HV is boring and she is probably right, it is overrated. However, she also have both parents that work fulltime. We do not have a live in help, just a once a week lady that comes in, same as London. So, by the time, I get home, cooked, usual housework etc, do I want to be trapising to other places and then cart groceries back or decide that my GP will be in Jurong or get that superduper ramen place at $5 in Pasir Ris? That's something that she doesn't understand. Also, the reason for living where we do is that at the end of the day- your house is always your biggest asset, so eventually when you do sell it, the potential buyers all want similar things -close to transportation, supermarket, restaurants, food court, wet market, GP, dentist, banks that are local and not getting on the bus/mrt for all of those. In terms of home style, that was what we had in London too.
She is being "difficult" just so. Living in central London means that she has less freedom, she isn't allowed to go to the West End by herself or without adult supervision. No Camden after dark either.
In terms of settling into live in SG, she has settled in the best out of 3 of us. She has more friends and friends that are actually nice, more thoughtful and in some ways, not trying to be stereotype here or racist but are a lot like her; mix, Eurasians. We always have an open door policy where her friends are concerned so we have met her friends both boys and girls and they are really nice kids - the group that she mixes with.
Her grades has not suffered, in actual it is something that she has always taken pride in doing well. She does find the work at school with the IB tougher than the GCSE.
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