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Diary of an Expat in Singapore

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  • About the Author
  • This hilarious new book records the tongue-in-cheek journey of an expat in Singapore, told through vignettes, snapshots and Top 10 lists: "10 sure signs you're in a Singapore taxi"; "Things first-time visitors to Singapore say"; "10 signs you've overstayed"; "Politically-incorrect expat profiling by nationality"; and many more. Based on the author Jennifer Gargiulo's popular blog of the same name, Diary of an Expat in Singapore packs in a wealth of quirky observations, witty one-liners, and laugh-out-loud misunderstandings as the author tries to adjust to life in a strange new land and raise two kids while at it.

    You may marvel as Jennifer enlists the help of her young son, Alexander (who learns Chinese at school), to find out what her hairdressers are saying about her at the salon! Expats will share many of the experiences of the author told in this book, but few will have heard them told with more humour and flair. And Singaporeans will also find much to enjoy and laugh over, when local customs and foibles are seen anew through the author's eyes.

  • Jennifer Gargiulo is an author, university lecturer and blogger. Her blog "Diary of an Expat in Singapore" has been featured in magazines such as Expat Living. Born in Verona, Italy, she studied philosophy at Vassar College, New York, and went on to obtain her PhD from Sydney University. Dr Gargiulo has lived in Singapore for the past six years.

ISBN: 9789814408578
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Year Published: 2013