Monthly Archives: February 2014

iDevice envy

Why, oh why, can other kids play on iOS devices whenever they want, i.e. when waiting for the bus, and I can’t

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In the park

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Talking hands

Sometimes, when I see him talk like that, it becomes very apparent that he grew up in Italy

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Flower Boy

While Ritsu is away on business in Bangkok, me and Julius were invited to meet with some neighbor families with the common denominator that the moms are all Japanese working for the UN. The other dad I met was also … Continue reading

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Exploring the Old Quarter with local help

After yesterday’s more spontaneous trip, I decided to return to the Old Quarter, but with more time and with my long time facebook friend Lan as tour guide / language support / lunch buddy. While the bike part was 13 … Continue reading

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Personal Social Emotional Learner of the Week

Not really sure what he did to get this … (I speculate they give this to newcomers after 2 weeks of no tantrum transition time )

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Traffic Observation:

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Sunset over Lotus Garden

First of all, I have no idea if this is the official name of this park. It is what comes up as closest when I check Foursquare. This is Julius’ new neighborhood playground. Once we are in our house it … Continue reading

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22.5km by bike around town and 2 lakes

I had noticed the sun coming out this morning and I still had ‘get a bike lock’ on my to-do list and I knew exactly where I had to go (I had seen that from my shuttle bus trips to … Continue reading

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Catching up!

Apologies for neglecting the blog for a bit. Things are still fun and busy and it is just easier to drop a quick pic to facebook. But I am catching up here now, so from time to time scroll down, … Continue reading

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Finally … clear ears

Today we went to finish the ENT job that the UN specialist in Addis was not able to get done in 3 attempts (read about it here). There was pain and tears, but at least no vacuum style suction thingie … Continue reading

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In Class

A rare glimpse of Julius in his new school environment. He seems to be adapting just fine, which makes me very happy. I had a chat with his new homeroom teacher and she said that after the first day he … Continue reading

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Happy Monkey

We have this nice little park not too far away (when we move to our house, it will be even closer) and while there is no playground per se, there is a cool, twisty, branchy tree which is just great … Continue reading

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My own donut shop!

Only in Vietnam …

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Hanoi’s motorbike traffic

This is just a brief glimpse and this is not rush hour on a Saturday afternoon. It is usually far more fun to watch.

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