This blog started life as ‘Wir sind Ausländern!! – regarding the misadventures of a Singaporean family in Switzerland’. That was January 2006. It was a way of keeping family and friends back home updated with our happenings; it was about us finding our way around in a different country, different culture, different language.
Then at the start of 2012, it became ‘TrippingDifferently’. It was still just about us three, exploring our host country of Switzerland, keeping family and friends updated. This included posts about some of our favourite things – photography, writing/reading, food and crafts. As well as daily stuff such as everyday incidents, school and the lovely scenery we see each day. Also issues relating to family, education, interesting thoughts, faith (ours being Christian) and being different (closest to heart) were featured too.
So that was my plan for this blog when i dreamed it up at the end of 2011/beginning of 2012. BUT… not for long! The good Lord has taken it much further! Right about the end of February 2012, this blog started featuring something way DIFFERENT… special needs orphans! That’s right, my heart broke and we entered the amazing yet heartbreaking world of special needs orphans (most in developing countries). And orphan advocacy became very much a part of this blog.
Since January 2014, life has taken us on many a trip, both up and down. My not-for-profit online shop, AngelCraftsShop, opened but closed at the end of 2017. Orphan advocacy took a backseat. Another aspect of this blog took center-stage for a short while; writing stories, the process, struggles, and tips i learned and more.
Over the last couple of years, we adopted a sweet Black Schnauzer named Lexi and the posts became more family-focused again. Which takes us to now, April 2021, we are still living the pandemic life (the Covid pandemic started Feb 2020) but i’m hoping to spruce up this blog and bring the writing aspect back into focus.
We invite you to join us and come tripping differently.
luv w, s & t aka yoongz
updated April 2021