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Hello Again!

Hello! :D


It has been ages since I wrote you guys! How have you all been? I hope you are all doing well and happy. I am also well and happy. I have been wanting to write you guys for a long time. But, recently I have new interests in my life. Firstly, remember that I was doing renovations on my house? Well, it is now live-able :D I have been spending weekends at that house. I still cannot make up my mind about the kitchen, which means I haven’t got a kitchen yet :D so, more renovation coming! Secondly, because I have a sizable backyard, I tried learning gardening. I bought flower seeds: lavender, snapdragon and petunia. But, first attempt just failed. They grew for a month, then died. Not sure what happened because I watered them everyday. I am not giving up though, I still have some seeds left. So, I will give it another try.

You probably wondered where I traveled. I did travel earlier this year — to Japan. I loved it! I think it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and I might come back sometime too. I came right on cherry blossom time there. So, it was magical!

Here are the photos I took in Japan. Have a great weekend ahead and write me back! :)

  
 
  

 

   

  

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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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