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04 December 2013

To the suburbs we go

An activity in the academic calendar was not translated to English for me to adjust the course outline in time. Someone's syllabus is going to be shaken up.... The thought of sitting for hours through untranslated details bothered me but then -

 Reflections: weekend dinner view

It turned out we would join the main campus (of Thonbury University) in celebrating ASEAN Day which means no stressing over multiple regressions, figure interpretations, stuff like that for a day. A much welcome break!

A trip that involves feeling like being in the country or at least signs that some countryside is close by is great in my books. Skyscrapers and crazy traffic disappearing as the bus speeds to the suburbs - ah! My excitement was like To Grandma's House We Go.

 Skywatch: homeward bound

Speeches, a quiz bowl, food fair and demos later, I found a spot to wait for students to get into the buses that would take us back to the city.

Water World: Electrical Engineering Department pond

This is opposite the pond. Though I'm not exactly the praying type, at least not like this, I was very pleased to observe students do this after all the cheering at the shows earlier.

Praying for traveling mercies

Here's a sinus-clearing seafood sour soup to conclude the week.

A touch of spice

12 comments:

  1. That is a very pretty pond basking in beautiful light. Love the architecture of the building in the background.

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  2. Beautiful combination of building and water! Thanks for your visit and comment. How interesting that you read about Utrecht before.

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  3. the light is so bright, making this an uplifting scene..

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  4. A wonderful pond with interesting background.

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  5. The experience of connection with the divine is always a special thing.

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  6. Very beautiful photos and post for SWF!Have a nice weekend.

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  7. i love that pond photo!! the soup looks yummy and yay for praying students!!

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  8. What a perfect day ! I like your soup pic, very yummy...

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful day and unexpected. After living in the city (Los Angeles) I find that our move to a suburb 60 miles away is like living in a completely different place. I'm glad you had the opportunity for a day like that.

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  10. The bus picture is so colorful, I'm glad you had a lovely day. Sounds like fun!

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  11. Nice to get out of your usual surroundings. The building is beautiful with the water in front.

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  12. saved by the trip! :)
    i love that sinus-clearing seafood sour soup ... perfect any time of the day (for me).

    appreciate much your sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Hazel
    enjoy the rest of the week!

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