Monthly Archives: November 2011

First BBQ (in our new home)

One really good decision was to buy a new Weber grill before we left Italy. The 5€ cheap we had was only doing a so so job, but the Weber is just fantastic. I had some chicken marinated and some … Continue reading

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Handicrafts bazaar at tropical gardens.

Nice that for the holidays there are quite a few markets going on (to stock up on presents and souvenirs. ANd this market had quite a few nice things: I scored a fantastic leather bag that in NYC would easily … Continue reading

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Piñata

Today was a birthday party at Xhanti’s house, his brother turned 12. The kids had tons of fun .. and slapping the piñata (where the heck do you get one in these parts) was a big crowd pleaser. Julius was … Continue reading

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Ritsu in the local newspaper

Did not take long to get the name Nacken into the local paper:

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Dinner with Edlowit

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Now I know Kung Fu!

Well … this is his first lesson … but they changed after-school-activities and Julius opted to change from Lego Club to Kung Fu .. he is going all martial arts now … now I just have to find a dojo … Continue reading

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Panoramic views from Lake Babogaya / Tree House

Yes, we were just there, but it is such a beautiful weekend get-away. And when I got an email that they had quite a number of rooms still free and would offer a special price, we decided very last minute … Continue reading

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First ‘real’ school performance.

Today was morning assembly at Julius’ school again and the reason why I came was that his class had a small presentation and he had (as I believe for the very first time) some lines to say. From memory! And … Continue reading

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Julius got Lucky!

One of the nice things about our neighborhood: there are some other kids around. And Julius is especially fond of Lucky (Edlawit in Amharic, ‘the lucky one’ or አባል ውይይት) She goes to the Turkish school and her English is … Continue reading

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The Adventures of TinTin

I have not done a movie review in a long time. This weekend we went to watch ‘The Adventures of TinTin‘ .. and I was totally blown away … Not only that it reminded me of the feeling of adventure … Continue reading

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Last Weekend at Viewpoint Lodge / Debre Zeit

Last weekend we went back to that lodge where Ritsu had a yoga retreat (while me and J were doing a day trip and visited a hotel on the opposite site of the lake) This lodge is very nice and … Continue reading

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Street soccer

So glad he has friends around here to play with, outside, after school …

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Turtles @ Babogaya Lake

I guess I have some explaining to do … maybe NSFW

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Class of 2011

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