Grandpa & Grandma Peters and the Dinh family
My Grandma Love died on February 28, 2015. When I heard the news from my sister, I put my feelings away. I didn’t want to deal with grief and I avoided thinking about it. I knew that I needed to sit quietly and reflect about what she meant to me, but I avoided it until today. Continue reading
How time flies! Fei Fei at 2 weeks, 2 days old
Our daughter Fei Fei Mun reached the two-week old milestone on Thursday and with her new life, I can actually wrap my head around age and time. I marvel that her soul entered this earth so recently but I’m also surprised how much her tiny body has grown, changed and matured. Continue reading
I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy and it’s been a physical, emotional and spiritual transformation. Just a few months ago, I was scared about the fetus’s health, my abilities as a parent and the inevitable life altering changes that a child brings into a couple’s life. Continue reading
I love storytelling (that’s why I work in media!) and I wanted a record of our wedding day that captured all the special memories that would fade over time. We don’t often gather the most important people in our lives to one place with the sole purpose to provide love and support. Continue reading
Mom-to-be Mai at an Anime convention in Singapore
Thank you for the heartfelt congratulations and laughing along with me. It’s nice to receive encouragement that you think I’ll be a good mom because that was NOT my first thought. Continue reading
I am keeping a secret. It’s easy for me to keep secrets because I live in Singapore and you don’t know exactly what I’m doing unless I post on social media or on this blog. On the flip side, I don’t know many people in Singapore so my secret’s been safe. Continue reading
I opened my care package and got a little bit of NYC in Singapore.
I believe we have the family that we’re born into and the families we choose to be part of. I am lucky to have friends who feel like sisters and sisters who are some of my dearest friends. When I lived in LA, I became part of a west coast family and then I joined an east coast family when I moved to NY.
One branch of my NYC clan is my PEOPLE people. Continue reading
We’ve been living in Singapore for nearly a month – 28 days to be exact – and 28 days later it feels like I survived a sort of apocalypse. The world as I know is gone and I am sorting out the new rules, people and places. Continue reading
The LOVE sign outside our temporary housing at Lanson Place seemed like a cosmic sign.
Yesterday marked one week of living in Singapore and each day I’ve learned something about the city or my relationship or myself. It’s been overwhelming with one task after another and I realized after the fourth or fifth day that I was just doing and not feeling. Continue reading
Last Wednesday, we landed in Singapore at 6 a.m. and “orientation” was scheduled at 10 a.m. with lifelong Singaporean Samantha from Santa Fe Corporate Relocation Services. During the tour, I felt exhilarated and terrified like one of the kids on the psychedelic boat ride in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Continue reading