Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sleepy Cat

This is something new regarding our cat. Usually I do not let her into my office, too much to explore, too many cables to gnaw on … and hey, I am allergic to cat hair. But sometimes she finds her … Continue reading

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Tuk Tuk Poetry & the strange Fascination with Jack Sparrow

I keep coming across wonderful poetry on tuktuks and most of the time, I am not fast enough to capture the picture. These 2 examples are a bit more in the ‘huh?’ and ‘isn’t that just a typo?’ category … … Continue reading

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New Gym

One marker to remind me that I have been here on this wonderful, exotic island more than 6 months: Our gym membership was up. Great occasion to shop around for ‘what else is there’ While we had a fairly ok … Continue reading

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The Ironman Race Day Experience!

This day started very early! I got up around 4AM, packed my things, had my power breakfast shake and weaseled silently out of the house as to not wake anyone up. Took a tuktuk as close as possible to the … Continue reading

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Ironman Transition Tour / AU Dinner

One last meeting before the big race! Today we got to see the transition area, where the change from swim to bike to run happens. In our (relay team) case this means we meet up there to pass on the … Continue reading

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A collection of this week’s sunset shots

Today’s Outdoor Run: We are now gym-less. Our cards state expiry date is today, and while we assumed that means today is still included, we were told yesterday ‘nope, that’s it’ … we are so done with Body Bar. Instead … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 Colombo

This is the first time that Ironman is doing a race in Sri Lanka(*). And I have the great chance to join as a runner as part of a relay team, replacing an injured athlete. Today was the official registration … Continue reading

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A boy and his cat

Very happy that Julius is finally getting his pet-experience. And he is very happy and hands on with the cat, the litter box is his duty station and I can find him goofing around with the animal every so often. … Continue reading

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Doctor Visits, the Conclusion

Back to Lanka Hospital today after school, getting the CT scan back and checking in with the ENT specialist. His verdict? Hmmm, he did not mention the word ‘sinusitis’, although that’s what the CT lab technician was hinting at. In … Continue reading

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Doctor Visits

Today was a lot going on … and I have very few pictures to document it all. My mission this week was to sort out 2 doctor visits for Julius to get him checked out for the equalizing issues he … Continue reading

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CCR 5K / Sound of Music

This morning was the CCR 5K City Run again, and since we were short on volunteers, I helped out with time keeping again instead of participating. Nice turn out and great running conditions. In the afternoon we went, for the … Continue reading

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Heat Run / Sunset Pug

In preparation for next Sunday’s Ironman, I met up with a few running pals at 11AM for a heat run. We expect our running portion of the Ironman race to start around that time and at that ungodly temperature. But … Continue reading

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Social Runner Gathering

It is always amazing how, over time, we find new social connections when we move. In Vietnam it was the local foodie scene that I got quite active in and made a few friends, here in SL I am blessed … Continue reading

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Now with piano! (and later burrito!)

As the ABRSM exam is approaching, Julius needs to practice with a piano partner now. His violin teacher gave me a contact and today he had his first session: First time they play together, obviously there are still some kinks … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Dinner

Initially I had a hard time finding any special offers for V’day dinner, but over the weekend there were tons of them. Interestingly, it seems that buffet’s are very popular. And even the few sit down multi course options were … Continue reading

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