Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Singapore, Here I Come

It's been almost 14 months since I retired, leaving my short 6 year life as a Foreign Service Diplomat behind me.  One of the perks of retirement is that you can sign on to be called up for short term assignments when the need arises for someone with your skills.  And that's what has happened.  I'm headed to Singapore to lend a hand to the Regional Security Office.  I'm thrilled to be able to reacquaint myself with the skills I learned working 6 years in security. 

Each time I would depart post, I would prepare what we call Turn Over Notes as a guide to the person coming to replace us.  Fortunately, I still have one of those that I prepared for my replacement in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.   That's the post where I had the most responsibilities so hopefully, it will cover whatever I end up doing in Singapore.

I've been to Tokyo once but no other place in Asia.  It should be a great experience for me and you know I'll be looking for every opportunity to capture the experience with my camera.

Maybe I'll get a shot of the city at night like this one...

 Or maybe I'll even get to go to Universal Studios Singapore!

Or maybe I'll ride on the giant Singapore Flyer...

My bags are packed and I'm just waiting to get the call to contact Travel to make my flight arrangements.  

I love retirement...