Monthly Archives: January 2017

Aquaria KLCC / Salad lunch / Ramen dinner

Today we finally beat the crowds and went early to the nearby aquarium. Current promotion Ritsu had discovered (like Aquaria on Facebook and show that on your phone) saved us 18%, yeah. This aquarium is not overly huge, but very … Continue reading

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Day Two in KL (Bird Park, Food & Rain)

We had decided to run earlier this morning, without being fully aware that sunrise is much later than Hanoi (although KL is slightly further West of Hanoi, it’s timezone is 1h ahead of us, since some other parts of Malaysia … Continue reading

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First full day in KL (Run, mall, food, movie, Lion Dance & more food)

Good Morning KL! Let the sunshine in! We started the day off with running several times around the loop at the nearby KLCC park. It’s 1.3km one round and paved with some running friendly, slightly bouncy material. When we came … Continue reading

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First dinner in KL

After a crazy speedy taxi ride from the airport and checking into our AirBnB for the week, we headed to The Pavillon mall nearby to get some food. Most malls here are open until 10PM (even on Chinese New Years) … Continue reading

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We are off to Kuala Lumpur

Unlike last year, we were aware that Tet holiday week comes very quickly after the winter break and in time we had booked tickets to ‘escape’ Hanoi for a week. I have never been to Malaysia nor to Kuala Lumpur … Continue reading

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Temple Time

Today is the last day of the lunar year. Tết Eve so to speak. School and office are already closed so we did a nice morning walk to our temple. Everywhere around the temple area people were busy preparing for … Continue reading

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Pre-Tết dinner with friends

Last time we were at Pizza 4Ps we had already decided to come back and bring Thuy and family to for a pre-Tết dinner. Tomorrow the long Tết holiday begins and thus tonight, on our way to the city center, … Continue reading

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Connect the dots …

… or as Ritsu announced it on Facebook:

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Pre-teen logic

Interesting logic the young man cooked up there. Of course we then had a long discussion about progess vs. perfection; constant self-improvement; how it’s about the journey, not the destination …

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Early Bird …

… instead of embracing 209 pm2.5 air quality, we make good use of our free trial passes for a new fancy gym here and do a quick 30 minute workout before breakfast. Funny thing: although they claim they open at … Continue reading

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Sunday Fun: Pizza & “Hoverboard”

I had a strong yearning for pizza and so we decided to return to 4 P’s, but upon calling for reservations, it turned out that our regular Ly Quoc Su location was already fully booked, so we tried the new … Continue reading

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New gym, new 10K speed record, Bum & Tum

Testing a new gym here with fancy new treadmills with graphic VR races. New 10K record for me, under 50 minutes! Maybe I do the whole 42.19km course tomorrow. We then returned in the afternoon (Ritsu got the same 14-Day … Continue reading

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It’s cold!

Well, relatively. While Ritsu is still enjoying 29˚C, we are considering wearing cloves for today’s soccer practice. Fun fact (but no photo yet), I have signed up / been drafted as a soccer coach, since otherwise the middle school boy … Continue reading

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Temple greetings

It has been a while, but this morning we roller bladed / ran to our temple again. In a few short weeks this place will be hopping again, thanks to the upcoming lunar new year festivities.

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Good Night!

He is just goofing around there. While he did in fact get those VR goggles for xmas, he is still not permitted to have his ‘phone’ in his room, especially that close to bed time and that close to his … Continue reading

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