Monthly Archives: July 2015

Juli eat Burger, Mommy eat Juli ;)

Hungry family at Daluva …

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Home Blading

After a lot of practice while on vacation, Julius moved way more natural and uninhibited today when we checked out the neighborhood. Just a short clip

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Phinally Phở

Pretty soon into our 6 week absence from Vietnam I got serious cravings for a bowl of phở, but was able to resist the ridiculous price of 8€. Now that we are back, I can indulge again for a mere … Continue reading

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Can you spot what is going on here?

(click to enlarge) Long story short, I tripped, I fell, defense instinct kicked in and my left hand tried to break my fall … Maybe this is cosmic karma, to balance the great fortune of our return trip. I am … Continue reading

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Flying back home

Six weeks has been a long time and now it is time to go back to Hanoi. Check in took surprisingly long, even at the web-check counter. We saw someone actually checking in a full stove! And suddenly all my … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … on TV … yet again …

This time the topic is population ageing [sic] and Ritsu shows up at 2:10.

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3 Generations of Nacken Men (2015)

As we are about to fly back to Hanoi, last order of business is this 3 generation picture. We all are getting younger 😀 Check out 2013 and 2010 over there.

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Farm Stay Extra Day #3

Lots of fun things today. Early morning Julius showed me that he had mastered the art of catching (the younger) chickens, and how to keep them totally quiet and submissive (just like turtles, keep them on their back) Then we … Continue reading

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Farm Stay Extra Day #2

New arrival in the pigeon coop! The 10 day old has become too feisty to be picked up, but there is a brand new freshly hatched baby. Then Julius sharing the cage with the dogs … and some bonding with … Continue reading

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Farm Stay Extra day #1

I had promised Julius to go to Legoland, but after lots of research (Hotels full, thus Park full) and my less-than-optimal back situation (No way that 2x4h car driving would be good) I explored the idea of returning to the … Continue reading

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Lazy Fiddler

It is becoming more and more of a drag to get Julius to do his violin practice … he clearly misses the guidance and corrections of his teacher. I also agree (since I have to sit with him to each … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … in Taiwan

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Farm Stay Day 8

Today was our day of departure, but still some new highlights: Taking a ride on a tractor and visiting nearby Michelstadt and there the Odenwald & Toy History Museum.

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Farm Stay Day 6

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Meanwhile … on TV … again …

For the World Population Day Celebration, Ritsu had to do another TV interview … 😉 She starts at about 1:30

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