Monthly Archives: January 2015

Soccer resumed

Here is just a little action shot as a teaser .. more photos to come ok, here some more …

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Lunches of January

Just like last month, I had way too much fun making lunch boxes for Julius again. The keen eye might notice the prominent use of a new lunch box I got in Japan for under 1$ (the other boxes are … Continue reading

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More Nachos @ Gizmo

It was Julius’ idea / request to return to Gizmo for the nachos. And since we liked our last visit there a lot, we did not mind that it is not super close to us (we do have to take … Continue reading

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Instead of chicken soup

Ritsu is feeling a cold coming on, and instead of dragging herself to work (and potentially infecting other people), she decided to stay in bed with some good measure of ‘working from home’ thrown in. Since any kind of hot … Continue reading

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Lego stop motion animation

He is still doing it. Even before they offered that class again at Timeclub, he had asked me about the return to animation. While usually on Saturdays, this week only the had to change to Sundays, which gave us a … Continue reading

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Just how German is Döner Kebab?

We went to an international food festival today at Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound and I was more or less surprised that Germany was represented by a Turkish döner kebab stand. Yes, it is very common in Germany by now, especially … Continue reading

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Impromptu playdate

There was no school for Julius today because of parent-teacher meetings (which I went to in the morning) so we had time in the afternoon to got back to the park and check for dogs. Julius even remembered that this … Continue reading

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Ritsu95

#throwbackthursday Thanks to Ritsu’s friend Thuyen, I finally got to see some photos from Ritsu’s “wild” early 20ies, when she lived in Hanoi for a year. Julius was laughing hard at her bangs

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A doctor a day .. keeps apples away?

Julius cough has been going on for 3 weeks now, and while we thought it was getting better, it was just not going away .. and it was time to involve a professional … So, yesterday after school I went … Continue reading

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More Arts & Crafts

Yesterday, after lunch, we took the scenic route along the lake, and as luck had it, I spotted people walking into the place formerly known as BBQ garden (now DoDo Café) and they had the same arts & crafts workshop … Continue reading

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Baa Baa Burger and Flappy Duck

With the weather turning out to be absolutely stunning we wanted to eat outside and returned to The Republic and found that they had upgraded their menu with 2 new, eclectic burgers. Even after the overdose from last week, I … Continue reading

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Tennis 2015

Tennis class was supposed to start last weekend again, but the weather would not play ball (pun intended) … but now it has been gorgeous and the kids were very excited about picking up the rackets again!

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Free lunch at Sheraton

For a while now we have dabbled with the idea of buying property in Hanoi and as luck had it, Ritsu old friend Thuy invited us to a party of a real estate company, which appeared to be more ‘thank … Continue reading

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First Opera House visit in 2015

Last night we went to the first subscription concert of the new year, which had a French guest conductor for the VNSO, beautiful pieces by Grieg and Ravel and 2 guest singers: a soprano from the Philippines and a baritone … Continue reading

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