Tuesday, February 25, 2014

All Creatures...

Visited a humble sanctuary this past Sunday in a small town half an hour away and snapped this during our visit.

...of Our God and King...

It is a temporary place until permission is given to build their own building...

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Che (Vietnamese dessert)

I haven't baked or cooked any special treats yet since we moved. But we are thankful for the school canteen which is just across from our dorm building. It has a stall each for rice and noodle dishes, drinks, sandwiches, desserts, and snacks. Here is a bowl of blackeyed peas sticky rice dessert for 20 cents. It keeps me happy.

 

New kitchen

For the first time, we are provided with a real kitchen at the university. I am very grateful for the new kitchen sink and counter top the university has kindly built from scratch for us out in the balcony. I watched the men put up the bricks one by one. Notice the red strings that Andy tied on our ad hoc plastic dish rack so the plates can stand. We have done similar things in the past locations and it has worked well...

 

Tropical bugs?

We learned during our first week at the university here that having the lights on at night, especially outdoor, can be disastrous. Since our bathroom and kitchen are both outside the dorm room in the balcony, lights on in the evening had attracted these flying insects without our knowing it, until one night, perhaps during one of their peak breeding seasons, there were so many of them we couldn't even go outside to do dishes or wash up. We just climbed inside our mosquito nets and slept early, waking up in the morning only to find all the bugs dead everywhere. I swept some of them up in a pile as shown. Now we learn to do all the cooking before sun down and keep the lights off while I do dishes. We are told they are here all year round and are to learn to live with them even though they only live overnight...

 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

New beginnings...

We begin the new year of 2014 and of the horse with new beginnings, thanksgiving, and joy...

Loading truck and saying goodbye
Students helping with unloading

 

At Dong Thap Unversity!

And a belated greeting from our family to yours!