Last weekend we went to an art boutique at a local church to check if it is feasible to sell our candles there next year as they have this event yearly. It was a good event and there were many people there. Continue reading “Been Thinking about Theological Liberal”
Some more video clips were uploaded. For now there are three video clips available:
Selling candles: A 3-minute clip where Tryphena was being trained in the candle business. She was able to identify and correctly picked some scents.
Oatmeal: A short clip where Tryphena is eating oatmeal by herself. Watch how she uses the spoon. 🙂
Ghost: (In Bahasa Indonesia) Tryphena runs around pretending that she’s a ghost. We also asked her names of family members such as grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunt, etc.
I’ve been working on video clips that we recently took. I’m going to post one first and see how well it can be viewed. If it works well I’m going to post some more video clips of hers.
In this video clip she think she’s a ghost. Hope you enjoy it.
The date was August 19, and the year was 1986 when I left Indonesia for the States to go to Fresno State. I still remember I wore a white collarless polo shirt and a pair of black pants when I came here. My high school friend who left a year before me picked us (my older sister and I) from LAX and we spent one night at his apartment in Santa Monica. Continue reading “Twenty One Years Ago Today”
Finally I made time to upload pictures from our trip to Indonesia in April. They can be found in the “photo albums” page.
We left home around 5:30 in the afternoon on April 19th for Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The flight from Fresno to SFO was on a small propellered airplane. It was so noisy that Tryphena cried almost all thorough the flight. Keep in mind that it was her very first time flying, too.
On Friday, August 3rd we went to Monterey Bay aquarium. We left about 8:30 in the morning after dropping Duke to his hotel. The road was a bit crowded, but overall the trip was smooth. We ate lunch at Bubba Gump before going to the aquarium.
Tryphena enjoyed her time at the aquarium. Days before we left we’ve told her that we’re going to “see big fish.” Her face shone with excitement when she saw such a big aquarium. She was familiar with many of the sea creatures there from reading her books, and now it’s time to see them alive! She liked all of the exhibits- Jellyfish, Penguins, Sea Otters, Octopus, Bat rays, and many more- most of all she liked ‘Oteng’, her way of saying “Otter” 🙂
We left the aquarium close to six for our hotel. She crashed soon after we arrived at the hotel. We came home on the following day. It was an eventful trip! Visit our photo album to see more pictures.
The 7th and final book on Harry Potter was released around the globe on July 21. People-adults and children- stood in line for hours to be the first to read the book. A co-worker’s wife and children went to Border’s bookstore and stood in line for a few hours just so that they would be among the first to have that book.
“Will Harry die?” was the question Potter’s fans had been discussing even long before the book was released. I even wonder if gamblers would wager their money on this. (Perhaps they did!). Continue reading “To Read or Not to Read….That’s the Question”
Early this month, Pope Benedict XVI affirmed that Roman Catholic is the only true church that provides salvation. While acknowledging that Orthodox Churches are “churches”, albeit defective because they do not recognize the primacy of the Pope, Benedict XVI further said that Protestant denominations are not true churches, and did not provide “means of salvation.” For full story, visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19692094/from/ET/ Continue reading “Pope says that other Christian denominations are not true churches”
Ringling Brothers circus came to Fresno this weekend. It was Tryphena’s first circus acts. She was so excited when we told her we’re going to see elephants. She immediately acted like an elephant- an act that she learned in music class. Here’re some pictures that we took. I will post more pictures in “photo album” when time permits.
The long-awaited elephants show!