cancer Foundation.  This year’s theme was “Hollywood Glamour of [...]

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On January 21, 2012 By

The high-density nature of urban life in Singapore leads to some very curious results.  Not the least of these is our washer/dryer combo unit.  Our washer/dryer is placed in a specific cabinet in our kitchen.  Although this tiny set has many aspects similar to small units in the US, a couple key differences:


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Around Town

On October 28, 2011 By

7 months ago we moved to Singapore (well, I moved….Justin joined a few months later) and between work and travelling we have tried to explore our new home city/country!  Honestly, it truly is a great place to live…..where else can you go swimming year round?!?  Here are a couple of places we’ve checked out:

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Movin’ Up

On July 30, 2011 By

Perhaps this post should really be called “Cleaning Up”, but I kind of like the reference to the Billy Joel song (Movin’ Out.. hmmm, maybe it actually isn’t a reference to that song, but it made me think of it) that I’m sure I listened to while unpacking and organizing the apartment (I’m sure I [...]

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Living without ______

On June 13, 2011 By

To say that we are living “without” would be completely misleading, however, there are certainly times where we are distinctively living without _____ – which is to say we are living without a particular item. Usually these specific items are unusually mundane, like towels or hangers. Towels are actually an excellent example because although they [...]

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