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Fatshion, Food & Frivolities – Life in Las Vegas & Singapore

Fat-shionista #531

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Happy Independence Day, USA! I’ve been a Permanent Resident for less than a year and I’ve still got lots more to learn. For the first few months that I was here, I binge-watched trashy reality TV to T’s horror. I was proudly telling him that I was learning about his country and his culture. HAHA! BUT I did watch 2 seasons of a very interesting HISTORY Channel tv series called “How the States Got Their Shapes” and I really did learn a lot more about this country.

Did you know that
– Alaska is the easternmost and westernmost state of the USA?
– there are only 3 power grids in the USA? East, West and Texas!
– California grows about 80% of the country’s winter vegetables?
– West Virginia has the highest number of home owners and New York the lowest?
– Wisconsin had the country’s first boom trade in the 1700s? They exported skins and the most valuable being Beaver fur!
– Ohio wasn’t officially a state until President Eisenhower signed backdated papers to 1803, in 1953?
– Nevada has the lowest rainfall in the entire country? Drought alert for me! Eeeeks!

Anyway, maybe by next year, our household will be celebrating Independence Day complete with decor and a flag proudly flying (I blame my US-born and raised husband for not making the effort *koffkoff*)

So anyway what has my outfit got to do with the 4th of July? Nothing… I tried expressing what I felt was most significant about my move here but I don’t think it carried through. Hiking boots, lumberjack-esque shirt and my version of a pair of daisy dukes cut-off denim shorts. You get the idea right? Kinda, sorta…

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Dark grey RADIOHEAD tank top (that I got from their concert in Melbourne, Australia in 2012)

Outerwear: Red & blue plaid shirt from H&M L.O.G.G.

Accessories: Black distressed leather skinny belt from TOPSHOP

Bag: Grey oversized clutch with Lime Green and Black accents from Charles & Keith

Bottoms: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Women’s Fastpack Paceline Mid Hiking Boot from TIMBERLAND

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

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