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A busy life of leisure

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added on 21/12/2010 by: aartigarde
After spending more than a decade working in various companies, I took the opportunity to follow my husband to Vietnam, and become a housewife, with plenty of time to cultivate new interests and renew old ones.
 tags: cooking/baking, cycling, photography, travel, Vietnam

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Tour Onrust Island  Posted on 07/16/2014
Not long ago on a warm sunny morning, a bunch of us intrepid study group members embarked on a short voyage to Onrust Island, not too far from Jakarta, amidst the Thousand Islands. The modern history of Onrust goes back to the 17th...
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A Grave Tour…again  Posted on 07/13/2014
My fascination with cemeteries continues, this time with a photo walk in Taman Prasasti Museum, a museum of graves, mostly Europeans who died in Jakarta during the colonial period. Set in a quiet area in the heart of the city, just behind...
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Photo walking into 맛있는 한국 점심 식사 *  Posted on 06/23/2014
Last Friday, we took up Grace on her offer of a Korean cooking demo, and combined our photography session with a Korean lunch. We learnt to make kim-bap Korean rolls, customised to our individual preferences. What you need is a...
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The Grass is Greener  Posted on 06/22/2014
So we’ve moved house. This time the strain of moving got to me a little. Either I’m ageing, or we simply have too much stuff. Fitting things into a smaller house poses a challenge even for the puzzle-inclined type like me....
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Ode to Homes  Posted on 05/28/2014
For someone who craves variety, I get plenty packing and moving. The number of times we’ve moved seems like we don’t pay our bills anywhere, and have to make a run for it! Consequently it’s rare for me to get nostalgic...
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Another walk through Puncak  Posted on 05/18/2014
Hot and humid days, no excursions out of Jakarta, all make a very dull girl! A friend and I got about organising a walk through the tea estates of Puncak, for a well deserved break from the tedium of the city. I’ve done this walk...
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Study Tour to Tanggerang  Posted on 05/16/2014
It’s been forever since I visited my own blog, but with my recent addiction to soap operas, it seemed like there was no time to spend on more ‘intelligent’ stuff. I did go out and explore a fair bit in the interim –...
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Photo Walk Taman Fatahillah  Posted on 04/08/2014
Nothing feels better than a Friday Photo Walk, no matter the heat and dust and all other daily life problems. To Taman Fatahillah last week, I chose to ride the TransJakarta busway from Blok M to Kota. It would be a super way to get around...
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Intro-spec-ula-timistic  Posted on 04/07/2014
This year couldn’t have been more different from the last one, same time. Last year, we had a house full of guests for 4 months, shrieks of laughter and fun, dashing about madly with monthly trips to Bali. This year, we’ve had...
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Photo Walk Blok M Bus Station  Posted on 03/20/2014
Our photo walking group has grown! A couple of weeks ago, we found an exciting spot to have a photo walk – the Blok M bus station. For once, there weren’t officials chasing us, as we tried to capture the essence of a bus...
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  • gavishal
    gavishal 05 September 2011 05:21:21

    good blog

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