• unexpected trips home

    Greetings from the Little Red Dot! After 45 hours of travel (leaving Mount Holyoke), I have made it home! The way out here was a tough one. Blame it on long holiday queues, two delays, failed entertainment systems, and full out sprints from one terminal in the airport to the farthest terminal from there. I am sleep deprived, I am achy, and I am dehydrated, but I am home. Finally. And I even made it for Christmas Eve (which I was very concerned about during EVERY SINGLE CONNECTION due to delays)! Hectic travel really makes me appreciate the little things, like pretty sunrises from plane windows and punctuality. As jet…

  • The Best Time to Go to Singapore

    College has me feeling a little homesick lately, so I’m writing about it! How could I not miss passing through Little India, walking down Arab Street, or eating chicken rice at any hawker center?! Oh, and of course, Mom and Dad 😉 If I could plan a trip to Singapore during any time of the year, it would be now!!! Majulah Singapura! But what is the best of the best time to plan a trip to the Little Red Dot? Turns out, every time of year is the best time of year! There’s tons tons TONS to do in Singapore no matter what month you’re traveling in; the festivals being my favorite. Although…

  • unexpected home (…i think)

    7 days. Only 7 more days to spend eating laksa and chicken rice, only 7 days to walk along the Singapore river, only 6 nights to sleep in my own bed. Leaving Singapore is a super bittersweet feeling; It’s great to finally be going back “home” to the States, but it’s also incredibly sad leaving the Singapore I’ve grown to love. I am positive I’ll be returning at some point in my life, but the Singapore I know will be gone. I’ve always referred to Massachusetts as my home, despite only spending two years there. Recently however, I’ve been struggling to figure out what I consider home. Is it a place? Where my parents are? Where I sleep? In…

  • What to Eat in Singapore: My Guide to Singapore’s Best Dishes

    Singapore is known for its cuisine. Every dish has flavors of India, China, and Malaysia within, creating a taste very much its own. Singapore’s rich diversity also brings influence from Thailand, the Middle East, and Indonesia. Food is part of the culture, so naturally, there are plenty of delicious dishes completely “Singaporean,” most of which you MUST try. Here are my favorites. Kaya Toast yumyumyum Kaya toast is wonderful! A thick layer of kaya (coconut jam made of coconut, eggs, and sugar) is spread onto toast. Sometimes it’s topped with butter/margarine and sugar, and quite often it’s served with two soft boiled (super super runny) eggs to dip the toast…

  • What to Eat in Singapore: My Guide to Singapore's Best Dishes

    Singapore is known for its cuisine. Every dish has flavors of India, China, and Malaysia within, creating a taste very much its own. Singapore’s rich diversity also brings influence from Thailand, the Middle East, and Indonesia. Food is part of the culture, so naturally, there are plenty of delicious dishes completely “Singaporean,” most of which you MUST try. Here are my favorites. Kaya Toast yumyumyum Kaya toast is wonderful! A thick layer of kaya (coconut jam made of coconut, eggs, and sugar) is spread onto toast. Sometimes it’s topped with butter/margarine and sugar, and quite often it’s served with two soft boiled (super super runny) eggs to dip the toast…

  • unexpected reading, removing, & resting

    I’m currently sitting at a cafe at 9:15 am, drinking a GIANT iced green tea, trying to revive myself from a sleepless night out. I could’ve slept in, sure, but the excitement for my upcoming travels had me up and ready to get going! Whenever I’m in the process of planning a trip (or have some serious wanderlust), I head on over to the National Library @ Orchard. Or any library really. But that’s besides the point. I find that collecting all of the travel guides written on my destination of choice gets me really keen to fly on over (or train, or bus, or sail)! Come February, I’ll be…

  • unexpected reading, removing, & resting

    I’m currently sitting at a cafe at 9:15 am, drinking a GIANT iced green tea, trying to revive myself from a sleepless night out. I could’ve slept in, sure, but the excitement for my upcoming travels had me up and ready to get going! Whenever I’m in the process of planning a trip (or have some serious wanderlust), I head on over to the National Library @ Orchard. Or any library really. But that’s besides the point. I find that collecting all of the travel guides written on my destination of choice gets me really keen to fly on over (or train, or bus, or sail)! Come February, I’ll be…