Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Hi, All,

Here is a link to the photos I promised.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Fixing a Flat

Originally uploaded by muypadre.
It is a good thing that we brought a patch kit and tools.

A Cafe in Small Village

Originally uploaded by muypadre.
We stopped for coffee and a slice of apple cake in this cafe.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

America's Life

Many immigrants come to the United States in order to turn over a new leaf. They wanted their life to be a bed of roses, but it is not easy for each immigrant, because America's life is competitive. People are almost not satisfied with what they are having. So that they have to work hard all the time.

America's life is always busy. It is really bushes. When people see each other, they just say in a nutshell. They don't beat around the bush like the people who are living in my country right now.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Have A Good time to Peter, Teacher

This Friday is going to be the last day to see Peter. I'm going to represent the class to say "Thank you very much" to him for the four weeks he has been teaching us.

In the last four weeks. We have learned many good lessons, idioms and a few songs. They were very useful and connected with the life. We liked it very much.

Well . . . time is quite short for us. four weeks are almost passing. Perhaps, we can't see Perter anymore. We hope sometimes, Peter will comeback to substitute our teacher again. He is nice teacher. He always ran against time. We never forget him because he always let students win. That the point we liked it very much!

Peter is going to Mexico. He is going to visit his girl friend, Maria. He'll surely have a very nice vacation. We hope Peter has a good trip and has fun with Maria in Mexico!

There really are windmills in Holland!

Yesterday we bicycled to Volendam.

It is about 20 miles from where we are staying.

Volendam is a very cute village. The houses are small.

English Is So Complicated!

Engish is so complicated. If we don't try to remember above all the rules of grammar, we never speak or write correctly. Sometimes, I force myself to remember all the grammar that I have learned, but it is not easy after all. I told myself that I have to take time and take it easy. Sooner or later I will get it.

I wonder I have learned some words quite a few times, but they're not more and less in my mind. Finally, I realized that I didn't like them much. No wonder they didn't keep up in my memory!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Kayak Polo Worlds 2006

Originally uploaded by muypadre.
Alex and Sophia (my son and daughter) almost pose for a photo at the park in Amsterdam where the tournament is being held.

It is a beautiful place, but there has been a lot of rain.

Here is a photo of the Under 21 Men´s team.

Friday, August 11, 2006

English class in Adult school

My name is KT . I am a student in Adult school.The weather is hot today.The teacher turn on the pan.So i feel a little cold,but I can't say.Because I think by mysel , If I say cool, everybody may be smile me.Vietnam weather is very hot.The temperature is alway more than 32oc.The summer in Ca , I still feel cool. I hear everybody said weather was very hot.And I hear on TV many people die and go to hopital.And alot children died in summer because their parents forgot them in their car.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Hi class!
I am Loan, I came back already, I had a really nice time with my family and my friends.

I miss all of you, I apologized to Richard, because I broke my promise, I promised to him i will write about me when I in Viet Nam. But i didn't do it.

I felt exciting, when I arrived the San Francisco Airport, afier 20 hours i could see my parents.

Smart Mouse

There was once time I bought a jean for my daughter. At that night I didn't bing the jean into her closet. I put it on the sofa of the ling room.

Next day morning when I just woke up. I went out the living room to watched TV. Ah ah, the jean was ripped. There were a lot of holes on the jean with deep layers.

Suddently, I thought of a mouse. It really had a lot of nerve. It played a mischief on my jean. I had to give the mouse a taste of its own medicine because I took pains to picked and chose for a long day shopping.

I held my breath. I went to the market to bought a " mouse trap." At that night I put some " mouse's favorite food " to hung on the hook. I left the " mouse trap " at the living room.

Following the next days, I was indeed hopeless because the mouse may felt it in its bones. The mouse didn't comeback to do mischief again. What's a smart mouse!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

My Idea

Come up to talk is a big charlenge, but I try because this is an oppotunity for me .

I know come up to talk, sometimes, I confuse classmates and the teacher. I feel nervous and embarrass. I try my best on the next time and the next time . . . . I believe that I will be brave to talk in public one day.

As you know "Time is money" "Time as gold" If the teacher ask each of students to have news everyday. Don't you think like this waste our time? We are all immigrants, the time we are in class is very valuable. We try to be active, don't be passive students. We will lose our gold time.

Peter is nice teacher. He doesn't want to be a tyrant with students. So I hope everybody to make a volunteer to come up to class to talk. I think the people come up to talk are "Heroes."

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Apple

My daughter is the apple of my eye. My daughter is the one who brings me a lot of happyness and laughter. She can joke to make me happy. She can imitate the people to make me laugh. My daughter consoles me whenever I am feeling blue. She is center of my universe.

Joanna is a smart girl. When I am in a pickle, she comes right and helps me out. She helps me a lot to watch and take good care of his brother. She is a boss if no parents home. When his brother did something not right, she felt fishy and screamed at his brother. She is a tyrant.

Sometimes, She substitutes me to take care of her father. So everyone loves her except his brother, but he adores her alot.

Joanna is center of my world. I love her very, very much . . .

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