BlinkmanBuzz

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BlinkmanBuzz
BlinkmanBuzz is about the daily living experiences of myself, hubby & 3 teens. I have been documenting our journey from the day we found out we were being deployed, including photos of new friends, travels, foods, schools, and more!
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  • Coach-less in Singapore 2 years ago One of our biggest fears and concerns about our two year stint here in Singapore was wrapped up around our swimming. Maria has been swimming competitively since she was 9, and Shane and Cale since they were 8. Cale holds the Minnesota state record for 9/10 year old boys short course 50 Backstroke,...
  • Nikoi Island 2 years ago Thursday and Friday with teacher inservice days? Yea! We needed to get out of here, so luckily, back in March I booked a four day get-away at Nikoi Island. Nikoi is a small Indonesian island, leased by three expat couples in 2004. They had a vision, and saw it though, and today, it’s booked...
  • Pulp Fiction 2 years ago I often have people telling me that I look like their cousin, neighbor, best friend. I have a very common look I suppose, because this happens to me all the time. Just last night, while playing Bunco, a new friend told me I looked just like her best friend, who also happens to have the …
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 years ago Maria loves to bake, and she especially loves to make chocolate chip cookies. So one night a couple of months ago, she decided to teach Leny how to make the cookies too. We are the first American family that Leny has worked for, so chocolate chip cookies were new to her. She tells me all …
  • Fortune Cat 2 years ago The Cat with the waving hand, you’ve seen them, right? The Fortune Cat. This one is great. I have seen them on teachers desks, on the dashboard of taxis, in stores by the cash register, they are everywhere. Supposedly every time the cat waves it’s hand, it’s saying “Money, money, money”...

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Website Reviews » There are 30 reviews on BlinkmanBuzz

Janine Blinkman
12:54 PM November 13, 2013

Love this blog!!

Mark
13:09 PM November 13, 2013

Always entertaining. It gives great insight into the daily life of living abroad.

Paula Steiner
13:21 PM November 13, 2013

I love reading the Blinkman Blog. It's enlightening, humorous and inspiring to read about the adventures and challenges of my former roomie and her family who've traveled across the world to start a new life. Keep on blogging!

Chris Sandoval
13:22 PM November 13, 2013

Its been a long time since I was in your presence, I admire your guts to up and move to another country, l guess I would have done the same .But for now I hope everything works out. Much love to you and the family , Love you. Chris

Kathy Holmstadt
13:44 PM November 13, 2013

Love, Love, Love

Staci Thayer
14:27 PM November 13, 2013

Keep living out loud, Blinkmans!

Nikki
14:36 PM November 13, 2013

Love your blog! Miss your sweet family!

Kevin
14:46 PM November 13, 2013

Where else are you going to get information on marauding monkeys and Krispy Kreme donuts? Fun to watch someone else get set up in another country...way more fun than when it was me!

Shannon Romig
14:59 PM November 13, 2013

Love reading the Blinkman's Blogs.

Terri
17:46 PM November 13, 2013

I love your blog! When you describe situations, I can just see the look on your face and the sound of your voice! I can almost hear the kids all talking at the same time. I really missed seeing you guys in September for my annual visit from PA. I miss hugs from Cale & Shane and Maria's beautiful blue eyes. She & I didn't get to go shopping this year. Can't wait to visit! xoxox

Joni Frey
19:14 PM November 13, 2013

Love the adventures!

Ashley
21:33 PM November 13, 2013

Your stories always make me laugh! Great blog on the challenges of teenagers and living abroad!

Karen
01:41 AM November 14, 2013

Love reading your blogs:)

Kathryn
03:55 AM November 14, 2013

I love keeping up with the Blinkman's adventures. Great blog! It's entertaining and well written.

Becky
09:15 AM November 14, 2013

Learning that moving your family to the other side of the globe can be great for all of you! Laura has a great style.

Eric
09:38 AM November 14, 2013

Love this blog! Love your writing style and learning about all of your adventures!!

Sylvia
17:18 PM November 14, 2013

this is a great blog very informative for family at home..

Debbie Ross
18:22 PM December 19, 2013

I have been following Laura's blogs, since they moved to Singapore. This essay was very well written and informative. A very enjoyable read!

Matt
14:10 PM December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas Blinkman family! Hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Hello from all of us here on the 3M 4th floor!

Rachel
08:16 AM January 03, 2014

Wonderful to read & hear all about your adventures. We miss you & love you dearly!

Joni
03:21 AM January 04, 2014

Awesome job!!!! Now I can start my conversations out with "I know the lovely lady who has the #1 blog in Singapore"!!!

Dee
13:42 PM January 04, 2014

Love hearing about the Blinkman adventures overseas-keep the fun stories coming!

YJ
16:58 PM January 05, 2014

Amazing blog! Please do blog more about your chronicles of your interesting life in Singapore!

Vicki
01:18 AM January 06, 2014

I enjoy reading your blog and staying abreast of your families adventures while living in Singapore. Always a good read!

Kathy Dolny
21:45 PM March 04, 2014

As someone getting ready for the big move to Singapore your blog has made me laugh, cry, and hoping to run into you in the near future! Thank you.

Jenn
15:25 PM March 25, 2014

Great blog! Thinking (hoping) of becoming an expat living in Singapore and loved reading about your experiences!

Amy
14:30 PM July 14, 2014

Preparing for my move to Singapore - your blog is a must read. Thanks!

Dessi
23:11 PM July 15, 2014

Thank you for sharing (so eloquently) your Asian expat experience. I am a mum of two boys about to relocate to Singapore in October. Your stories have helped in so many ways you don't know. I wish you and your family well. D Thanks!

Scotty
01:17 AM July 17, 2014

My grandchildren and their parents are moving to Singapore how safe will they be ? This question is important to me as they will be gone for a number of years. Thnk for your time.

Abby
04:33 AM November 08, 2014

I love reading you blog, it makes me smile and sometimes laugh. Thank you!

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