Sunday, April 8, 2012

The 'Look See' Visit: day two in Saigon

Writing from Collage of Life...

I am going to be a bit philosophical here...or as philosophical as I can get. 
Rambling on might be more like it or at the very least, thinking out loud.

 If you have been following along, you will know that I am in Vietnam scoping out our
new digs and sorting out how I will fit our family into life in Ho Chi Minh. The last few days 
have been a whirlwind. We have been on a tight schedule with very little down time. 

I have been checking off the list. We have seen the house we will call home and it is 
better than I expected. Big sigh of relief on that front. There will be lots more to that one day 
but for now, I am happy to tick that box. I have had the grand tour, twice, of close to every 
supermarket and food and veggie shop that exists in Ho Chi Minh. Who knew there would 
be such a preoccupation with food. What to buy, where to buy it, when to buy it, 
how to cook it...I think this will be one of my greatest challenges. 
I am a one stop and shop gal....I guess I will have to change my ways. 

The good news is that I will have assistance around the house and they seem to 
know the ins and outs...another new concept for me but one that I am keen to try. :)

I can look at this all optimistically as I tend to do...or I can dig deep and 
grumble and moan which I am very good at doing as well. I generally find
that the latter does not get me very far...and usually makes for an unhappy family.

 A blogging friend, Jean, who knows Vietnam well,
suggested I keep my 'rose tinted' glasses on for as long as I can.
I smiled when I read that...I also found it comforting.

So, here's me...looking at those little things that we tend to miss.
In my case, they are just a moment as I passed through the past few days.
Nothing special...but simple and true.

Sipping on lotus tea and then playing with my camera shortly after.
I am curious to know which shot you prefer, I can not decide. :)

Taking today, one step at a time.

Dinner tonight, by candlelight.

Afternoon views looking out to Hoi An.

and just because I love this photo...even though it has been 'photoshopped' 
to the ninth degree! Lunch in Ho Chi Minh along the river.

My computer is not playing nice, so I will stop there and wish you all a lovely                                  weekend...from the sunny and hot side of Vietnam. :)

Jeanne xx

Photos by Jeanne Henriques

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