I haven’t been writing to you for a long time now. And it is not because I have forgotten about you all. A lot has been happening at work and I have to admit that I just did not make time to keep in touch. But, this Christmas, I made sure that I spent time with my best friends. It has been a great Christmas time, one to remember for years to come. We decided to visit an orphanage for children aged 0-6 years old and shared Christmas cookies with them. We also dropped of some daily baby stuffs like diapers and milk. It is a nice feeling to be able to share with these children. I am thinking of doing this on a more regular basis and then add more activities like story telling, book reading and more engagement activities.
I am sharing with you some photos from my Christmas with my friends and family. Christmas eve is also my birthday. And I am truly blessed this year to have been able to share it with these people. I hope you have the same joy that I experienced this Christmas.
From us, my cat Sandy included, to you and your family: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you who celebrate, and happy holidays to all.
I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. I am also well and enjoying my weekend. I am writing this from Hanoi, Vietnam. It has been a very nice break from the hectic life in Jakarta. I am here for 4 nights and although I haven’t “finished” the city, I have really enjoyed the trip. I will leave tomorrow, but I am sure I will be back to Vietnam in not so distant future, as I love the country — the food is great, the people friendly and many places yet to see.
So, I am going to share some of the shots from this trip. I’m getting pretty attached to my Olympus EP-3 now. It’s been with me for almost 3 years now and been a reliable companion. Anyways, I hope you enjoy the pictures. Send me yours if you’ve been travelling too!
1. First day in Hanoi: getting to know the streets and shooting random scenes of the people around Hoan Kiem lake, the famous Turtle Tower and Old Quarter.
2. Second day: the highlights were the musoleum (which was closed until 17 Sep, so I only got to take picture from the outside), Ho Chi Minh Museum, and the Water Puppet Show.
3. Third day: a day trip to Ha Long bay, which includes a stop on an interesting cave.
4. Fourth day: enjoying the garden at Temple of Literature, a rushed tour of the Botanical Gardens and quick visit at the cathedral before coffee.