Tag Archives: Singapore

Makes You Think III

This week’s instalment of comments overheard in my classroom: Consumerism Isn’t it amazing to think of the varieties of fresh produce and items available in our supermarkets? One text prompted a student of mine to write, ‘She saw milk in … Continue reading

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Curiosity – learning from my students

Curiosity. I lost it temporarily. The pursuit of it caused me to quit my job and move halfway across the world. Now as a teacher, my students often ask me about things I’ve never really considered, such as why a … Continue reading

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Searching for elusive birds of paradise

As we entered the MacRitchie reservoir park, we couldn’t help but notice the signs warning us about the resident macaque monkeys: ‘Do not feed, do not carry plastic bags, do not make eye contact, avoid wearing sunglasses.’ We began walking … Continue reading

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Reconfiguring

Moving abroad can feel like falling into the Catch-22 mechanism where every incremental step forwards relies on something unattainable. Take my case, for example. I arrived in Singapore with an IPA (that’s an In Principle Approval letter). That’s enough to … Continue reading

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Chop and change

I sat in the chair, facing a mirror with a stranger holding scissors by my ears. Moments later, before even wetting my hair that I have grown since the age of twelve, I watched as he slowly cut along in … Continue reading

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Familiarising fast

Moving back to London was daunting after my stint in Asia. Just as I was busy settling back into autumnal Suffolk, enjoying food that wasn’t coated in fish sauce and remembering how to drive, I was launched back up to … Continue reading

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Singapore Food Festival 2013

The food festival is a month long celebration showcasing the vast range of culinary dishes available in Singapore. Established in 1994 to promote Singapore’s gourmet arsenal, it has since become an annual festival to celebrate its hawker food heritage. This … Continue reading

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