Monthly Archives: November 2013

Don’t touch my steak!

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Scenes from International Day

This is actually already the 2nd international day this year, but I guess they go by school year and the last one was in February. Why they changed the date, no idea, but it was a great day. It starts … Continue reading

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Warm up for Wednesday tennis

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More tennis

Besides his usual Saturday and Wednesday stints, I have also signed up Julius now for tennis in school. They just opened up the athletes’ programme for grades 4 and 5 (calling it U12). And the coach made it very clear … Continue reading

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Tight security

Yes, this guy on the right is armed with an automatic rifle! In front of Julius’ school! Background is that ever since the attacks in Kenya (Westgate Mall), people have grown fearful. And just a few weeks ago, 2 bomb … Continue reading

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Into the sun

These days me and Julius stay at school until around 5PM (library / playground) and thus we walk into the sunset on our way home.

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The goofy class of 2013/14

The official photographer’s pics arrived and as for the class picture he offers ‘normal’ and ‘fun’ … I rather call it goofy and like it:

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Construction site Mexico Square

The construction for the light rail system in Ethiopia’s capital is on-going and one big bottle neck is Mexico Square which Ritsu has to pass twice daily. It is hard to recognize that this once was a roundabout. The main … Continue reading

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Raining again …

quite uncanny to have pouring rain after the rainy season.

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I can make my own breakfast!

Not only has he figured out how to make his bacon (ok, the easier ‘in the microwave’ method), more impressive is that he now makes his own eggs, Japanese style, carefully rolled with chop sticks layer by layer. Now I … Continue reading

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Ah, books!

Julius loves spending the time after school in the library, and since he currently is serving a 3 week video game suspension, he actually focuses on books, mainly graphic novel (which are NOT comic books) and I often find him … Continue reading

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Tennis

I faintly recall that he had dabbled with tennis before (maybe on some vacation trip[yep, 6.5 years ago in Jamaica]) and the school also does some introduction to tennis in P.E., but now we signed him up for real tennis … Continue reading

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Class of 2013/14

Today was class picture time: Ok, so this is not the official photo (hence they all look somewhere else, at the actual photographer), but this is faster. I took about 10 shots and it is impossible to not have one … Continue reading

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Watching the solar eclipse

3 pairs of sunglasses and a 5 second ‘stare at the sun’ limit should be ok. [the eclipse pic is NOT mine, but this is pretty much what it looked like, well, not that big … but we indeed live … Continue reading

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School Halloween 2013

Party time again, very similar to last time, only the actual trick r treating was done a bit more creatively and way better organized. Julius wanted to wear his Ninja costume, which he usually uses for international day. Elena was … Continue reading

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