Sunday, March 17, 2013

10 Question To An Expat: Beautiful Brianna

Brianna with her lovely family
Introducing our expat of the month, Brianna Gardiol Foulds, beautiful wife and mother of three. When she's not training for a marathon, this Texan dynamo can be found at a Singapore Slingers game sporting cowboy boots and a huge smile.

1) So Brianna, how long have you lived in Singapore?
We moved here in October 2011, so about 16 months.

2) Where are you from originally?
I was born in Idaho but lived in Tokyo as a child. My family finally settled in Texas, which is where I moved to Singapore from.

3) What brought you here? 
My husband Todd's job. He manages a team for a US based tech company.

4) What do you do in your spare time?
My free time is pretty random and never scheduled far in advance. I volunteer at my kids' school, go running, catch a daytime movie with my friends. I think a course in hot yoga and hip hop would be fun.

5) What do you like best about Singapore?
I LOVE that I have made so many friends from Singapore and from all over the world. I get to learn about about so many different cultures and traditions. 

6) What do you like least?
Durian. Seriously...who thought it would be a good idea to put something that smelled that awful into your mouth?!

7) Never leave the house without?
A hair band and a scrunchie. I have to control my frizzy hair! If only I had lived here in the 80's my hair would be rockin'.

8) Best weekend trip?
We have not traveled a lot yet but we do have some trips coming up: Kota Kinabalu (on the island of Borneo in Malaysia), Khao Lak in Thailand, Beijing, and Siem Reap in Cambodia. I'm not sure which one I'm most excited for.

9) Interesting fact people don't know about you?
I started a facebook group because I couldn't find Cheez Wiz for a recipe for my first Thanksgiving dinner away from home. Yes, Cheez Wiz was the motivation behind a group that now has over 800 members in it. I also have a motorcycle license.

10) And finally, what advice would you give someone who is about to move here?
Be prepared for the ups and downs of being an expat. Not every day is going to be filled with rainbows and unicorns. But make the most of it because before you know it your assignment here will be over. 

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