My Journey to Work

I was kindly tagged by Kim Cofino in this blog meme of sorts, (via Jess McCulloch) which involves documenting how you get to work. It’s an interesting one, because I love seeing the diverse lifestyles of my friends around the world – check out the journeys of Kim, Jess & Clint, by way of example.

The journey starts at the elevator, where my son Griffin (more often than not wearing only PJ top & underpants) waves us all goodbye. Scarlett, Miles & I love this part, because he makes us smile as we leave.

Then it’s into the car with Maggie (the Music teacher, who gets a ride with us).

Scarlett usually dictates the compulsory musical sing-along numbers each day. Today we started with Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream as sung by the Glee cast, so we pump up the volume and sing at the top of our lungs as we head onto the motorway. Maggie has come to learn that songs will usually be replayed ad nauseum. I’m just glad we’ve moved on from the Shrek album…

To our right as we drive is East Coast Park – the closest ‘beach’ (and I use the term loosely), and home of the East Coast Seafood Centre, where I have Chilli Crab (my personal favourite). I love the Brazilian Rain Trees that line the motorway – they are beautifully gnarled.

We pass a golf course or two on our commute.

This morning, we turned towards Tampines and all of a sudden the sky went dark – perhaps related to the Typhoon that went through Hong Kong yesterday?

It went from daylight to darkness very quickly. And then the rain came.

Finally we arrive at school.

We drive up through the main entrance and into the car park.

Scarlett & I walk up to the plaza, then turn left towards the Primary Library.

Books and friends await in the Primary Library.

Louise loves having her photo taken… She is sitting at the desks we share.

Finally! Time for a cup of tea and a tweet or two before school starts.

So that’s my journey – I hope to see journeys from Joel, Michael, Thomas, JessLouise, Megan, Tim, Colin, Ann, Melissa & anyone else who would care to share!


13 thoughts on “My Journey to Work

  1. Library looks amazing..but you already knew that!

    Cheer up Louise, could be worse! haha!

    What a bright and cheery start to the day you have!

    Mine will be like watching The Twilight Zone through an aquarium filled with murky water! Haha!


  2. Tag me? I’ve been meaning to get back to my blog and would love to participate in this meme. Your pictures are fascinating – I plan to show my 5th gr library students this week. Thanks so much,
    Melissa (@mtechman on Twitter)


  3. I love those trees! They were always my favorite when we lived in Malaysia. I miss the sudden tropical downpours too… Your workspace is fabulous too! I have to come and visit the next time I’m in Singapore. And, that’s quite an artifact you’ve got there for your car rides too… Thanks for playing along!


  4. I really enjoyed your journey to school. It is so different to mine! My mouth was watering when I read of your breakfast. This is a great exercise, isn’t it. I would love to do it with students and get them to compare globally as well.


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  6. Excellent idea. Thanks for sharing your journey.

    We have highlighted your blog and this entry on our website – International School Community.

    We would like to encourage all international school teachers from all over the world to share their “journey to work” as well!

    Best regards,


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