Monthly Archives: September 2011


Things you assume if you are from the US: When you buy a package of nuggets from grocery, they only need to be baked. Bags of french fries are already fried False. We had several different kinds of breaded fried … Continue reading

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Baseball Jammies

JT is likely going to outgrow these cutie patootie baseball jammies in about a week. So, of course, we took a million pictures.

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Design Risks

This is a report of the scientific experiment of decorating our flat. Problem: With limited money, how will Nicole succeed in making flat #5 feel like home? Hypothesis: It will mostly work out. Experiment #1: This is a before and … Continue reading

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The walls of a place can really tell you a lot about a family or culture. Here are pictures of ours.

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“How is James liking his job?”

We keep getting this question. It is hard to explain in one sentence, so you will get many sentences. “The start of school is always stressful. Especially at a new school. Especially at a new grade level. Especially in a … Continue reading

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No medical insurance? No problem.

Our employer suggested we getting traveler’s medical insurance. They knew that the families of the teachers might be a few months without medical insurance while all the paperwork gets sorted out. We have been here almost two months, and Nicole … Continue reading

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Recent Lessons

Some things we have learned recently Introducing finger foods will inevitably involve nudity. Even if you don’t need a shower, take one. It could be your last for a while. Reading on a Kindle is the BEST. We are hooked. … Continue reading

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