I got a package in the mail last week! It was a belated birthday present/care package from my Mom. Previous birthdays would have found me asking for clothes and shoes or something sparkly and frivolous, but I got all practical this year and asked for some of the things I can't find here in Singapore. Oh geez, am I growing up? Here are a few of the things I got:
I asked for face moisturizer that had SPF and did not try to whiten or bleach my already pasty complexion. It seems as though almost every skin product sold here claims to whiten skin. That's the last thing I need help with. (I can't help but think about my graduate work on skin color and identity when I step into a drug store and see a wall of skin-bleaching face creams, but I'll save the academic discourse for another day.)
COFFEE! And by coffee I mean ground coffee beans, not "coffee mix" or instant coffee. I stopped what I was doing and immediately poured myself a cup of hazelnut coffee when I saw these in my care package. There aren't any Dunkin' Donuts in California, unfortunately. (By the way, I just did a quick Google search and discovered that there's a DD in Ion Orchard, a big mall here in Singapore. Yay!)
Flip flops in my size! Who knew that Old Navy flip flops could bring a girl so much joy? It's hard shopping for clothes and shoes in Asia when you're almost 6' tall and wear size 10 shoes. Let's just say we have been saving a lot of money due to the fact that shopping is inconvenient for me.
Thanks for the loot, Mom!