Monthly Archives: October 2014

First real trick or treating!

So far Julius Halloween experiences had been limited to private or school parties, but no real going around the neighborhood, asking for candy. Until today! I had heard rumors about an expat organized event and that this would involve a … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Julius got into the spirit early this morning, selecting one of his old (and shrinking) costumes. And at the bus stop, the older grade kids already had their costumes on for school (While elementary school ‘only’ had ‘weird hair / … Continue reading

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Beware …

… for at the bottom of the staircase awaits you a MINEFIELD of SHOES!!!

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Another eerie sky

Change of weather is in the air …

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Meanwhile … Ritsu got to meet the Vietnamese Prime Minister

At a UN day celebration last week she got to shake hands with him twice and pose for this picture …

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Star Wars stop-motion animation

Julius started last Saturday to participate in a film club that creates little stop motion animated films and the topic of this 4 week course is ‘Star Wars’ .. and the teacher just send the youtube link for the first … Continue reading

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Authentic Japanese lunch @ Hinomaru Udon

Ritsu suggested this wonderful place in ‘little Tokyo’ (the area around the Japanese embassy is full of Japanese restaurants) and it was a great find. When you have to line up with other Japanese people for Sunday lunch, you can … Continue reading

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After soccer … (Bun Ca)

After Saturday soccer we met Ritsu at our close by neighborhood Bun Ca place (Saturday lunch is a gamble, they close when they sell out, which was about to happen), but the J-man was not in the mood for Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Before soccer … (Weekend Market)

With ample time before heading to the soccer field, Julius and I headed out this morning to find the still illusive ‘sunflower market‘ .. and instead we found the ‘weekend market‘ … the latter is on the compound of a … Continue reading

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Date Night Dinner @ Bobby Chinn’s

Tonight we tried a rather fancy restaurant in the neighborhood, Bobby Chinn, opened by and named after the ‘famous’ TV-chef (Wiki article here), who lived in Vietnam from 1996 – 2013 and only recently moved to London to open a … Continue reading

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Learning Journey

This is another fancy way of saying ‘student led conference’, which is also the new parent-teacher conference. Those smart teachers have delegated this job to the students to show the parents around and tell them what they are up to … Continue reading

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5th grade concert

Warning: This is really only for the hard core fans, like enduring, loving and / or hard-of-hearing parents and grandparents! The music unit is over and to celebrate their achievements the kids got to play in front of a rather … Continue reading

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Scenes from school

You might need to click to see the full size picture to see his face 😀

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Burgers @ Republic

Since Ritsu had a work related event at the opera house, I took the chance to test a new place for ‘men-food’ (burgers). Since most I read was that this is mainly a sports bar (with TVs and everything), I … Continue reading

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Baseball in the park

On today’s evening trip to the park, we met some of Julius’ grade mates and they had started an informal game of baseball (Julius said they played Cricket, but I recall that very differently)

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