Monthly Archives: September 2005

Today’s Julius: Meet Anja

Surprise encounter with my oldest friend Anja today. I have known her now for over 20 years, and we have managed to stay in touch and keep each other up to date ever since, she even visited me in New … Continue reading

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Italian word of the day: sciopero !

Which means ‘strike’ as in ‘not working’ … I noticed some flyer on our bus to the kindergarten yesterday, I snapped a pic and had someone translate it for me and Ritsu even had a co-worker call the bus company, … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Laughing with Elephant (video)

Not sure what got into Julius today, maybe it was the excitement about moving into yet another apartment within the very same hotel (long story). But somehow he wanted to sit on that balcony chair and play with his elephant … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Messy … but what else is new?

But he is really eager to master his spoon skills. He hardly accepts when we spoon-feed him.

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Please, eat more tomato!

Julius as the veggie spokesperson of the week:

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Today’s Julius: … and now I know how to open the faucet!!! (video)

We knew the day would come .. and in a country with bidets in kid’s heights … even quicker .. and his love for his ducky … sure thing … so, he figured out how to turn on the water … Continue reading

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Birthday Dinner at Catullo

To celebrate Ritsu’s birthday we walked to a restaurant we had seen before on our walks, “Catullo”. It is on the other side of the river and right on the waterfront. We had a great seafood salad, Ritsu had some … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: New Jacket

Surprise package from grandma Keiko arrived today and brought Julius his first winter jacket. Great timing, since we were just looking around for Jackets. Clothes shopping with a kid his age is tricky … he is willing to maybe try … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ritsu!!!

Incredible, thinking back that 1 year ago we were on a cruise ship in Fiji and Julius was a tiny bundle. It seems that so much has happened since then. All the best wishes and lots of love to you, … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: On the Playground

We had a very nice Sunday afternoon walk and passed this one playground where Julius especially liked those bouncy thingies. Age recommendation was 3 – 8 years, so neither Julius nor Ritsu were supposed to sit on those

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Today’s Julius: The Writer

While we enjoyed another fantastic dinner at that multi-asian place across the river (need to get their name some day, but we have been there before) Julius was working on his first novel, but it seems he had trouble to … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: And we are back

Back to normal: I took Julius to the kindergarten this morning and it appears that he had no problem fitting back in … when I picked him up he was all peachy … but he still fell asleep on Egypt … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Trip back to Italy

Our trip back was pretty ok. We had a car pick us up at noon. Again more fun Cairo traffic. At the airport in time, passing through 3000 metal detectors it seems, having a so so panini for lunch and … Continue reading

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Zamalek Street Scenes

The last 2 nights we have been staying with Yuko at her place in Zamalek, a part of Cairo which is basically an island in the Nile and has historically been the grounds for embassies, country clubs, expats and fine … Continue reading

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Pyramid – Perfume – Cross-selling

How does all that fit together? Well .. as a tag on to yesterday’s pyramid adventure (see below), let me finish how the whole tour was … What we had booked for 155 LE per person (25 USD) was “Half … Continue reading

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