Monthly Archives: September 2015

Happy 66th Anniversary China!

One fun part of Ritsu’s job and position is being invited to all kinds of receptions, some country is celebrating something every now and then. And on some of those occasions, spouses are invited, too. So, from time to time … Continue reading

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Fun Things we did for Ritsu’s Birthday

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No excuses …

Being on a boat in the middle of nowhere is no excuse to skip daily practice … 😉

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Cave Kayaking

One of the things that Julius had been looking forward to most on this trip was going kayaking with papa again. So, right on the first afternoon this was offered, the weather was great and off we went. A bit … Continue reading

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Bái Tử Long Trip day 1

It had been a while that we all explored the lime stone mountain riddled bay of Ha Long, and via our recent trip to Yen Duc Village, we learnt about a tour operator that tours the lesser known (and therefore … Continue reading

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Bái Tử Long Bay

This weekend we are heading to Bái Tử Long Bay, Ha Long Bay’s lesser known, equally (if not a tad more) spectacular cousin next door. Because it does not have (yet) the brand name recognition that Ha Long has, only … Continue reading

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Bun Cha with Cat

Today, after sweating at the gym, I met Ritsu for lunch, as she had a day off (UN holiday). And we sought out our new (ever since the other one was closed and replaced by ‘Surf’n’Fries’) favorite Bun Cha / … Continue reading

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“It feels good to be needed … “

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Ghost town Ciputra

While Julius is playing tennis, I walk around the area he plays in, called Ciputra. I believe this was initially planned as a great building extension of Hanoi, right around 2 internationl schools, the idea must have been to attract … Continue reading

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Hanging out with Naman & Kartek

Yesterday Julius had a ‘play date’ (they don’t call it that anymore, it is now ‘hanging out’) with his 2 pals Naman and Kartek (both Indian) and I am still recovering from having 3 boys running around and constantly wanting … Continue reading

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Service Learning Sausage Sizzle

As part of middle school service learning, Julius is now a member of the Sausage Sizzle Team which makes and sells hot dogs at school on Saturdays, when all kinds of sport activities are going on. There were many other … Continue reading

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Eeeeeks …

.. the humidity is trying to get in!!!

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Huge New York style Pizza @ Linguini Fini

We finally got around trying this new pizza / pasta place that opened in our area: Linguini Fini. They specialize on pasta and pizza. And their pizza is, what I remember from New York, a solid 18″ size monster, which … Continue reading

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Violin from a different perspective

Wanted to record his finger work .. and realized … “Twinkle Twinkle little Star” seems so long ago (though he plays it daily in practice still)

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Family Burger time @ Tracy’s

Yesterday we wanted to try a new fancy Italian Pizza / Pasta place, but as we rolled by on our scooters, it turned out they are not doing lunch yet. So, we moved on to Tracy’s, only to find that … Continue reading

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