Saturday, October 23, 2010

Miss Jenny's homework assignment

Jenny's students from her Speaking class were assigned some homework activities, one of which was to hold English speaking parties with the presence of at least one foreign teacher. As you can see in these pictures, our family benefited greatly from this homework assignment!

Friday, October 22, 2010


We were invited to a student's home for lunch a couple weeks ago. Her family has a home like a mansion with fruit trees, ponds, flower gardens, and more. We saw humongous pomelos on this one tree and got to sample one.

Spaghetti and using a fork

I am really glad I was able to make spaghetti the other day for some of Andy's students. It was their first time eating spaghetti and first time using a fork. What fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A birthday celebration

A couple weeks ago we had a birthday dinner celebration for one of our dear sisters. The cake really surprised her and brought her to tears. Andy introduced her to our favorite guy JP, and over the summer she worked on translating one of JP's books (50 reasons why J came...) to Vietnamese! Bless her soul!

Caleb's new friend Long

Caleb's been meeting with his new friend Long every week for play time. Long is the son of one of the English teachers here at the University. He's the same age as Caleb and is really good at sports and playing the piano. For now, the only words they speak to each other is basically each other's name...

A special caterpillar

Caleb spotted this interesting looking caterpillar out on the porch!

Faucet contraption

This is the only sink in our university guest house for the three of us and it does not have hot water. But I am so thankful the shower hose is just long enough for me to make this contraption so we have hot water to use in the sink!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bug collection

Over the summer, the Khuc family showed us their bug collection/specimen. Since coming back to Dalat, Caleb's started this bug collection with an increasing number of amazing creatures. It's been an exciting project for Caleb even though we are amateurs and lack the proper equipment. But bugs and acetone abound in Vietnam, and we are waiting for our next target--a stick bug.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Writing Chinese

Caleb continues to practice writing Chinese characters each week, just for exposure and fun. Here's a short clip of his writing exercise.


Caleb's new friend Sue who's the same age as he is (7) was visiting the other day and doing her writing homework. I was so impressed with her penmanship for a girl her age. I guess I would have to agree there's a big difference not only between a boy's handwriting and a girl's, but also between that of an American and a Vietnamese!