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by cbavasi
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Advice on taking up PR
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Good luck applying for PR successfully these days. We've been here 8 years, husband works for local bank, we applied for both children (one boy) and were denied just a few months ago. It's quite difficult now as opposed to a few years ago...
by cbavasi
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Reggio Emilia-inspired pre-schools and the like
Replies: 9
Views: 15416

I cannot speak for the schools you listed - but I do know the EtonHouse preschool on Orchard Boulevard teaches the PYP program - specializing in the Reggio Emilia method.
They've also opened a new branch on Claymore Hill - might be worth checking out?
by cbavasi
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: prepacked vegetables
Replies: 22
Views: 8926

Wow - see things haven't changed much around here. To the OP - every once in a blue moon you may see (and pay for dearly) a pre-packed stir-fry option at Marketplace (Tanglin) - but aside from the pre-sliced mushrooms, you'll have to just do it yourself. On a positive note - so many of the "for...
by cbavasi
Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Tipping Movers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5423

gravida wrote:
cbavasi wrote: have had stuff held on the truck during one inter-city move until I agreed to pay more so am a hardened "movee").


Please, do not tell me you have tipped them too :???:


Unfortunately I was living in such a bad neighborhood I probably did!
:o
by cbavasi
Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Tipping Movers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5423

We've moved 3x in Singapore - I've always tipped the movers - but always on the 2nd day of the move and I tip the foreman in the presence of the other men so it's split. We've never had any issues with our moves. (Have also lived in NYC 10 years and have had stuff held on the truck during one inter-...
by cbavasi
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Any info on true Live Work type of residence? run machines?
Replies: 15
Views: 4630

not sure what your budget is - but SOHO @ Central is a proper live/work studio - above an MRT.
by cbavasi
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Perfection
Replies: 53
Views: 12213

QRM wrote:
BillyB wrote:
boffenl wrote:Oh, I'll second that!!! BTW--Rim Job is a disgusting euphemism. Ugh.


What's a rim job? Could you enlighten us all please.....


Its what my new Electronic TOTO toilet does every morning, brilliant start to the the day.


where is the barfing emoticon when you need one :)
by cbavasi
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: 2nd Hand furniture of Expats
Replies: 8
Views: 7001

You can check out Expat Auctions www.expatauctions.com.sg/

They also have a warehouse that you can visit and make offers on the furniture prior to auction directly with the owner.
by cbavasi
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Birthday cake suitable for 1 year old
Replies: 35
Views: 21147

Cedele do pre-order cakes for diabetics - and also egg free, dairy free, gluten free cakes/loaves. They do specialty orders - maybe give them a call.
by cbavasi
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Any October classes or camps?
Replies: 5
Views: 3411

Children's Technology Workshop in the Forum (http://www.ctworkshop.com.sg/index.php?c=camps) runs some October camps. My son has taken both the iCamp and iRobotics and loved both. Art Boot Camp also runs holiday camps - but you'll need to call for the schedule (/www.artbootcamp.com.sg). Camp Magic r...
by cbavasi
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: What is a school shoe?
Replies: 4
Views: 5088

Stride Rite (Forum/United Square) and Clarks (ION) have school shoes and someone to fit children. Also where I buy our school uniforms - CPK in Funan Center - has a very large selection of Clarks in almost every size.
by cbavasi
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Kitchen Appliances - what is the standard
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

We've moved several times in Singapore and every apartment we looked at came with a refrigerator, washer/dryer, stove/oven. 5 years ago it was very uncommon to see a dishwasher (or there may have been one in the "yard/washing area" which was a bit odd b/c you had to go outside to get to it...
by cbavasi
Sun, 04 Sep 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Need recommendation for Dentist
Replies: 7
Views: 26065

I also go to T32 Dental (after years of going to Smile Focus) - and see Dr. Sian Jenkins. She is fantastic and like previous poster mentioned - no hidden charges. http://www.t32dental.com/v3/team.php?nameLink=Team&team_id=29 *But* - I've had several root canals done with specialist Dr. Leroy McC...
by cbavasi
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: better information on everything
Replies: 31
Views: 8902

San Diego has the best weather in the US. But this summer all the south west has been roasting (Dallas consistently around 105 degrees F - roughly 40 degrees C). Have average temperatures for Singapore changed much since 2009 or are they still in the 26 to never much over 30 degrees C range? (I exp...
by cbavasi
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: better information on everything
Replies: 31
Views: 8902

Re: better information on everything

beppi wrote:
cbavasi wrote:some kick ass fish tacos.

Yes, I had some very, very good ones across the border in Tijuana.


Ooh you'd have to have some big cajones to go over there these days with the drug wars and all... best to stick to Roberto's Taco Shop in Mission Beach or Wahoo's in La Jolla :)

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