Hi, I’m Ribana. I was born and raised in Romania. A beautiful country with a lot of problems. After I meet my husband, I went to live in Italy, a wonderful country which went deep into my heart.

Some years back, we left our home, our family, our full-time jobs, we left everything behind and traveled more than 10,000 km away in a city where we did not know anyone, without a job, without a home, only us.

Today, areΒ almost 6 years that we live in Singapore.

I love traveling, cooking and enjoying this beautiful nature. We have a wonderful world.

Life is not always easy Β but give us the opportunity. It is a continue experience, a journey with no map and no rules.

We’ve engaged in this never ending adventure! Let’s enjoy the trip and see where will take us.

Popsicle Society


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  1. What a brave thing to do ! Thinking on it, it is exactly what my parents did – 3 young children. Moved to a country on the other side of the world, Everything was new and different. And here we are still over 60 years later!
    Many blessing and joy in what you are doing. Thank you so much for the follow of my blog πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! You have a wonderful blog! I hope you enjoy living in Romania! It is a beautiful country with some problems like all the rest. It’s awesome to have the opportunity to follow our dreams and experience all these adventures right?…😊

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  2. Hey Ribana, just wanted to let you know my blog is now private. Had some β€˜problems’ I wanted to get rid of. Anyway, you’ll need to ask for permission so I can grant you access. It’s easy, you’ll see, just click on my blog.
    So, if you still want to follow me, you’re more than welcome to join my new playground.

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  3. Hi Rabina,
    Nice to meet you here & thank you for visiting my blog.
    I have never been to Romania but I know a few friends from there Anna, who sells homeless magazine β€˜Big Issue’ in my home town and Rebecca who sells the magazine in a town nearby.
    Glad to hear you are making a new life although away from your homeland.
    I have only been to Italy three times, to Venice, Naples and Rome. I find the Italian people are quite unique, warm & friendly.
    I have never been to Singapore.
    Take care

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    1. Hi Margaret, thank you for stopping by 😊 What a small world having friends from Romania πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈ
      Yes, for now we are travellers around the world….now we are in Singapore, later we don’t know πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈ
      Italy is beautiful πŸ’• you have visited 3 important cities 🌸 and all 3 so different πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š
      Is never too late for a Singapore trip πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈ if you like hot weather πŸ˜‰

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  4. wow you’ve been traveling around the globe πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I love Singapore, I’ve been there once for a vacation. I only know one Romanian (born and raise I mean) in my life – and that’s my husband. Now I know 2, you and him. Of course aside from his family. Yes life is really hard, but it is beautiful.

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    1. Oh wow, congratulations πŸŽŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ how small is the world πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š
      I would love to be able to travel around the globe, we have such a wonderful world 🌎 but I’m also glad and grateful fir what I’ve seen so far πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š
      Yes, Singapore is a beautiful city to live in 😊
      Life is indeed hard but as you said it is beautiful and we must enjoy the journey πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰
      Thank you very much for stopping by and for your kind words! 🌸🌸🌸

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    1. Hi Jessie, yes, traveling is awesome 😎 We have such a beautiful world! Thank you for stopping by! Oh my hair, it doesn’t like Singapore though πŸ€ͺ
      I was visiting your blog and I’ve noticed that we are using the same template 😝

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    1. Wow! I’ve really enjoyed it! I have left a comment but not sure it went through πŸ™‚
      Is so nice to read such wonderful things about my country πŸ™‚ I’m really glad you enjoy your trip and that 14.99 euros were well worth it πŸ™‚

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  5. Hi Ribana,

    I hope this email finds you well. You may find our book interesting. It’s called Making the Leap: An Insider’s Guide to Teaching in China.

    The book explores the transitions one needs to make when teaching Chinese students an international curriculum at an international school in China.

    Let me know if you’re interested in reviewing this book (impartially) in exchange for a free copy πŸ™‚

    Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com.au/Making-Leap-Insiders-Guide-Teaching-ebook/dp/B07XDGY5LH

    Kind regards,

    James Kennedy
    Melbourne, Australia


  6. Hi Ribana; this is Cactus Flower finally commenting on your site; I think for the first time, sorry! It sounds like your journey has been challenging as well as wonderful. You’re in Singapore? Are you familiar with Pastor Joseph Prince who is the Senior pastor of New Creation Church; called the Star? I listen to him a lot….anyway, I just got back to my posting after some challenging circumstances myself. I did 2 pages so you are welcome to check it out and do comment. I won’t know how you think about it unless you do; thanks so much! I will do my best to keep up with everyone else too……

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      1. Exactly same as is written, Ribana πŸ˜‰
        Yes, Singapore is indeed a beautiful country and since the space is small, yes, they are claiming sea around and transform it in land, and then building and building and building…😊 but even so is a very green city…a city in a garden πŸ˜‰


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