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So, Why are we Here?


Introducing myself, Tim, and my wife, Anna, an ophthalmologist who is embarking on a 15-month, three country working holiday.


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Anna while working on a mission trip in rural Cambodia.

My name’s Tim. I’m a freelance writer and former ESL teacher from Melbourne, Australia, who taught in Daejeon, Korea for six months in 2007 and, until February, 2015, had taught in Singapore for seven years.
My wife, Anna, is an ophthalmologist. Between March, 2015 and July 2016 we spent a month in Pondicherry (or Puducherry, among other variations), India, three months in Bonn, Germany and 12 months in New York before returning to Singapore, all for training and work placements for her.

The original concept behind starting this blog was to accompany Anna to the hospital and create a guide from first-hand experience for doctors in Singapore who do a lot of mission work and were considering going overseas to partake in training, but weren’t sure what they were getting themselves into. I will do my best to keep up my end of the deal and even continue writing now that we’re back in Singapore, but there is one problem; I have a pretty severe phobia of anything medical. The other reason I wanted to write this is that I suffer from epilepsy and have a terrible memory, therefore I figured this would be a great way to help me remember this trip.
By the way, you’re going to have to bear with me, I’m teaching myself this blogging deal from scratch.

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My name's Tim. I'm a freelance writer and former ESL teacher from Melbourne, Australia, who taught in Daejeon, Korea for six months in 2007 and, until February 2015, had taught in Singapore for seven years. My wife, Anna, is an ophthalmologist. Between March 2015 and July 2016 we spent a month in Pondicherry, India, three months in Bonn, Germany, and 12 months in New York before returning to Singapore, all for training and work placements for her. The reason I wanted to keep this blog is because I suffer from epilepsy and have a terrible memory, therefore this would be a great way to help me remember our travels. I will do my best to keep it updated and even continue writing now that we're back in Singapore, but there is one problem; I have a pretty severe phobia of anything medical.

18 Comments on So, Why are we Here?

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