Monthly Archives: June 2006

The probably weirdest way to follow the world cup

No secret, I am totally not interested in soccer, or football, or spending time watching any other sports event on TV (besides nude midget wrestling maybe) … but this world cup has a different flavor … Italy and Germany are … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: World Cup Fever (video)

Trying to get the little man into the feel for the ball game … well .. he kicks it from time to time .. but prefers using his hands … maybe we need to try outside this weekend … but … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: First success in potty training

aka “photos my son will hate me for one day” (Dear son, when you read this one day and someone is making fun of you because of these pics .. realize that they, too, went through this phase … yours … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Whining (video)

He has added this way of manipulative communication to his skill set: whining. This is different from his real crying or his anger battle cry when in tantrum mode … this appears to be very much to the point and … Continue reading

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Kendo again (video)

Yeah, I know, I am some updates behind … but I had Kendo practice again today and see if you can spot me in this video. This was my 3rd practice session and this time we were like 16 people, … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Brushing Teeth

Seems he is getting into the habbit of cleaning his teeth. While his technique might still be a bit crude, it is great that he knows the concept and that he does it after each meal.

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Dinner at the Piazza Vittorio Veneto – Porto di Savona

Turin has 2 main streets: Via Roma and Via Po, the latter ending at Piazza Vittorio Veneto, just across the bridge from Gran Madre. Up until recently this was all a big construction site and parts still are … but … Continue reading

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Mole Antonelliana – National Museum of Cinema

For 2 nights Xochitl, one of Ritsu’s old friends, stayed with us and this was a perfect opportunity to hit some of the more obvious tourist attractions. Namely the Mole Antonelliana and the National Museum of Cinema, which is located … Continue reading

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TJ: Sneak Peek: The cinema museum

Torino has this fantastic National Cinema Museum which is located in Turin’s signature building, the Mole Antonelliana and since we had an out of town visitor we finally went to check it out. I have plenty more pictures and maybe … Continue reading

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Fireworks over Turin

Today is a local holiday here, the ‘Festa di San Giovanni’ and when we tried to see if there is anything going on (food stalls or similar) we found our bridge over the river Po closed to everyone and the … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Shower time

The little man managed to create a big mess by pouring bubble solution all over himself and mama, so both had to rinse off. Recently Julius objects to bath / shower, so the first 2 minutes (or the whole bath) … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Calling Mama (video)

Just a quick clip of J-man as he talks to mom on the phone, saying that he really wants to watch “Cars” again. Notice how his eyes move while he is trying to understand just what the heck mommy is … Continue reading

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Mare Nostrum: Probably the best seafood place in Turin

Last night we went out with a group of Ritsu’s colleagues and discovered this wonderful seafood restaurant which happens to be close by (which means we probably will come back. Soon!) Mare Nostrum does seafood only, and we did not … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Hanging out with Leon

Tonight we went to dinner with a bunch of Ritsu’s colleagues and one of them, who happens to live very close to the restaurant we were going, had a baby sitter for his 2 kids and we asked if this … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: More Gelato

He just loves going out with us after dinner and he knows when we are walking towards the gelato place. By now he has become very independed at eating it, but at least he is sharing some with mama and … Continue reading

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