Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mr. Moody

Somehow Julius’ mood meter was all over the place today, attitude here, complainy voice there, sulking @ soccer, but it ended on ‘romantic look through flowers for mommy’ … not easy being a pre-teen

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It’s that time of the year again …

Welcome back to Festering February and Moldy March. Found my leather boots today …

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Meanwhile … in Tunisia!

Ritsu went straight back to the airport last Monday, less than 24 after we had returned from Cambodia, to travel all the way to Tunisia as the Vietnam UNFPA rep a.i. After she had retrieved her ‘lost’ phone (forgotten on … Continue reading

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Lunches of February

As I am continuing making lunches for Julius (maybe I will turn this into a book) just like December, and January. Feast your eyes What excites me is that I still have a bunch of ideas I have not used … Continue reading

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Picking up girls

Our neighbor toddler An is getting very friendly with Julius, and he likes it.

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Dropped the ball

Only thing that surprises me here is that this has not happened much earlier.

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New Year’s chaos at West Lake Pagoda

Last year already, fresh off the boat, Julius and I discovered the hustle & bustle around the West Lake Pagoda just after Tét, this time we specifically went to join the frenzy. It is actually somewhat similar to New Year’s … Continue reading

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Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Happy new year everyone! Celebrating the lunar new year is the biggest holiday here and this time around we had fun with all the preparations but also now, afterwards, especially Julius is receiving gifts! Children receive money in red envelopes! … Continue reading

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Back home / Nhật Tân Bridge

Our return trip was fairly eventless, unless you count the huge Korean tour groups making their way to Hanoi on our flight. The airline seems to know that so they have had an extra version of the inflight magazine in … Continue reading

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Last Day

With check out at 1PM and airport pick-up at 5PM, we still had quite some time to kill after lunch. And while Ritsu and Julius hung around the hotel pool, I still went out to check out some more holy … Continue reading

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Circus, Circus

I did not expect to go see a circus show when we planned our trip to Siem Reap, and not until a few days ago have I had any idea that this Phare, Cambodian Circus existed. So glad we went … Continue reading

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The temples of Angkor, Day 3

We had one day left on our ‘temple card’ and so we set off again for more 13) Angkor Wat (again) We returned to the ‘big one’ because we skipped going up all the way to the top last time … Continue reading

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Night Market Explorations

Today was such an ordeal with hanging out in fresh air, in the sun, by the pool all day long, that Ritsu was too tired after dinner, but Julius was motivated to have another go at those magical tornado fries. … Continue reading

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Pool Fun

Today we take things a bit more mellow and start with some time in the pool.

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Night out

Although very tired after 2 days of temple excursions, we dragged ourselves out to check out Siem Reap. Check points were the old market, pub street, the night market area. You can’t miss any of the spots, thanks to very … Continue reading

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