Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Monday Morning Blues!

This is how I'm feeling today!

Last Thursday all our junk showed up.  I was happy at first.  It always feels like Christmas initially, but like the buckets of water in The Socerer's Apprentice, it just kept coming and coming!  So since then we've been unpacking and regretting our choices!  "Why did I bring a box of snowboarding pants?  Was I drunk?" Anyway here are a few shots of the process. 
Here is soil horizon A!
"Where did Mika go?"

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks...Nick is still in the same position!

It wasn't all drudgery though.  G took us out for a very nice buffet dinner at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.  It is a very posh hotel nearby.  The food was awesome and get this...Nick tried sushi!! This was only after he ate buttered spaghetti and white rice with ketchup!  Gawd can you imagine doing that in Asia?  It reminds me of when we were kids and we would drown Uncle Ben's Converted rice in "China Lily" brand soya sauce. "Shudder!"

Older home across from the park.
The boys started school on Monday and seem relatively okay with the place and their classmates.  The class size is very small, 12-15 students and it is an IB school so some chaussettes are really going to have to be pulled up!  Physically it is very much like ISKL but smaller.  The classes are predominantly Sri Lankan or Indian kids so they have a different ethnic mix and feel to ISKL and Tyee where Asian students were the largest groups.

G and I went for a walk the other day and saw a few interesting sights.  We headed out without a map (as usual) and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It's so great to be able to walk somewhere and then just hop in a tuktuk and be back home in a flash!  Here are some of the sights we took in.
Down a little alleyway.

Part of a hospital complex.
Mosque downtown.

In a bathroom.
Across the alley from our place.
 More to come as I get all the admin kind of stuff out of the way.

1 comment:

  1. Great job keeping us all informed. Thanks, Michael [and Mom and Dad]