Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lego Club

Julius’ school offers a plethora of after school activities (free!) with fun things like ‘white gloves and party manners’ … Out of the whole offering kids can only pick 2, so Julius is doing Teak Wan Do (whole different story, … Continue reading

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Selcist & Laya King

Julius is having a creative streak again and is writing stories about Selcist, the Laya King & Lovly … I googled all those names and it appears that he really just made them up, so from here on, they are … Continue reading

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Meskel Bonfires

Lots of partying going on last night, the evening before Meskel. I went out to check the neighborhood fires after we had been to see the big bonfire at the church. Julius joined me later and we walked from fire … Continue reading

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And yet another holiday… (now with video)

Happy Meskel everyone!

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Hair cut & Chicken Hut

In our further explorations of the neighborhood, we found a nice local barber shop called ‘Barbery’, which unlike the more fancy looking places at Laphto mall charge only local prices (about 1$ for a haircut). I was in need of … Continue reading

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Korean @ Ari Rang

We felt like Asian food and we had often heard there is a Korean restaurant near by … but the meager online search I was able to do at this crap speed only revealed there is a place called Ari … Continue reading

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Getting honored

Today I went to an assembly which seems to happen once a month, and they honor students who excelled in one of the 3 “ICS way” principles, which are a) taking care of yourself b) taking care of others and … Continue reading

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Julius loves Star Trek TOS

For lack of TV or proper internet connection, occasionally I go back to what I have downloaded before and introduced Julius to the classic Star Trek TV show. While he used to be very much like ‘I only want to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Laphto

Laphto is the ‘shopping mall’ very close by (right next to our friendly neighbor, the ever-singing, ever-dancing church) and it has some neat features that we will check out over time. I.e. Ritsu already went to the gym there for … Continue reading

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Want to buy a sheep?

On one of our daily walks we found this sheep market … for 1250ETB (about 50$) one of those lovely fellas can be yours. They were very interested in Julius’ corncob.

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Is that a monkey on my back?

Not only was I offered 2 (dog) puppies for sale today … I was also offered to buy this very cute monkey …

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Being online … or not …

Just 2 things I learnt today. – While Ethio Telecom (the telecom monopoly here) had a big press conference on April 1st to announce ‘residential broadband packages’ … I went to Telecom today and was sent from office to office … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

So, we have survived the first 2 nights in our new home, sleeping on mattresses on the floor, gladly I managed to organize to get some garden table and chairs so that we did not have to eat on the … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Loti

After our first night in the new house, sleeping on mattresses on the floor, with constant music / prayer coming from the nearby church, around 1 PM we went to have breakfast at Loti. It advertises itself as a French … Continue reading

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Offline for a bit

Just a public service announcement: We are leaving this lovely guest house today (wait for a few days and my review will be on tripadvisor.com) to move to our new, still very empty house. Of course there is no internet … Continue reading

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