Monthly Archives: December 2009

Signs from Singapore: MRT Rap Video and Sign

This “rap” video (which plays in MRT stations and on some trains) and door sign speaks to life in Singapore by referencing popular entertainment and Singlish. (Not to mention the ever-present campaigns by the government to encourage kindness and cultivate … Continue reading

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Dish of the Day: Ah Boling

What it is: Little glutinous rice balls floating in a sweet ginger, peanut, or pandan (aka screwpine leaf) soup.  They can be filled with crushed peanuts, red bean, sweet yam mash, and even durian.  It is eaten year-round, but is … Continue reading

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Signs from Singapore: Pizza Hut Christmas Ad

Because nothing says “Christmas present” like an object resembling a pizza with ham, bell pepper, and a cherry on top.  I also enjoy the fine print at the bottom – “Visual shown is for illustration purposes only.”  What other purposes … Continue reading

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Travel Secrets – 3+ Ways to Volunteer Abroad for Free

A current meme in the travel blog world is to reveal three “travel secrets” and then tag other bloggers to do the same. The concept originated with Katie at Tripbase and I was tagged by Dan at Eight Hour Layover. … Continue reading

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Dish of the Day: Laksa

Introducing a semi-regular feature in which I describe a Singaporean dish I’ve eaten recently. What it is: A rice noodle dish made with a variety of spices (including chilli, galangal, garlic, and belachan – shrimp paste), shallots, dried shrimp, seafood … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

Unfortunately, the blog is in a holding pattern at the moment.  I haven’t been able to access the internet from my new apartment  (6 days without access at home!) and am still trying to figure out how to correct the … Continue reading

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Twenty-Seven Hours Parts II and III

The second, somewhat anticlimactic installment of my journey from Miami to Singapore.  The first part can be found here. No, I don’t have Swine Flu A few minutes after settling into an uncomfortable seat outside my gate in San Francisco, … Continue reading

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