Sarah, Mira, Alex and I took a bum-boat to Pulau Ubin this weekend and spent the day cycling and basking in the island sun.

The four of us sat on the beach, munched on homemade TTCC sandwiches (tuna, tomato, cheese and chips..yum!) and mused about what we would be doing on a typical weekend in our home countries: France, England and America.  Where else in the world can you hop on a $2.50 ferry, bike around a lush jungle, lounge on the sand, and then come home to finish your laundry and be back on the subway to work the next morning?

The whole time we were riding around the island and watching the wind blow through the palm trees, I couldn’t help but think to myself: I live here…