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intime0 It's your Spotlight Thread!!!

post #1 of 8
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intime0, this is your spotlight thread! 


People can ask you questions, and you can answer (or not, your choice). Or you can just share if you want to. It's up to you!

 

To get the ball rolling, here are a few starter questions!

 

  1. Backstory! Tell us about you, where you came from, how you got to where you are now. 
  2. What are you craving right now?
  3. If someone handed you $1000, no strings attached, what would you do with it?
  4. What's your favorite type of soup?
  5. Talk about your house a little-- are you happy where you live? Best part about your house? Worst?
post #2 of 8

Demeter, why are you doing it this week?  I noticed last week it didnt get posted.  (Which was fine because I didnt check over here until Thursday!!!)  Just curious.

 

Backstory! Tell us about you, where you came from, how you got to where you are now. 

 

I'm from Oklahoma.  Lived there off and on most of my life.  We spent the last 5 years of our lives on a beautiful acreage.  My husband is an engineer and he started making trips over here (Singapore) that were lasting a month at a time.  We began discussing what we would want to do if they got a group together to come over here and do the work.  We figured it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.  So far, we've been here 1 1/2 and still love it!

 

What are you craving right now?

 

I have no cravings.  Weird!

 

If someone handed you $1000, no strings attached, what would you do with it?

 

I would buy a new camera lens and camera bag. Then some cloth diapers...I can't remember the name of the ones I love but they are soft like butter.  Then I would go buy that $110 pajama set I saw the other day but couldn't bring myself to buy.

 

What's your favorite type of soup?

 

Not a huge soup fan.  If I have to pick something it would be my mother in laws potato soup.  She also makes a mexican soup that I like.

 

Talk about your house a little-- are you happy where you live? Best part about your house? Worst?

 

It's a rental that our company pays for. It's massive.  We call it a mansion.  It has 6 bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a maids quarter. (The tiniest bathroom and bedroom you could imagine.)  The bottom floor is living room, dining room and kitchen, with a bedroom off of it. 

We LOVE the house.  The only thing we dont like is that there is no yard.  And with several highly energetic children, it can get pretty crazy in here....and LOUD.  The air cons seem to go out regularly, so we hate that too.  Otherwise, we love it.

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What is your favorite movie of all time?

What is your favorite food for a snack?  For breakfast?  Dinner?

Do you have a cat or dog or any other animals? 

If you could go anywhere for a one week vacation right now where would it be?

What are 3 random interesting facts about you?

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What is your favorite movie of all time? 

 

Disney's the Kid.  IF you havent seen it, rent it!  Watch it with the kids, it's absolutely funny!  I dont care to watch many movies more than once, but that movie I've watched 100 times.

 

What is your favorite food for a snack?  For breakfast?  Dinner?

 

I'm not a big food fan right now.  I dont know if it's the way it's being cooked or what. 

 

I guess I prefer raisin bagels for snacks.  I would like some banana nut muffins for breakfast.  Enchiladas....or any Mexican. They don't have much here.

 

Do you have a cat or dog or any other animals? 

 

Our guinea pig just died.  No others.  We don't have a yard and live in the city.

 

If you could go anywhere for a one week vacation right now where would it be?

 

So many places.  I really would love to visit Phuket. But with the Tsunami warning, I think I'll wait.  LOL

 

What are 3 random interesting facts about you?

 

I hate taking baths.

 

I bite my fingernails and spit them on the floor.  Gross.

 

I read at least a book a week.  I'll read just about anything as long as it's not too intellectual. LOL  I read over 75 last year.

post #5 of 8

What's the hardest part about living abroad?

Are you planning on staying in Singapore long term?

Were all your babies natural births?

Any advice for new moms?

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I read at least a book a week.  I'll read just about anything as long as it's not too intellectual. LOL  I read over 75 last year.


 

LOL me too! i haven't read 75 books in a year, but my BA was in English and I will indeed read dang near anything! Any good novel suggestions? 

 

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What's the hardest part about living abroad?

 

Missing your family and your normal way of life.  Like walking into Walmart (which I always hated) and going grocery shopping AND buying toys.  Going to Gymboree and Baby Gap and getting NICE clothes.  I never thought I would shop at Gap almost exclusively.  The clothes here are so cheaply made.

 

Are you planning on staying in Singapore long term?

 

No, our time here is up in October.  We should know in a month or so if we will get another year or if we are going home.  We want to stay.  It's pretty amazing here.  The good far outweighs the bad.

 

Were all your babies natural births?

 

Yep, if by natural you mean no pain meds.  I havent had any of that.  I did have to be induced with my son. 

 

Any advice for new moms?

 

Never take advice.  LOL.  Just kidding.  Go with your gut.  Don't listen to the naysayers.  Just do what feels right.  Yes, they actually will learn to walk even if you hold them all the time.  Yes, they actually will learn to speak to strangers even if you dont make them when they are little.  They will learn independence on their own in their own time.  And yes, even if you breastfeed till they are 3, they will eventually wean.  LOL. (Those are the usual comments I get about parenting.) 

 

Chochtkes, right now I'm reading Frankenstein with my daughter.  (She's reading it for school. ) Then I'm ready to get back into the Gunslinger.  I'll tell you that and the Stand are super good.

 

I just read Divergence and LOVED it.  It's Hunger Games esque, sort of. LOL

 

And because I love books with a little edge to them I liked Love Walked In.  It was kind of expected...I mean, you could kind of tell what was going to happen AND at the same time very unexpected.  I loved the wittiness and the modern edge.  Just a unique book.  Quick read.  Plan to read more.

Then if you like YA, my guilty secret, I like the Trylle series and the My Blood Approves.  Please, never tell my husband.

 

Yeah, I love books. 

 

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ANDDDD did I mention how long winded I am?  LOL

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