Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I'm Moving to Tumblr.

Read the same old thing, but now at a new site!

;) Karinna

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Gourmet Shop in District 7

Mun, standing next to a mountain of croissants
 cà phê đá, no sữa (milk)

I am not alone in calling the Gourmet Shop "my kitchen". The Gourmet Shop in Phu My Hung, District 7, is my go to for a morning cà phê sữa đá and ham and cheese croissant. There's seating outside and air-con seating upstairs, but I'm often in a rush, grabbing food to go. The owners, Quyen and Mun are lovely sisters who work in the shop on most days, greeting customers with a smile. They're super friendly and are always willing to chat. Great food and smiles, nothing better! I wanted to take a moment to share my favorite restaurant and kitchen with you because walking past it or popping in for food makes my day, every day.

One last note.

I also recommend any of the desserts in the glass display and the lentil salad. I love how the lentils pop in my mouth, and oh, the goat cheese--yum! I sound like my mom. Hahaha!

Thanks, Gourmet Shop.

P.S. They deliver, but maybe not to the states. 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Two Things

1. Finished grading essays, so I scribbled. I know. Such talent, no training.

2. Michael's mug is in the yearbook. Love.

Friday, June 4, 2010

"Picking flower by leg"

I really want to know what the game "making me broken" or "hand balling" is all about. 

Click on the program picture to get a better view of activities--read the bottom, right corner.

It makes me happy.

I am reposting a link Sandy had on her g-chat. I loved it. 
The link for this postcard is below. Thanks, Sandy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wildlife At Risk

On Saturday, Michael and I took the National Honor Society students to volunteer at Wildlife At Risk. WAR is located out by the Cu Chi tunnels, so we were able to volunteer at the institute and then climb down into the tunnels used during the Vietnam/American war.

Our students cleared brush, raked leaves, cut up fruit and veggies, and fed the endangered animals during our time at Wildlife At Risk. We loved the otters and bears, and one of the gibbons "loved" us. Her long arms wiggled out to grab hair, scratch arms and make us (me specifically) squeal. I have to give the gibbon a break because she was previously living in an abusive environment, and she doesn't like women/girls.Needless to say, we won't be sitting down for a chat and a coffee any time soon.

After volunteering at WAR, we were off to the Cu Chi tunnels. We toured through the tunnels used in the Vietnam/American war and were even able to shimmy our way through miles and miles of tunnel. Well, the kids climbed down into the tunnels. I freaked out due to the lack of air and space and made the entire crew back out, so I could get to open air. One of my more memorable moments as a leader. 

After our trip to the Cu Chi tunnels, we climbed back into the van and promptly fell asleep after a long day in the sun. I had a wonderful day with this fantastic group of students and Mr. I. Hooray for NHS!

SSIS Graduation 2010

Another year, another graduation. What a class! The seniors of SSIS have so much to be proud of from their college admissions to their leadership and service in our community. I will miss the class of 2010. Best Wishes!