Monthly Archives: March 2017

Eggsperiment gone wrong

Yes, another egg-post. But this is kinda funny, interesting and very Vietnam. Since we are traveling again soon, I did not want to buy a 10-pack of eggs, I looked for the smallest package and found a box of 4. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … @Yowunpuraya 2017

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Eggcellent

My family and their breakfast eggs … this is something totally new for me that Ritsu posted about today: Here on of the many ‘how to make Egg Hopper / Pol Sambal‘ videos on YT. And as for Julius, weekdays … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … making headlines again

And of course there’s a news article on yesterday’s meeting:

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Meanwhile … in Trincomalee

Someone is exploring our new home island (on business) and has been busy keeping us in the loop! Ritsu in her new power suit!

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Running again

A bit over 5 weeks ago I injured my peroneal tendon of the left foot and had to take a break from running. I gave it ample time to heal and since last week I have been very gently started … Continue reading

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Random Sunday Pictures

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Scenes from the Spring Fair

Like every year, the school was holding their spring fair and off we went. Our 4th time. This year’s theme was ‘tropical island’, hence the flowery shirts.

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What’s phở breakfast?

Looks like this is becoming a weekly things now, our phở breakfast. We even had the same middle school girl sitting with us again

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Lên đồng

On today’s afternoon run to the temple I witnessed Lên đồng, “a ritual practiced in Vietnamese folk religion and the mother goddess religion Đạo Mẫu, in which followers become spirit mediums for various deities.” Of course, I had no clue … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … in the Maldives …

With Ritsu’s appointment as UNFPA Representative for Sri Lanka, she also took over the post as Country Director for the Maldives. And here she is on her first visit there. And one more post from this trip:

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Today’s dinner

I admit that these days, especially during the week, our lives (J & I) are pretty much the same routine, so there is actually not that much ‘exciting’ new stuff happening. This is all with Ritsu in our new location, … Continue reading

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Burritos!

Mama, look, our dinner today!

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Meanwhile … Finally it’s official

For 4 weeks (yes, it has already been that long), Ritsu’s official title was ‘Representative-designate’, simply because there was not time slot available for her to meet with the Foreign Minister and present her credentials. This changed today! In style! … Continue reading

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Two minutes of Golden Sunset

We got quite lucky today. The weather had been terribly murky and I have not been able to get any nice sunset shots. This afternoon it looked a bit better and I managed to lure Julius out to the lake … Continue reading

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