Thursday, January 1, 2015

One more year in singapore.

Happy 2015 from our Minnesota Baby in Singapore!
Since it's the start of a brand new year, I thought I'd update everyone on our family's plan for the coming year. There has been a lot of change and questions in our personal and professional lives over the last few months, and we finally have some answers.

1. We've decided to extend our stay in Singapore. When we initially "moved" to Singapore, we signed on for a 3-month visit. That 3 months turned into 2 more years, which would be wrapping up this coming March. However, due to another fantastic opportunity for Papa Saigh's career, we have decided to extend our stay in Singapore until March 2016. Our decision to stay was not easy, as we have really been missing our family and friends back in Minnesota. But for now, we need to focus on Papa Saigh's career and soak up another year of exciting opportunity for our family here in Singapore. Linna and I plan on coming home for a long visit this summer, and the 3 of us plan to be back home in Minnesota for Christmas.

2. Our 3-year-old starts college next week. Ok, not really. But Linna has been accepted into one of the top international schools, and will start at Dulwich College in Singapore on Tuesday. We are so excited about this change, as Dulwich has a fantastic Mandarin immersion program, and the school calendar is similar to the American school calendar. Dulwich is a British school with a 400-year tradition. This school offers swimming as a part of their curriculum, which is very exciting for our little fish. This opportunity is one that Linna wouldn't get back home in Minnesota, so we are taking full advantage. Although we have nothing but good things to say about Linna's first nursery-school experience in Singapore at Pasir Panjang Church Hill Kindergarten, we are excited for Linna to be able to attend longer days at school (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.), so she's prepared for the full days that start in August. More about Linna's new school to come!

3. Will there be a Baby Saigh #2? We're working in this:)

As you can see, there is a lot of change going on with the Singapore Saigh family. It's important to go into the new year with a positive mind-set, no matter how much we miss everyone back home. We are so thankful for the opportunities we've been given over the last few years. We are incredibly lucky, and I am so excited to see what 2015 has in store for us!

Stay tuned...