Living Overseas

What I Have Been Eating in Ithaca

I tend to leave vegetables as an afterthought when it comes to my food intake so my parents will be very glad to know that for dinner today, I blanched a crown of broccoli and then topped it with oyster sauce, to go with half a meatball sub from Subway. As G said, oyster sauce […] Read More

Reflecting on My First Two Weeks in Ithaca

I haven't been updating as often as I would like to. It's the end of January already, time passes so quickly. A couple of days ago, I felt a tad homesick and frustrated also. Mainly due to the fact that Ithaca is a very small place and if you don't drive, moving around can be […] Read More

Celebrating Australia Day in Ithaca

Australia Day dinner

The skies are clear and very blue. From the Gannett Center Library, I look out and the view is fantastic. From the top of South Hill, you can see downtown Ithaca in the valley and Cayuga Lake in the far distance. But it is deceiving. Step outside and you immediately look for the next building […] Read More

Classes Have Started

Ithaca College

School has started and there are lots of readings piling up already, which explains the shorter and maybe less coherent posts that will follow, maybe? I'm taking five classes this semester and they have been pretty fun so far. News Reporting & Writing, Global Flow of Information, Intro to Global Studies, Screenwriting, and Non-Fiction Film […] Read More

It’s Cold in Ithaca

Ithaca Commons

With full resolve to finally purchase our cell phones, R and I headed back to the mall to sign up with Cingular Wireless. Two evenings ago, we tested the SIM cards with our phones from Singapore and they worked then, but somehow stopped working subsequently so we bought cheap phones for the pre-paid SIM cards. After […] Read More

Getting Settled into Life in Ithaca

Ithaca College road

I am still jet lagged and adjusting to the time difference, having woken up at 4:00 AM the morning of 1/17/07. I don't really want to spend too much time in the apartment because I have just flown 20 hours around the world just to be here! It'd be such a waste to be holed […] Read More

Just arrived in Ithaca

View from the plane from Detroit to Ithaca

 I'm here! And it's freezing! Yes, I am safe and sound, having arrived in Ithaca at 4:00 PM local time yesterday. It's been a long, long journey here, about 19 hours of flight time alone, not including layover time. Very thankful and touched to see the folks sending me off at the airport, despite the […] Read More

Getting ready to leave Singapore

I'll be leaving for Ithaca, NY, in about a week's time and I'm still not packed! The renovation works at home was an excuse for preparations being at a standstill but now that most of it is over, no more excuses. As the days get lesser, it's starting to hit home just how near it […] Read More