Monthly Archives: November 2015

Burgers!

Slow news day. Ritsu is traveling, once again. So the boys can go out for burgers after tennis

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Very busy Sunday

We had quite a line up today. First we were invited to our second Thanksgiving dinner, this time by Shoko and Peter, who was in charge of cooking the bird. I had prepared a cauliflower / broccoli gratin as a … Continue reading

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Lunch @ Hanoi Sandwich House

I had been wanting to try this place for a while now, not far away, but close to our usual burger places, so we missed out on this so far. They are very serious about making excellent sandwiches! Home made … Continue reading

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Lazy fiddler

There are days I think that Julius is not taking his violin practice very seriously …

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Turkey Day 2015

We have never been big on Thanksgiving (I recall some failed attempts of trying something in the spirit of thanksgiving back in Fiji and in Italy, ever since then, I gave up) but when I saw that our favorite neighborhood … Continue reading

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Winter is coming!

Today’s morning walk was COLD! Yes, you may laugh. 15˚C is considered a balmy early summer temperature in Europe, but here, coming from 34˚C only 2 weeks ago and mix that with 82% humidity and it is time to get … Continue reading

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Making Birds’ Nests with Ha

This is a food item I was not aware of until Julius told me about it. He sometimes buys it at the school cafeteria and on one occasion he brought one home for me to check. The recipes I had … Continue reading

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Parent – Teacher – Student conferences

Sorry, no photo today. We were busy at school with those 3 way conferences (back in the day it was known as ‘parent-teacher conference). A while ago I had to sign up which was rather some intricate scheduling, to get … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … on TV again

(Again, main news show on main channel)

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Saigon style Banh Mi

Today J and I ventured out into the Old Quarter to sample a new Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) stall, which had garnered quite some attention last night on the Foodies FB group. Special promotion and everything. It was not difficult … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in a Sandwich

This year I finally got to try Daluva’s turkey sandwich (last year they were always fresh out of turkey when I tried), and I have to say, while I am not a specialist on thanksgiving flavors, this is one very … Continue reading

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2 glorious pre-sunrise shots

On our morning walk: (Click for screen saver size)

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Meanwhile … in Bến Tre

Ritsu went down south again … And she seriously brought with her a box of fresh mangos … air freight

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Cooking Mexican food with Ha

Ha and I are still discussing if those were Buritos or Enchiladas … I guess they are Buritos done Enchilada-style. But for J it was fun rolling up things and later eat them!

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Got hit by a dog!

Ritsu had to catch an early flight this morning, so I had the unique chance, after seeing her off, to do a bicycle round around the lake before waking up Julius, feeding him and getting him ready for school. So … Continue reading

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