So what have I been up to in Singapore for the past eight months….

So my husband and I re-located to Singapore for his work. I, on the other hand, have not been working.  So what HAVE I been doing?  Sitting on the beach?  I mean, Singapore’s a tropical island on the equator. Image

(Singapore doesn’t really have those.  This is what surrounds most of the island.)

Hanging out by our fancy pool?


 (I don’t really DO tanning)

Watching loads of Asian TV? Eating at all the hawker centres?  Learning Singlish?

Nope and nope and nope.

So what have I done?  Well, I kind of wrote an novel.  And by kind of, I mean I actually wrote a whole novel that’s been edited and re-edited and re-edited and getting pretty close to done.  Surprise!

More details to come!

P.S. Oh and also traveled a lot and met loads of awesome people, so there’s that, too.




  1. Geoffrey · April 24, 2014

    I look forward to your book! I also wrote one and self e-published (for free, download here: Maybe someday I’ll make it to Singapore and live the expat life…


    • sjoycarlson · April 24, 2014

      Haha thanks. I do have one chapter up! If you get around to reading, plz comment 🙂 I’ll have to check yours out. Oh, the expat life in Singapore…. You have to love ridiculously hot and humid climates, shopping malls, and be okay with expensive, crappy beer 😛 Okay, it’s not all bad haha. Thanks for the follow and best wishes in your writing!


  2. Roy · May 14, 2014

    Oww… sorry to hear that but congratulations on your upcoming book.


    • sjoycarlson · May 14, 2014

      Thanks! So exciting to possibly be getting closer to finishing my perpetually nearly finished novel!


  3. marjma2014 · May 14, 2014

    Hi. Good luck with your book. Say hello to Singapore for me (I was born there). My mother is originally from Kuching in Sarawak.


    • sjoycarlson · May 14, 2014

      Thanks and done! Where are you now then?


      • marjma2014 · May 22, 2014

        I came back to the UK as a child, lived in Edinburgh until I married, and now live in Cambridge.


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