Hi, I am Sreetama Ray! I am a trailing spouse, living the life of a first-time expat in sunny Singapore. This blog is my sketchbook diary where, every day, I will post one small sketch about my life.
My life is about love, hate, small quarrels and petty jealousies. It’s about identity, loneliness and the idea of “home”. It’s not always poetic, but at all times, it’s completely honest.
Your blog is such a nice place to be in! Your works are so cute! Thanks a lot for dropping by mine! Lots of love from sunny Philippines! 🙂
Glad to virtually meet you 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your sketches.
Hey!! Thanks for stopping by!! I love your blog :))
Oh thank you so much. I was a bit lazy over the last couple of weeks, first busy with visitors and then sick. Getting back into my blogging routine now. So welcome to my place 🙂
I have just joined a FB group for expat wives. It’s quite awesome! Have you heard about it? I’m hooked on the feed, don’t know why!!
Nope! Which one?
It’s called (a bit cheesily) Real Singapore Expat Wives and they have a killer classifieds group too! That’s the one I joined first cuz I needed to sell some stuff
I’ll check it out. Do you know http://expatsomebody.com/? Check her out.
I do!! I absolutely LOVE that blog!! Although I sometimes get confused about whether its entirely fictional satire or not 😳
Me too, but I love her too…
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Now I discovered yours! Lovely illustrations and writing style.
Love your sketches and stories.
Thank you! I will 🙂
Hannah Schickedanz said:
Hey there, thanks for liking my post – such a nice start to the day to get inspired by someone else’s lovely drawings. I have to pull myself away now to get some proper work done! boohoo!
Thank you so much!
I just saw your blog. I love your drawing! Are so colorfull!!! Beautiful work!
Thank you so much 🙂
Thank you! Your illustration works are stunning! Love the last one … With the two girls looking over the city. So beautiful!
Hello, I jumped over here all excited, because as a newbie blogger, you liked my sketch! (gosh that sounds vaguely stalkerish, sorry!) anyway I am so glad to see such an honest and colourful blog, with lovely sketches. I’m going to walk along with you for a while on this blogging journey. 😀 from Scotland, UK
Thanks so much, Clara! Your work is great and it deserves a lot of likes!
Super Nervous Cow said:
This blog is amazing what the hell. Make a book I bet you’d do great. 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂 i am not sure i have a whole book in me
My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
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We quite enjoy your blog about living in Singapore, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
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Peace! Thank you for visiting our blog and liking our post. You are very creative and you have an interesting blog. God bless you!
I love how you use color!
Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂
thank you 🙂
i like your blog a lot 🙂
Thank you so much!! You made my day 😀
Love your sketchbook, and your artworks are ‘wow’!
thank you so much !
C.E.K. Nelson said:
Love your “about” statement! Good luck!!
Thanks for stopping by, Nelson 🙂
Chaos Girl said:
Loving your colourful artwork 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
Hi Mate. Thank You For The Follow Back ^_^
Hi Sreetama…chanced upon your blog while trawling the blogsphere and glad I did. Love your drawings…esp the one one The Green Door. I am an indian expat too…living in South Africa! Look fwd to reading more of your life’s sketches.
Thank you, Mia! i love that you reached out. have you been to Calcutta?
Actually I was born and raised very close to Cal…small town called Raniganj. So yeah!
Likewise Sreetama….I love your blog and sketches….truly! So glad to be following your blog and adventures 🙂
thank you! now we have a little mutual admiration society. yay!
Just found your blog and i’ve loved having a look through all of your drawings and written work. The only thing I can say is that it has really struck a chord with me.
Look forward to your next post and all the best to you. x
Rachel, you can’t believe how happy this makes me. Waking up on a rainy monday morning to your kind words is pure sunshine. Thank you so so much 🙂
I was looking at your awesome blog and LOVED your sketchbook entry. You are so talented!
A delightful blog and sketchbook!
Thank you so much, Elena!
Thank you, Elena 😀
Hi there 🙂 I’m glad I found your blog and I hope you’re enjoying my home country (Sg) so far. I’m currently living in Australia so it’s really nice to read about your experiences of Singapore – it’s like discovering my home all over again. Oh and of course I like your sketches very much too! I’ll be dropping in often!
Thank you SO much for stopping by and your kind words 😀 your blog is so darling!
🙂 Thank you too!
Welcome Friday and the weekend….
I have to let you know that I’ve nominated you for Wonderful Team member Readership Award,
See link for more information:
Thank you for being such a wonderful Team member all these while..
Thank you, Angela! This is so sweet of you. Congratulation on your award, you deserve it!
heehee.. you deserve one award too.. I love your work.. and also if you have any blogs you wanna nominate.. please do so too.. 😀
have a great weekend..
thank you for stopping by my blog earlier on.. I see you are in Singapore..Welcome to this part of Asia.and I love your art work.. 😉 they are awesome…
have a lovely day ahead.. hope to see you around in blogging world.
Hi! Thank you so much! Singapore is wonderful 😀 Loved your idea of the pretty little boxes.
Thank you so much for ur kind words 😀
Cass (@iheartmorpheus) said:
Chin up, things will get better yet.
Thank you 🙂