2014

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...complete with NZ meat pies, mushy peas, and gravy.
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ANZAC day activity in Saigon - a debate on Muldoon's 1970's statement that "New Zealands who emigrate to Australia raise the IQ of both countries."
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Photo by A. She found this quite amusing.
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With A and Zhong. Photo by Uyen.
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Photo by Uyen.
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Photo by Uyen.
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Sentosa. Photo by A.
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Photo by A.
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Why?
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Very Melbourne! Images projected on to a historic building... including pixies climbing up the columns!
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An unexpected Melbourne bonus... a Nick Cave concert (with Warren Ellis, Thomas Wydler, Martyn Casey, and Barry Adamson).
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Someone's birthday
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Eager to get into the birthday cake. October 27th.
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British Vietnamese International School. Photo by Uyen.
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Old photo discovered on Uyen's old phone: 2009 - A a few months old.
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RMIT Fun Run. Photo by Uyen.
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Made up for Halloween. Photo by Uyen.
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Photo by Uyen.
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Smiling with recently fixed teeth, just as the first of her baby teeth is preparing to fall out. Advance notice to the tooth fairy!

Suoi Tien water park on a Monday morning. So few people!
...and Kareoke.

Tobogganing in real (machine generated) snow!

I could get used to Melbourne seafood markets.

The view from my hotel room window (in Swanston St) on the morning my departure. They are hot-air balloons in the distance, probably above the Botanical Gardens, which I had run around the day before.

...as well as a screening of 20,000 Days on Earth and a post screening Q&A!

Victoria Market. All sorts!

A nice discovery prior to the screening of Interstellar at the Melbourne Museum's IMAX theatre - Australia's first computer.

Off to Melbourne. A little more forward in the cabin than usual.

Working together at Daddy's desk.

How does this work?

What's "film"? I need some!

Making her own fun...

Carnival Day at RMIT

Pagoda visit.

The hand basins in the bathroom of one of the restaurants.

Even had a cable car.

Got to stay at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula for a couple of days. Reminded me of Wellington.

Assessing after dinner photos with our Singapore visitors

Another of the photos

One of the photos

First cake baked and decorated
Current favourite thing No. 1: Peacocks. Unfortunately no real ones at the zoo.

Current favourite thing No. 2: Mermaids. Again, no real ones at the zoo.

At home later

Face painting at RMIT's Family Fun Day

Camera in one hand, notebook and pen in the other.

Fun after sushi
Bubbles

3 generations

The granddaughter.

Back in Singapore, different hotel, similar great view.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore airport

A has an insatiable appetite for raw salmon.

Back in Singapore. View from the hotel room.

Mother and daughter

Tana and Zhong. Amy editing her photos in the background.

Married

The reason for the Singapore visit

Sightseeing on a duck boat.

Shopping for new shirt fabric

A duck boat is an amphibious vehicle used during the Vietnam war.

Tiger

Trampoline
Zoo

At the Tet Flower Show - Crescent Plaza

At the Tet Flower Show - Crescent Plaza

After performance relaxation at the BVIS Tet Festival.

A on the stage performing at the BVIS Tet Festival.
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There is a cat done there somewhere.

Tana and soon to be husband.

On the way home.

Black pepper crab. So much better than its more famous chilli counterpart.

Ramen for breakfast.

Piranhas. River Safari, Amazon section.

Tropical rain forest, with real rain.

At the Thian Hock Keng Temple.

River Safari

Singapore Zoo. While it wasn't made of ice, it was very cold in there.

Chinatown

At the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Chinatown.
Gardens By The Bay.

Amy checking the altitude from the highest walkway in the Cloud Forest.

In the Flower Dome.

From the mouth of the Merlion.

Learning about the origins of Singapore.

The 37m Merlion and Amy on Sentosa Island.
The Fern & Kiwi was a nice find. No Moa beer though!

Clarke Quay.

Singapore Chilli crab. To a Vietnamese palate, they went pretty light on the chilli.
Those clouds look good from up here.

Destination: Singapore.

Christmas in Saigon.
Old photo discovered on Uyen's old phone: 2011 - doing a speech at Earth Day. Talked about the world I wanted for my daughter.
Waiting for the bus. Photo by Uyen.
Old photo discovered on Uyen's old phone: 2012
Old photo discovered on Uyen's old phone: 2012 - Unusual to get a photo of K, especially of her smiling.
Old photo discovered on Uyen's old phone: 2012