Monthly Archives: August 2016

Tennis is back on

As usual, after the long summer break, slowly everything starts up again and thinks return to ‘normal’. So last night his tennis lessons started up again, this time at a (still age appropriate) later time slot, so when we get … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Bun

Today’s walk included a quick pre-dinner sandwich with grilled pork, which we have come to call simply the ‘pork bun’ (Artwork effect thanks to Prisma)

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Sunrise Kayakers

Saw our olympic kayak team this morning, just after sunrise (so, around 5:45AM). Click to see them better on the big version.

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Pug Bathing

On our sunset walk today, just when Julius got tired and wanted to get back home, he spotted a pug, ready for some swim lessons. With the water level of the lake being very high, the lowest steps of this … Continue reading

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29˚C – The Fisherman

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Aquatics

Julius’ first unit in PE this year is aquatics, and this time he actually has to wear a swim cap (thanks to his long hair). This video was taken by the teacher as part of a before / after assessment. … Continue reading

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Sous vide octopus @ Cousins

After learning more about sous vide this summer from Malcolm, I noticed with excitement that our other friendly neighborhood place ‘Cousins’ has a sous vide octopus salad on it’s menu. Had to try this one! This is a very nice, … Continue reading

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No Filter

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Sunrise walk

Sunrise is currently around 5:30 AM

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With Merit!

Just before the summer holidays, Julius had his ABRSM exam for grade 2 violin. And finally we got the results! I was pretty certain that he had passed. From talks with the UMA people here at his school, only very … Continue reading

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Date night at the opera again

Once again we went to the VNSO’s concert series (No. 93) at the opera house. Starting with some Schubert, then an amazing piano performance by a very young Nguyễn Việt Trung (20/21 years old) on a Chopin concerto and I … Continue reading

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The other side of the sun set

While we had yes another great / dramatic sunset today … .. the real attraction was this time on the opposite side: The cloud bank that was so dramatically illuminated by the setting sun! (And reflected in the smaller lotus … Continue reading

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Some more Art School pics

Just received a link to some group action photos from the Art School Julius went to 2 weeks ago. We are still promised a folder with just Julius photos. Will post when I get them. Click to enlarge and see … Continue reading

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Sunday Food

After the long summer it is fun to pick up our old eating habbits / visit our usual haunts. Since Ritsu was teaching a yoga class and did not want to be too full for that, Julius & I returned … Continue reading

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The lake is full!

It has been raining a lot lately and on our recent walk I noticed that spot where Julius was able to stand on the ‘beach’ just 6 months ago … and now the water level is up to the brim:

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