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The small things in life in a few paragraphs and snapshots

Season Greetings

Dear friends,

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.

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Cheers,
Grace

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September Break

Hello! :D

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.

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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.

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3. Third day: a day trip to Ha Long bay, which includes a stop on an interesting cave.

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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.

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Cheers,

Grace

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Amazing Flores

Hello, hello! :D

I haven’t written for quite sometime now, have I? How are you all doing? I hope you are well and happy :D I am doing okay. I have a back problem, but it’s getting better now after a couple of visits to a physiotherapist. My cat Sandy is also well, he’s becoming more like a forest cat now, a bit aggressive when we play. But, a few bite marks on my arm are fine!

By the way, I just visited Flores Island, an island on the southeast part of Indonesia. It is really beautiful and I really enjoyed my trip there. I also visited Komodo Island, the island of Komodo dragons. I actually saw a couple of them! So, I can now tick off another item from my bucket list :D

Well, I’m just gonna let my photos tell you the story now. If you wish, you can also share your bucket list with me and what’s the next item you want to tick off.

Have a great week ahead!

1. Sunrise on Mount Kelimutu Crater

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Mount Kelimutu has 3 craters that are lakes with 3 different colors: blueish green, dark red and black. The largest one is the blueish green in this picture.

2. The Bajawa Village Kids

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Kids love football/soccer so much in Flores. Most of them wear football jerseys, albeit the fake ones. This kid heading the ball is a fan of Robin Van Persie.

3. Mama Bajawa and Me

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In Flores, people address older women as “Mama”. Just like this lady here.

4. The Cathedral of Ruteng

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I did not expect to find a cathedral built with such a picturesque background in Flores!

5. Spiderweb Rice Fields

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In a village called Cara, we can find these uniquely Flores rice fields. They are arranged in a spiderweb pattern and on the center is where the farmers gave offerings to the gods before planting season started.

6. Sunset in Labuhanbajo

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I can do this all year: sit by the beach and watch the sun goes down in Labuhanbajo!

7. The View from Fregata Hill, Komodo Island

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The trekking routes for komodo sighting include the scenic spot on top of a hill called Fregata.

8. The Komodo Dragon

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Last, but definitely not least, the Komodo dragon, unique to Indonesia and only exist in 2 islands: Komodo and Rinca. They are giant lizards that can grow to 3 m long and eat a prey 40 kg in weight.

Cheers,
Grace

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