Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Both Dalat teams won the gold in the Island competition today...on to the State finals on Wednesday!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tonight I could see our home off in the distance while we were visiting some friends...we live in the red-roofed houses in the middle of the picture.  We're a bit off the beaten track and it's pretty quiet back against the hill...a good thing.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

We had a super fun night with Jackson dorm - Mexican rice bowls for dinner, a rousing game of Bunco and amazing chocolate cake that Aunt Mary brought for dessert!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Looking down one of the streets in Georgetown...always interesting to see the old mixed with the new.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Well, this is one way to transport your goods!  Georgetown is full of all types of random transportation, and it's not unusual to see them abandoned in the middle of the street like this. (Temporarily abandoned...I assume they come back eventually!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One of the students at Lifebridge School this morning.  Teaching English to these kids is invigorating....and exhausting!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We're finding ourselves in and around Georgetown these days with all the basketball...good for getting some pictures of older, interesting places.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Took a stroll down a tourist walk after lunch at Sizzlin' Chicken today...lots of tourist-y things for sale.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

One of the paths in our little community...I have never actually walked down here...
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Saw these bikes for rent while we were downtown today...didn't know they had them here.  24 hours for $8.00!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

As Josh was talking tonight about college applications and what accomplishments he would be
 able to put on them, it reminded me of this business card he made ten years ago, and that I still
 carry in my wallet.  I think he's got a few more things to add to his resume now!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Looking through the fence at the Kapitan Keling Mosque in historic Georgetown.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some American friends have borrowed and LOVED our 'Corner Gas' dvd series, so they invited us over for a Chili Cheese Dog night in honor of Brent!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I love buying fresh fruit and vegetables at the morning 'wet market'.  Chicken....not so much. The reaching and 'pleading' chicken feet are a little much for me.  And can you see the toenails???  Glad Bob does the chicken buying around our house...

Friday, February 10, 2012

After a meeting at a local hotel tonight, I walked down to take my daily picture and ended up
chatting for a few minutes with a woman who was from Canada...she actually spent 30 years in
Ajax, ON, where we lived many years ago. Small world moment!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I love the orange and pink combination on this bougainvillea we saw by the side of the road.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Scooters and motorbikes are a common form of transportation here on the island - they're handy for weaving in and out during traffic jams, going the wrong way down the road and driving on sidewalks, too!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

We bought a bottle of water from this young girl as we braved the heat, the crowds
and the religious fervor of Thaipusam today.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bob and I enjoyed a pleasant evening walk in our neighborhood tonight.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

  This huge blow-up guy is another of the Chinese New Year decorations still around town....and he had his own babysitter with him!
(grainy phone picture since I left the card for my camera sitting on the coffee table....)

Friday, February 3, 2012

 I know that I am most certainly not in Alberta anymore when I pass by
a pomegranate tree on the way to visit a friend!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I love the starkness of the frangipani tree when all the leaves are gone....could almost make you think of winter...if there weren't any pink flowers left!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bob and Suresh on the ferry back to Penang Island after we spent the morning at Lifebridge School.