Monthly Archives: May 2014

Kayaking Hồ Tây

I had been wanting to do this for a while now. There is this big lake at our doorstep and there is surprisingly little going on in terms of water sports. But from time to time I saw people kayaking. … Continue reading

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Global Codeathon

Today Julius’ school held the Global Codeathon. Way cooler than I expected. 12 schools participated, including schools in Hong Kong, South Africa, Korea, Switzerland, Japan and more (linked by video chat and screen sharing) There is some development contest to … Continue reading

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Save the moon bear

The last few months Julius was part of the ‘save the moon bear’ ASA group and today he got to present his research. I love how this school is giving kids as young as him the opportunity to practice speaking … Continue reading

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Studying rocks

New science unit started at school (click to zoom into Julius’ pic)

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Feels like 50˚C

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Hot pancake breakfast

The days start now at 30˚C and we make the best out of it … i.e. topless at the breakfast table is allowed. I rotate the breakfast offerings between pancakes and eggs/bacon. Yogurt is a constant player. And everything is … Continue reading

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Telosma Cordata

Came across this strange looking veggie today while I was out having dinner with friends at a restaurant called 1946. Tasted very nice but I could not figure out what it was until I asked some fellow foodies on facebook. … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

For a fun trip back in time, check out our very first mother’s day 9 years ago.

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38˚C

They had actually promised us 40 for today .. but seems that around 3:30PM it had spiked at 38 Best excuse to have more gelato!

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Dinner @ Al Fresco’s

Snacky food like BBQ wings and fish fingers, but best is the comfy outdoor seating and the very wallet friendly kids’ menu. Oh, and the bottomless ice tea option.

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Leftover beach picture

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Beach vacation is over!

Our long weekend trip to Hoi An has come to an end and we are heading back home. There I will hopefully have time to go through all the photos and can share everything. Was a fantastic 4 night trip!

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Parasailing

Julius is not really the super adventurous type, so guess my surprise when after having watched the parasailing at the beach for some time, he clearly stated he wanted to do that. He even wanted to go alone (!).

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Double Dinner

Tonight we could not decide what we would do for dinner. 2 typical Hoi An food items we wanted to try: Cơm gà (Chicken rice) or Bánh mì (as Anthony Bourdain calls it, a ‘Symphony in a sandwich‘) … the … Continue reading

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Tra Que Water Wheel

The main attraction of today was the cooking class package of Tra Que Water Wheel, which starts with a trip (on bicycle) to the local market, then for over an hour through rice fields and along water areas fro fishing. … Continue reading

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