Monthly Archives: May 2016

My first half-marathon

Ok, so it was not an organized event with other people. But I ran the full 21.09km I have been running a lot lately on the treadmill of my trusty (albeit cheap and less than fancy) gym. Somehow I always … Continue reading

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With the skies looking like opening up any time, our Sunday dinner options are limited, so we ended up at Sushi Yutaka again. These J and I opt for salmon sashimi (less carbs). Happy that we have such easy access … Continue reading

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Summer is here

And so are heavy thunderstorms. I managed again to lure the family out for a sunset walk, but as soon as we reached the park we saw this: So, we only stayed for a bit to watch the beautiful clouds … Continue reading

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Second UMA concert

Julius has been playing the violin now for 2.5 years and towards the end of the school year he was invited again to perform on stage. This time one of the 3 pieces he is practicing for his upcoming ABRSM … Continue reading

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Turkey feast in May

Our lovely and crazy neighborhood restaurant Daluva had the great idea of doing a Thanksgiving dinner 6 months early (or late). Pretty much the same menu as last year, with a few saisonal changes (no chestnuts) but the very welcome … Continue reading

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Angry B Movie

Today was early dismissal at school (graduation) and Julius has been wanting to see the Angry Birds Movie ever since he watched the first trailer. Initially I was not interested at all watching ‘yet another cartoon kids’ movie’ , but … Continue reading

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Lotus Harvest

On our morning walks we can see every day how the lotus flower pickers on their bamboo boats getting busier and busier. It is a race against time, as more and more flower are about to bloom and thus today … Continue reading

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So, the US President is in town …

The news of Mr. Obama visiting Vietnam, starting in Hanoi, then HCMC, before he continues to the G7 summit in Hiroshima, has bee abuzz for a while now, with advisories about which roads are blocked and what to expect. And … Continue reading

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Pug Puppy Mania

What can be cuter than a pug? Of course, a pug puppy! Julius was in total bliss when he saw this ‘majestic’ creature and was allowed to hold it (and had a hard time giving in back). This all was … Continue reading

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Syttende Mai @ Hotel Meliá Hanoi

The Norwegian Embassy was celebration Norway’s Constitution Day (Syttende Mai, or Nasjonaldagen) and 45 years of diplomatic relations between Norway and Vietnam. First time I went to the Meliá Hotel’s ballroom for such an event. It was very nice, besides … Continue reading

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First Lotus Blossom

Awesome sight on our morning walk.

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Family Sunset Walk

Last night we were treated to yet another great sunset and luckily we all went out together for a walk.

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Another soccer season is over

If you look very carefully, you will see that Julius is actually not wearing his school’s uniform shirt, but a German Schalke 04 tricot, which finally fits (he had it for over 7 years now!)

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West Lake Swimmers

West Lake is pretty, but incredibly polluted, borderline toxic … and still, all year round we find a group of people hopping in every morning, rinsing of with make shift showers, always staying safe with tiny, home made floatation devices … Continue reading

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